MI for Managers

As a manager and leader, you are responsible for ensuring that your employees are motivated and feel that their work is meaningful.

Each of your employees is different. They have different values, interests and backgrounds. And they all react differently to personal crises, to company reorganizations and to conflicts with colleagues. Your job is to deal with their concerns as they experience and interpret the situation. 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Managers is aimed at those who need to motivate and engage their employees. MI is an evidence-based approach for relating to other people, both to those who have lost their drive and to those who are performing at a high level to help them reach even higher. The focus of motivational interviewing is to promote self-motivation and break out of the manager’s role as controlling and governing.


Length: 2 days. The course is designed for managers and leaders. MI is a successful and evidence-based approach for inspiring motivation and creating a good working environment.


The training has both theoretical and process-oriented features that enable targeted and effective strengthening of individuals’ self-motivation.


Discussion topics:

  • What is motivational interviewing and what is change?
  • Human fellowship when working with people in change.
  • Motivational interviewing: a way of relating.
  • Engagement: building trust and relationships.
  • Focus: the importance of strategy and aim.
  • Creating and preparing for change.
  • From motivational work to the individual’s own decision to move forward.

Ulf Lidman Training courses complement each other and are part of a full series of programs aimed at providing professional crisis management support, bringing out motivation and helping employees feel comfortable and secure about both their skills and their working environment.

Each training course is customized to the specific requirements of the client. The various Ulf Lidman Training modules can also be combined to tailor-design a fully customized skills development program for your employees.

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