Colleague Training

Colleague Training

Gateway has achieved international recognition for its successful implementation of the Fountain House (the original “clubhouse” model) approach to addressing the problems associated with mental illness. As a result, Gateway is certified by Clubhouse International as a training base, and has hosted over 2,000 colleagues from 40 states in the U.S. and 16 foreign countries.

Each training program covers either a two- or three-week period for the staff person and clubhouse member. During the final week, an administrator from the clubhouse or auspice agency is required to participate in the training. The administrator is taught the clubhouse philosophy, as well as the importance of providing support for the program staff in furthering their efforts to run an effective clubhouse program.

One-week tracks are offered focusing on either the work-ordered day, employment or housing, as well as a three-day orientation to the Clubhouse model.

For information on our Colleague Training please contact us at gwhtraining@aol.com

Training Options and Fees

First Time Participants (New Clubhouses) U.S. $6,500

This three-week training experience is designed for new start-up Clubhouses or programs converting to the Clubhouse model from another service approach. 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.

Two Week Intensive Training Option

An Intensive two week training option is also available on a limited basis at several Training Bases. Fees for two week training are the same as above. See Training Calendar for dates.

This two-week training experience is designed for new start-up Clubhouses or programs converting to the Clubhouse model from another service approach. 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 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) U.S. $4,500

This three-week training experience is equivalent to training for first time participants but is designed for Clubhouses where the Clubhouse director has already been to training. 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

Two Week Intensive Training Option

An Intensive two week training option is also available on a limited basis at several Training Bases. Fees for two week training are the same as above. See Training Calendar for dates.

This two-week training experience is equivalent to training for first time participants but is designed for Clubhouses where the Clubhouse director has already been to training. Tuition includes training and lodging for one member and one staff person for two 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. Please contact the selected Clubhouse International Training Base for further consultation on whether the two week intensive or three week training is best suited for your Clubhouse.

  • Additional participants for the entire training period = $2,000 USD per person
  • Additional administrators for the last week of training = $900 USD per person

One Week Specialized Tracts U.S. $2,000.00

Employment, Housing or Work-Ordered Day Tracts

This training is designed for established Clubhouses with specific issues or interests related to employment, education, residential, work-ordered day, young adult programming (for Accredited Clubhouse only) or leadership concerns at the Clubhouse. Tuition includes training and lodging for one staff person and one member during the weeklong training.

Additional participants = $900 USD per person

Three-Day Orientation U.S. $1,000.00

A three-day introduction to the Clubhouse model is provided for interested individuals not currently affiliated with an established Clubhouse. This orientation is meant to be a brief overview of the Clubhouse way of working and not a substitute for Clubhouse training. Tuition includes the overview program and lodging for two people (a mental health consumer and a staff person or other interested party) for two nights and three days.

Additional participants = $500 USD per person

** A non-refundable deposit (1/2 of the training cost) is required for all trainings to secure your Clubhouse’s spot for the dates requested