The Inspired Facilitation workshop will once again be held at the incredible Philip Merrill Environmental Center just outside Annapolis, MD on the shores of Chesapeake Bay. The amazing building has been featured in Time MagazineBusiness Week, the CBS Evening News, as well as the Diane Rehm Show.


Internationally-acclaimed as a model for energy efficiency, high performance and water conservation, the Phillip Merrill Center serves as an icon for sustainable design. When the Chesapeake Bay Foundation went to build a new headquarters, they envisioned the most environmentally-sensitive building possible.

Recognized by Architect magazine as one of the Top Five green buildings constructed since 1980, its significance has endured for decades. Built at a time when high-performance buildings were few and far between, the Merrill Center demonstrated that green design strategies were achievable, affordable and beautiful.

Clad in galvanized siding made by recycled metal, the headquarters uses 10 percent of the potable water and 30 percent of the energy of the typical office building. Passive-solar principles and outdoor-air ventilation slash annual lighting and HVAC needs, in addition to a broad range of sustainable design applications.

Driving Directions

Please see the driving directions to the Philip Merrill Environmental Center here:

Suggested Lodging

There are many options to choose from in the heart of Annapolis including historic inns or B&Bs from the 1700s, the Loews Annapolis and Westin Annapolis, or stay on the waterfront at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Otherwise you can stay a little further from the downtown to enjoy more budget accommodations.

Annapolis has been welcoming visitors for over 300 years. During colonial days, the city’s hospitality was what prompted the elite to flock here for the social season. Annapolis is still renown worldwide for its cuisine and historic accommodations.

Contact Denny for more information on places to stay:

phone: (410) 599-3263



Contact Denny for personalized travel and accommodations information.

 phone: (410) 599-3263


Airlines including American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, Air Tran, US Airways and more make flying into Anne Arundel County’s BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport a snap. For airport information call: 800-435-9294.

AMTRAK trains stop at the BWI station for convenient connections to Annapolis via a reserved 24-hour advance shuttle service. If you prefer, a shuttle service representative will meet you at the train. Options include: The Airport Shuttle 1-800-776-0323 or Lighthouse Limousine 1-866-605-4661. For train schedule information, call 800-USA- RAIL or visit AMTRAK and take advantage of a 30% companion rail fare discount.

Light rail provides a quick link from Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor and Camden Yards to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

What Awaits in Annapolis

There is always something to enjoy in Annapolis. Experience the colonial capital city, known since its earliest days as the “Athens of America,” where one could find a wealth of cultural activities, a glittering social season, gracious hospitality and intellectual stimulation.

You will find the same atmosphere today, drawing more than four million people a year to its shores.

Take time to walk the city and peer over the garden gates. Visit the many shops or relax on a water taxi in the harbor. Beneath the waters lie the hulls of the Peggy Stewart, burned during a tax revolt, and the great yacht “America” of America’s Cup fame. The same harbor where Kunte Kinte was sold into slavery is where the proud Selima, top class thoroughbred whose bloodline gave us Man O’War and other champions, disembarked. The working-class dock, where PT boats and mine sweepers for two world wars were built, now supports the technologies used by Olympic sailors who train here and consider Annapolis “America’s Sailing Capital.”

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