Upcoming Events ~ NOTE: due to the COVID-19 pandemic uncertainty and for safe practices, all events are virtual, via Zoom

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Brescia University Students ~ 8 & 15 June 2022 [via Zoom]

    8th Jun 2022 1:00:pm – 8th Jun 2022 4:00:pm

    This introductory, two, half-day courses provide a meaningful overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day contacts whether in your practicums now or in your future careers. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to behaviour changes. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change. The event is restricted to students at Brescia University College in London, Ontario. Specifically, the workshop is geared to students in the one year post-graduated Diploma in Dietetic Education & Practical Training and to students in the 5-term graduate program, the Master of Science in Foods & Nutrition. The Zoom platform, while obviously not as personal as face-to-face workshop contact and interaction, the online format does have some excellent built-in features like breakout rooms so that participants can work in pairs and small groups with facilitator guidance and supervision when needed. The two half-days, one week apart is deliberate in terms of minimizing virtual screen time as well as offering an opportunity for students to try some of the basic MI skills between the two event-days. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/

  • MI: Tips & Tools for Engaging/Motivating Clients in Cinical Practice ~ St Joseph’s Unity Health Toronto ~ 16 June 2022 12:00-1:00 PM {Zoom format}

    16th Jun 2022 12:00:pm – 16th Jun 2022 1:00:pm

    The Monarch System Inc is pleased to host this one-hour presentation as an introduction to the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills and processes for effective and impactful client/patient communications in clinical settings. The professional audience will be some one hundred occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and rehabilitative assistants involved in roles such as acute-care discharge, outpatient rehabilitation, and community outreach at St Joseph's Unity Health Toronto. During the presentation, we will discuss such MI concepts as framing open-ended questions; utilizing acknowledgments in cementing behaviour change/s; reflective listening levels; and providing advice with permission. There will be an opportunity for questions throughout the presentation and at the end of the session. For further information about the session, please see the Monarch MI Presentation Poster. For more information about Monarch Systems, please visit our website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/

  • Monarch Applied Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Skills for Memorial University PharmD Working Professionals ~ 10 Sept 2022 {via Zoom}

    10th Sep 2022 9:00:am – 10th Sep 2022 4:00:pm

    This introductory, full-day courses provide a meaningful overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients/patients in your day-to-day professional contacts. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to behaviour changes. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’/patients' needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change. The workshop is sponsored by the Pharmacy Program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland  and is restricted to PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) working professional students registered for the Fall 2022 term. PharmD Program information is available from Dr Tiffany Lee, Program Director, Tel 709-864-8980, email: tfahey@mun.ca The Zoom platform, while obviously not as personal as face-to-face workshop contact and interaction, the online format does have some excellent built-in features like breakout rooms so that participants can work in pairs and small groups with facilitator guidance and supervision when needed. The workshop runs from 10:30 - 5:30 Newfoundland & Labrador time zone. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/

  • Monarch Applied Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Skills for Memorial University 3rd Year Entry-to-Practice PharmD Students ~ 12 Sept 2022 {via Zoom}

    12th Sep 2022 11:30:am – 12th Sep 2022 2:30:pm

    This introductory, half-day course provides a meaningful overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. The workshop is sponsored by the Pharmacy Program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland  and is restricted to PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) 3rd year entry-to-practice students registered for the Fall 2022 term. PharmD Program information is available from Dr Terri Genge, phone 709-864-7800, email tmitchel@mun.ca The event will introduce MI constructs, concepts, and processes inclusive of but not limited to ways to adopt an MI attitude; dropping assumptions; being genuinely curious with the use of open-ended questions; providing advice with permission; ways to acknowledge patients/clients with impact; reflective listening at 3 levels; and the use of empathy in effective communication. The Zoom platform, while obviously not as personal as face-to-face workshop contact and interaction, the online format does have some excellent built-in features like breakout rooms so that participants can work in pairs and small groups with facilitator guidance and supervision when needed. The workshop runs from 1:00 - 4:00 Newfoundland & Labrador time zone. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/

