MI training workshops

Forthcoming Cardiff MI workshops with Professor Stephen Rollnick are outlined below. 
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The power of words and better relationships
Motivation, behavior change & culture change in sport

Fri 14 July 2017, Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, WALES

  • Are you involved in efforts to improve process and outcome in sport?  This 1-day event could be for you, a forum for hearing & exchanging stories. Talented and experienced people will be there, united around the question of what helps athletes, coaches and clubs to change, thrive and succeed. 

    How does the power of words improve engagement, motivation & performance outcomes?  If better relationships are helpful, how do we move beyond the wall-mounted slogans about values, empathy and respect? What practical steps can be taken to improve things? How do we help athletes to think for themselves in a creative way? How do we improve the culture in a club or organisation?


    Keynote speakers include Dr Theresa Moyers, USA (empathy in sport), Mr Andy Williams (a restorative approach to culture change) & Grant Llewellyn (symphony orchestra conductor). The list of shorter presentations is growing, and includes Claire Davidson (Nike Academy), Andrew Gillott (Leeds Beckett University), Edu Rubio (MK Dons football academy), Dan Clement (Hockey Wales) James Vaughan (Player Development Project), Mark O Sullivan (Coach educator, Sweden), Paul Roberts (Streetgames Wales) & Prof. Stephen Rollnick (motivational interviewing).

    The organization

    This is a not-for-profit event. Any profit will be donated to Futelbol da Forca, a project empowering young women through football in Mozambique and other countries (http://www.futeboldaforca.com/) and the Professional Cricketers Association Benevolent Fund 



    Further details about the workshop here.

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10th - 14th July 2017
Venue: Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, 

In the week of 10th July 2017, Stephen Rollnick & the MI Cardiff team will host four days of training in motivational interviewing (MI) along with a specially invited guest Terri Moyers, a hugely experienced trainer, practitioner and researcher. Steve and Terri will share their expertise across two separate workshops that you are welcome to choose one or both of. 

  1. Introduction to MI and Integration with Advice-giving. Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th July, 2017, Rollnick & Moyers

    Stephen Rollnick, one of the co-founders of MI, will run this workshop supported on the second day by Terri Moyers.  Further details about the workshop here.

  2. Intermediate/advanced workshop: Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th July 2017, Moyers and Rollnick

    Terri Moyers will run this workshop supported on the second day by Stephen Rollnick.  Further details about the workshop here.


    £350 (GBP ONLY) for oneworkshop or £600 for attendance at both Summer School workshops.

Bespoke MI training

Motivational interviewing involves the use of conversation skills that promote change, in the service of the well-being of someone you are helping.  Learning MI is a journey. The skills are used in everyday conversation, but are often underused and rusty.  Steve can provide a range of training and support options.


Steve can also provide webinars on motivation, behaviour change and motivational interviewing that involve an overview and live demonstration of the skills involved.

On-site training

Steve delivers training on-site in a wide range of settings, cultures and countries.
Enquiries can be made here.

Free resource for trainers in MI: The Art of Teaching MI

An old friend from San Francisco, Steve Berg-Smith, put decades of experience as a trainer into this handbook on the spirit and skills involved in working with groups of people to learn MI. There’s even a competency checklist for rating yourself and others in an appendix.  Then he gave it away free, and you can download it here

Motivational Interviewing Trainer Assessment (MITA)

The MITA checklist is available to download: MITI Checklist.pdf

Recommendation of other MI trainers

Coaching and supervision in motivational interviewing can also be arranged via close colleagues who offer these services.