Public Classes: Logistics

Select a city below for class location and area hotels:


Atlanta | Atlantic City | Boston | Chicago | Dallas | DC | Denver 

Houston | Las Vegas | Los Angeles | Seattle | Sydney | Toronto

Note: Some locations may perform participant background checks prior to class dates.

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta public classes held at:

Leadership Strategies
56 Perimeter Center East
Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: (770) 454-1440

Driving directions from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

  • Please allow for 45 minutes in light traffic and up to two hours in heavy traffic (7:30-9:30am and 4:00-7:00pm).

Subway directions to and from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Aiport using Atlanta's subway system, MARTA (Trip Planner)

  • Please allow for one and a half hours of travel time by subway
  • Arriving travelers: Follow "Ground Transportation" signs; the entrance to Airport Station is inside the western end of the airport's main terminal--just a few feet from baggage claim. Take the red line North to Dunwoody Station.
    • From the Dunwoody station, cabs will be available and your hotel will likely offer a shuttle if you call in advance.
  • Departing travelers: Take a shuttle or cab to the Dunwoody Station (red line). Take the Southbound train to Airport Station, which is the last stop on the red line.

Reccomended Hotels:

Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, Georgia 30346
(770) 396-6800

  • 0.8 miles from Leadership Strategies
  • Walking distance
  • Comlimentary shuttle
  • Complimentary wireless internet

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Perimeter Center
1005 Crestline Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 730-9300

  • 2.0 miles from Leadership Strategies
  • Complimentary shuttle
  • Complimentary wiresless internet
  • Complimentary hot breakfast

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30346
(770) 395-7700

  • 0.86 miles from Leadership Strategies
  • Complimentary shuttle

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
 (770) 395-3900

  • 2.09 miles from Leadership Strategies
  • Complimentary shuttle

Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center
6250 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
 (770) 393-1000

  • 1.6 miles from Leadership Strategies
  • Complimentary shuttle
  • Complimentary wireless internet

Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center
1145 Hammond Drive
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 350-0000

  • 2.2 miles from Leadership Strategies
  • Complimentary shuttle
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
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Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City public classes held at:

Trump Taj Mahal Hotel Casino
1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 449-1000

Reccomended Hotels:

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Boston, MA

Boston public classes held at:

Ahold USA/Stop & Shop
New England Building
1385 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 770-8000

  • Parking: Ross Parking Garage
    • South of the training site, at the corner of Ross Way and Parking Way
    • The garage only accepts cash!!
    • Parking cost is approximately $8.00-$10.00 
  • Subway: Quincy Center Station (1300 Hancock Street) – Red Line
    • The Boston subway, MBTA (aka "the T"), provides a stop on the red line at Quincy Center, which is 0.1 mile/2 minutes walking from the training site
  • Arrival Instructions: Check in at the front desk to receive a visitor's pass, and then proceed to conference room 1 on the 9th floor

Area Hotels: 

Boston Marriott-Quincy
1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 472-1000

  • Distance from training: 2.3 miles
  • Shuttle to the T station is provided
  • To get to Ross Parking Garage coming from the Marriott, make a right before the building and then the very first right into the garage

Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree
50 Forbes Road
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: (781) 848-0600

  • Distance from training: 3.7 miles
  • Contact in advance to reserve a shuttle to Ahold and mention that it is for "corporate training."
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 Chicago, IL

Chicago public classes held at:

North Plaza
2775 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
  • There are multiple Allstate locations in this area. Provide your driver with the exact address.

Parking: Free parking available at the building
Arrival Instructions: Go to the security desk to pick up your badge. You will then be directed to the conference room.

Area Hotels: 

Courtyard Chicago Glenview/Northbrook
1801 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: (847) 803-2500
0.7 miles from Allstate

  • 15 minutes from O'Hare International Airport and 30 minutes from Midway Airport
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from training site

Wyndham Glenview
1400 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: (847) 803-9800
1.3 miles from Allstate

  • Shuttle to Airport $25 each way
  • Free Full Breakfast Buffet
  • Complementary shuttle to and from Allstate and local areas

Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
2875 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (877) 270-1393 or (847) 298-2525
0.4 miles from Allstate

  • Free Full Breakfast Buffet
  • Complementary shuttle to and from Allstate and local areas

Hilton Chicago/Northbrook
2855 North Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 480-7500
0.5 miles from Allstate

  • Complimentary shuttle to and from Allstate and local areas
  • An executive room gives you exclusive access to the Executive Lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and snacks and beverages in the evenings.
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Dallas, TX

Dallas public classes held at:

Allstate Insurance
Building A
Dallas Room
8711 Freeport Parkway North
Irving, TX 75063

There are multiple buildings at this address. Pay careful attentions to the instructions below and, if you have any difficulty, call Building Security at (972) 915-5173.

  • Upon arival, park in the Visitors Lot, which is closest to the building complex and free of charge
  • Proceed to the Security Area where you will push a button to request access to the building complex and receive a badge.
  • Security will point you in the right direction. You are entering the complex at Building A.
  • To help locate Building A, look for the building with the flag poles and a blue and white covered walkway.

