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Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Live-Online – November 2024

Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Live-Online – November 2024

Jennifer Irwin and Don Morrow
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This course is designed to be attended live-online during the specific dates and times listed. The virtual, zoom format has proven very effective in harnessing the benefits of group discussions, timely feedback, skills’ practicing in smaller groups, and an overall collaborative environment.

Note to Potential Participants: This is a hands-on or experiential course with lots of work in interviewing dyads followed by discussions and integrations into your professional practices.

Course Description:

This introductory 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 you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients 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 you different ways to use such elements as presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Incorporate a repertoire of motivational skills into their professional toolbox.
  • Build motivation and commitment with their clients
  • Collaborate with more engaged patients to design a working partnership for both shifting and managing their behaviours
  • Work with people’s apparent resistance toward improved motivation re specific goals
  • Reduce professional burnout by learning to incorporate motivational interviewing skills into their work
  • Facilitate people’s real and authentic commitment to making important, short- and especially long-term behaviour changes

        Audience: Open to all healthcare and wellness professionals.

        Prerequisites: None

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        MI November 2024


        Date/Time: November 21 & 28, 2024, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm ET (Toronto). Please convert to your local time zone.

        Delivery Format

        This course is designed to be attended live during the specific dates and times listed. By attending live, you’ll be able to harness the benefits of live discussions, timely feedback, and a collaborative environment.


        Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow

        Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow both are award-winning teachers, certified professional coaches trained and accredited with both the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation, and experienced, competent Motivational Interviewing (MI) workshop Facilitators. Both of them are also university professors, widely published authors, and proficient presenters to groups varying from small workshops to very large groups (up to 1200). Dr. Irwin is a health behaviourist and Dr. Morrow holds his Ph.D. in the health sciences and together, they bring over 40 years of combined, professional experience to their work. They co-lead a pioneering MI-related and evidence-based research program that specializes in healthy body weight promotion and obesity reduction and prevention among youth and adults and smoking cessation among young adults. As co-owners of The Monarch SystemTM Inc., our mission is to be change agent partners with health professionals who strive to motivate their clients toward sustainable behaviour choices and actions.

        For more information about The Monarch System Inc., please visit