Important Information for Staffing Your Upcoming
Advanced Leadership & Facilitation Training (Module I)
Welcome! In preparation to staff ALFT I 2023, 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.
ALFT MODULE 1:
STAFFING: April 29 AT 11:30 AM – May 4 AT 3:30 PM
Dates & Times
Please take a moment to put the following events into your calendar:
◇ Email your flight info to Jesika Wachter, the Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
◇ Mandatory prep meeting at 12:00pm
◇ Staffing ends at 3:30pm
◇ It takes about 1.5 hours to get to the site, and you are responsible for getting yourself to the Land Celebration. We recommend three options:
◇ Option 1: Using LYFT or UBER (estimated cost one way: $130-200.)
◇ Option 2: There is also a great local taxi service: Hidalgo Taxi (ask for Rosalio) at 540-535-6488. You can arrange for him to pick you up at Dulles and also drive you back at the end of the LDT. (Estimated cost one way: $185.)
◇ Option 3: Rent a car with other staff.
We highly recommend you coordinate with your fellow staff on your arrival time so you can share a ride to the Land Celebration and split the fare. Click HERE for the Ride Share/Carpooling Spreadsheet.
Flight Scheduling Tips
◇ Arrival – Plan to arrive at Dulles Airport (IAD) by 4:00pm ET or earlier on the 28th. If you are driving and want to arrive on the 29th, please arrive onsite by 11:45am.
◇ Departure – Book your flight out for 7:30pm ET or later on the 4th or the day after.
The Land Celebration
411 Three Oaks Drive
Gore, VA 22637
Jesika Wachter 917-355-5285
As we align with current COVID protocols and CDC recommendations, we are updating our requirements for in-person trainings. We will no longer require a negative COVID test to attend, except in the case of someone who had symptoms or was living with a family member or roommate who tested positive for COVID. Click on the below button to review our full COVID-19 protocols.
WHAT TO BRING
◇ Food and water for meals prior to Saturday’s dinner
◇ Loose comforting clothes, for at least 6 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 the pond
◇ 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
◇ 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. Here is a link to the 2023 ALFT Binder Materials.
◇ 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:
◇ Staying extra nights at the site (before April 29th / after May 9th) $35/night
◇ Tip money for the chef – $20 or more 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: You will share alongside the trainees in most of the sharing circles – except for especially designated times when only the trainees share.
◇ 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.