Behavioural change is not a single, confined topic. There are many different factors that influence our behaviours, such as our environment, cultural, social and material circumstances. Behaviour change is in almost everything we do as physical activity practitioners and supporting someone to achieve long-term change can be a complex process.
Understanding what is driving our behaviour is an essential first step to effective programme design and delivery, and therefore learning and development. It allows us to build on solid foundations, increasing the likelihood of successful change.
The Behaviour Change Solutions Series is a collection of one-hour webinars that break the theory of behaviour change down into meaningful, practical steps to help you develop your skills across the different areas of your service design and practice.
AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
Physical activity professionals are in a unique position to support people to transform their lives, by improving their health through activity and helping them better manage long-term conditions. To do this effectively there is a need to support people to create their own solutions that will lead to developing robust physical activity habits.
This live learning and development one-hour webinar will introduce you to the concept of ‘person-centred practice’ to support behaviour change. Together we explore the concept of physical activity behaviours, look at the barriers people experience, and how to connect with them to lay the foundation for long-term change.
UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE'S NEEDS
As physical activity professionals, understanding the needs of your audience is an essential component of being able to develop a positive relationship with movement. To do this effectively we must seek ways to develop an understanding of people’s needs and support them to find their own solutions for being active.
Learners continue to build on the concept of ‘person-centred practice’ from episode one. Exploring unconscious bias, raising your awareness to help you engage with a more diverse audience, as well as highlighting some listening and questioning techniques to help you connect with your audience and truly understand their needs.
ACTION PLANNING WITH PEOPLE
Particularly for those new to activity, providing a structured and clear pathway is an essential part of achieving long-term behaviour change. To do this effectively there is a need to empower people to build an action plan to make progress in a way that works for them, developing robust physical activity habits.
In this session learners continue to explore behavioural change through action planning. Considering how to do so in a person-centred way and giving the best possible chance of success. Together we will cover the importance of action planning and sustained motivation, the principles of goal setting, and how to drive adherence and monitor progress.
KEEPING PEOPLE MOTIVATED
Considering the limited amount of time people engage with you, your sessions or the service you offer, keeping people engaged and motivated can be a real struggle. To do this effectively requires you to support people to become independently active, where their engagement is through choice rather than necessity. Only then can you unlock your true potential to provide the support and solutions they need to remain motivated and focused.
In this webinar we will explore the key principles linked to creating a self-motivating environment. It will also provide you with some tips and tools to keep people engaged and support long-term sustained behaviour change.
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