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"Communication & Connection" Competency Domain Package (2 courses)

NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Domain Course Package: Communication & Connection

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 fourth competency domain: "Communication & Connection."
About the Courses
  • Course #1: Communication and Collaboration Strategies for Enhanced Wellness Initiatives
    Learn innovative approaches to increase the effectiveness of wellness programs, practices, and initiatives through inclusive communication and collaboration. We will explore key methods for engaging a variety of stakeholders in strategic communication practices for enhanced connection and well-being. Discover how using the strengths of interdisciplinary teams, organizational development, and communities can lead to better outcomes.

  • Course #2: Using Data and Logic Models to Support Wellness Initiatives
    Improve your ability to effectively plan, implement, and communicate wellness initiatives for individuals, communities, and organizations. You will learn necessary data collection methods, how to develop a logic model, and ways to differentiate quantitative and qualitative data that are important factors in developing and evaluating initiatives. Key strategies for communicating program findings with relevant internal and external stakeholders will be explored to enhance connection and support for small and large-scale initiatives.
Competencies and Learning Objectives
The courses support the following wellness promotion competencies:
    • Recognize the influence of organizational development, leadership, and culture on individual wellness.
    • Articulate to key stakeholders the value of wellness for individuals and how it supports the organization's and/or community's mission, purpose, and strategic goals.
    • Establish collaborative relationships and interdisciplinary teams to promote sustainable wellness practices that meet long-term individual, organizational, and/or community goals.
    • Use meaningful and inclusive communication methods and technologies to support, manage, and promote wellness initiatives.
    • Use quantitative and qualitative feedback to continually evaluate the quality and effectiveness of initiatives.
    • Use quantitative and qualitative data to communicate key findings to stakeholders.
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!)
Learn more.
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.