Motivational Interviewing for schools and other youth settings – One day Workshop

Monday 25th November 2019, Sophia Gardens Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Trainers: Andy Williams and Stephen Rollnick (PhD)

Would you like to improve your relationship with students, get the best out of them and even turn difficult conversations around in a more constructive direction?

Motivational Interviewing has transformed aspects of health care across the world and is now beginning to impact on relationships in schools and other youth settings. This workshop will focus on what motivational interviewing (MI) is, and how to practice it in primary and secondary schools along with other setting such as Pupil Referral Units and Youth Centres.

MI is guided by a clearly defined mind-set, linked most closely to that of a knowledgeable and caring guide. Its unique contribution is in the way this mind-set is channelled in conversations that are affirming, strengths focused and forward-looking. It supports young people in having their say and building their skills to plan and prepare for their learning and their future. Evidence points strongly to this leading to better outcomes.

This workshop will focus on the mind-set and skills for making a difference, not just to young people, but for the wellbeing of those working with young people on a daily basis.

It will include:

  • An overview of MI and its foundations in good practice.
  • Opportunity to practice skills and discuss everyday challenges.
  • Opportunity hear stories from leaders and people working on the frontline.

A wide range of learning methods will be used to create an enjoyable atmosphere for learning and sharing ideas. These will include demonstration, video observation, brief content lectures, discussion and focused practice.

Led by: Andy Williams NPQH and supported by Professor Stephen Rollnick PhD


Amber Energy Lounge Swalec Stadium, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9XR. This is a spacious and modern facility, close to the city centre, with views over the county cricket ground and surrounding parkland.


£175.00 There are limited reduced rate places available for registered students and groups.

This price includes training fees, morning and afternoon refreshments, and a buffet lunch.


Places will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Please complete an application form and ensure that payment is authorised as soon as possible.

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