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Change Agent Certificate Course

Change Agent Certificate Course

Course Description
Positively influencing others, and quickly bringing about beneficial change that is long-lasting, is a life skill that is necessary for many situations. In the well-being field, it’s important for real success to know how to help people practice the healthy habits we promote, not just talk about them. If you have struggled to get people to act, either at work or at home, this certificate course will show you the way.

The self-paced Change Agent course, offered in collaboration with Virtuositeam, is an in-depth voyage of discovery of the influence tools and techniques that support behavior change and engagement. It highlights evidence-informed influence methods through four Contexts: Spaces, the Self, Systems, and Social.

The course is designed to help you understand how to sustain good behaviors to evolve them into positive habits, crowd out habits that are harmful, and become a “spark plug” for clients and colleagues (and friends and family, too). It is built on over 10 years of research by Virtuositeam into how and why human beings reliably change behavior, and founded on their BRATLAB behavior change framework.
Learning Objectives
Following this course, you will be able to:
    • Explain the art and science of influence and how it plays out in our daily lives.
    • Describe how influence can be used to support the adoption of healthy behaviors or detract from pursuit of unhealthy behaviors.
    • Utilize specific tools and techniques that have been proven to be successful in promoting change.
    • Recognize your role as a catalyst for positive change in the groups with whom you interact.
    • Create a higher level of engagement in the businesses or communities you operate or the team you lead.
    • Be a more effective change leader.
Registration Info
6-week Online Access
Member Rate: $375
Guest: $425 (Join to save)

More Savings for Groups!
Team of 3-9: $50 off/person
Team of 10+: $75 off/person
Contact NWI for details.

Who Should Attend?
If you are looking to apply your skills to a population whose wellness-related behaviors you’d like to improve, this course is for you. You could be in HR, heading up wellness, delivering wellness products and services into a corporate client base, or leading a community-wide wellness initiative. This training is also ideal for teams!
Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
This course is eligible for 5 CECs and pre-approved for: NWI CWP (Category 1), ACSM, CHES/MCHES (Category I CC), HRCI, SHRM-CP, & SHRM-SCP.  View NWI's CEC Info page for more details.
Content Format / Schedule
This program is self-paced and practical, and you have up to six weeks to complete the course. There are many activities to undertake during the learning and you will benefit most by putting the tools and techniques into action right away.

The course is completed entirely online, but having a dedicated notebook for learning activities and self-reflection is highly encouraged. Additionally, you should be prepared to to undertake practical exercises with a “buddy.”

Within six weeks of registering for the course, all modules must be completed, all materials downloaded, and your Evaluation + CEC Request Form submitted to earn your Change Agent Certificate and your continuing education credits.

Modules should be completed in the following order:
    • Course Introduction
    • "Habit Prescriptions"
    • Module 1: “The Influence of Spaces”
    • Module 2: “The Influence of the Self”
    • Module 3: “The Influence of Systems”
    • Module 4: “The Influence of Social”
    • Course Wrap-up
    • Final Assessment
About Virtuositeam
Virtuositeam was founded by long-standing friends Colin Bullen and Hanlie van Wyk following the buyout of the Behavioral Research and Applied Technologies Laboratory (‘BRATLAB’) from Habits at Work. Through a combination of actuarial and behavioral psychology skills and experience, they offer a novel insight into the world of healthy habit adoption. Their mission is to help people live healthy, happier lives by working with the companies that employ them to create contexts that make healthy behavior the natural choice. Virtuositeam offers online training and assessments, as well as access to the BRATLAB research resources, backed up with face-to-face and virtual workshops, coaching, consulting and related services.