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What is Colleague training?

Colleague training is run by Clubhouse International certified training bases and is aimed at providing specific training in the philosophy and application of the Clubhouse model.

Our training program is provided by the members and staff of Stepping Stone. The training is held at Stepping Stone and combines a mix of discussions, workshops, presentations, practical experience and TE site visits. While the program is full and demanding, it is designed to help members and staff to better understand the clubhouse model, how to apply the model to their everyday practice and develop a specialised Action Plan for their own Clubhouse. Attending colleague training also provides members and staff with the opportunity to work with and share ideas with Clubhouses from around the world.

Colleague training has two or three week schedules which include 10 discussions on the specific components of the clubhouse model. Training also includes fun weekend and night time social recreation opportunities such as; welcome and farewell dinners, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Burleigh Beach, Stradbroke Island, etc.

2020 Available Training Dates

9th—26th March 2020 (3 weeks)

11th—22nd May 2020 (2 weeks)

7th—18th September 2020 (2 weeks)

9th—20th November 2020 (2 weeks)

Specific Training Prices

First Time Participants (New Clubhouses)                 $7,000 USD

Three Week or Two Week Intensive Training Option

This training experience is designed for new start-up Clubhouses or programs converting to the Clubhouse model from another service approach. It can be conducted over 2 intensive weeks or 3 weeks.  Tuition includes training and lodging for the Clubhouse director, one staff person and one member. Additionally, tuition includes training and lodging for an individual with administrative oversight responsibility for the Clubhouse for the last week of the training program. The tuition fee includes a post-site visit to the Clubhouse for onsite consultation and assistance, approximately six to nine months after the training. The two week intensive training is not generally recommended for new Clubhouses due to the shortened overall training experience. However, please contact the selected Clubhouse International Training Base for further consultation.

Ongoing Training (Established Clubhouses)                 $ 5,000 USD

Three Week or Two Week Intensive Training Option 

This training experience is equivalent to training for first time participants but is designed for Clubhouses where the Clubhouse director has already been to training. It can be conducted over 2 intensive weeks or 3 weeks Tuition includes training and lodging for one member and one staff person for three weeks. Additionally, tuition includes training and lodging for an individual with administrative oversight responsibility for the last week of the training program. Post training site visits are negotiable and are scheduled six to nine months after the training experience. Clubhouses requesting a post training site visit will be responsible to pay expenses which exceed $500.00 USD.
Additional participants for the entire training period = $2,000 USD per person
Additional administrators for the last week of training = $900 USD per person 

 Why Choose Stepping Stone Clubhouse for your Training needs?

Stepping Stone Clubhouse is certified by Clubhouse International to provide colleague training to new and established clubhouses from around the world. We have been running training groups since 2003 and have worked with clubhouses from Sweden, Norway, Hong Kong, Finland, New York, Australia and New Zealand.

We are also excited to have provided training to the first four Clubhouses from the first Clubhouse from Mainland China in June 2007 and Taiwan in 2008. We can offer training to Clubhouses from China or Taiwan by providing translators during the training.

Please contact us to discuss our next Mandarin speaking training group.