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:
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
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2020 Colleague Training Sessions:
February 3rd – 14th
March 23rd – April 3rd
April 27th – May 8th
June 8th – 19th
September 21st – October 2nd
October 26th – November 6th
*One week specialized tracks and three day orientations on request.