Upcoming Events

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop for Dietetic Diploma students at Brescia University College ~ 6 June 2019

    6th Jun 2019 9:00:am – 6th Jun 2019 4:00:pm

    Brescia University College

    This introductory, full day Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing (MI) session is designed for students in the Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training program at Brescia University College. The Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training is a one year professional, post-degree program for graduates with an honors degree in Foods and Nutrition within the last three years. This innovative Diploma is a comprehensive program that combines the rich learning experiences of academic courses with extensive practical training to prepare students for a career as a registered dietitian. The Monarch workshop provides a meaningful and hands-on, practical exposure to 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 students to acquire applied techniques to use with your patients in day-to-day practices. The dietetic diploma students 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 clients’ nutrition and other health-related choices and behaviours in lifelong care.The workshop is closed to students in the Diploma Program. For more information, contact Lesley Macaskill, Dietetic Training Coordinator, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Brescia University College, 1285 Western Road, London, ON N6G 1H2 Tel: 519.432.8353 ext. 28065, email: lmacaski@uwo.ca

  • Monarch System Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for PT Students at Western University ~ 15 June 2019

    15th Jun 2019 9:00:am – 15th Jun 2019 4:00:pm

    Elborn College

    Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for UWO Physical Therapy students is offered by The Monarch System Inc. It is a full‐day interactive workshop in which PT 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. During the workshop we focus on the acquisition of practical tools that can be used when working with clients/patients who want to manage a health‐related issue and/or promote a health‐related goal. 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 limited to PT students who can register here for the workshop. Note the registration site is password protected; the password can be obtained from Emily McNeil-Smith at emcneils@uwo.ca or from info@monarchsystem.com For more information about our workshops, please visit our website at www.monarchsystem.com Workshop location is Elborn College, 1201 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1H1, room #1534 (the Occupational Therapy lab).

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop for Memorial University PharmD Working Professionals Group ~ 8 September 2019, St John’s Newfoundland

    8th Sep 2019 9:00:am – 8th Sep 2019 4:00:pm

    Memorial University School of Pharmacy

    This is a full-day, Level 1 Monarch System motivational interviewing workshop for working pharmacists in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The PharmD for Working Professionals is an innovative and accessible part-time option for practicing pharmacists to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, with 3 or 4 year program duration options, while working. The program is intended for motivated and self-directed pharmacy professionals keen to achieve the Doctor of Pharmacy credential. The Monarch motivational interviewing workshop provides a meaningful and hands-on, practical exposure to 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 PharmD professionals to acquire applied techniques to use immediately with your clients in day-to-day encounters. Pharmacists will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier, changed behaviours. We will teach different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, acknowledgements, change talk, and tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, all in service of your clients’ health-related behaviours in lifelong care. The workshop is closed to MUN PharmD students. If you want more information on the PharmD program, please contact Tiffany Lee, Assistant Professor, Program Development Lead, PharmD for Working Professionals, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 300 Prince Phillip Drive, HSC, Room 1759A, St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6, Phone: 709 864 8980 Email: tfahey@mun.ca. For more details on the Monarch System's workshops, please visit our website.

  • Monarch Level 1 Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop for Memorial University Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy Program ~ 9 September 2019, St John’s, Newfoundland

    9th Sep 2019 9:00:am – 9th Sep 2019 12:00:pm

    Memorial University School of Pharmacy

    This is a half-day, Level 1 Monarch System motivational interviewing overview workshop for working Entry-to-Practice PharmD students at Memorial University (MUN) in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The MUN Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree is comprised of five years of study once admitted to the Pharmacy program plus completion of 10 specific prerequisite courses (30 credit hours) prior to admission. The Monarch motivational interviewing 3-hour 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. We will explore basic Motivational Interviewing concepts such as the use of open-ended questions, affirmations or acknowledgements, reflective listening at 3 levels, using summaries, advising with permission, and communicating from a place of empathy - all leading toward the effective use of MI in patient care. The workshop is closed to MUN PharmD Entry-to-Practice students. If you want more information on this PharmD program, please view the MUN School of Pharmacy site. For more details on the Monarch System's workshops, please visit our website.

  • Monarch Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Physical Therapists / Physiotherapist Alliance ~ 14 September 2019 ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm, Stratford, Ontario

    14th Sep 2019 9:00:am – 14th Sep 2019 4:00:pm

    The Bruce Hotel

    This is a full-day Monarch System motivational interviewing workshop for physical therapists and related staff who work in clinical practice in Stratford, and surrounding lociations in Ontario. The 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 participants to acquire applied techniques to use immediately with your patients in day-to-day practices. Physical theapist professionals will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to healthier, 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, all in service of your patients’ health-related behaviours in lifelong care. For more details on the workshop and the Monarch System's workshops, please visit the Monarch website. The event will be held at The Bruce Hotel, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford, and the workshop is closed to members of the Physiotherapy Alliance - contact Ms Jennifer Harwood at jenny@corsaut.ca for registration information.

  • 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 is now open.

  • Monarch Level 2, Advanced Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop for Health Professionals ~ 5 October 2019,London, Ontario

    5th Oct 2019 9:00:am – 5th Oct 2019 4:00:pm

    Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre

    This advanced workshop builds on basic Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills and processes and is a progressive follow-up to Monarch's Level 1, introductory workshop on motivational interviewing. Health professionals and students enrolled in health professional programs who are considering this workshop should have a basic exposure to motivational interviewing. The Monarch System’s Level 2 offering is designed specifically to help health practitioners work with patients/clients who seem to experience difficulty making health behaviour changes. Many clients are caught in a perspective that they cannot change their behaviours, and/or they are overwhelmed or stuck in routines and patterns that no longer serve them. This workshop focuses on helping clients move past these change-limiting experiences, in service of fostering meaningful, desired health-related behaviour changes. The workshop briefly will review basic MI concepts before learning and practicing advanced MI processes such as using complex reflections; how to move toward, recognize, and work with change talk; utilizing balance motivational interviewing; exploring and shifting perspectives; integrating resilience in client interviews; enhancing evocative questions; and establishing committed plans of action with clients. Click here to see a flyer for the workshop. The event will be held in the Royal Palm Room of the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Road South, London, Ontario. Please note that registration is limited in total number of participants (to enhance the learning process) and that there are two sets of workshop fees or rates, one for health professionals working full time and one for students enrolled full time in a post secondary institution. Registration for this event is now open - please click here to register. For more information about the workshop or The Monarch System, please visit our website here, or, contact us at dr.donmorrow@monarchsystem.com, telephone 519-657-7074.