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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 a Certificate of Completion and three CE structured credit hours.

Learning Objectives

Become a Great Public Speaker:

  • Gain attention and create strong impressions
  • Persuade and engage your audience
  • Speak with confidence and authority
  • Answer questions effectively

Facilitate Understanding:

  • Communicate complex ideas simply
  • Create a lasting understanding
  • Use visual aids effectively

Gain Willing Cooperation:

  • Overcome barriers to authentic connections and strong relationships
  • Present your case effectively without high-pressure tactics
  • Convince others in a positive and cooperative manner

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Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  (Dinner provided upon arrival at 6 pm); 3 CE hours
Location: Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON
Meeting Room: Rideau Salon (3rd Floor)

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.

You can find out more about Ivan on his website:


Pricing CategoryEarly Bird* (Ends April 26)Regular*
OCA Member$79$99
OCA 2015 Graduate / Student Member$59$79
Non-OCA Member (Contact OCA for registration) 1-877-327-2273$129$149

*Plus HST

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.

Driving Directions

The Ottawa Marriott Hotel is located at 100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5R7. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa.

Phone: 1-613-238-1122
Toll free: 1-800-853-8463
Maps/Driving Directions


On-site parking, fee: 6 CAD hourly, 22 CAD daily

Valet parking, fee: 27 CAD daily

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