Colgate Oral Health Network

Words matter, those from our participants and ours. Whether working one on one or when facilitating a larger group educational program, principles and strategies for engaging participants are key.

In this webinar, principles and skills from motivational interviewing, a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change, will be explored.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify key principles of motivational interviewing
  • Describe how to ask evoking and engaging questions
  • Be able to affirm what workshop participants already know
  • Provide information and advice to group effectively

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Rebecca Lang

Rebecca Lang EdD, RDH, MCHES, MINT member

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Rebecca Lang, EdD, RDH, MCHES, has over 30 years experience working in the area of clinical practice, public health, teaching, presenting and coaching.  She is the Founder of LifeStrategies a motivational interviewing and health coach training and speaking business.  She currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Des Moines University Doctor of Osteopathic program, consultant and trainer for oral health professionals at Colgate-Palmolive, and designer and trainer for the Motivational Interviewing Physician Office Health Coach Training Program for health systems throughout the United States.  She is a member of ADHA, member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), is certified in Brief Action Planning (BAP) and a certified health and wellness coach. She is a published author including a chapter on health behavior change in a textbook for oral health professionals.

"Strategies for Engagement Through Motivational Interviewing and Group Facilitation" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.


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