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Applications for learning networks for 2015-2016 are now closed. Dates for 2016-2017 learning network opportunities will be posted here when available.

There will be three rounds of learning networks in 2015-2016. 

Round 1: November 2015 - March 2016 (networks completed)
Round 2: February 2016 - June 2016 (networks in progress)
Round 3: April 2016 - August 2016 (networks in progress)

Two Ways to Apply

  1. Individual organizations may apply to participate in a learning network for the topic area of their choice. These learning networks include a mix of 8-12 behavioral health provider organizations and one coach.
  2. A convener – a state agency, provider association, or single provider – can apply for  a group of organizations to participate as a coordinated network focused on a single BHbusiness Plus topic. Convened learning networks offer additional benefits as they are made up of organizations that share similar experiences, challenges, and goals.

Individual Organizations – How to Apply


To apply to a BHbusiness Plus learning network as an individual:

  1. Identify the appropriate decision-makers in your agency who will participate in the learning network
  2. Review all BHbusiness Plus topic areas and decide which one is right for you
  3. Be prepared to commit 2-3 hours per week as a team to BHbusiness Plus participation
  4. Identify a change project or goals your team would like to achieve as a result of participating in the learning network
  5. Complete the Individual Application (Applications for FY16 networks are closed)
  6. The BHbusiness Plus team will contact you regarding next steps

Conveners – How to Apply

To apply as a BHbusiness Plus learning network convener:
  1. Review BHbusiness Plus topic areas
  2. Consult with potential participants around the most important topic area for each organization
  3. Solidify 10-15 organizations who will participate in the learning network
  4. Come to a consensus on the appropriate topic area for the entire learning network
  5. Complete the Convener Application (Applications for FY16 networks are closed)
  6. Have each of your participating organizations complete the Participating Organization Letter of Intent/Application
  7. Once accepted into BHbusiness Plus, you will receive a registration link to the online learning management system and course materials and instructions to distribute to your learning network

Conveners should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week on activities that support the learning network coach. Responsibilities will center around monitoring and encouraging overall learning network participation and providing logistical support.

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Special Projects Director
Alcoholism Council
of the Cincinnati
Area, National Council
on Alcoholism and
Drug Dependence