It is remarkable to think how far recovery colleges have progressed in only 10 years both in UK and internationally. The concept of recovery education has been embraced and the number of recovery colleges or recovery courses accessible across communities continues to grow.
At our international annual conference 2018 dedicated to celebrating the achievements of recovery colleges, we heard from many colleges about how they would like to come together on a regular basis to exchange learning, share ideas, develop our thinking further and hear about the latest research and evidence on recovery colleges.
ImROC’s background is firmly routed to facilitating action learning and supporting organisations and community to establish, maintain and continuously improve their recovery colleges. Facilitated by Rachel Perkins, lead author of Recovery Colleges 10 Years On, ImROC will offer a National Recovery College Action Learning Network for recovery colleges across the UK and internationally.
Joining the National Recovery College Learning Network
At this stage we are keen to hear from Recovery College Manager who would be interested in joining this network for an annual fee, approximately £1,000 plus VAT per annum per college. As a member of the network we anticipate there will be three face-to-face action learning sets per year facilitated by Rachel. Each of the three learning days can be attended by up to six colleagues from your college. Over a year this equates to 18 learning days for college staff and students in total.
Depending on the level of interest and geographical spread it may be sensible to group the network geographically or regionally.
To register your interest in joining the Recovery College Action Learning Network and let us know what you would find helpful please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full details.