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What is coming up for Rickter in 2013?

What is coming up for Rickter in 2013?

Well for me at the moment it reads like a European Tour! I am off to Bulgaria in January to do a monitoring visit for the practitioners who are working on the Rickter Sustained Employment Model in Plevin.

flightIn February I’m heading back to Bulgaria with Keith, this time to the capital of Sofia to have a meeting with our European Partners around the Mobility Project we are working on. At the end of the month it will be over to Carpi in Italy to monitor our Italian Practitioners and have a meeting with our Transfer of Innovation Partners to look at how using the Rickter Scale is progressing in Italy, Greece and Germany and also to start planning our conference. Look out for it!  It will be held at Northumberland University Campus in Newcastle on the 4th September.

In March I will be off to Dublin, delivering some Rickter Scale Training. Please contact us on 01463 717177 if you would be interested in attending this open course, which is scheduled for the 7th March.

Later on in March I will be returning to Bulgaria again to monitor progress and offer support to our practitioners.

Romania calls in June for Keith and myself, as part of our Grundtvig Partnership where we are exploring support mechanisms for parents and professionals who are supporting children affected by social/media addiction.

September brings our Transfer of Innovation Project to an end and we will have everyone in Newcastle for this.

Meanwhile we will all be busy delivering training in the UK and working on new developments and the promotion of Rickter. I wonder when Rick made the first board on his kitchen table whether he thought it would become so far travelled….

Building Links in Dublin

Last week saw me in Dublin for a few days through UK Trade and Investment. We have commissioned some work through the British Embassy which coincides with our Marketing Plan to take Rickter into Europe.

L-R Kevin Daley (Director, Northern Lights Music), Ron Ingram (UKTI Market Visit Leader) and Rebecca Wardell (Deputy Director, UKTI)

L-R Kevin Daley (Director, Northern Lights Music), Ron Ingram (UKTI Market Visit Leader) and Rebecca Wardell (Deputy Director, UKTI)

While there I met with The Probation Service and Business in the Community Ireland to share ideas and information and hopefully to give us a foundation to build on in taking Rickter forward. It was very beneficial to discover what is happening in Ireland around Service Provision and Trade and Industry.

I was in Dublin as part of a group from the Newcastle area and in particular with some from The City of Light Foundation, which is the charity arm of Sunderland Football Club. The Foundation has worked with around 75,000 young people to help improve their lives using football and sports activities as its basis. They have worked not only in the UK, but around the globe. This group were doing a sponsored cycle ride to raise awareness and money to continue their excellent work, leaving on Wednesday morning to ride from Dublin to Sunderland, arriving Sunday afternoon.

As part of the programme while in Dublin we also attended a dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence which was very impressive. We were made most welcome by the Deputy Ambassador and had a wonderful meal and opportunity to network.