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Archive for September, 2014

Aviva and Pillars do our sector proud

Big heads up to Nicola and team at Aviva being named the region’s top charity in the medium-to-large category at the annual business awards in Christchurch last night. Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women’s Refuge) was the first Refuge in the city and have a proud tradition of supporting women and children since 1973. Latterly they have ventured […]

Thanks for doing what you do

I am often asked why I keep the pace on doing what I do. My response is: “It is all about you.”  What sits behind this for me are the following ideas: It is people like you who work in often challenging conditions with people who others have often given up on and written off. […]

Two workshop opportunities with Ken McMaster

These days I spend most of my time running learning and development workshops for organisations across Australia and New Zealand. I therefore haven’t had time during the past year to offer public workshops. As a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) I am keen to create opportunities for people to explore the power […]

Exciting developments around motivational interviewing

Over the past six months the group of us MINTees (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers members) from Australasia have been busy on several projects to bring greater awareness and accessibility of motivational interviewing (MI) to the region. Over the next 12 months we will be bringing opportunities that will support workers to develop competency in […]