  • Monarch Applied Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Skills for Memorial University 4th Year Entry-to-Practice PharmD Students ~ 13 Sept 2022 {via Zoom}

    13th Sep 2022 11:30:am – 13th Sep 2022 2:30:pm

    This is the second half of our introductory Monarch Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop; this PharmD student group completed the first half of the course in the Fall of 2021. The event in total (both workshop "halves") provides a meaningful overview of MI using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. The workshop is sponsored by the Pharmacy Program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland  and is restricted to PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) 4th year entry-to-practice students registered for the Fall 2022 term. PharmD Program information is available from Dr Stephen Coombs, phone 709-864-2725, email n45sdc@mun.ca In this workshop, we will review the MI tools and skills shared one year ago. Using video MI examples, breakout room practice sessions, case study client examples, and full group discussions, we will explore concepts and skills that build on the first workshop learnings. These concepts include using the Elicit-Provide-Elicit model for offering advice with permission; building confidence in using MI through practice and feedback opportunities; amplifying the skill of acknowledgement; strengthening listening skills; and building patient empowerment. A special emphasis in the workshop will be learning how to use and apply patient values in creating a long-term commitment or adherence to clients' behaviour change desires/goals. The workshop runs from 1:00 - 4:00 Newfoundland & Labrador time zone. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/

  • Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Skills for Health Professionals ~ Windsor Essex Community Health Centre ~ Sept 23 & 30 2022 {via Zoom}

    23rd Sep 2022 9:00:am – 23rd Sep 2022 12:00:pm

    This introductory, two, half-day courses provide a meaningful overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day contacts whether in your practicums now or in your future careers. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to behaviour changes. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change. The workshop is sponsored by the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre and is geared to any health professional working in the southwestern Ontario. Registration information is available at this link. Note that the event is limited to 100 participants and that the workshop spaces fill up quickly. The Zoom platform, while obviously not as personal as face-to-face workshop contact and interaction, the online format does have some excellent built-in features like breakout rooms so that participants can work in pairs and small groups with facilitator guidance and supervision when needed. The two half-days, one week apart is deliberate in terms of minimizing virtual screen time as well as offering an opportunity for participants to try some of the basic MI skills between the two event-days. For more information about the WECHC or the registration process, call toll free 1-855-259-3605. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals ~ 16 & 23 November 2022 [via Zoom]

    16th Nov 2022 5:00:pm – 27th Nov 2022 8:00:pm

    This 2 half-days advanced, Level 2 Monarch System Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop builds on the skills and concepts learned in the Level 1 workshop along with any challenges and/or learnings you have experienced in implementing level 1 skills. Specifically, the Monarch System’s Level 2 offering is designed to help health practitioners work with patients who present themselves as stuck or overwhelmed and, apparently, are unable to change. Many clients are trapped in a view that they cannot change their behaviours, and this workshop focuses on helping clients to shift from this experience in service of fostering meaningful, health-related behaviour changes. The focus is on perspective interviewing skills and techniques using a variety of hands-on, applied exercises and applications. Delivery Format: Live-online course via zoom. The Zoom format offers an ideal and flexible format for doing practical exercises in small groups with full group discussions interspersed. Our intent and commitment is to create new learnings in a fun and productive workshop environment. The workshop is being hosted via Pelvic Health Solutions. Course content, learning objectives, and registration information are available at the PHS link. The event is open to all healthcare professionals; however, there is a prerequisite - all participants MUST have completed The Monarch System Level 1 (basic or intro) Motivational Interviewing course or equivalent. In addition, in order to tailor the workshop to professionals' experiences, skills, and needs re using MI, we ask that you practice 3 of the primary MI tools/skills during your engagements with clients/patients. We would like you to practice/try out each of these skills as you see fit and as often as possible and record your experiences via an online link. The full assignment description including the assignment submission online link are provided under the "Details" tab of the PHS link here. Finally, we would ask that you submit your responses no later than 1 November 2022 in order for us to collate them and develop the final format, content, and exercises for the workshop. Note the time for the session are from 5:00 - 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time), respectively; this allows for reasonable access to the workshop across Canadian time zones.

