Upcoming Events

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Occupational Therapy Students ~ 23 March 2019 ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm, Elborn College

    23rd Mar 2019 9:00:am – 23rd Mar 2019 4:00:pm

    Elborn College

    Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Health Practitioners offered by The Monarch System Inc. is a full‐day interactive workshop in which OT students learn and practice communication tools for effective health‐related behaviour change related to their current and future professional endeavours.The Monarch System™ is an evidence-based health behaviour change approach that combines a unique blend of processes adapted from motivational interviewing (MI), coaching, and related behaviour change theories and techniques. The workshop begins with an introduction to motivational interviewing and coaching as an applied model for health promotion and health behaviour change. We introduce the specifics of the client‐centred, MI model, and inform participants about how the day will unfold. We demonstrate in order to teach the tools/skills, and students start working with the tools throughout the workshop. We have a variety of break‐out sessions during which you partner‐up and practice the tools with each other, and we provide feedback/assistance as you are practicing the tools. It is important to note that learning to use MI skills necessitates using real-life examples in the break-out sessions; that is, you learn the tools using real issues relevant to your lives – with complete choice of what you choose to share – and then we work on integrating those skills into your professional repertoire. The workshop is closed to Western University students in Occupational Therapy. Registration is via Eventbrite - click here to register; you will need the password available from the class member who organized the day. For more information about The Monarch system, workshop content etc, click here.

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop for the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry / Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique (CAPD/ACDP) ~ 19 September 2019, Ottawa Ontario

    19th Sep 2019 9:00:am – 19th Sep 2019 4:00:pm

    Delta Ottawa City Centre

    This introductory full day session designed for dental health professionals associated with the CAPD/ACDP, the "National Voice Of Pediatric Dentistry in Canada" provides a meaningful overview of MI using the Monarch System’s unique approach. Our method integrates MI with other impactful behaviour change practices 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 patients in day-to-day practices. Dental oral health practitioners 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, change talk, and tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, all in service of your patients’ health-related behaviours in lifelong care. For more details on the workshop and the Monarch System's experience in working with dental professionals, please see our Workshop Flyer here.The 9:00 am to 4:00 pm event is a pre-scientific conference session that will be held at The Delta Ottawa City Centre and is hosted by and restricted to members of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry / Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique. For more information and/or to register, please visit the CAPD/ACDP website; registration for the workshop begins in late January 2019.