Motivational Interviewing: Creating Conversations that Transform Organizational Cultures Seattle, WA
Presented By:Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition
CEUs/Clock Hours:Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
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9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA, 98144
map | directions
- Get onto Interstate-90
- Take the Rainier Avenue South exit
- At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Rainier Avenue South
- Turn left onto South Massachusetts Street
- Turn right onto 24th Avenue South
- The building is several blocks down, just past South Hill Street
Coalition Member Organization:
$100 per participant [for 1-5 staff from member organization]
$90 per participant [6 or more staff from member organization]
$149 per participant
Lunch will be on your own.
This workshop will feature principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI), and strategies to both increase motivation and overcome hindrances to it. A substantial part of the day will be spent practicing questions and probes that change conversations, create transformations, increase motivation for both customers and staff, and ultimately drive organizational culture change.
A major part of MI is helping individuals resolve ambivalence. For example: “On the one hand, you know that finding a job requires time and effort, and at the same time, you have difficulty working these things into your schedule. How do you view the situation?” This is an example of identifying a discrepancy, and “inviting” a person to discuss it. Having a meaningful, non-threatening discussion helps create a readiness to change.
Topics covered during the workshop include:
- Understanding Behavior Change
- The Role of Ambivalence in Motivational Interviewing
- Identifying Discrepancies in Conversations
- Demonstrating Empathy
- The Importance of Self-Efficacy in Motivational Interviewing
- Expecting, Accepting, and Working through Resistance
Motivational Interviewing began as a counseling approach for individuals working through substance abuse. It has since been expanded to education, corrections, and social/human services.
- Explain and demonstrate five major principles of Motivational Interviewing
- Identify and mitigate at least five hindrances to motivation
- Apply at least three MI strategies for increasing motivation
- Create conversations that increase motivation
This workshop has been designed for all staff levels.