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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:
— Understand 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. Vince is a behavioural chance specialist and co-founder of Enviromentum, a project of Tides Canada. At Enviromentum Vince applies his 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.
*This introduction will meet the prerequisite requirement for future intermediate MI course offerings made by Enviromentum. Attendees are invited to participate in Enviromentum’s community of practice for continuous growth in MI skills named CURL. CURL is a voluntary program for those interested in going deeper in their personal ability to use MI skills to advance environmental behavioural choices in their lives.
For more on CURL visit our site: https://www.enviromentum.org/curl
By donating to Enviromentum, a Project of Tides Canada, you can help us spread behavioural climate solutions further & faster: https://tidescanadagifts.secure.force.com/donate/?id=a3061000002PGeE
Enviromentum is a project of Tides Canada’s shared platform. Charitable registration number 130560188 RR0001
Fri, 15 March 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
192 Spadina Ave 3rd floor, large meeting room Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada
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