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Making Work More Meaningful: IDM Best Practices Workshop for Consultants, Trainers & In-House Coaches

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Victoria College (University of Toronto), 91 Charles Street West, (approximately opposite ROM)

The Interactive Domain Model (IDM) is a comprehensive best practices approach for better health which emphasizes consistency between practice and a range of factors including values, evidence, theories, and understanding of the environment. Sensitive to local context, it has been used successfully in a number of different settings, for example for planning and evaluation, team building, and building capacities and supports.

Workshop participants will learn how to apply the IDM in real life situations.  The workshop will include the following components:

  • introduction to the IDM
  • applying the IDM, including assets to draw on and challenges to address
  • using the IDM with other tools for ongoing evaluation and reflection to ensure continuous improvement and the integration of learning into practice

Rishia Burke and Barbara Kahan, who have been developing and using best practices approaches for over 10 years, will lead the workshop.  Dr. Ralph DiClemente, professor at Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) will provide an overview of "Change for the Better: What Can I Do? Front-line contributions to health promotion theory and evidence." Five other resource people with active on the ground best practices experience, working in a variety of health-related areas, will be on hand to assist: Catherine MacPherson, Senior Product Manager, Ceridian Lifeworks; David Groulx, Public Health Nurse, Sudbury & District Health Unit; Debbie Bang, Integrated Manager (Consumer Health Information Service, Womankind Addiction Service, Men's Withdrawal Management Centre), St. Joseph's Healthcare; Dilys Haughton, Senior Director, Client Services, Central West Community Care Access Centre; Hélène Roussel, Health Promotion Consultant, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse.

What will you get if you come?

  • Resources related to the IDM
  • A resource on using evidence in your practice
  • The opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives on best practices and share yours
  • A free lunch!

Send all registrations to Kate Thorpe: email or call 416-978-2182.  The deadline for registration is Friday, February 29, 2008.  The workshop is free, but space is limited to 20 people.