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Register for our Spring Sustainability Institute Workshop

Motivational Interviewing

        Wednesday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Manhattan 

        Saturday, June 1, 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Poughkeepsie

Motivational Interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings by eliciting and utilizing their internal motivators for behavior change. Participants in this workshop will learn:

  •  The philosophy and principles of Motivational Interviewing
  •   The 4 Basic skills of Motivational Interviewing
  •   Exploring and resolving ambivalence to change

Dr. Andrew Hamid has been on the Social Work faculty at Columbia University for the past 25 years, where he teaches in the area of Motivational Interviewing (MI). During this time, he has also been engaged in delivering professional development workshops on MI to social service organizations throughout the U.S and beyond.

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Fall 2019 Workshops – Save the Dates!

Fundraising Workshop  

       Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Manhattan

         Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Poughkeepsie

Workshop for Food Pantries and Community Kitchens

        Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Poughkeepsie

        Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Manhattan


We offer a series of professional development workshops for parish-based and parish-supported outreach programs in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. These sessions provide a forum in which to network, ask questions, gain valuable resources, and learn from experts in the field – all with the goal of increasing program sustainability. Clergy, program directors, and volunteers are all invited to participate.

Programs receiving Episcopal Charities’ grants are required to attend at least two workshops per year. The annual schedule includes both webinars and in-person trainings. In-person workshops are held in Poughkeepsie as well as Manhattan.  


Click here to find resources from past workshops. 






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