Important Information for Staffing Your Upcoming
Advanced Leadership & Facilitation Training (Module I)

Welcome! In preparation to staff ALFT I 2020, you will need the following logistical information.

◇ Important Dates & Times

◇ Travel Information

◇ What to Bring

◇ Logistics FAQs & Contact Information

Please read through this page in its entirety, and please provide us with the information we will need in order to best support you.


April 30 AT 5:30 PM – May 8 AT 2:00 PM

Dates & Times

Please take a moment to put the following events into your calendar:

April 16th
◇ Email your flight info to Lisa 

April 29th
◇ Arrive by 8:00pm 

April 30th
◇ Mandatory prep meeting at 12:30pm

May 8th
◇ Staffing ends at 3:30pm



Airport Shuttle

◇ It takes about 1.5 hours to get to the site, and Lisa provides an airport shuttle service.

Lisa’s email:  tlcgoreva@yahoo.com 

◇ The cost is $80 one-way for 1 person, and each additional person is $20 more each (if you have 4 people, it’s $140 total, or $35 each)

Flight Scheduling Tips

◇ Arrival – Plan to arrive at Dulles Airport (IAD) by 4:00pm ET or earlier on the 29th. If you are driving and want to arrive on the 30th, please arrive onsite by 11:45am.

◇ Departure – Book your flight out for 7:30pm ET or later on the 8th or the day after.

 The Land Celebration
411 Three Oaks Drive
Gore, VA 22637


◇Food and water for meals prior to Friday’s dinner

◇Loose comforting clothes, for at least 8 days

◇ Layers for warm/cool weather

◇ Workout clothes

◇ Light sweater

◇ Socks and/or slippers

◇ Running/hiking shoes and slip-on sandals

◇ A bathing suit for hot tub or lake

◇ An umbrella and/or rain gear in case of weather

◇ A journal and a pen

◇ A large, covered water bottle

◇ A leak proof travel cup for hot tea

◇ Sunscreen

◇ Any supplements, or special dietary items you may need

◇ Toiletry items, make up, jewelry….

◇ An alarm clock

◇ A flashlight with working batteries

◇ A wrist watch

Please also bring:

◇ Your ALFT binder with enough note paper and a few pens for yourself. 

◇ A copy of the staff manual that will be emailed to you by our event manager (please print and keep it in your binder)

Extra cash or your checkbook to pay for things like:

◇ The shuttle service
◇ Staying extra nights at the site (before May 1st /after May 9th) $35/night
◇ Massage therapist – $75/hour
◇ Tip money for the chef – $20 suggested tip


◇ Our event manager will be notifying you of your job assignment(s), so be on the lookout for that email as the module approaches.

◇ For a general overview of how to participate in group processes throughout the session, please read the General Participation During Group Processes below.

General Participation During Group Processes

◇ Sharing Circles: Most of the time, all the participants will share, and you will not–except for especially designated times when everyone shares.

◇ Body pieces: You participate in all of them, and for time sake please hold back with your feedback, unless something is burning, since not everyone can give feedback to everyone.

◇ Other Expectations: You are expected to be on time, to be at all meditations and be a model of full participation and present and loving dedication to the processes. You are also expected to be available for the participants if they need extra support, or if they need to clear charges with each other. You can then facilitate a clearing between them, using the NVC model.

◇ The deep processes will only be done by participants.

◇ Teaching sessions: If there is an uneven number, you will take turns buddying up with a participant and holding space. When you are buddied up, you participate, like they do. When you are holding space, you are available to help and hold space. If there is an even number of participants, you can participate with each other, or assist, as directed by the facilitator(s).

 ◇ NVC: We expect you to brush up on your NVC knowledge so you can handle using this technique to help clear charges between participants. We highly recommend reading the Non-Violent Communication book by Marshall Rosenberg again. The NVC website is also very helpful and has many resources.


We are looking forward to what will be a wonderful training.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.