Workplace Champion Certification: Wellness & Resilience – starting 2/18/15

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  • Six Session Course (Every other Wednesday) beginning: 2/18, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22
  • Programs that are serious about wellness culture strategy know that champions are the face of wellness
  • Research on best practices suggests that comprehensive wellness requires trained wellness champions who engage others
  • Trained champions are more confident when provided a structured framework, expert guidance, and a community of support
  • Greater confidence leads to greater performance

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A collaboration between State of Wellness and Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems, Inc.   Research clearly demonstrates that we can’t create positive and lasting change in our workplaces alone.   Having a highly engaged team of wellness champions is a major factor in sustaining a positive and supporting work site culture. Even if you are only one champion in a work setting, it greatly helps to have ongoing professional development, support from subject matter experts, and competency development to improve your success.   This 6 week live webinar-based certification course provides a foundation for individuals who wish to be, or enhance their role as, wellness champions in their work site.

Who should participate?

  • Health Educators, Wellness managers
  • Employee assistance professionals, Psychologists
  • Nursing / Allied health professionals
  • Public Health Professionals, Dietitians
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Health and Wellness Coaches

This is intended as a universal and interdisciplinary course open to clients and staff of varied disciplines

Who is/ can be a “wellness champion”?

A wellness champion is anyone with a role to play in any of the following areas:

  • Facilitating the implementation of a wellness or prevention program;
  • Engaging participants in that program; and/or
  • Fostering cultural conditions that lead to improved health and well-being amongst staff and the worksite as a whole; and/or
  • They are seen as the key liaisons, real live touch-points, and boots on the ground for any comprehensive wellness initiative

Key Benefits:

  • Receive up to 22 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 12 CEUs for the core program + designation as a “Certified Wellness Champion”
  • 10 CEUs for completing a web-based self-paced training + designation as a “Certified Prevention Coach” (at no additional cost)

• Hard copies of 3 recently published books for your resource library ($70 value)

  • Access to an online community of champions for networking, discussion, access to a document library and other resources
  • First step towards becoming a certified wellness champion trainer (Certification training to be announced 2015)


The course is organized around three themes and there are six sessions that review core competencies that participants should embody to be effective.

  1. Wellness. The course focuses on wellness in various dimensions: physical, social, mental, and spiritual. Participants should place emphasis on their own personal well-being and be currently involved in or looking to build a wellness or well-being program.
  2. Resilience. The course also includes information on resilience or the ability to work with stress in the work setting. To be effective wellness programs must include a stress management component.
  3. Community of Practice. While the course is delivered being webinar, all participants are expected to participate, talk, share, and get involved. A community of practice is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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♦ MD Anderson ♦ Northwestern Energy ♦ Motion Infusion ♦American Council of Engineering Companies ♦ Real Balance Global Wellness Services ♦ HPCareer.Net/ ♦ OWLS – Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems


AGENDA: All Sessions are Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 PM (CST) Session/Date Topic/Speaker

  • February 11 Introductions: Your Personal Leadership Resource Overview, Champion Health, Readiness, and Ownership (Joel Bennett, Michaela Conley)
  • February 25 Workplace Foundations Infrastructure, Support, Planning (Lindsay Simone & Tabatha Elsberry)
  • March 11 Design & Employee Engagement Well Being, Culture & Intrinsic Motives (Laura Putnam)
  • March 25 Coaching Daily, Informal, Ongoing (Michael Arloski)
  • April 8 Communication and Culture  Touch Points, Peer Support, Climate (Sharon Soldano)
  • April 22 Conclusion and Accomplishments


To receive core CE, participants are required to

  • Participate live for each of the 6 presentations
  • Complete polls and participate in discussions
  • Complete an evaluation at the end of each session
  • Meet with a classmate (buddy or peer coach) to review a competency grid
  • Write a brief final report (750 word max) on how your personal competencies changed as a result of this course referencing any tool(s) you used from the 6 sessions or the additional tools provided


$799 (includes shipping and handling for three books)

Continuing EducationThis training is eligible for 12 continuing education credits for the following:

• Certified Health Education Specialist
• Master Certified Health Education Specialist
• Certified in Public Health
• American College of Sports Medicine
• Certified Diabetes Educators
• Registered Dietitians
• Human Resource Professionals
• Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) [pending]
• Psychologists (American Psychological Association)


Start in February 2015 — Wednesday afternoons: 4:00 – 6:00 pm Central Time (3:00 ET/5:00 PT)


The course will include six 2-hour webinar based sessions with participation (phone, polling, chatting) from participants; includes building a community of practice (access to an online community) and participants will buddy-up with another classmate to interact with outside of the structured class time.