We hear that frequently. What if there were a better way? A better way to help others find and commit to the change they want. A better way to truly collaborate?
Good news - there is a better way. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative approach to unlock change. The focus is not on your change agenda, or even your preferred path to get there. The focus is on the other person or your audience – by listening, reflecting, and connecting change to their values, you allow them to find the desire and the plan for change.
Say goodbye to ‘nodding heads’ as you leave the meeting that belie the lack of commitment to the plan. Say goodbye to misaligned visions and goals. Welcome to change that people embrace because they developed it. Change that sticks because it is what they desire.
Laura Lindberg Sustainability Advisors is thrilled to collaborate with Vince Schutt, Co-founder of Enviromentum in offering MI Workshops and Training. Vince Schutt has extensive experience in practicing and teaching MI, most recently focused on finding MI’s role in communications for sustainability. In fact, Vince’s PhD research is on the training and application of Motivational Interviewing within environmental communications.
Training in MI methods can help to open communication channels within an organization, by finding the reasons for change, the change goals, and the confidence to take the next steps. MI training can enable your teams to enhance dialogue and understanding between departments, or gain support for broad change goals. Relying on a high dose of experiential learning and lots of fun interaction, these MI workshops are perfect for employee engagement, communication training, or leadership development. We see an exciting opportunity in offering MI to leaders trying to gain support for sustainability goals and actions. We will uncover assumptions about how and why people make changes and offer a fresh perspective.
Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach that is the global Gold Standard in helping people change.
In multiple studies, MI has been found to be equally or more effective than other behaviour change methods... but MI gets there faster.
Engaging. Effective. Fast.
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing– Workshop (half-day). In-person or online.
Intrigued? Consider deeper training to develop your team’s skills and confidence to use motivational interviewing to make interactions more meaningful and sustainable:
MI Communications – Two-day workshop or weekly online sessions
MI Certification: comprises Intermediate Training and MITI Coding – 2.5-day workshop or weekly online sessions
Expected learning outcomes include:
Participants tell us they were ‘blown away’ by the insights and applicability to their work. Perhaps MI can help your team. Please drop us a note to start the conversation.
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