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Motivational Interviewing: An introduction

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Centre for Social Innovation, Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Room #1, Second Floor

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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WHAT CAN I SAY TO HELP SOMEONE CHANGE?

Tackling climate change is daunting. How do we solve a global problem when it seems like so many people are disengaged? As environmentally-minded people we generally voice our reasons to change with people. Behavioural sciences tell us these reasons need to come from our audiences.

This workshop will introduce concepts in the behavioural sciences, helping our participants understand how to motivate change in others. Participants will practice proven behavioural techniques in this interactive learning experience.

THIS SESSION WILL INCLUDE:

-- Introduction to MI as a new approach to environmental communications
-- Guided, experiential practice of new skills
-- Lean learning methodologies with debriefs and group interaction

AT THE END OF THE SESSION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

-- Understanding diverse applications of MI
-- Recognize verbal expressions that indicate barriers to and opportunities for behavioural change - as well as introductory responses to both
-- Leave with a method to channel empathic understanding to reduce resistance to climate initiatives

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

Vince Schutt is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) a global network of trainers in motivational interviewing. He is passionate about sharing concepts from the behavioural sciences with those who seek to facilitate change for societal good.

Vince has applied knowledge of behavioural science evidence in a number of programs in collaboration with TDSB as an official partner, Ryerson University, Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL), Peel Region and more. Vince is committed to advancing motivational interviewing as a way to rethink how we communicate environmental concepts at a societal level.


ABOUT THE EVENT:

*This is a free event, ensuring greater equity and access to these critical skills. The only ask of attendees is to consider sharing future learning opportunities (also free) with others. Next events are June 10, 6-8 & July 10 6-8. Both of which are at Centre for Social Innovation Annex, Room #1.

*The last wednesday of each month is CURL - Communicating Understanding with Reflective Listening. CURL is a community of practice for those seeking to meet, and grow their skills together - in a collaborative atmosphere. For more on CURL visit our site: https://www.enviromentum.org/curl



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