Directions from DFW Airport

Area Hotels: 

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott
8440 Freeport Parkway
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (972) 929-8800

  • Distance from training: 0.5 miles
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from both the airport and Allstate

Residence Inn Dallas DFW Airport North/Irving
8600 Esters Blvd.
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (972) 871-1331

  • Distance from training: 0.2 miles
  • Complimentary airport shuttle

The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (972) 929-4500

  • Distance from training: 5.1 miles
  • Complimentary airport shuttle

Wingate by Wyndham DFW/North Irving
8220 Esters Boulevard, Hwy 114
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (972) 929-4600

  • Distance from training: 0.7 miles
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
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Washington, DC

DC public classes held at 2 locations. Please check your date and location carefully:

Solar Electric Power Association
1220 19th Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

  • Advanced Facilitation Skills
    • Aug 11-13
  • The Effective Facilitator
    • Sep 22-25
  • Secrets to Facilitating Strategy
    • Sep 29-Oct 1

DC Metro Rail: SEPA is located about 2 blocks (0.2mi walk) from Dupont Circle Metro Station (red line) at Dupont Circle and about 4 blocks (0.5mi walk) from Farragut West Metro Station (blue & orange lines).

Parking: Nearby public garages are listed below, all of which provide daily and hourly parking and accept credit cards:

Atlantic Services Group
1900 M Street NW
Fee: Arrival before 9am, $12/day; $9/hour

MarcParc, Inc.
1233 20th Street NW #104

Open Mon Fri from 7am to 7pm

Colonial Parking
1333 New Hampshire Ave NW
Fee: $20/day, $12/hour

RGS Incorporated
1800 South Bell Street
Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22202

  • The Effective Facilitator
    • May 12-15
    • Aug 4-7
    • Oct 13-16
    • Dec 8-11 

DC Metro Rail: RGS is located less than one block from Crystal City Metro Station (blue & yellow lines) on Bell Street between 18th St. and 20th St.

  • From Reagan Washington National Airport:
    • Take the blue line from National Airport Metro Station towards Largo Town Center.
    • Go 1 stop and get off at Crystal City Metro Station.
    • Head west on 18th St toward Bell St. Turn left on Bell St. and RGS will be on your right.
  • Click here for a printable DC Metro rail map.
  • The Metro website has a useful trip planner using rail, bus or both.

Parking: Parking is not permitted at RGS; however, there are several public parking garages within 1-2 blocks listed below: 

Marriott Crystal City
1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington
Fee: $24/day, $6/hour
Enter on S. Bell St., just  left of RGS entrance

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington
Fee: $26/day, $12/hour

DC Hotels:

Arlington Hotels:

St. Gregory
2033 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 296-7600


Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 296-7600


Embassy Suites
1250 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 857-3388


The Mayflower Renaissance
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 347-3000

Marriott Crystal City
0.2 miles to RGS
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 413-5500

  • RGS is next door and north of the hotel (less than 0.1 mi)
  • Complimentary airport (DCA) shuttle


Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
0.7 miles to RGS
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 418-1234

  • Complimentary airport (DCA) and metro shuttle


Holiday Inn National Airport - Crystal City
0.6 miles to RGS
2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA, 22202
‎Phone: 1-866-925-8655

  • Complimentary shuttle to locations within 2 miles
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Denver, CO

Denver public classes held at:

Shaw Construction
300 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80223
(303) 825-4740


Area Hotels:


TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown by Marriott*
685 Speer Boulevard
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-722-2322
*This is categorized as an “extended stay” hotel
(Distance from site: 1.2 miles/4 minutes driving)

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-893-3333
(Distance from site: 2.1 miles/7 minutes driving)

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15thStreet
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-436-1234
(Distance from site: 2.0 miles/6 minutes driving)

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
321 17thStreet
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-297-3111
(Distance from site: 2.6 miles/7 minutes driving)

Hotel Monaco
1717 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-296-1717
(Distance from site: 2.5 miles/8 minutes driving)

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Houston, TX

Houston public classes held at:

FMC Technologies Learning Center Houston
11450 Compaq Center West Drive
Building 9, Level 1
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 405-2399

  • Arrival Instructions: Upon arrival at the front desk, the concierge/receptionist will direct you to the training room. Call the main number--listed above--if you get lost.
    • DO NOT ARRIVE PRIOR TO 7:30AM--participants will not be granted access to the building prior to 7:30AM
  • Parking: Directions to the training site's parking garage are outlined below. Attendees will receive a parking pass via email prior to the class. Those planning to park should print the pass and place it in their car dashboard.
  • Driving Directions: From Hwy 249 (Tomball Pkwy), exit at Louetta Rd and turn left onto Compaq Center West Dr; At first traffice light, make a left, and then make a right into the first multi-story indoor parking garage, which is Parking Garage #10.
  • Walking from Parking Garage #10 to Building 9:
    • Once parked, proceed to the 2nd floor using the elevators or stairs
    • Walk South past security desk through enclosed walkway towards North Receiving Building
    • At end of walkway, turn right through a set of glass doors
    • Continue walking West through corridor towards Building 9
    • Take elevator on the right side and proceed down to the 1st floor
    • Entrance to FMC Technologies Learning Center Houston will be on right upon exiting elevator

