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Frequently Asked Questions Training

Leadership for a Democratic Society

  • The dress code is casual: slacks, jeans, sport shirts and open collar shirts are appropriate attire. The comfort level of our participants varies, so you may want to bring a sweater or jacket for classroom use. Bring athletic wear for working out.
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  • There is no specific dress code. FEI recommends "business casual" attire during class sessions and while interacting with colleagues.  Exceptions include Leadership for a Democratic Society program graduations and some off-campus site visits, which require business dress (e.g.: suit and tie for men) and fitness activities, which require appropriate athletic attire.
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  • The tuition for your course covers meals and lodging. The per diem is $5.00/day for incidentals, depending upon your agency.
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  • The tuition for your course covers all meals and lodging so the per diem is $5/day for incidentals, depending upon your agency.
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  • The Front Desk phone number for the Red Lion Hotel Denver SE is 303- 695-1700. Their fax number is 303-745-7154. The WMDC Hotel Liaison is Kelly Krall. Her direct line is 303-306-3367, and her email is Kelly.Krall@redlion.com.
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  • Each participant has an individual hotel room. You will be staying at the Red Lion Denver Hotel SE in Aurora. The WMDC staff will make your room reservation. You do not need to contact the hotel unless you have special requirements.  In that case, please contact the WMDC Hotel Coordinator, Kelly Krall, at 303-306-3367.
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  • Shepherdstown is approximately 85 miles from downtown Washington DC. A map will help you get to Shepherdstown.
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  • Yes, but it is not recommended due to the intense nature of our seminars. If you choose to bring a spouse or guest, the cost for guests 18 years and older is $20/night, children who are 13-17 years old is $10/night and children who are 12 years old and under is free.  Dining room meals cost, per person: Breakfast buffet- $8, Lunch buffet - $9, Dinner buffet - $18. For specific information please call Angie Kutcher, Clarion Hotel EMDC Liaison, at 304-870-7021.
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  • The EMDC's Technology Center has computers with internet capability. If you need to access your work email, it will need to be web-based or you may bring your laptop that is configured for VPN. There is also wifi connection at the training center and hotel. 
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  • Normally there are no formal sessions in the evenings or weekends. However, participants should be prepared to meet with their presentation teams/consulting groups during evening hours. Denver and the Front Range have much to offer in the way of entertainment. Many participants get together for sightseeing, movies, shopping, skiing, or hiking. There is a fitness center located in the hotel. The hotel bell stand has details and additional information.  Information about the Mile Hi City will help you with your plans.
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