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Motivational Interviewing: An introduction

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Centre for Social Innovation

720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Canada

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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
-- Information about how to participate in the free MISP certification program


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 CERTIFICATE: MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING SUSTAINABILITY PRACTITIONER (MISP)

* This certification is provided by Vince Schutt, MINT Member
* Requirements include 20 hours of practice
* Attending a no-cost MI intermediate training workshop
* Attending a no-cost MITI coding workshop

* A peer-validated MITI-coded MI video or audio sample (release forms are available)
* This certification pipeline is a service offered free of charge, for more info inquire at event

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