What is Motivational Interviewing?

Our Motivational Interviewing course teaches participants what, why and how to carry out this powerful behaviour and life changing technique…it is simple to do but requires a deep understanding of how behaviour is constructed. It can be aimed at positive change in students or adults.


  • The basic principles and goals of Motivational Interviewing
  • Principles of ‘flow’ and how to use it
  • The cycle of change
  • Examples of cognitive processes
  • The questions for ownership
  • Practice opportunity

Hawke's Bay Course details

Thursday 1 July 2021

Venue: Hastings Girls' High School, Student Centre
Time:9am to 3pm
Cost:$225 + GST per person, includes morning tea and lunch. Ask for a discount if you book 5 teachers or more

For more information

Visit www.helpbehaviour.co.nz

or phone 0800HELP MR (0800 435 767)

Who is Margaret Ross

M.Ed, Higher Dip Teaching, Cert counselling (London)
Behaviour Consultant
Ross Communications Limited

Margaret has a background of over 35 years in education. She has taught and held management positions in schools in Inner London, Nigeria and New Zealand. She trained in inner London with a group of Educational Psychologists.

Her specialities are relationship building, motivation, behaviour management and their practical application in a school or work environment.

Today she runs courses and provides educational services for teachers, parents, health professionals, charities and corporate organisations in NZ, UK and Norway who are seeking professional development which is practical, effective, easy to translate into the work place and FUN!!

What 2020 participants said

“Margaret is a very effective speaker and structured the course in an interesting way. There was just enough information I didn’t feel overwhelmed”

“I have become a motivational interviewing addict...it is simple and it works!!” 

“So many great ideas and strategies. I am looking forward to putting it all into practice.”


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