Important Information for Staffing Your Upcoming
Leadership Development Training (Module II)

Welcome! In preparation to staff LDT II 2024, 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.


STAFF: SEPTEMBER 24 AT 12:00 PM – September 29 AT 4:00 PM 

Dates & Times

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

July 21st
◇ Add your flight details to the forthcoming sheet

September 23rd
◇ Arrive anytime 

September 24th
◇ Arrival before 10:45am
◇ Mandatory Small Group Facilitators meeting onsite at 11:00am
◇ Mandatory staff prep meeting at 12:00pm

September 29th
◇ Staffing ends at 4:00pm


Airport Shuttle

◇ 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

NOTE: LYFT and UBER may not be reliable. Many drivers don’t want to drive that far out into the country. And it can be particularly challenging to get a LYFT or UBER driver to pick you up from The Land Celebration at the end of the event, even if you pre-schedule it.

Regardless of Ride Share/Carpooling preference, everyone needs to fill out their information on the forthcoming spreadsheet so we have your flight information.

Flight Scheduling Tips

◇ Arrival – Recommended you arrive anytime on the 23rd. Coordinate ride-sharing in advance to get to The Land Celebration. If you are driving and want to arrive on the 24th, please arrive onsite by 10:45am.

◇ Departure – Book your flight out for 7:00pm ET or later on the 29th or the day after.

 The Land Celebration
411 Three Oaks Drive
Gore, VA 22637

 Problems while traveling? Call our event manager:



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. 


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

◇ Loose comforting clothes, for 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 (you will NOT be able to bring any open containers into the group room)

◇ Sunscreen, bug spray

◇ Any medications or supplements, or special dietary items you may need, such as electrolytes, or digestive support…

◇ Toiletry items, make-up, jewelry….

◇ An alarm clock

◇ A flashlight with working batteries

◇ A wrist watch

Please also bring:

◇ Your LDT binder with enough note paper and a few pens for yourself. (We will email you the LDT 2024 materials to update your binder. Most materials haven’t changed much in the last 3-4 years. Once we send it to you, take a look at the sections and print the ones you don’t have or want to update.)

◇ 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 September 24th / on or after September 29th) – $40/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, like the Emotional Release process, 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.


We appreciate you holding space as a staff member for this Module of LDT!
If you ever have any feedback or a complaint about the program that you don’t feel comfortable sharing with the facilitator, please fill out the following form.