Fall 2017 Motivational Interviewing Training

PartnerSHIP 4 Health is pleased to offer the following Motivational Interviewing training opportunity:

Fall 2017 MI Training Schedule

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017


  • Training Focus = obesity and tobacco use as training is funded through the local Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP).
  • Suggested participants: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinic Managers, Nurses, Social Workers, Health Coaches, Tobacco Cessation Counselors, Behavioral Health Staff, Community Paramedics, Community Health Workers, and Pharmacists
  • Because this is a clinical skill, it is critical that supervisors be as skilled or more skilled in MI as their staff in order to provide the support for staff as they use and develop their skills.
  • Those registered must be able to participate in ALL of the sessions listed above.

In offering this workshop, PartnerSHIP 4 Health (local SHIP grantee) commits to:

  • Coordinate and fund the training and coaching opportunities (trainers, facilities, materials)
  • Provide coffee, water, light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack

In return, we are asking that each healthcare or human service partner commit to the following:

  • Confirm the number and names of staff (one MUST be a supervisor if there are no supervisors currently trained in MI in the organization) that will attend the Level I Workshop AND the Level II Workshop and complete the Personal Coaching Session
  • Submit a brief 4-5 sentence plan indicating how the organization will supervise the participants following the workshops
  • Submit a brief 4-5 sentence plan indicating system change(s) to be made to integrate Motivational Interviewing into the organization
  • Indicate in which venue(s) participants will share lessons learned with the rest of the clinical team

At the conclusion of the workshops, participants will:

  • Implement Motivational Interviewing into their practice to address obesity and tobacco use
  • Register for, and agree to participate in, a 75 minute personal coaching session

Click here to download a registration form


Kristin Erickson, MS, APHN-BC, RN
Phone: 218-998-8336; Fax: 218-998-8352