Upcoming Events

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Physical Therapists & Staff ~ 18 March 2019, 9:00- !2:00, London, Ontario

    18th Mar 2019 9:00:am – 18th Mar 2019 12:00:pm

    University Hospital

    This is a half-day Monarch System motivational interviewing workshop for physical therapists and related staff who work in the MSK Rapid Access Clinic Initiative, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario. The workshop provides a brief overview of MI using the Monarch System’s unique approach. Our method integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help participants to acquire applied techniques to use immediately with your patients in day-to-day practices. Most unique about the MSK Rapid Access Clinic Initiative is the fact of one time assessment/interaction with patients; the professionals work to be as impactful as possible in the exercise rehabilitation process. Thus, we will teach practitioners effectively and efficiently how to use such motivational interviewing processes and skills as compelling questions, reflective listening, and getting to change talk all in service of your patients’ health-related behaviours in short- and long-term care. For more details on the workshop and the Monarch System's workshops, please visit the Monarch website. For more information regarding how to register for the event - venue to-be-announced - please contact Jen VanBussel, Advance Practice Provider MSK - Hip and Knee, office: 519-685-8500 ext 74905 or email at Jennifer.vanbussel@thsc.on.ca

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Occupational Therapy Students ~ 23 March 2019 ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm, Elborn College

    23rd Mar 2019 9:00:am – 23rd Mar 2019 4:00:pm

    Elborn College

    Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Health Practitioners offered by The Monarch System Inc. is a full‐day interactive workshop in which OT students learn and practice communication tools for effective health‐related behaviour change related to their current and future professional endeavours.The Monarch System™ is an evidence-based health behaviour change approach that combines a unique blend of processes adapted from motivational interviewing (MI), coaching, and related behaviour change theories and techniques. The workshop begins with an introduction to motivational interviewing and coaching as an applied model for health promotion and health behaviour change. We introduce the specifics of the client‐centred, MI model, and inform participants about how the day will unfold. We demonstrate in order to teach the tools/skills, and students start working with the tools throughout the workshop. We have a variety of break‐out sessions during which you partner‐up and practice the tools with each other, and we provide feedback/assistance as you are practicing the tools. It is important to note that learning to use MI skills necessitates using real-life examples in the break-out sessions; that is, you learn the tools using real issues relevant to your lives – with complete choice of what you choose to share – and then we work on integrating those skills into your professional repertoire. The workshop is closed to Western University students in Occupational Therapy. Registration is via Eventbrite - click here to register; you will need the password available from the class member who organized the day. For more information about The Monarch system, workshop content etc, click here.

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Windsor-Essex Immigration Assessors ~ 29 March 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm

    29th Mar 2019 9:00:am – 29th Mar 2019 4:00:pm

    Heritage Park Alliance Church

    This is a full-day Monarch System Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop for assessors who work in the settlement sector in Windsor-Essex. Specifically, these employees of the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario (YMCA SWO) will be assessing clients  as part of the WE Value Project. This Project, managed by YMCA SWO, is a collaborative, capacity-focused, and community-driven initiative with many settlement and mainstream partners at the table. By combining innovative service delivery with technology, the WE Value strategy is designed to enhance the outcomes of newcomers and generate resources that will assist stakeholders in building a stronger Windsor-Essex. With a focus on service coordination and the capacities of newcomers, the WE Value Project leverages community strengths and identifies approaches to address current challenges and contribute to a brighter future for all.This MI workshop provides a meaningful overview of MI using the Monarch System’s unique approach. Our method integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help assessors to acquire applied techniques to use immediately with your families in day-to-day practices. Assessors will learn how to transition conversation and build client motivation in ways that ensure a strengthened and real commitment to changed behaviours. This MI process, once in practice, will allow for an immediate settlement plan and a visionary settlement pathway connected to long-term, 3-5 year goals. We will teach different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, change talk, and tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, all in service of your families' settlement plans. We Value Project and YMCA Newcomer Services personnel firmly hold that motivation is central to exploring what clients want and this Monarch workshop is designed to build on assessor skills in tapping into newcomers' motivation as a key component to their success.The workshop is closed to assessors who work within these two agencies and it will take place at the Heritage Park Alliance Church, 2501 Concession Road 6, Windsor, Ontario. For more information about Monarch workshops, please visit our website. For details about the WE Value Project or YMCA Newcomer Services, please contact Matthew Dunlop, WE Value Project Manager, YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, 519 982 5625,or, email: matthew.dunlop@swo.ymca.ca

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Physical Therapists / Physiotherapist Alliance ~ 14 September 2019 ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm, Stratford, Ontario

    14th Sep 2019 9:00:am – 14th Sep 2019 4:00:pm

    The Bruce Hotel

    This is a full-day Monarch System motivational interviewing workshop for physical therapists and related staff who work in clinical practice in Stratford, and surrounding lociations in Ontario. The workshop provides a meaningful overview of MI using the Monarch System’s unique approach. Our method integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help participants to acquire applied techniques to use immediately with your patients in day-to-day practices. Physical theapist professionals will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier, changed behaviours. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, change talk, and tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, all in service of your patients’ health-related behaviours in lifelong care. For more details on the workshop and the Monarch System's workshops, please visit the Monarch website. The event will be held at The Bruce Hotel, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford, and the workshop is closed to members of the Physiotherapy Alliance - contact Ms Jennifer Harwood at jenny@corsaut.ca for registration information.

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop for the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry / Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique (CAPD/ACDP) ~ 19 September 2019, Ottawa Ontario

    19th Sep 2019 9:00:am – 19th Sep 2019 4:00:pm

    Delta Ottawa City Centre

    This introductory full day session designed for dental health professionals associated with the CAPD/ACDP, the "National Voice Of Pediatric Dentistry in Canada" provides a meaningful overview of MI using the Monarch System’s unique approach. Our method integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. Most importantly, we will explore and help participants to acquire applied techniques to use with your patients in day-to-day practices. Dental oral health practitioners will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier behaviours. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, change talk, and tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, all in service of your patients’ health-related behaviours in lifelong care. For more details on the workshop and the Monarch System's experience in working with dental professionals, please see our Workshop Flyer here.The 9:00 am to 4:00 pm event is a pre-scientific conference session that will be held at The Delta Ottawa City Centre and is hosted by and restricted to members of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry / Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique. For more information and/or to register, please visit the CAPD/ACDP website; registration for the workshop is now open.