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

Welcome! In preparation to staff ALFT III 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: JANUARY 11 AT 9:00 Am – January 14 AT 5:00 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:

January 10th
◇ Recommended arrival: 5:30pm or later

January 11th
◇ Mandatory prep meeting at 9:00am

January 14th
◇ Staff breakdown at 3:30pm

◇ The staff completion meeting will be via phone on our drive home around 5:00pm, so everyone gets home at a decent hour.



◇  Plan to arrive at Four Springs Retreat on Wednesday,
January 10th, if you can.

◇ You can arrive anytime after 5:30pm and it doesn’t matter how late you arrive, as long as you are ready to start at 9:00am, Thursday morning.

◇ We highly recommend you carpool with your fellow Staffers. Click HERE for the Ride Share/Carpooling Spreadsheet.

◇ Please bring your own food to last until dinner on Thursday, as that is when the first meal is provided.


14598 Sheveland Road
Middletown, CA 95461

Please email the TBA event manager your ETA 



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

◇ Your ALFT binder with lined paper for taking notes

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

◇ Loose comforting clothes, for 4 days

◇ Light sweater

◇ Socks and/or slippers

◇ Running/hiking shoes and slip-on sandals

◇ An alarm clock

◇ A bathing suit (if you wish to swim in the swimming pool)

◇ 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, lip balm, make up, jewelry….

◇ A flashlight with working batteries


◇ 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.