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"Inclusive & Responsive Practices" Competency Domain Package (2 courses)

NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Domain Course Package: Inclusive & Responsive Practices

The National Wellness Institute offers nine interactive online Wellness Promotion Competency Model Courses intentionally designed to support knowledge acquisition and skill-building in the five competency domains of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model. The two courses in this package are developed for individuals seeking professional development in the model's third competency domain: "Inclusive & Responsive Practices."
About the Courses
  • Course #1: Establishing Equitable Approaches for Inclusive Wellness Practices
    Gain knowledge and skills to promote inclusive, multidimensional wellness, including strategies for enhancing emotional intelligence and cultural humility to minimize the effects of bias. You will engage in interactive learning to increase competence around social determinants of health, health equity, bias, and privilege to promote intentional multidimensional wellness approaches for individuals, groups, and communities.

  • Course #2: Inclusive Practices to Influence Healthy Behaviors and Address Barriers
    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.
Competencies and Learning Objectives
The courses support the following wellness promotion competencies:
    • Practice self-awareness and self-regulation to minimize the effects of personal biases in working with diverse individuals and groups.
    • Practice multicultural competence, recognizing the dynamics of oppression and privilege on an individual's lived experiences.
    • Demonstrate compassion, integrity, and respect for diverse individuals and groups, including but not limited to diversity in sex, age, culture, race, ethnicity, disabilities, body-size, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and gender identity.
    • 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.
Click on the course names at the bottom of the page to view their learning objectives.
Registration Info
Two-course Domain Package
6-week access: $365 ($25 savings)
+ + + + +

Single Course

4-week access: $195 each
Register for Course 1
Register for Course 2

Nine-course Bundle
24-week access: $1,455 ($300 savings!)
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Who Should Attend?
These courses are applicable to individual practitioners as well as anyone who promotes wellness within organizations or communities.

Discounts are available for educational institutions, associations, and organizations wishing to train a team or integrate courses into their curriculum. Contact our Professional Development team for details and rates.
Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
Each 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. You must complete the full lesson and submit the Course Evaluation + CEC Request form for each course before your course access ends to earn your continuing education credit certificate.
Completing the Courses
For the best learning experience, we recommend completing the courses in the order listed. Within these self-paced interactive eLearning courses, 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 for each course to complete all the learning elements, including any application activities and self-reflections.
About the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model
The NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model encompasses a total of 27 competencies and is a ground-breaking resource to aid in curriculum development, recruitment and hiring, continuing professional development, and certification in the wellness field.

NWI intentionally designed nine eLearning courses to support competency-building in the five domains of this competency model: (1) Authenticity and Self-awareness; (2) Whole-person and Systems Approaches; (3) Inclusive and Responsive Practices; (4) Communication and Connection; and (5) Legal and Ethical Principles.

The model serves as the standard for the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification.
These courses were developed through a collaboration between
National Wellness Institute and Butler's Division of Professional Studies.