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Domain 1: Leading Well Through Authenticity, Autonomy, and Awareness

Leading Well Through
Authenticity, Autonomy, and Awareness

Course Description
No matter your role or your work setting, cultivating authentic relationships and understanding your professional scope of practice are foundational to being a “well” leader. Through the information, activities, and resources provided in this course, you will develop authentic, autonomy-supportive, and collaborative approaches that support positive change.
Competencies & Learning Objectives
This course supports the following competencies within the “Authenticity & Self-awareness" domain of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model:
    • Establish authentic and autonomy-supportive relationships.
    • Recognize your own limitations in wellness promotion and refer individuals to other professionals when appropriate to support their wellness goals.

Following his course, you will be able to:
    • Explain how encouraging self-reflection helps create an autonomy-supportive climate to build relationships upon.
    • List key considerations for building rapport and connection for authentic relationships.
    • Define professional scope of practice.
    • List professionals that can support an interdisciplinary approach to wellness promotion.
    • Describe the principles and benefits of interprofessional collaboration in wellness practices.
    • Determine circumstances when individuals should be referred to or co-managed with other professionals.
Content Developer: Betsy Barrett, PhD, CWP
Guiding and supporting learners holistically has been front and center throughout Betsy’s 30-year career in higher education. She earned her BA in Physical Education from the College of Wooster, MS in Exercise Science from Miami University, and PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. Her expertise ranges from exercise physiology, health behavior change, coaching, and nutrition to lifestyle medicine and healthcare. She has developed and taught multiple courses in the health and wellness field in both traditional settings and online. Most of her teaching has been with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the UW Extended Campus, and more recently, Saybrook University. She also serves as a facilitator for the National Wellness Institute’s Worksite Wellness Specialist Certificate course.

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