Module 1: Employer Wellness Program Development

This session provides a comprehensive overview and introduction on how to begin a corporate wellness program for companies of any size. This session will provide you with the basic elements of a successful wellness program, in addition to common terminologies and concepts. It will also discuss some general best practices. This session covers many of the core ideas that are found on the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist designation exam.

Module 2: Well-Being for the Multigenerational Workforce

With as many as five distinct generations in the workforce today, how do employers structure health and well-being programs to benefit the needs of all stakeholders? How do companies assess the needs of their employees and implement initiatives that improve workforce health while optimizing their business results? This session will review the most recent thinking on improving employee engagement in well-being initiatives and determine how (or if) these approaches differ based on the employee’s workforce generation.

Module 3: Dynamic Communications Critical toWellness Program Success

What does your wellness program say to your employees? Does it show a level of concern for their life satisfaction and happiness, or does it look like a corporate cost-saving strategy? Learn how your wellness program can use these same skillful psychology triggers that marketers use to inspire healthier behaviors in their population.

Module 4: Wellness at The Ohio State University:Evidence-Based Strategies That Work toImprove Population Health & ROI!

Learn evidence-based interventions to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors and optimize wellbeing. Dr. Melnyk explains how a multi-component program looks at the organization culture and brings all the groups together to have a successful program.

Module 5: How the DOL Is Raining on Macy’s Parade

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rules applicable to employer-sponsored wellness programs, including tax rules, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA, and the ADA. We will also highlight the proposed/final EEOC wellness program rules and compliance initiatives. We will endeavor to secure a panelist representative from the EEOC.

Module 6: Measurement and Evaluation

In this module, Susan Tufts from L.L. Bean shares insights on how measuring and utilizing data and can truly create a palpable shift in culture. Susan discusses how different departments have different challenges and why it’s important that executives and managers understand all the potential challenges in effectively rolling out a successful program that really drives behavior change.

Module 7: Stress and Resilience

This session will help you:
• Identify the various types of stress
• Understand the impact of stress on health and performance
• Understand the impact of stress in the workplace
• Understand the brain’s stress response

Module 8: Leveraging Technology to Build A Proven Health and Well-Being Initiative

This session will:
• Discuss how emerging technology is being used to drive engagement within wellness programs
• How do best utilize this tech to gather data, analyze and strategically engage a population to lower risk

Module 9: Workforce Preparedness

Mental health is a costly concern for employers. The Corporate Health & Wellness Association will be talking to leading employers like PepsiCo, L.L. Bean, and Delta Air Lines about how they are creating strategies that not help both their employees and their bottom line. This innovative module has three amazing sessions that will give students key takeaways for making their programs better.

What they think?

“I have been involved in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and have seen the growth and evolution of corporate wellness programs. After exploring the curriculum for the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® and attending the annual conference I realized how much there is to learn and how valuable this program is for anyone supporting corporate wellness programs. The course provided insight into the ever changing legal and regulatory environment in addition to providing me with an opportunity to meet and network with leaders in the industry.”

Daphne Bascom

“I have decided to make the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® a job requirement for our Business Development Managers”

Jeff Thoms

“After diving into the curriculum for the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist®, I realized how valuable the program is to anyone in a corporate wellness position. Best practices, legal issues, population health, standards and learning about how top programs have structured their wellness programs was invaluable to me!”

Carrie Kass

“The realm of Healthy Wellbeing and Wellness is ever changing and by going through the CCWS program and obtaining certification it has given me the knowledge and additional expertise to take our internal and external programming to the next level. Healthy Wellbeing is not a “one size fits all” and obtaining certification has provided our organization and myself a skill set and “brand-ability” to assist our employee’s and the community we serve to be the best form of “you” they can be”

Stefanie Knisley

“It’s important to me to have the opportunity to obtain my Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® because it put me in a good light with my peers and the marketplace. It also adds to the credentials of the individuals at our organization, so when we go into the boardroom of prospective clients, they understand that we know what we’re talking about.”

Alison Sugg

“I have a strong passion to learn and a desire to help people whenever possible. This certification provides me with a sense of accomplishment in my pursuit to be a lifelong learner and a feeling of confidence to design a wellness program that can improve the well-being of others.”

Eleni Levins

“Health and Wellness has always been a big part of who I am in both my personal life and wellness focused career. Taking the CCWS® course has provided me not only security and ability to grow in my personal life and career, but the knowledge and confidence needed to assist my organization and its employees in our mission of overall well-being for ourselves and the communities we serve. I look forward to continued growth through Corporate Health and Wellness Association in the ever changing world of wellness.”

Dawn Gillispie

“I made a presentation yesterday to a large corporation. When I told them that I was a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® they said, ‘We want to do business with you because you know what you’re talking about’.”

Alex Hixon

“I highly recommend the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® Course to anyone and everyone involved in corporate health and wellness, from Exercise Physiologists to Personal Trainers to HR management. The course videos are robust with information, as is the ‘Engaging Wellness’ book and course summary workbook. The exam is certainly not easy, but the course and the book will prepare you appropriately.”

Jennifer White

“In the ever growing, ever developing field of corporate wellness it’s important to stay relevant, knowledgeable and credible, which is what the CCWS® has done for me. Being recognized with the CCWS® qualification ensures I’m on top of best practices and understand customized wellness programs, which further provides confidence to fulfill my responsibilities and support our employees on their path to overall well-being.”

Katy Keene

“I decided to pursue my CCWS certification after several years of assisting with our wellness program and I decided it was time to take ownership of the program and move into more of a leadership position. The certification allows others to see how personally invested I am in this role and dedicated to bringing them the most current information in the field of wellness.”

Bailey Duke

“I was very excited for the opportunity to go through the CCWS online certification. I have other wellness certifications and I think there is always more to learn, because things are always changing. It was valuable to hear real examples from others in the field on what they are doing, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and being able to apply key takeaways to your own programs.”

Missy Jenson

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