Pre & Post Workshop Coaching & Support Services (Level IV)
Really, it would be ideal if we could find a more accurate word to describe what happens for learners as a result of attending MI workshops. Too often, we hear of workshops being referred to as “training”. The fact is – people don’t end up “trained” at the end of a workshop session.
All instructors who work with our curriculum are keenly aware of how it is that people do NOT learn MI by participating in workshops. True – for many that is a useful first step. Beyond “exposure training” however, the evidence is pretty clear that competency development in MI work comes out of what follows after the time invested in the training room
So – if workshops don’t result in folks becoming trained – then what does?
We ensure that people are “exposed” to all of the foundational concepts and skills they need to develop a good self-assessment of their “starting place” for becoming “trained”. We also ensure that everyone who participates in one of our workshops is aware of the learning steps and processes that are required for those who want to move beyond “knowing about” MI – to real competency in the practice of the MI approach.
Planning for the “uptake” and integration of MI work within an organization is an essential part of successful training. It’s important, right from the “get-go” to talk about what options there may be to help your staff get-going!
We provide a diverse range of options to facilitate post-workshop mentoring, coaching, organization guidance and ongoing training to ensure that the training you purchase translates to improved practice and to money well invested.
It’s probably pretty obvious that we believe pretty strongly in the value of coaching to support workshop exposure to MI practice. We’ll explain why post-workshop coaching is such an important element in competency development. We’ll also explain why we offer affordable, cost-effective coaching services Canada-wide to follow all of our workshop sessions.
We’ll tailor a post-workshop competency development process to your needs which could include:
• One-on-one telephone coaching (including “live” real-play interviews with pre-interview briefing and post-interview feedback
• Development of six, eight, or ten session outlines for those who intend to develop an “MI Learning Circle” after the workshop experience
• Post workshop webinar sessions for groups of up to 22 participants with emphasis on experiential and interactive learning with live interview practice sessions
• Telephone follow-up with learners who establish specific post-workshop learning plans and goals for review and coaching on specific goals (usually offered in sessions of 20-30 minutes each)
• Fidelity coding of MI interview samples (using the newest MITI 4.1 coding system) with individualized feedback (by phone) to selected participants who feel ready to measure their adherence to the criteria used to assess “actual MI interviews”.
• Obtain copies of our customized MI video sample interviews to use in various self-directed learning activities.
• Access to our web-based chat room and/or Q/A board where previous workshop participants can ask questions about their practice with MI, compare notes and experiences, and work on training exercises that are posted for various groups.