Upcoming Events ~ NOTE: due to the COVID-19 pandemic uncertainty, some events may become virtual events

  • Monarch Level 3 Motivational Interviewing Progressive Workshop for the WECHC ~ 2 X half-days, 7 & 14 May 2021 [via Zoom]

    7th May 2021 9:00:am – 7th May 2021 12:30:pm

    This Monarch Level 3 Progressive Workshop on Motivational Interviewing builds on the content and learnings from the Monarch System's Levels 1 and 2 workshops. Similar to the previous levels, the Level 3 Progressive training builds from the previous offerings and is both interactive and “hands-on” in teaching style and learning objectives. The workshop is sponsored by the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program of the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre and will be delivered virtually using Zoom format on two separate Fridays, the 7th and 14th of May 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM on both days. Each participant will be asked to submit some information of their use of MI and specifically, the issues that have arisen in using MI effectively to change health behaviour among your clients/patients; once registered, you will be contacted via email with some open-ended questions to complete and send back to us. In turn, we will use your feedback to help build a workshop specifically designed to meet your needs in continuting to use MI in service of your patients'/clients' behaviour change needs. While the Zoom format is not ideal, it does offer enough flexibility to do small-size (2-3 persons) group work. And, with a limited number of participants, we are able to spend more time with you working on MI skills.Participants MUST have completed The Monarch System Level 1 AND 2 course trainings or equivalent. Registration is now open and all information is available through this WECHC Monarch Level 3 Flyer. For any other inquiries about registering, please contact the WECHC toll free at 1-888-259-3605. If you would like more information about The Monarch System, please visit our website at https://www.monarchsystem.com

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals ~ 11 July 2021 [via Zoom]

    11th Jul 2021 10:30:am – 11th Jul 2021 5:30:pm

    This introductory, 1-day course 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. Most importantly, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your day-to-day 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’ needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change. 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. 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. Note the start and end times for the session are 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time), respectively; this allows for reasonable access to the workshop across Canadian time zones.

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals ~ 12 September 2021 [via Zoom]

    12th Sep 2021 10:30:am – 12th Sep 2021 5:30: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 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 25 August 2021 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 session are 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time), respectively; this allows for reasonable access to the workshop across Canadian time zones.