Workshop Logistics: The Skilled Facilitator® Intensive Workshop March 2020

March 2-6, 2020  Chapel Hill, NC

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Please fly to RDU (Raleigh Durham International Airport). We suggest you arrive Sunday evening, March 1st, as the workshop starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 2nd.

The workshop ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6th. We recommend you select a return flight that departs at 7:00 p.m. or later to allow for rush hour traffic and airport security. You will need 40 to 60 minutes to travel from the workshop venue to the airport, and additional time to return your rental car if you have one, get your bags checked, go through security and get to your gate. Accommodations can be made if you need to depart before the end of the workshop.

Ground Transportation:
You may hire a shuttle or taxi to pick you up and return you to the airport. It is not necessary to rent a car if you stay at the hotel recommended below; any other lodging will require a rental car or other daily ground transportation.


We are arranging a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott and the Hampton Inn for our event. We will update this page with links to each hotel’s room block as soon as they are available.

The Courtyard by Marriott is located a 5 minute walk across the street from the Friday Center (the workshop venue).

Courtyard by Marriott
100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
Phone: 919.883.0700
Toll Free: 1.800.321.2211

The Hampton Inn & Suites is a short 8-12 minute drive to the Friday Center. Staying here will require ground transportation. The hotel does have a shuttle service that can take to the Friday Center and back each day. You will need to arrange shuttle service with the hotel staff.

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Durham
6121 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 1.919.403.8700
Toll Free: 1.800.426.7866

Additional hotels nearby that may require ground transportation to and from the Friday Center:

Aloft Hotel

Please call our office if you have any problems making your reservation ( +1 919.883.4225 ).


Location, Time, and Attire
The workshop will be held at the Friday Center during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Dress is casual.

The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919.962.3000
Toll Free: 1.866.441.3683


Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided; dinner will not. We have made dinner reservations at a local restaurant for Thursday night and all are welcome and encouraged to join at their own expense. Please contact us if y0u have any dietary requests or needs that we should be aware of. 919.932.3343

Advanced Assignment

On January 24th, we will send you an email with two advance assignments, a brief article to read and a written assignment. The written assignment must be returned back to us by the due date that will be noted in the email, generally two weeks before the workshop begins. You are also asked to bring 6 copies of the written assignment with you to the workshop.