Monarch System Level 1 Workshop on Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Bariatric Centre of Excellence Health Professionals ~ 30 March 2021 [via Zoom]

This introductory, 1-day virtual-format (Zoom platform) course provides 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 the team to acquire applied techniques to use with patients 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 members different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective and focused listening, readiness to change assessment, evoking change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your patients’ needs for long-term goal setting and commitment to change. The workshop is being sponsored by the Bariatric Centre of Excellence, a division of Providence Unity Health Toronto, Ontario. The event is restricted to the Bariatric Centre of Excellence staff of healthcare professionals. While obviously not as personal as face-to-face workshop contact and interaction, the Zoom-based, virtual 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. If you would like more information about The Monarch System, please visit our website at