Changing Lives, Building Careers: Motivational Intterviewing in Workforce Development-Webinar
Presented in partnership with the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences(opens in a new tab) and the Rideau-Ottawa Valley Learning Network(opens in a new tab), this webinar aims to teach the basics of motivational interviewing and equip you with practical guides and resources that will help elicit and guide lasting change. This webinar will teach how to use motivational interviewing to foster self-efficacy and seed self-driven positive change in people you work with in the workforce development sector across Canada.
Why motivational interviewing?
Motivational interviewing is a way of having conversations with people that helps them to feel more motivated and confident about making positive changes in their lives. Career professionals can use MI to help clients strengthen their motivation and commitment to behavioral change. The idea behind MI is to help people find their own reasons for wanting to change, rather than trying to convince them to change based on someone else’s reasons.
MI can play a vital role in workforce development by helping individuals to identify their goals and build the confidence and motivation they need to achieve them. By using this approach, workforce development professionals can build stronger relationships with their clients, increase their effectiveness in supporting individuals’ career development, and enhance their own job satisfaction and professional growth. MI may benefit a wide range of individuals, including job seekers, workers facing career transitions, individuals with barriers to employment, employers, and workforce development professionals themselves.
After attending the webinar, you will walk away with:
- Better awareness on MI and its importance in delivering a client-centered service within the workforce development sector
- New ideas and strategies on encouraging individuals to initiate and maintain positive changes in their lives through their own intrinsic motivation
- Resources to support you implementing MI in your practice