What will NWI Emerging Wellness Professional awardee will be offered?
- Serving as Chair of the Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force
- FREE attendance to the National Wellness Conference, including paid flight, travel, and lunch the year the award is presented to them.
- A FREE individual annual NWI membership
Do I qualify for this award?
To qualify for this award, participants must:
- Have an undergraduate degree in a health and wellness related concentration
- Have an undergraduate degree (any concentration) AND a high-level certification in a wellness-related area (e.g. National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, etc.)
- 5 or less years of experience in the wellness industry in roles including (but not limited to):
- Human Resources: Workplace Wellness
- Health & Wellness Coordinator
- Health Promotion
- Public Health
- Higher Education (Instructor, Research, Program Director, etc.)
- Employee Wellness Coordinator
- Other relevant experience in the wellness industry
Deadline for the 2021 EWP Award Application: May 7, 2021
To be considered for this award, candidates must submit the following application materials:
- Submit a resume / CV
- Submit a nomination letter of recommendation, or client testimonial, including contact information
- Submit a professional statement describing why the nominee is an emerging professional and demonstrates the award criteria. The professional statement should be no more than 2 pages.
- Submit a professional statement that outlines innovative leadership on a project that impacts individual, interpersonal, organizational, or community wellness that describes:
- The wellness project goal
- Candidate’s role / contributions to leading the wellness project
- Project outcome, or projected outcome(s) based on what has been accomplished
- Submit a recording discussing what wellness means to the candidate and how they envision leading innovation in the wellness industry.
- The recording can be audio-only, or video and audio combined (video should be 60 seconds max)
- Provide any additional supplemental materials providing evidence of the candidate meeting the award criteria. Supplemental materials should be no more than 5 pages and can include (but is not limited to):
- Links to websites, LinkedIn page, podcasts, published work (books, research articles), conference presentations, etc.
- Commit to being on the task force for 1 year following the 2021 National Wellness Conference