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

Welcome! In preparation to staff ALFT II 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.


STAFFING: July 29 AT 12:30 PM – august 3 AT 3:30 PM

covid-19 protocols

Please note everyone, no matter what their current vaccine status, will be required to show proof of negative Covid-19 test.
Click on the below button to review our full COVID-19 Protocols.

Dates & Times

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

July 14th
◇ Email your flight info to TBA Event Manager 

July 28th
◇ Optional Early Arrival (by 8:00pm) 

July 29th
◇ Mandatory prep meeting at 12:30pm

August 3rd
◇ Staffing completes 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: Book a private car service to get you there. 

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 August 3rd or the day after.

 The Land Celebration
411 Three Oaks Drive
Gore, VA 22637

Event Manager – TBA


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

◇ Loose comforting clothes, for 6 days

◇ Layers for hot/warm (and possibly rainy) weather

◇ Workout clothes

◇ Light sweater

◇ 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:

◇ Transportation
◇ Staying extra nights at the site (before July 29th /after August 3rd) $35/night
◇ 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.