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Conversations to encourage behavioural change in the workplace
Start: 17/09/2024, 09:00
End: 22/10/2024, 12:00
Contact:Michelle Pieters - 021 808 2812
Location: Language Centre, Kleine Bosch, 44 Banhoek Road, Stellenbosch

​​​​​What is the focus of this course?

You will be introduced to a new, evidence-based communication approach for evoking change readiness in people – usually employees – called motivational interviewing (MI). People who are faced with change often feel ambivalent about the choices they have. They may see the benefits of the new behaviour for the organisation and themselves, but it's also hard for them to make the mind shift. 

You will gain some practical experience with interview techniques that can help tilt a person's ambivalence in favour of change. This is a valuable tool in any professional communicator's toolbox.
A certificate of competence will be awarded following the successful completion of this course.

Who should attend and what are the career benefits?

If it is part of your job as a manager or HR officer to communicate about organisational change affecting employees' work, this course is for you. The same skills can be applied in many other areas where change needs to be facilitated.

To ensure optimal learning, we limit the number of participants. In-person sessions are complemented by online learning, and certain aspects of the course are assessed.

Any prerequisites?

You will need a computer and reliable web browser to run our online learning platforms (MS Teams and SUNOnline) and you need access to a stable internet connection to connect to the live online sessions. You should be familiar with creating electronic documents.

When and where will this course take place?

We offer this course over two mornings from 09:00 to 12:00. It will take place in the Seminar Room of the Language Centre, Kleine Bosch, 44 Banhoek Road, Stellenbosch, on 9 and 16 October 2024.

Should we be unable to facilitate a contact course, the course will be presented online. Our courses combine live online sessions, which are facilitated by the course presenter, with self-directed online learning.

This course opens before the first session and closes well after the last session. This allows enough time for you to activate your SUNOnline presence before the live sessions start.


Two morning sessions
(09:00 to 12:00)


Course duration

(opening and closing dates)

Apply by
Course 1: 9 and 16 October
17 September to 22 October
17 September

During this course, you will spend your time as follows (this may vary for individuals): 

·        one in-person session per week of three hours each

·        ±4 hours per week of self-paced reading and completing tasks, quizzes, activities, and assignments.

What is the cost?

The course fee is R3 850, which includes course material, assessments, in-person or online sessions with your presenter, and access to the online platforms.

Please note that all course fees are payable before the course starts and that we will present this course only if a minimum of ten paid candidates have confirmed attendance.


Click on this link if you are interested in doing this course and fill in the form. We will send you a link to apply for the short course.

Further questions?

Contact Michelle Pieters at or 021 808 2812 for more details.

You could also discuss your specific short course and development needs with us. Please enquire about our available short courses, course dates, and options for tailor-making courses.​