The first intermediate motivational interviewing cohort.

BEHAVIOUR CHANGE TRAINING

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. Behaviour change science tell us these reasons need to come from our audiences.

 

Our training introduces concepts in behaviour change science, which help participants understand how to motivate change in others. Participants will practice proven behavioural techniques in an interactive learning environment. Enviromentum leads a community of practice as well as offering introductory, intermediate, and custom learning programs for individuals and organizations.

 

Community of Practice

Enviromentum is proud to announce the establishment of CURL - Communicating Understanding with Reflective Listening.  CURL is a community of environmentally MI practitioners exploring their own skills development and application of MI to solving climate change. Click here to learn more about CURL.

Introductory Training*

Our training is centred on a method called motivational interviewing or “MI.” Practiced and researched for over four decades in the health sector, MI is arguably the most powerful and scientifically-proven approach to behaviour change. MI is a collaborative, person-centered approach that is focused on evoking the individual's personal reasons (intrinsic motivation) for change and promoting their autonomy to make choices.

 

Training sessions include:

  • Introduction to MI as a new approach to environmental communications

  • Guided, experiential practice of new skills

  • Experiential learning methodologies with debriefs and group interaction

 

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand diverse applications of MI

  • Recognize barriers and opportunities for behavioural change

  • Respond appropriately to change-resistant language

  • Identify and respond to resistance language

 

*This is a prerequisite for our intermediate course.

Our next Introductory training is being held on March 15, from 6-8:30.  More details, and $15 tickets are available here at Eventbrite.  If cost is a prohibitive factor, it is not a prohibitive factor for your attendance.  Equity surrounds everything we do, and we value your ability to gain, and use these valuable skills for good regardless of your individual capacity to pay. As a result we welcome your contact, info@enviromentum.org - where we will set up a pay if/what you can arrangement or swap for those interested in supporting Enviromentum in their own uniquely skilled ways.

 

Intermediate Training

Designed as a follow-up to the introductory course, this training program is for participants who wish to take their behaviour change skills to the next level and apply MI-informed strategies to their work.

 

Training sessions include:

  • A module on MI as a communication method with group interactions and debriefs

  • Experiential learning of MI techniques in a variety of scenarios that enhance understanding of MI

  • Strategies for self-management and reducing mental distractions during MI interactions

  • An introduction to the leading MI evaluation methods, a system known as the MITI code

 

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Have confidence in utilizing MI techniques to achieve a change target

  • Craft appropriate responses based on active listening and observing body language

  • Develop and implement MI strategies in your life or work

  • Understand the scientific basis behind the effectiveness of MI

 

Our next Intermediate training is on April 14 (Day 1 of 2) and April 21 (Day 2 of 2).  More details, and $120 tickets are available here at Eventbrite.  If cost is a prohibitive factor, it is not a prohibitive factor for your attendance.  Equity surrounds everything we do, and we value your ability to gain, and use these valuable skills for good regardless of your individual capacity to pay. As a result we welcome your contact, info@enviromentum.org - where we will explore a mutually beneficial arrangement or swap for those interested in supporting Enviromentum in their own uniquely skilled ways.

Custom Training Curriculum

 

Enviromentum delivers custom training programs and workshops for organizations pursuing environmental goals. We are experienced in programming for different sized audiences, from small teams to national conferences.

 

If you are interested in taking part in a training session, or having us design a custom program that will meet your organization’s specific needs, please contact Vince at vince@enviromentum.org.

 

About the Facilitator

 

Vince Schutt is a behaviour change specialist, and an experienced sustainability consultant, trainer, and facilitator. Vince is trained in MI and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), a global network of MI practitioners researching, training and raising the bar on MI practice. He has conducted Climate Conversations™, an evidence-informed workshop, with over 1000 young people. Vince has also provided skills training workshops for hundreds of environmental educators and organizers in the United States and Canada. His areas of expertise include behaviour change science, human factors and sustainability, energy and waste, metrics and evaluation, and workshop design.