Upcoming Events

  • Integrating a Motivational Interviewing Approach into Tobacco Treatment ~ New Liskeard, Ontario 28 June 2017

    28th Jun 2017 9:30:am – 28th Jun 2017 3:30:pm

    This is a workshop sponsored by the Program Training and Consultation Centre of Cancer (PTCC) Care Ontario. We, the Monarch System Inc are vendors-of-record for the PTCC. The event is being held at the Timiskaming Health Unit in New Liskeard. Participants will learn to build on their understanding of motivational approaches while developing confidence and skills in tobacco cessation counselling. Engaging in a combination of instructor-led and small group participatory learning activities with the opportunity for peer review and feedback, participants will reflect on the underlying spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI), and explore the processes used in this method of client interaction: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Throughout the day, they will learn to recognize related concepts like ambivalence, change talk, sustain talk and discord, practice the core communication skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening and summaries) and gain practical tips to exchange information and advice, develop hope and confidence and negotiate a change plan. This workshop will assist participants in identifying individualized strategies to continue to build competency and strengthen your current practice. For more information see the Promotional Flyer for this event.

  • Monarch Level 1 MI Workshop for Dietetic Interns ~ Brescia University College, London, ON ~ 6 Sept 2017

    6th Sep 2017 9:00:am – 6th Sep 2017 4:00:pm

    This Monarch introductory full-day workshop is restricted to Brescia University College Dietetic Interns. It will take place at Brescia University College. For more information, contact Lesley Macaskill, Internship Coordinator/Faculty Lecturer, Room 107, Brescia University College, 1285 Western Road, London, N5G 1H2, Tel: 519-432-8353, ext 28065, email: lmacaski@uwo.ca  

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing Workshop, Caesars Windsor ~ 28 September 2017

    28th Sep 2017 9:00:am – 28th Sep 2017 4:00:pm

    This introductory full day session provides a meaningful overview of MI using The Monarch System's unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change proactices 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 clients in your day-to-day practice. You 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, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with 'resistance' in service of your clients' health-related behaviours in lifelong care. Please note that registration and light breakfast occur from 8:00 to 9:00 am; the workshop itself starts at 9:00 am. The workshop is sponsored by the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre. For registration and further information click here. This event is now sold out and generating a wait list at the online registration/information site.