Grants 301 - Motivational Interviewing: A Grant Centered Approach

Have you ever been stuck when writing a grant proposal because the program person you're talking to says, "Oh, but we can't..."? This interactive training will help grant professionals learn specific strategies to remove resistance and roadblocks toward quality grant proposal design. This session will help grant professionals positively influence and guide individuals in their organization through their own steps of change. We'll discuss Motivational Interviewing's four guiding principles and the processes and skills associated with these principles. 

 The learning objectives by the end of this training are that participants will understand: 

  • Motivational Interviewing and it’s four guiding principles 
  • Processes and skills associated with Motivational Interviewing
  • How to apply Motivational Interviewing in the grant development process

GPCI Competencies and Skills: 3, 7

The trainers for these sessions are all credentialed grant professionals (GPCs) through the Grant Professional Certification Institute and Approved Trainers with the Grant Professionals Association. 

Length: 60 minutes

Instructor: Tracey Diefenbach, GPC
Tracey Diefenbach is the Assistant Director for Assel Grant Services and a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer. Prior to joining the team, she was the Director of Grants for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri for over eight years, helping to secure over $15 million in government, foundation, and corporate funding. Tracey has over 14 years of experience in research and writing grants focused in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Region and a strong background in youth services, including mentoring, positive youth development, and homeless youth services.