Level 4 – Program Consultant

Online Certifications include a FREE optional one-on-one professional coaching session with Larry Chapman, founder and presenter of WellCert, and one free year of our WellCert Membership.

Wellness leaders who complete level 4, Certified Wellness Program Consultant will have a comprehensive understanding of wellness topics. Level 4 is intended for individuals who serve a diverse set of organizations, customizing wellness program best practices to a range of unique needs. Building on the previous three levels, Level 4 shifts the focus to vision and strategic issues in wellness, as well as deeper coverage of executive influence and the skills to operate across organizations.

Levels 3 & 4 are designed to provide wellness thought leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to lead their wellness teams into Results-Driven Wellness.

37: Building a disability management program in your organization: This skill covers how to examine the various types of leave and how they inform an integrated approach to disability management. We also cover wellness-oriented leave policies, and how to evaluate integrated disability management.

38: Conducting a health plan claims analysis: This skill prepares the participant to know what to request of claims payers, the implications of the data, the normative expectations, analytic pitfalls, presentation tips and progressive ways of using the claims data to improve the wellness program.

39: Creating a wellness-oriented work culture: We take a long-term perspective on cultural norms and the best strategies for modifying them over time in this skill. We cover the organizational requirements for changing cultural norms for wellness decision-making and behavior.

40: Using positive psychology in wellness programming: This skill provides grounding in the conceptual and science base for positive psychology and how to integrate these concepts into your employee wellness program and organization.

41: Understanding the relationship between health risks and health costs: This skill familiarizes participants with the historical evidence, methodological options, and consensus positions in the scientific literature. We also focus on how to use this data to influence stakeholders.

42: Facilitating a wellness planning process for large organizations: This skill provides to participants a step-by-step approach to facilitating wellness program design teams and how to develop consensus on how to move forward.

43: Building “C-suite” relationships for wellness: This skill covers more techniques to develop solid relationships with executive leaders in your organization. We cover strategies for providing education on wellness topics to senior leaders to build credibility and influence.

44: Building a long-term vision for wellness: This skill covers how to envision and analyze likely program outcomes and scenarios, and use forecasting techniques to help predict outcomes. We also make recommendations on how to using staff and volunteer retreats to develop a future vision for wellness.

45: Integrating work-life balance into wellness programming: In this skill, we cover work-life balance programming, and how a vision for how to integrate work-life balance into existing wellness programming and organizational values.

46: Estimating budget requirements for complex employee wellness programs: This skill provides participants with practical methods for budgeting and for estimating the financial needs of large and complex wellness programs. We also cover strategies for presenting the financial needs for wellness in the most favorable organizational light.

47: Insuring your wellness program produces behavior change: This skill operationalizes the AMSO framework to assure wellness program produces long-term behavior change. We highlight techniques and tools for applying the AMSO framework and provide a step-by-step approach.

48: Improving your personal effectiveness as a wellness consultant: This skill provides participants with a philosophy for consulting, a look at helpful personal attributes, practical preparatory steps, tips for effectiveness, business principles. We also cover ways to marketing wellness consulting services and build a robust practice.

The online certification program begins with registration on our website and purchase of the WellCertsm Program Course. There may be a short delay while the credit card purchase is cleared. Each registrant receives the following:

  • A hard copy of the 220+ page Course Workbook and a cover letter will be Fed Exed within 2-5 business days.
  • Immediate access to the online Course and the Orientation Module for downloading important attachments:
    • Course Workbook
    • CaseBook
    • Course Evaluation Survey
  • Immediate 24/7 access to the additional twelve (12) online modules that provide the bulk of the technical content of the program.
  • A quiz is provided at the end of each of the thirteen (13) modules.
  • A 20 -30 minute exit interview telephone call to discuss the CaseBook and job/career issues.
  • A congratulatory email and the eCertificate will then be mailed to the successful participant.
  • Each WellCertsm graduate will then begin receiving an email with articles, information and monographs every two weeks thereafter called the WellCert Connections.

The certification process begins with a review of the Orientation Module that provides a briefing on the process and content of the course. A paper copy of the Course Workbook is Fed Exed to each participant and the expectation is that the participant will complete all thirteen (13) online modules within a twelve (12) month period along with the other two major course requirements, the CaseBook and the Course Evaluation Survey.

A planned exit interview conference call with the WellCertsm Master Instructor is then scheduled. Once the CaseBook and Course Evaluation Survey have been discussed, the successful applicant will receive an email along with a PDF copy of the certificate of certification suitable for framing. The date of the Certificate will be used to determine the timing of the individual’s recertification requirement.

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  1. Module #01 – Understanding the Consulting Role

  2. Module #02 - Disability Management Approach

  3. Module #03 - Performing a Health Plan Claims Analysis

  4. Module #04 - Creating a Wellness-Oriented Work Culture

  5. Module #05 - Utilizing Positive Psychology

  6. Module #06 - Relationship Between Health Risks and Health Costs

  7. Module #07 - Conduct a Wellness Program Design Process

  8. Module #08 - How to Work with the "C-Suite"

  9. Module #09 - Future Vision for Your Wellness Program

  10. Module #10 - Work/Life Balance Perspective to Your Wellness Program

  11. Module #11 - Budget requirements for employee wellness programs

  12. Module #12 - Your Wellness Program Produces Behavior Change

  13. Module #13 - Improving your consulting skills