Join US For Our Very First In Person DARE Workshop and Celebration!

When: April 6th 2024

Where: The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary, North Carolina

Let's meet up Face-to-Face DARE Family

We can't wait to see you and meet you in person! Join us, Barry McDonagh, Michelle Cavanaugh, and Aida Beco, as we come together with the amazing individuals we've been connecting with over Zoom. 

Get ready for an enriching experience as we guide you through a series of empowering DARE sessions. This is a unique opportunity to connect with the DARE Family face-to-face, deepen our connections, and continue sharing this journey together!

Barry McDonagh

Barry McDonagh is a best-selling author and creator of the DARE program.

Michelle Cavanaugh

Michelle is licensed by the state of New York as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Aida Beco,

Aida is a state-certified alternative health practitioner and licensed therapist specializing in anxiety disorders.

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Workshop Highlights

Interactive Sessions: Hands-on guidance run by the DARE team to reinforce the DARE Response

Round Table: Discussion of individual DARE journeys Interactive Sessions: Hands-on guidance to master the DARE techniques.

Dinner and social events to follow workshop

Why Come to This Workshop in Person?

DARE is about building community and we have been doing a great job of that to date online but now it's time to meet up in person!

You will have the opportunity after the workshop to socialize with the entire team in a post workshop dinner at the venue.

(Please note: Dinner is separate and not included in the price of the workshop)

The Venue: A Retreat in Nature

The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive

Cary, NC 27513

Just off of Interstate 40 and five minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina is one of the best-located hotels for those who want to get away and stay near the heart of it all.

With its surrounding 12 acres of wooded land, gardens and lake, The Umstead Hotel is a destination in itself with the cultural, corporate and recreational opportunities of the Triangle area moments away.

Artistic Elegance,  Interiors adorned with curated fine art.
A serene haven set on 12 acres of woodland by a private lake
Luxurious Accommodation,150 guest rooms and suites offering unparalleled comfort.
Culinary Delight, Savor world-class cuisine amidst nature's tranquility.
Rejuvenating Spa,Unwind and refresh with our bespoke spa services.
Convenient Location, easily accessible from the nearest airport.
Shuttle Services, available for a seamless airport transfer.
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The Umstead Hotel and Spa is located in Cary, North Carolina, near the protected forest setting of the William B. Umstead State Park and is among the finest hotels in the Raleigh area and the only Forbes Five-Star Hotel in North Carolina.

Limited Availability

Secure Your Spot Today

Reserve your place in this exclusive workshop, with only 20 available spots. 

1 Day Workshop

Attend Workshop in Person 

Recorded and made available to you at a later date


Frequently asked Questions About the Workshop

Q: What is the main focus of the DARE Workshop?

A: The workshop is designed to be an opportunity to get the DARE family together as well as a chance to have unique hands-on guidance run by the DARE team to reinforce the DARE Response.

Q: Who can attend this workshop?

A: The workshop is open to all DARE community members who are interested in attending.

Q: What is the schedule for the workshop?

The workshop is a full-day event. It begins at 10:00 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM with a Round Table discussion. There will be a 1-hour lunch break at noon. (Lunch or dinner that evening is not included in the ticket price)

Q: Is there a cost to attend the workshop?

A: Yes, the full day costs $259. Places are limited so only on a first come first served basis

Q: How do I register for the workshop?

A: You can register online through our Eventbrite, the registration button is on this page. Early registration is recommended as spaces are limited.

Q: Are there any prerequisites or required materials for the workshop?

A: No prerequisites are required. All materials needed for the workshop will be provided.

Q: What should I bring to the workshop?

A: Just bring yourself in comfortable clothing and a willingness to learn! If you prefer taking notes, feel free to bring a notebook and pen.

Secure Your Spot Today

Limited Availability

Reserve your place in this exclusive workshop, with only 20 available spots. 

1 Day Workshop

Attend Workshop in Person 

All Materials

Lunch Provided