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Inclusive Practices to Influence Healthy Behaviors and Address Barriers

Inclusive Practices to Influence
Healthy Behaviors and Address Barriers

Course Description
Are you equipped with change-agent strategies to enhance multi-level, multicultural wellness practices for individuals and organizations? During this course, you’ll obtain tools and techniques to enhance inclusive practices when working to address barriers for behavior change, including motivational interviewing, active listening, goal setting, and more. Increase your competence for developing effective practices to engage and cultivate change among multicultural individuals and groups.

This course is one of nine eLearning courses intentionally designed to support competency-building in the five domains of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. Specifically, this is the second of two courses that support the model's “Inclusive & Responsive Practices" domain. The model serves as the standard for the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification.
Competencies and Learning Objectives
This course supports the following wellness promotion competencies:
    • Work to uncover individuals' strengths, concerns, and values using a person-centered approach to inquiry that includes active listening to help set appropriate wellness goals and strategies.
    • Assist individuals in identifying barriers or resistance to change that are interrupting their ability to integrate wellness-promoting behaviors into their lives.
    • Adapt wellness strategies to fit individual, geographical and cultural needs, acknowledging that there are no universally correct models or processes.
See "Getting Started" below for the full list of learning objectives for this course.
Registration Info
This Course Only: $195
4-week access ("Get Started" below)

Two-course Domain Package: $365

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Or, save $300 with our 9-course bundle!
Improve your competencies in all five domains of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. Learn more.

Who Should Attend?
This course is intentionally designed for individuals seeking professional development in the "Inclusive & Responsive Practices" domain of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. It is applicable to those working as individual practitioners as well as professionals who promote wellness within organizations and communities.
Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
This course is eligible for 3 CECs and pre-approved for: NWI CWP (Category 1), ACSM, CHES/MCHES (Category I CC), HRCI, NBC-HWC, SHRM-CP, & SHRM-SCP. View NWI's CEC Info page for more details.
Course Requirements
This self-paced interactive eLearning course must be completed within four weeks of registering. Within the course, you’ll find knowledge checks or activities to enhance your learning as well as a variety of tools and resources you can apply in your work.

Time to complete the course varies by learner, but we suggest planning for a total of three to five hours to complete all the learning elements, including any application activities and self-reflections. You must complete the full online course and submit the course evaluation to earn your certificate indicating the number of continuing education credits earned.
Content Developer: Shannon DuPree, DHSc, CWP
Dr. Shannon DuPree is an accomplished leader, public health practitioner, and student affairs administrator with vast experience in health and wellness. In addition, she is a skilled course and programmatic developer with significant experience in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A strong advocate for historically marginalized communities, Shannon has expertise in health equity, policy advocacy, and addressing health disparities. She is an active member of numerous advisory boards and coalitions, including Building Healthy Academic Communities, the American College Health Association, NIRSA, and the American Public Health Association. Shannon has a bachelor's degree in public health education, a master's degree in public administration, and a doctorate in health science. She is a certified health education specialist, mental health first aid instructor, certified wellness practitioner, intercultural development inventory qualified administrator, and certified health and wellness coach.

This course was developed through a collaboration between
National Wellness Institute and Butler's Division of Professional Studies.