The training itself is for those who are already members of a Tendai sangha. I'm not trying to recruit people into it. I'm bringing it up here because it's a significant attempt to build stable sanghas and cultivate practice in new ways. Monshin sensei's words on this are quoted here:
http://dctendai.blogspot.com/2013/06/la ... endai.html
This program is a one year long training program that is intended to bring appropriate lay people into a more active role in the temple and sangha experience, and provide leadership at the lay level for Tendai in North America. In many ways such people would be referred to as shinja in Japan.
The training will provide the lay leaders skills to assist the temple or sangha leader in organizing and hosting services and practices. They will be taught how to lead meditations, set up the ken-mitsudan and other ceremonial elements for services, maintenance and other ongoing roles, and perform various sangha member functions.