Signature Program Training for Affiliates

NAMI signature programs are all peer-led and utilize a ‘train the trainer’ model. They are each built around structured manuals to ensure fidelity to each program model and require participation in extensive training workshops to become certified to lead each program.  NAMI Illinois provides training on NAMI Signature Programs for affiliate members.    Now is the time to start recruiting and screening participants.

NAMI Signature Program Overview

NAMI Operating Policies for Signature Programs.

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Please note the Deadline for each training registration will be one month prior to the training date. Your registration fee must accompany the application to be considered.   

In order to make each training as cost effective as possible NAMI Illinois will require a minimum of 12 participants per training.

Learn About Specific Program Requirements 

NAMI Illinois’ goal is to have each training break even.  Registration fees for each training will be $225 per person.  

The registration fee covers:    Training materials, fees associated with location costs, trainer expenses, lunch and breaks.

Your registration fee does NOT cover: Travel costs overnight lodging, breakfast or dinner.


2018 Signature Program Training Schedule

Please check the schedule as some locations may have changed

Program Date Location
Connection March Training is Postponed 
Family to Family April  20-22, 2018 Wheaton, Illinois
Peer to Peer May 25-27, 2018 Rockford, Illinois
Family Support June 23 – 24, 2018 Wheaton, Illinois 
Connection July 14 – 15, 2018 Wheaton, Illinois
Basics July 27-29, 2018 Wheaton, Illinois
In Our Own Voice August 4, 2018 Wheaton, Illinois
Familia a Familia August 24-26, 2018 Rockford, Illinois
Family to Family September 2018 Central Illinois


What’s New for 2018 – Signature Program Changes


IOOV Presentation Update and Overview

ETS Expansion and Update