Upcoming Events

  • Integrating a Motivational Interviewing Approach to Tobacco Treatment ~ 25 April 2017

    25th Apr 2017 8:30:am – 25th Apr 2017 12:00:pm

    This is a Motiivational Interviewing workshop facilitated by The Monarch System as Vendors with the Program & Training Centre of Cancer Care Ontario. It is being hosted by the Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit from 8:30 am til 12:00 pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017. The intent of the workshop is to help participants build their understanding of motivational approaches while developing confidence and skills in substance abuse (particularly tobacco cessation) counselling as well as other health behaviour change communications. Engaging in a combination of instructor-led and small group participatory learning activities with the opportunity for peer review and feedback, participants will explore the processes used in this method of client interaction: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Further, they will learn to recognize related concepts such as ambivalence, change talk, sustain talk, and discord, practice the core communication skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and utilizing effective summaries) and gain practical tips to exchange information and advice, develop hope and confidence, as well as negotiate a change plan. It will take place at the Emergency Services Training Building, Training Room, 465 Pinebush Roadd, Cambridge, Ontario. See this Promo Flyer MI Waterloo for more details and how to register.

  • Pediatric Endowed Lecture/Workshop on Motivational Interviewing for More Effective Communications in Clinical Practice ~ 28 April 2017

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

    This Monarch workshop is promoted and sponsored by the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education. It focuses on basic skills, techniques, and processes of Motivational Interviewing for more effective communications in clinical, dental practice. The workshop is targeted toward Medicine and Dentistry Faculty members, Dentists, Registered Dental Hygienists, and Registered Dental Assistants. It provides 6 CE credits and will take place at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta (room TBA) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday 28 April 2017. More information on registration procedures and cost is available in this event brochure and/or by registering online at this location: http://www.dentistry.ualberta.ca/CDE

  • Motivational Interviewing: Level 2 (Advanced) Workshop for Health Professionals ~ Vancouver, BC, 5 May 2017

    5th May 2017 8:30:am – 5th May 2017 3:30:pm

    This advanced evidence-informed one-day workshop is designed by The Monarch System Inc and is intended for health professionals who wish to become more confident and further their skills in motivational interviewing, particularly when working with clients who seem highly resistant to change. The workshop is being hosted and organized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT/ACE) and the venue will be announced soon. This advanced workshop will build on the challenges that participants have experienced in implementing the introductory workshop motivational interviewing skills and will help participants become more attuned to picking up on client cues for change. This hands-on workshop includes additional practice and feedback opportunities to support the immediate integration of the new advanced tools within participants’ practice. This workshop is designed for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians and other health professionals who work one-on-one with clients, particularly with clients who seem resistant to change. This workshop would also be suitable for second year Master’s students in health professional programs (who have already completed fieldwork placements). Participants must have completed the Level 1, Introductory MI workshop training with The Monarch System Inc (or that workshop equivalent). For full information about this workshop, including registration details, please visit the CAOT/ACE Professional Development site ~ scroll down to "Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Professionals, Presented by Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow" and select the appropriate venue and date. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Aramark students and preceptors ~ 31 May 2017

    31st May 2017 9:00:am – 31st May 2017 4:00:pm

    This Level 1 Monarch workshop is directed toward Aramark nutrition and food internship students and their preceptors. These Aramark personnel will learn basic Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills - learning to ask open-ended questions; use reflective listening more mindfully; practice acknowledging and affirming; and how to provide advice via asking permission to give advice. The relational aspects of MI - engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning - will also be taught. This is a very experiential workshop wherein participants learn the skills and processes by actually doing them in pairs or small groups. The workshop is being held at the Aramark Canada offices, 811 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 5W8. For information regarding registration, please contact Angela Cuddy, Internship Director, Aramark at rcuddy@cogeco.ca 905-582-5778.

  • Monarch Level 2 Workshop on Advanced Motivational Interviewing for Employment Services Elgin Staff ~ 6 June 2017

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

    This Monarch Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills workshop is geared toward the staff of Employment Services Elgin, St Thomas. The Level 2 workshop builds on the skills and processes learned in the Basic or Level 1 MI training the staff completed with The Monarch System in September of 2016. The facilitators will discuss with staff the learnings and challenges experienced in implementing basic MI skills. In addition, using small group work, staff will learn new, amplified listening and reflecting skills; how to manage and work with apparently-resistant clients; methods to implement the principle of balance with their clients; and ways in which MI can be used to enhance client learning as well as making behaviour changes in their lives. The workshop is closed to the staff of Employment Services Elgin. For information, contact Jodi Annett-Kish, Program Manager, Employment Services Elgin, JAnnett-Kish@employmentserviceselgin.ca Phone: 519-633-5200 ext 236. Event venue is the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St Thomas, ON N5P 3S9.

  • Motivational Interviewing: Level 2 (Advanced) Workshop for Health Professionals ~ Toronto, ON, 9 June 2017

    9th Jun 2017 8:30:am – 9th Jun 2017 3:30:pm

    This advanced evidence-informed one-day workshop is designed by The Monarch System Inc and is intended for health professionals who wish to become more confident and further their skills in motivational interviewing, particularly when working with clients who seem highly resistant to change. The workshop is being hosted and organized by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT/ACE). It will be held at Travelodge Hotel Toronto Airport, 925 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J8, This advanced workshop will build on the challenges that participants have experienced in implementing the introductory workshop motivational interviewing skills and will help participants become more attuned to picking up on client cues for change. The hands-on workshop includes additional practice and feedback opportunities to support the immediate integration of the new advanced tools within participants’ practice. This workshop is designed for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, dieticians and other health professionals who work one-on-one with clients, particularly with clients who seem resistant to change. The event would also be suitable for second year Master’s students in health professional programs (who have already completed fieldwork placements). Participants must have completed the Level 1, Introductory MI workshop training with The Monarch System Inc (or that workshop equivalent). For full information about this workshop, including registration details, please visit the CAOT/ACE Professional Development site ~ scroll down to "Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Professionals, Presented by Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow" and select the appropriate venue and date. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

  • 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