Upcoming Events ~ NOTE: due to the COVID-19 pandemic uncertainty, some events may become virtual events

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing Workshop for the WECHC ~ 2 X half-days, 22 & 29 January 2021 [via Zoom]

    22nd Jan 2021 9:00:am – 22nd Jan 2021 12:30:pm

    This Monarch introductory-level Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop 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 professionals to acquire applied techniques to use with your patients/clients in day-to-day practices. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to client/patient changed 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, moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long-term goal setting and commitment to change. The workshop is sponsored by the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program of the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre and will be delivered virtually using Zoom format on two separate Fridays, the 22nd and 29th of January 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM both days. The workshop is open to all health professionals. Registration is now open and all information is available through this WECHC Monarch Level 1 2021 Flyer. For any other inquiries about registering, please contact the WECHC toll free at 1-888-259-3605. If you would like more information about The Monarch System, please visit our website at https://www.monarchsystem.com

  • Monarch Level 2, Advanced Motivational Interviewing Workshop for the WECHC ~ 2 X half-days, 26 Feb & 5 March 2021 [via Zoom]

    26th Feb 2021 9:00:am – 26th Feb 2021 12:30: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 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 seemingly are unable 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 focus is on perspective interviewing skills and techniques using a variety of hands-on, applied exercises and applications. The workshop is sponsored by the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program of the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre and will be delivered virtually using Zoom format on two separate Fridays, the 26th of February and the 5th of March 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM both days. As much as possible, 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. Participants MUST have completed The Monarch System Level 1 course or equivalent. Registration is now open and all information is available through this WECHC Monarch Level 2 2021 Flyer. For any other inquiries about registering, please contact the WECHC toll free at 1-888-259-3605. If you would like more information about The Monarch System, please visit our website at https://www.monarchsystem.com

  • Monarch Level 3 Motivational Interviewing Progressive Workshop for the WECHC ~ 2 X half-days, 7 & 14 May 2021 [via Zoom]

    7th May 2021 9:00:am – 7th May 2021 12:30:pm

    This Monarch Level 3 Progressive Workshop on Motivational Interviewing builds on the content and learnings from the Monarch System's Levels 1 and 2 workshops. Similar to the previous levels, the Level 3 Progressive training builds from the previous offerings and is both interactive and “hands-on” in teaching style and learning objectives. The workshop is sponsored by the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program of the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre and will be delivered virtually using Zoom format on two separate Fridays, the 7th and 14th of May 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM on both days. Each participant will be asked to submit some information of their use of MI and specifically, the issues that have arisen in using MI effectively to change health behaviour among your clients/patients; once registered, you will be contacted via email with some open-ended questions to complete and send back to us. In turn, we will use your feedback to help build a workshop specifically designed to meet your needs in continuting to use MI in service of your patients'/clients' behaviour change needs. While the Zoom format is not ideal, it does offer enough flexibility to do small-size (2-3 persons) group work. And, with a limited number of participants, we are able to spend more time with you working on MI skills.Participants MUST have completed The Monarch System Level 1 AND 2 course trainings or equivalent. Registration is now open and all information is available through this WECHC Monarch Level 3 Flyer. For any other inquiries about registering, please contact the WECHC toll free at 1-888-259-3605. If you would like more information about The Monarch System, please visit our website at https://www.monarchsystem.com