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 Healthcare Professionals ~ 19 & 26 May 2022 [via Zoom]

    19th May 2022 6:00:pm – 19th May 2022 9:00:pm

    This introductory, two, half-day courses provide 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 this 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 sessions are 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time), respectively; this allows for reasonable access to the workshop across Canadian time zones. 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 ~ 27 November 2022 [via Zoom]

    27th Nov 2022 10:30:am – 27th Nov 2022 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 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 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.