Area Hotels: 

Hyatt North Houston
425 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E.
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (281) 249-1234
13 miles/15 minutes to training site

Hilton Houston North
12400 Greenspoint Dr.
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (281) 875-2222
13 miles/15 minutes to training site

Houston Marriott North
255 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E.
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (281) 875-4000
13 miles/16 minutes to training site

Hyatt Place - Bush Intercontinental Airport
300 Ronan Park Place
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (281) 820-6060
13.5 miles/16 minutes to training site

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Las Vegas, NV 

Las Vegas public classes held at:

MGM University
4886 Frank Sinatra Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Training Room #3 

Area Hotels: 

New York-New York
3790 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 740-6969

  • The training site is located directly behind the NYNY parking garage

MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (855) 275-5733

  • The training site is located directly across Las Vegas Blvd. from the NYNY--connected by a pedestrian bridge

Monte Carlo
3770 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (888) 529-4828

  • The training site is located directly across the street

3850 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 597-7777

  • A slightly longer walk, but well within walking distance (0.6 mi/12 min walking)

3730 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (866) 359-7757

  • The training site is located directly across the street

3900 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 262-4000

  • 0.8 mi/16 min walking
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Los Angeles, CA

LA public classes held at:

Milam, Knecht & Warner, LLP
Glendale Office 
535 North Brand Blvd., 6thFloor
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 550-9991

  • Arrival: Security will assist guests with elevator access upon arrival
  • Metrolink Glendale Station is at 400 W. Cerritos Ave., Glendale, CA 91204 with bus connections to the front of our the training site building
  • Burbank airport is less than 7 miles away

Area Hotels: 

Hilton Los Angeles North
100 West Glenoaks Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91202
Complimentary shuttle service to Bob Hope Burbank Airport
(0.8 miles/4 minutes driving and 0.4 miles/9 minutes walking to training site)

Best Western Plus Eagle Rock Inn
2911 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Complimentary parking
(2.4 miles/8 minutes driving to training site)

Embassy Suites Los Angeles - Glendale
800 North Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
(0.6 miles/3 minutes driving and 0.4 miles/8 minutes walking to training site)

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Seattle, WA

Seattle public classes held at:

Arryve Consulting
Corporate Headquarters
2010 156th Avenue NE
Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98007

  • Parking: Guest parking is not allowed in the garages at the office building. You will need to park in the lot in front of the building or one of the other surface lots up the hill from the building.

Area Hotels:


Silver Cloud Inn
2122 152nd Avenue NE
Redmond, WA  98052
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  • Distance from training: 0.5mi/11 min walking/2 min driving
Redmond Marriott Town Center
7401 164th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
  • Distance from training: 3.6mi/8 min driving

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

  • Distance from training: 3.7mi/9 min driving

The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

  • Distance from training: 3.7mi/9 min driving
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney public classes held at:

Vibe Hotel Sydney
111 Goulburn Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 02-8272-3300


Other Area Hotels:


Central Station Hotel
75 Wentworth Avenue
Sydney NSW 2000, AU
Phone: (02) 9212-1005

  • 0.1 miles from training
  • Current promotions: Grand Opening Special, 10% off 2 nights, 15% off 3 nights, stay 5 nights pay for 4

Seasons Darling Harbour Sydney
38 Harbour Street
Sydney NSW 2000, AU
Phone: (02) 9268-5600

  • 0.3 miles from training

Hyde Park Inn
271 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000, AU
Phone: (02) 9264-6001

  • 0.2 miles from training
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Toronto, ON Canada

Toronto public classes held at:

Centennial College
Story Arts Center (formerly the Center for Creative Arts and Communication)
951 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 3M2 Canada
(416) 289-5000

  • Parking is available on campus for $10 per day
  • Click here for map

Taking Transit:
From Broadview Station, take the 62 Mortimer bus to campus (Carlaw/Mortimer)
From Pape station, take the 25 Don Mills or the 81 Thorncliffe Park bus to Moretimer and walk one block west to Carlaw Ave.
Otherwise, the campus is a 10 minute walk north from Pape station

For TTC Transit routes or details about service, please call 416-393-4636, or go to

For information about GO Transit, call 416-869-3200, or got to

Area Hotels:


Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
90 Bloor St E Toronto, ON, M4W1A7 Canada
2.0 miles away; $159/night; 4.1/5 rating

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto
475 Yonge St Toronto, ON, M4Y1X7 Canada
2.3 miles away; $152/night; 4.1/5 rating

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
30 Carlton Street Toronto, ON, M5B2E9 Canada
2.2 miles away; $154/night; 4.0/5 rating

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto City Centre
200 Dundas St E Toronto, ON, M5A4R6 Canada
2.3 miles away; $179/night; 4.3/5 rating

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Leadership Strategies, Inc.
56 Perimeter Center East, Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30346
770.454.1440  |  800.824.2850

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