The Art & Science of Listening

M.I. Courses

Now integrating new 2023 4th edition material!



Jonnae Tillman uses examples, stories, and humor to create a personalized training day. The course is grounded in science with an intentional focus on implementation in day-to-day practice. The day will fly by as participants from all skill levels increase their understanding of M.I., watch and debrief M.I. demonstrations, and practice live. Jonnae uses participants’ questions & experiences to design activities in real time.


In-Person Training

Jonnae Tillman creates a personalized training for your organization using tailored examples and relevant practices. In-person trainings are offered at your location at a time and day convenient for your team! Jonnae works with your leadership team to tailor group discussions, video presentations, written reflections, integration opportunities, and practice sessions for small to large groups.


M.I. Foundations Recorded Module

This 2-hour module provides a thorough overview of Motivational Interviewing focusing on the implementation of M.I. in day-to-day practice and includes opportunities to pause, reflect, and practice the skills as the module progresses. Participants from all skill-levels will increase their knowledge and skills in Motivational Interviewing. Jonnae brings stories, examples, and humor to keep participants engaged.


Self-Study Modules

Each of the six modules includes carefully crafted video lessons and demonstrations that show you not just what to do but how to do it along with interactive quizzes designed to reinforce key learning points. Modules also include a library of resources and readings for you to delve more deeply into knowledge and practice. Jonnae brings stories, examples, and humor to keep participants engaged.


Click on the video to view a 30-minute Introduction to M.I. presented by Jonnae Tillman.

Provided at no-cost, feel free to copy the link and forward to your colleagues, watch at team meetings, add to new employee training materials!

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What Attendees Have to Say

Training with Jonnae Tillman was the difference between business as usual, and a new exciting way of working with clients. Her nonjudgmental and positive attitude permeated even the most resistant staff, making them comfortable, open and willing to consider a new step in client services.

Jennifer Sass-Walton

Community Health Director | Skagit County Public Health

Jonnae has worked with UW CNE for over a decade. It has truly been an honor to work with her. Simply put, she is a stellar educator and brings with her an infectious enthusiasm and keen ability to translate Motivational Interviewing research into everyday clinical practice. Jonnae is a gem.

Martha DuHamel, MPH Assistant Dean

UW Continuing Nursing Education

M.I. training from Jonnae has been truly the best thing I could have done for the benefit of my patients. They feel as if they are listened to and understood. In turn, they are able to initiate and maintain change on their own, but with my guidance. I wish we had all of our staff trained by Jonnae, our patient satisfaction would very much be impacted, and our ability to provide the best care would be enhanced.

Tania Hernandez

Sea Mar Health Clinic

Jonnae Tillman has provided training to our staff over the past several years and is always one of our most-requested presenters. She deepens their understanding of the topic and encourages staff to think creatively. Jonnae is flexible and adaptable and always provides high-quality trainings. Motivational Interviewing training has significantly enhanced the skills of our staff and has been a direct benefit to our families and children.

Joe Varano

Snohomish County ECEAP