What We Can Learn from Great Motivational Interviewing Examples

In this great motivational interviewing example, we learn how MI can encourage change talk and resolve ambivalence.

We’ve explored the “what” of Motivational Interviewing in previous Ripples and how this technique offers a helpful structure to engage, support, and guide conversations with served persons. But what can we learn from motivational interviewing example questions?   The best way to really understand and develop skill in MI is to practice and watch how …

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The 4 Processes of Motivational Interviewing

Want to engage and support those you work with in social and human services? Here we explore the 4 processes of motivational interviewing.

Rapport is connection. Rapport is engagement. Rapport is the number one indicator of a positive outcome in any human service relationship. Science says so, our experience and the experience of those we’ve shared with say so, and likely your own experience says so as well. Motivational Interviewing is known for its capacity to build rapport …

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Racial Justice Training: Why “Training” Doesn’t Apply to Equity + Inclusion

It’s time for us to check-in about that word – “training”.  We use it so you can find us because it is likely what you are putting in the ol’ search engine.  This of course makes sense.  We’ve all been socialized to use that word.  It is commonplace.  It’s short and sweet and to the …

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Mindful Leadership from Within: Continued Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Growing Minds and Share Collaborative have a virtual conversation about Mindful Leadership

As we shared in our previous Ripple, we recently had an insightful discussion on interpersonal skills in organizations with our friends and partners from Growing Minds.   Today we continue that discussion with Susan Solvang and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds, along with the leadership of Share Collaborative, to delve into the importance of mindful …

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Share In the News: Shepherd Express Highlights the Work of Noor Jawad

Share Collaborative member Noor Jawad has offered support and assistance to countless people throughout the Milwaukee community for many years. Through her work at Share Collaborative and at CORE El Centro, Noor has been a source of healing and inspiration for others.   The Milwaukee publication Shepherd Express recently highlighted Noor’s story and her services …

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Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation Between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Recently, we had an opportunity to converse with our friends and partners, Susan (Solvang) Lubar and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds. This Milwaukee-based organization helps build mindfulness practices to facilitate kinder communities and learning environments.   During our share, we discussed many overlapping areas of our two organizations and the way our missions align. One …

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J.E.D.I. Leadership: 5 Core Competencies for the Journey of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific death and the global Black Lives Matter protests that ensued, the creation of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) positions within workplaces has become the new norm. We may see hiring ads seeking J.E.D.I. leadership or hear of more Diversity and Equity initiatives in our workplaces.   According …

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Well-Beingness: Caring for Your Whole Self on the Journey to Equity + Inclusion

We’ve previously discussed the vital importance of wellness for human service professionals. Not only does a focus on self-care reduce burnout and turnover, but it helps you better care for the people you serve.   We’ve shared service provider wellness skills adapted from our Healing Focused Care model on our last Ripple blog. Today, continuing …

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Wellness for Human Service Professionals on the Equity + Inclusion Journey

Self-care is crucial for all individuals in many professions, but it’s especially important that we focus on wellness for human service professionals. When you’re working with emotional and complex topics, self-care gives you the energy to keep going.   In our previous Ripples, we have shared the experience of our collective journey to the summit …

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Conversation Agreements on the Journey to Equity and Inclusion

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As we engage in the important conversations surrounding equity and inclusion, it’s helpful to establish conversation agreements to guide us on our journey.   It may feel a bit formal or even awkward at first, and that’s part of the process. Throughout our Shares and group discussions, we’ve found that establishing conversation agreements gives everyone …

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