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Format: This retreat-style program includes lodging, meals, course materials and tuition. Participants are expected to arrange their own transportation to the program.

Topics include: Conflict resolution, cultural competency, trauma awareness, active listening, introduction to board membership, leadership

CELT Empowerment and Leadership Training, MHAV’s flagship educational program, is 3 days of workshops designed to give mental health consumers important tools for successful leadership and the skills to make your voice heard. This commuter-style training is designed for those that are further along in their recovery and are contemplating involvement in their communities or in the workforce. Many organizations, facilities and localities are seeking consumers to join their boards, committees, and work groups to improve mental health services and focus on high quality services. Community Service Boards and local Human Rights Committees are required by Virginia law to include consumers in their activities.

CELT applicant requirements:

  1. Complete the application and self-assessment questions
  2. Proof of Virginia residency (for scholarship applicants only)
  3. Two references that can attest to the applicant’s individual recovery and qualities in a group dynamic