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Comments from participants of our last Clubhouse International Seminar:

I stopped counting how many times I was brought to tears * Moving and inspiring * Best conference I’ve attended…ever! *The interactions from all over the world taught me so much and I feel like I have colleagues and friends I can reach out to for help and encouragement as we grow our Clubhouse *I am so proud to be part of this movement * Words do not do this Seminar justice * Amazing! Life changing!*

Close to 600 participants representing 123 Clubhouses from 21 countries gathered at the Marriott Denver Tech Center for last October's World Seminar, the theme of which was “Tomorrow’s Clubhouse: Being the Change the World Needs.”

Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” The challenge facing tomorrow’s Clubhouses is to grow with the world while ensuring that the bedrock Clubhouse values of dignity, self-determination, the restorative power of community, and the unending opportunities to succeed are built into the new solutions being developed to address mental illness. Fundamental and cutting-edge practices relating to the Clubhouse Model and the challenges and opportunities ahead were shared in more than 70 sessions, including plenaries, institutes, and workshops.

Even if you couldn’t attend the Seminar, you can still benefit from all the ideas shared during the week:

  • Click here to download and view the Seminar program
  • Click here to download and view the plenary session speeches

There was a feeling of high energy and enthusiasm all week long as participants from as far away as Nepal and Sri Lanka met colleagues from Norway, Amsterdam, Ohio, California and so many other Clubhouse communities from around the world. Aside from a wide range of exciting learning opportunities, the welcome reception, anniversary party, gala banquet and special trip to the Red Rocks Amphitheater made for an exhausting but very fulfilling Seminar!

We would like to thank our host Clubhouses, Frontier House and Spirit Crossing Clubhouse, for their spectacular work in partnering with us to host the Clubhouse International World Seminar!

As one participant from Näsinkulman Klubitalo, Finland noted: “It can’t get much better than this!”

Stay tuned for upcoming news about the date and location of our next World Seminar!

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