Motivational Interviewing (MI) Workshops

Important Online Announcement

We will be offering all of the Motivational Interviewing workshops for the Fall Semester online. Due to the continuing influence of COVID-19, University policy and procedures, and our strong commitment to the health and well-being of our program participants, staff, and teaching professionals, we will be offering all of our Motivational Interviewing workshops for the Fall Semester (Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced) in an online format. In addition to the health-related benefits of going fully online with these important programs, there also can be benefits related to travel cost and time savings, among others. We do look forward to continuing to offer you the finest, most meaningful continuing education experiences in the safest manner possible.  If there are any questions regarding the educational experience and/or the online format, please communicate directly with Dr. Gilmore at Questions regarding registering for the individual workshops, or the entire series of all three at a cost savings, can be directed to Extended Learning at

Online Instruction Benefits

In the interest of Public Health, these workshops will be offered through internet-based technology. You will collaborate and engage—in real time—with your instructor and classmates to learn, explore, and practice key Motivational Interviewing skills.

  • No travel or associated travel costs
  • Live/synchronous video instruction
  • Interactive exercises
  • Valid, diverse and meaningful resources
  • Virtually interact with a diverse participant group—potentially from around the nation
  • UW-La Crosse CEUs available
  • NBCC CE Hours option

An online learning opportunity!


Reaching Toward Proficiency:
Motivational Interviewing and Behavior Change

September 10–11, 2020 |
October 5–6, 2020 |

  • 1.2 CEUs or 
  • 12 Category 1 contact education hours for CHES/MCHES
  • 11 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CE hours


Beyond the Basics:
Recognizing and Amplifying Motivation for Positive Change

November 19–20, 2020 |

  • 1.2 CEUs or
  • 12 Category 1 contact education hours for CHES/MCHES
  • 11 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CE Hours


Moving your Motivational Interviewing Practice Skills Toward Excellence

December 15, 2020 |

  • .6 CEUs or
  • 6 Category 1 contact education hours for CHES/MCHES
  • 5.5 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CE hours

Special notice for those recertifying as CHES or MCHES:

For those who are CHES or MCHES certified, there is an important recently-initiated recertification requirement by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) termed Continuing Competency which is to be assessed by Multiple Event Providers (MEPs) like Extended Learning, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. We fully support this requirement for those who are certified through NCHEC to demonstrate specified levels of knowledge, skills, and/or ability throughout one's professional career.  Several of our programs will provide learning opportunities that can enable you to demonstrate up to 5 Continuing Competency CECHs as you prepare for recertification through a special  post-program assessment process.  To find out more about the assessment process which needs to be requested, please contact:

Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES, Professor and Director, Graduate Community Health/Public Health Programs 
Dr. Gilmore chaired the national research into the health education responsibilities and competencies called the National Competencies Update Project for eight years.

For additional program information, contact: Gary D. Gilmore, MPH, Ph.D., MCHES,

Offered through University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Extended Learning and Community Health.