  • Monarch Level 2 Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals ~ Windsor Essex Community Health Centre ~ 2 & 9 Dec 2022 {via Zoom}

    2nd Dec 2022 9:00:am – 2nd Dec 2022 12:00:pm

    This advanced, Level 2 Monarch System Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop builds on the skills and concepts learned in the Level 1 workshop along with any challenges and/or learnings you have experienced in implementing level 1 skills. Specifically, the Monarch System’s Level 2 offering is designed to help health practitioners work with patients or clients who present themselves as stuck or overwhelmed and, apparently, are unable to change. Many clients are trapped in a view that they cannot change their behaviours, and this workshop focuses on helping clients to shift from this experience in service of fostering meaningful, health-related behaviour changes. The focus is on perspective interviewing skills and techniques using a variety of hands-on, applied exercises and applications. Delivery Format: Live-online course via zoom. The Zoom format offers an ideal and flexible format for doing practical exercises in small groups with full group discussions interspersed. Our intent and commitment is to create new learnings in a fun and productive workshop environment. The workshop is being hosted by the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre. Course content, learning objectives, and registration information will be available at this link. Note that the participant number is capped at 100 persons and that spaces fill up quickly. The event is open to all healthcare professionals; however, there is a prerequisite - all participants MUST have completed The Monarch System Level 1 (basic or intro) Motivational Interviewing course or equivalent. In addition, in order to tailor the workshop to professionals' experiences, skills, and needs re using MI, we ask that you practice 3 of the primary MI tools/skills during your engagements with clients/patients. We would like you to practice/try out each of these skills as you see fit and as often as possible and record your experiences via an online link. The full assignment description including the assignment submission online link are provided at this link. Finally, we would ask that you submit your responses online no later than 15 November 2022 in order for us to collate them and develop the final format, content, and exercises for the workshop. Note the start and end times for the sessions on each day are 9:00 - 12:00 (Eastern Standard Time). For more information about the WECHC or the registration process, call toll free 1-855-259-3605. For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/

  • Monarch Level 3 Advanced Progressive Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals ~ Windsor Essex Community Health Centre ~ Jan 27 & Feb 3 2023{via Zoom}

    27th Jan 2023 9:00:am – 27th Jan 2023 12:00:pm

    This advanced, progressive Monarch Level 3 Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals who have been implementing MI in their professional lives and are seeking to cement and augment their MI skills in service of effective communication with your clients/patients. The workshop is being hosted by the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre. The event is open to all healthcare professionals; however, there is a prerequisite - all participants MUST have completed The Monarch System Level 2 Motivational Interviewing course or equivalent; that is, you should be fully accustomed to using MI skills and concepts. The level 3 course builds on our levels 1 and 2; learning objectives, and registration information will be available at this link. Note that the participant number is capped at 50 persons and that spaces fill up quickly. We want to be able to offer a very hands-on, participatory learning environment for the participants in this event. In order to determine what needs you have for the workshop, we ask all registrants to complete the survey at this link. Our desire is to design and deliver a workshop that truly meets your needs for fluent and adept use of MI. Broadly speaking, workshop content will stem from the survey and include MI skill refresher topics and exercises; the use of perspective shifting in creating behaviour change with clients who seem stuck or overwhelmed; the use of applied videos to demonstrate and evaluate applied MI skills; lots of practice sessions using the Zoom breakout rooms' feature; implementing amplified listening skills; utilizing both simple and complex reflections; ways to meet clients where they are at via 'Now' interviewing techniques; suggestions about change planning (effective goal-setting etc); and the provision of useful handout materials to use in developing your MI skills and repertoire post-workshop. For more information about the WECHC or the registration process, call toll free 1-855-259-3605. For For more information about the Monarch System and our workshops and services, please visit out website at https://www.monarchsystem.com/