Colleague training is an opportunity to learn about and experience clubhouse philosophy, culture, relationships, and the day-to-day operations of a clubhouse model program. Whether starting a new clubhouse or moving an established clubhouse to a higher level of operation, the goal of the training is to help colleagues implement and enhance a clubhouse model program in their own communities.
- Three-week training program
- Offered throughout the year, by reservation
- For first-time Participants: Tuition includes training and *lodging for the clubhouse director, one staff person and one member.
- For established clubhouses: Tuition includes training and *lodging for one member and one staff person.
- Tuition also includes training and *lodging for a director or individual with administrative oversight who joins in the third week of the experience.
- A post-training site visit to the new clubhouse by members of the training team is provided approximately six months after the training.
The training curriculum, developed with the International Center for Clubhouse Development and re-evaluated on an on-going basis, enables colleagues to immerse themselves in the clubhouse community. This includes:
Colleague Training Sessions in 2013:
- A solid background in the basic clubhouse mechanics and philosophy
- Participation in the diverse work units of West End Place, Independence Center's new state-of-the-art 50,000 square-foot clubhouse in St. Louis' Central West End
- Hands-on experience in transitional employment, the means by which Clubhouses help people obtain and maintain employment.
- Introduction to creative housing solutions for members
March 4-21 (3 weeks)
April 22-May 9 (3 weeks)
August 5-22 (3 weeks)
October 7-18 (2 weeks)
Register for Colleague Training
to view hotel accommodations at the Residence Inn St. Louis Downtown.
For more information on Colleague Training, please contact Pete Estrader at (314)880-5427.