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Markham - Practice Building: Convince, Convey & Connect

Whether you are marketing your business, giving powerful presentations, networking with other healthcare professionals, or persuading patients to follow exercises and become engaged in their own care, you need effective communications for a thriving practice.

This fast-paced, interactive workshop will cover public speaking, networking, negotiations, presentation skills and more. We will explore practical examples related to health care and practice these new skills with interactive exercises drawn from Dale Carnegie Principles.

Workshop attendees will receive course materials and resources package, framed Certificate of Completion and three CE structured credit hours.


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Pricing CategoryEarly Bird* (Ends April 24)Regular*
OCA Member$129$159
OCA 2016 Graduate / Student Member$99$129

*Plus HST

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  (Breakfast provided upon arrival at 8:30 am); 3 CE hours
Location: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 9005 Leslie St, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2
Meeting Room: Buttonville Room

Due to unexpected renovations in our original location, this workshop will now be held across the street at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites. We look forward to hosting you there.

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Parking Onsite: Complimentary

Instructor: Ivan Wanis Ruiz from Dale Carnegie Training

Ivan Wanis Ruiz has over 15 years of communication and public speaking experience. Originally trained at the Ministry of Attorney General’s Office of British Columbia in facilitation, he spent two years facilitating interactive workshops on racism and violence prevention. He is a distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Certified Dale Carnegie trainer in High Impact Presentations, a graduate of The Second City Improv and accomplished actor whose credits include Supernatural, Covert Affairs and Smallville to name a few. He has been a guest instructor at The University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business, The OISE School at University of Toronto and The Ted Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University.

Ivan has also put his public speaking skills to the test in a variety of environments from formal awards ceremonies (Latin Chamber of Commerce Awards) to specialty events like Salsa on St. Clair. Most recently, Ivan was the host for the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games torch relay & games, speaking and entertaining groups of thousands nightly.

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Refund/Cancellation Policy

In the event that you choose to cancel your registration, a full refund less $25 will be provided for cancellations received in writing by May 9, 2016. No refunds will be provided after May 9, 2016.