Access via zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/748744971
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 each participant to explore new ways 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:
-- 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 ENDANGERED EARTHLINGS:
Endangered Earthlings is is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based on Planet Earth. The spirit of their work is effectively like "Environmentalists without borders". Find out more at Endangeredearthlings.org
*This is a free event, empowering greater equity and access for development of these highly valuable skills. If you have a meaningful experience - please participate in or consider sharing future learning opportunities (also free) with your network. Alternately, if you have a positive experience, detailing your experience in a linkedin comment will be helpful.
If your experience is not recommendation worthy, for whatever reason, I am eager to learn from you what fell short in your experience. I will use your feedback to make good into great and great into incredible.
FOR GREATER TORONTO RESIDENTS:
For guests who are in Toronto and/or Southern Ontario, the next in person learning events are Jan 11, Jan 15, Jan 21. All Toronto based intro events are located at the Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst.
The last wednesday of each month is CURL - Communicating Understanding with Reflective Listening. CURL is a community of practice for those seeking to meet, and grow their skills together - in a collaborative atmosphere. For more on CURL visit our site: https://www.enviromentum.org/curl
Using the 2 below links to test your computer's ability with Zoom will help ensure you have the best, most positive experience at the event. Should something not work well for you, but you still have some ability to participate we will do our best to help you still enjoy and gain value from this event.
Step 1 - visit the accompanying site, and follow the prompts which lead you to the zoom room - https://zoom.us/test
Step 2 - test sound using the menu option just right of the speaker icon on the bottom left. How to link for help: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/zoom/how-to-test-your-microphone-and-speakers-in-zoom/