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Health Care Professionals Training and Mentorship Opportunities

A. Choices and Changes (4.5 hours): Motivating Healthy Behaviors Workshop

(Developed by the institute for healthcare communication)

Health care professionals will:

  • Review patient engagement skills that develop rapport and promote adherence to the treatment plan
  • Learn how to assess patient readiness to make changes and intervene appropriately
  • Receive a certificate  and Mainpro-M1 credits from the college of Family Physicians

B. Brief Action Planning workshop (7.5 hours)

(Developed by the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation; strongly recommended completing Choices and Changes prior registering for BAP)

Health care professionals will:

  • Learn an efficient model to facilitate patient goal setting and action planning that can be completed within 5-10 minutes.
  • Participate in at least 1 practice call with a skilled facilitator after the workshop in order to receive a certificate

C. New! Empathy Effect workshop (4.5 hours): Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes

(Developed by the institute for healthcare Communication)

Health care professionals will:

  • Identify the elements of the IN GEAR model for empathy conveyance
  • Identify two internal or external  cues associated with interactions that invite judgment
  • Name at least one counter cue to shift from a view of judgment to one of understanding

Mentorship: Professional development workshops

Once initial training is complete, health care professionals have opportunities to participate in the following mentorship training:

  • Trauma-informed care
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cultural competency
  • Mental health  first aid
  • Bridges out of poverty and more

For more information about health care professionals training registration or if you would like us to organize a workshop for your staff please contact

Constantin Mugenga (Self-Management of Southeastern Ontario)

P: 613.542.2949 x1180    Email: or visit our Website:  Twitter:    Facebook: