Resilience & Thriving

The Secret Power of Stress

An increasing number of wellness practitioners are being asked to deliver training or coaching in the areas of resilience and thriving. To meet this need, the National Wellness Institute (NWI), in collaboration with Organizational Wellness Learning Systems (OWLS), is offering a facilitator certificate with evidence-informed tools and competency-based training. Participants will learn a new system that integrates NWI’s Six Dimensions of Wellness model with the concepts of stress, resilience, and thriving. The slide deck, facilitator notes, handouts, book, and other tools provided in the training can be used in their own workshops, training, and coaching activities.

Resilience & Thriving Facilitator Certificate

Gain the tools and resources to facilitate a training that helps employees, students, and clients build their personal coping and resilience-building skills.


Current NWI Member: $599
Non-NWI Member$649
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Sign up early. Space is limited to 20 participants per training.

Train Your Team!

Exclusive team trainings are available. Contact NWI for details.

Resilience is the process of bouncing back from adversity and continually learning and growing.

The Resilience & Thriving model has universal application, as thousands of individuals have been reached across diverse industries. This includes the military, small businesses, Native American populations, higher education, healthcare, and corporations. This course also aligns with the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model.

Resilience is about preparing for and learning from adversity. Most of life’s problems are not sudden and overt. They are small daily irritations, or triggers, that over time cause strain and exhaustion. Most adverse incidents that occur are proceeded by these triggers.

To earn a Certificate as a Resilience & Thriving Facilitator, and be able to offer the “Resilience & Thriving: The Secret Power of Stress” training to others, participants must successfully complete all elements of the facilitator certificate course and pass an online exam. Individuals who earn a facilitator certificate through NWI will be able to use the tools, resources, and techniques provided in the certificate course to train students, employees, and clients in various settings in the topic presented.

Participants earn 5 continuing education credits upon completion of all course elements and the online evaluation.

Online Course Content

  • Preview: A 30-minute video preview of core concepts and competencies related to the course sent to enrolled students at least two days prior to course start date
  • Required Zoom Session 1: A 3-hour facilitated online course that immerses participants in course content
  • Required Zoom Session 2: A 2-hour facilitated course to review course materials, logistics, fidelity, and evaluations
  • Office Hours (Optional): 1-hour of open office hours with Dr. Bennett via Zoom to ask questions and build community
  • Exam: A final exam is required for receipt of professional certificate and continuing education credit

About the Presenter

Joel Bennett, PhD, has authored over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as five books, including Raw Coping Power, Well-Being Champions, Time & Intimacy, Heart-Centered Leadership, and Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse.

Click here to read Dr. Bennett’s article, “The Opioid Epidemic, A Team-Based Approach to Prevention”, published in Workspan Magazine in January, 2018.

Questions about this course?

Email or call NWI at 715-342-2969.

Download Your Copy of the Organizational Wellness Inventory PDF

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