Training

Training design and training delivery are tailored to facilitate learning and meet each customer’s unique needs.  I specialize in curriculum design and development, program evaluation, and experiential learning in both in-person and distance learning environments.  I offer training in both MINT and Ethics.

MINT™

Learn how to use the skills of Motivational Interviewing™ to become more effective in communication with ambivalent client populations.

Ethics

Ethical thinking needs to be cultivated.  Each day we are faced with ethical decision making, often reacting in favor of our own self-interest.  In order to become more ethical we need to look closely at our own behavior and make a conscious effort to improve.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a “collaborative conversation to strengthen a person’s motivation and commitment to change.”  While MI was originally developed as a counseling technique, it’s applicable to all situations where people interact with each other.  MI can defuse conflict, improve clarity of thought, and bring about meaningful change.  MI can be beneficial in all walks of life, both personal and professional.

I am experienced in teaching MI to people at all experience levels.  Depending on your needs I can work with individuals to achieve a basic awareness of MI or to achieve proficiency.  

Classes cover the following aspects of Motivational Interviewing:
  • Definitions and Spirit of MI
  • Micro skills (open ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summary statements)
  • Engagement
  • Focusing
  • Evocation
  • Planning
  • Methods to put all the skills together, recognize when to be in each process, and to transition smoothly between them

Introductory sessions run from ½ day, 1 day or 2 days. Multiple sessions can be scheduled to assure participants are on a path toward proficiency in MI. Please contact me for more information on how Motivational Interviewing may enhance your organization.

Acting ethically means so much more than not stealing the pens. We make decisions each day that reflect on our moral and ethical character. The problem is that we rarely take time to reflect on these decisions.  Instead, most of us go through life acting and reacting within flexible ethical limits that are unconsciously impacted by our own self-interest.

½ Day Course:
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Ethical thinking
  • Ethical action and moral courage
1 Day Course:
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Ethical thinking
  • Ethical action and moral courage
  • Ethics as they apply specifically to the needs of your organization

During our work as members of a national ethics consortium workgroup I grew to appreciate Linda even more as an engaging, thoughtful and creative trainer. Her award winning Oxford paper on ethics is but one example of the knowledge base and perspective Linda brings to the field.  As a consumer of Linda’s online trainings, I’ve found her products innovative, informative and interesting.

Matt Markve – Program Evaluation Analyst for the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Get in touch to schedule your training today.

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