Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is a way of working with caregivers toward achievement of goals for their children and families using their strengths and creativity to find enduring solutions. OPC has relevance when enablement of participation is the outcome of interest, be that in home, school or community settings, particularly when building the capacity of caregivers to self-manage situations is desired. OPC involves highly collaborative goal setting and performance analysis with caregivers. Using OPC’s process of Connection, Structure, and Sharing, the therapist assists clients/caregivers to build on their existing knowledge and resourcefulness. Information is shared between therapist and client/caregiver in ways that their competence is emphasised, readying them to strive towards their goals.


Participants will:

  1. Learn the basis of Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) with reference to other interventions which support the use of OPC
  2. Apply the three domains of OPC, session format, and therapeutic techniques used during OPC
  3. Identify how to effectively utilise coaching within their contexts. 

This is a blended learning course. Participants are expected to read the assigned pages in the OPC manual and reflect on their practice prior to attending the scheduled live online sessions with Fi. The online sessions will include interactive components (ex: role play, case studies and Q&A) to assist participants in integrating their knowledge and skills.

Participants will be mailed a copy of Occupational Performance Coaching Manual , Eds Graham, Kennedy-Behr, and Ziviani published by Routledge. Course notes will be emailed to participants about a week before May 25th 2022.

The Zoom link will be sent by email a few days prior to the workshop and participants will need internet access as well as a webcam and microphone.


Dr Fiona Graham (Fi)

Dr Fiona Graham

Dr Fiona Graham (Fi) is a Senior Lecturer in interprofessional rehabilitation at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Fiona has over 25 years’ experience working with children and families in public, private, health, and education sectors. OPC emerged from Fiona’s PhD studies at the University of Queenland examining the effectiveness of coaching parents of children facing occupational performance challenges.

Her current research interests include working with families and caregivers, therapists’ uptake of evidence-based practice, knowledge translation, and interprofessional practice. She travels internationally, speaking and teaching on the use of Occupational Performance Coaching across diverse settings.


May 25th 2022 1:30-4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time, Montreal, Quebec)
May 31st 2022 1:30-4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time, Montreal, Quebec)
June 9th 2022 1:30-4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time, Montreal, Quebec)
June 15th 2022 1:30-4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time, Montreal, Quebec)

10 hours of live online sessions (2,5 hours x 4 sessions). Sessions will not be recorded.

Cette formation se déroule en ANGLAIS (This workshop will be taught in English)

Approximately 1.5 hour of individual preparation prior to each session


Live online; Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the initial start date.


Early bird registration fee prior to April 25th 2022 – Extented to May 15, 2022: $400.00 CAD. 

Registration fee after May 15th, 2022: $450.00 CAD.

Fee includes OPC manual (Occupational Performance Coaching: A Manual for Practitioners and Researchers).

Postage fees outside of Canada: add $20.00 CAD

Upon payment, Paypal will immediately issue you a receipt.


Cancellations must be in writing and received prior to May 15th 2022. A $50.00 administration fee will be charged. No refunds after this date. Choose to Learn reserves the right to cancel the conference and will refund registration fees.


Caroline Hui, Occupational Therapist, 
Choose to Learn +1 (450) 242-2816, 


The registration is now complete. Please write a message to Caroline to add your name to the waiting/cancellation list. (info@choosetolearn.ca).