Training Scheudle

Supported by a grant from the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, the Maryland Peer Advisory Council (MPAC) endeavors to grow, structure, develop and organize the peer recovery community by creating an Advocacy & Leadership Fellowship Program. We will identify upcoming leaders to maintain a cohesive team to lead and advocate for the recovery community.

As an MPAC ALP Fellow, participants will:
•Engage and learn from other emerging leaders within their group;
•Be engaged in learning through group trainings, self-study, case studies, and other strategies;
•Each cohort will identify advocacy goals and collectively work together to accomplish such goals within a year;
•Learn new skills to identify and prioritize advocacy opportunities to achieve target goals;
•Receive navigational support through the certification process to become a Maryland Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS);
•Impact the community by providing support services, informational sessions, education and advocacy.

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Training schedule for first Cohort: (dates subject to change) (Click here to Print)

•Advocacy & Leadership Program (ALP) Session Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

•CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy Monday – Friday, March 4 – 8, 2019 8:00AM – 4:30PM

•ALP Session Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•CCAR’s Ethical Considerations for RC Friday & Sat., March 22 & 23, 2019, 7:00AM – 5:00PM

•ALP Session Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•CCAR’s Professionalism (ALP) Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2019, 8:00AM – 4:30PM

•ALP Session Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•Mental Health First Aid Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:00AM – 5:00PM

•ALP Session Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•ALP Session Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Friday & Sat., May 10 & 11, 2019, 8:00AM – 4:30PM

•ALP Session Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•CCAR’s Spirituality and Recovery Coaching Friday, May 31 & Sat., June 1, 2019, 8:00AM – 4:30PM

•ALP Session Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•CPRS Exam Prep Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:30AM – 4:00PM

•Peer Application Workshop Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

•ALP Fellows Presentations Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Please note that there will be two (2) additional days scheduled for the ALP Fellows specialized advocacy training.