Upcoming Events

  • A Woman-Centred Approach to Tobacco Use, Cessation, and Pregnancy ~ Thursday 8 March 2018

    8th Mar 2018 8:30:am – 8th Mar 2018 12:30:pm

    The Monarch System Inc is a vendor-of-record for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and its affiliate, the Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC). This half-day (9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, registration at 8:30 AM) workshop is CCO/PTCC-supported and -funded; it is based on the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in Women’s Health’s Liberation! Helping Women Quit Smoking: A Brief Intervention Guide. Participants will learn how to prepare women for change within the larger context of their lives using the principles of women-centred care, trauma-informed practice, motivational interviewing, and smoking cessation best practices. You will learn how to begin a client-centred conversation about quitting smoking by preparing women for change within the larger context of their lives. You will be encouraged to engage in a combination of instructor-led and small group participatory learning activities to develop skills and confidence to support women through the process of quitting smoking. Workshop Presenter: Registration for the workshop is limited to 30 participants attending in person. The deadline for registration is March 1st, 2018. Please note only confirmed registrants are eligible to attend.The workshop will take place at the Windsor Regional Hospital (Metropolitan Campus) 1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON, N8W 1L9. For more information about this workshop, see the Promotional Flyer. To register, please contact Emily Briscoe at Kristine.esposti@tbdhu.com or 519-258-2146 ext. 3100

  • Monarch System Level 2 workshop focused on Advanced and Applied Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Ryerson University’s Health Nutrition Studens ~ 15 March 2018

    15th Mar 2018 8:30:am – 15th Mar 2018 3:30:pm

    This advanced workshop builds on the Monarch System's Introductory MI workshop. Specifically, this Level 2 workshop offering is designed to help students - and the preceptors who supervise these students - work with patients who seem highly resistant (or apparently highly resistant) to change. Many clients are trapped in a view that they cannot change their behaviours, and this workshop focuses on helping free clients from this experience, in service of fostering meaningful health-related behaviour changes. The event includes additional practice and feedback opportunities to support the immediate integration of the new advanced tools - particularly those related to shifting perspectives and more intensive listening and reflective skills - within participants’ practice and personal lives. For student registration click here and for preceptor registration click here. For more information, please conact Ms Megan Cowan, Practicum Coordinator, Ryerson School of Nutrition, 416-979-5000, ext 7072, email: megan.cowan@ryerson.ca

  • Monarch System Advanced or Level 2 Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Professionals ~ 22 March 2018

    22nd Mar 2018 9:00:am – 22nd Mar 2018 4:00:pm

    This Monarch System Level 2 or Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop for health professionals is being hosted by the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre and will take place at Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7H7, on Thursday 22 March 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Registration and a light breakfast will occur from 8:00 to 9:00 am. Our Level 2 workshop builds on the skills and processes learned in Level 1 or introductory MI workshops. Participants will learn to work with shifting clients' ambivalent beliefs and/or seemingly locked-in patterns of behaviour toward co-desired, health behaviour changes. We work with progressions in levels of listening, moving status quo talk toward change talk, and process interviewing or working with clients by meeting them wherever they might be in their behavioural practices. For more information and registration, please contact Erin Hodgson, Administrative Assistant, Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Phone: (519) 997-2823 ext. 331, email: ehodgson@wechc.org, Mailing Address:101-1361 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, Canada N8X 1J6.

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools 2-day Intensive Workshop ~ 11-12 April 2018

    11th Apr 2018 9:00:am – 12th Apr 2018 4:00:pm

    The Sudbury Child and Family Centre is partnering with The Monarch System to host Monarch's 2-day 'Intensive' introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Skills for all of the Centre's staff. This workshop provides a meaningful overview of MI using the Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. We will explore and help participants to acquire applied techniques to use with their clients in day-to-day practice. Participants will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier behaviours. We will teach different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and shifting perspectives in service of your clients’ health-related behaviours in acute and lifelong care. Numerous practice and feedback opportunities are integrated into the workshop to support the immediate integration of new tools within participants’ practice lives. Sudbury's Child and Family Centre is purposeful about creating paths for their young people to reach their full potential. We at the Monarch System are pleased to be working with a group whose guiding principles and values create an environment of trust that allows the agency's staff, their partners, and their clients to be their best selves. The 2-day workshop will take place at the Sudbury downtown site, 62 Frood Street, Sudbury; the event is closed to the agency's team and staff members. For more information about the agency, please contact Ms Alexandra Clement, Clinical Administrative Supervisor, Child and Family Centre, 319 Lasalle, Unit 4, phone: 705-525-1008, extension 2546, email: aclement@childandfamilycentre.on.ca  

  • Motivational Interviewing Monarch Workshop for Health Practitioners ~ Saturday 21 April 2018

    21st Apr 2018 8:30:am – 21st Apr 2018 4:00:pm

    This highly interactive Monarch workshop focuses on the acquisition of practical tools that can be used when health professionals work with clients/patients who want to manage a health-related problem and/or promote a health-related goal. A variety of break-out sessions offer participants the opportunity to practice working with these tools in pairs while receiving feedback/assistance from skilled facilitators. Participants will leave the workshop with additional skills to add to their professional "tool boxes", skills which can help them to assist clients in making positive health behavior change. Some of the specific tools/skills taught and practiced include: moving status talk to change talk; learning how to ask permission in order to engage with clients; helping to anchor behaviour change goals to clients' personal values; dropping assumptions in service of helping the client change behaviours; learning to ask powerful questions; moving with and through apparent client resistance; understanding and gauging client readiness; using ‘tangible’ agreements for helping to get clients motivated to following through on their desired behaviours; and helping people change their perspective in service of making better choices for themselves. These skills are taught such that health practitioners can apply them immediately within the context of their professional practices. Finally, the application of this model of MI to reduce practitioner burn-out is also discussed and explored. Each participant will receive a workshop folder with additional resources as well as a course completion certificate. Click on this link to view the Workshop Brochure. The workshop will take place at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre 591 Wellington Road, London, ON N6C 4R3 (click here for hotel information and directions). All health professionals are invited to attend. To find out more about the workshop and to take advantage of the early bird rate please go to this page for that information and/or to register. Please note that registration is limited in order to keep this workshop fully interactive with the facilitators and participants.

  • Monarch Level 1 MI workshop for Doctor of Pharmacy working professionals at Memorial University, Newfoundland ~ 1 Sept 2018

    1st Sep 2018 9:00:am – 1st Sep 2018 4:00:pm

    This is a Monarch System Inc Level 1, full-day Motivational Interviewing workshop offered as part of a three-day clinical skills course at Memorial University, St John's Newfoundland. Participants will be some 35 working professionals enrolled in Memorial's School of Pharmacy's new Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The workshop focuses on Motivational Interviewing processes, skills, and tools that might assist pharmacists in their patient/client communications in service of helping their patients make the behaviour changes that are important in their health-care edeavours. For more information, please contact Elaine Healey, M.Ed., PharmD Program Coordinator, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Room 1751, Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V6; T  709 777 8675 .