Facilitator Certificate:
Resilience & Thriving



Resilience and ThrivingAn 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 6 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.


Earn Your Certificate as a Resilience & Thriving Facilitator and be able to offer the "Resilience & Thriving: The Secret Power of Stress" training to others.

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.

The information that follows details the program for "Resilience and Thriving: The Secret Power of Stress". We recommend that those who complete this training also go through our "Empowered Health Consciousness" training, as training for both areas reinforces the skills we can acquire for each, which supports ongoing learning, consciousness and a culture of learning and growing together.



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.

Health Consciousness enables us to be proactively empowered to recognize the triggers before they accumulate. Health consciousness helps us to be alert to our tolerance for the problems that arise in life, as well as when we “relapse” into unhealthy behaviors that may cause adversity, or in response to adverse circumstances. Having health consciousness skills enables us to create an environment that fosters resilience, making it far more likely that we’ll be resilient when difficulties arise.


Empowered Health Consciousness and Resilience work together to create a culture of awareness and learning in which people respond to adversity with resilience.


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.


Upcoming Trainings & Rates

Each training includes a preview video, 2 facilitated online sessions, and an online exam. Participants will receive 5 continuing education credits (CECs).

Sign up early: Space is limited to 20 participants per training for the online program.  Once full, you can register for placement on our waitlist to be notified if an opening becomes available. This course will be offered online quarterly. Join our email list to be notified of additional trainings as they are scheduled.


Registration Rates

"Elements of Thriving" Combo Rate
SAVE $175 when you register for both courses!

$1,023 for NWI members
$1,123 for non-members 

Single Facilitator Certificate Course Rate

$599 for NWI members
$649 for non-members


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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
  • Session 1: A 2.5-hour online live and interactive webinar that immerses participants in course content
  • Session 2: A 2-hour online live and interactive webinar review of course materials, logistics, fidelity, and evaluations
  • Exam: A final exam is required for receipt of professional certificate and continuing education credit


Continuing Education Credit

Participants will receive 5 continuing education credits (CECs) for successful completion of each Elements of Thriving Facilitator Certificate course. Proof of CECs earned will be emailed to participants who select their desired CEC type(s) on the post-course evaluation form. Click here for a list of pre-approved CEC providers.

An NWI Education Partnership

“Resilience & Thriving: The Secret Power of Stress” is offered collaboration with Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems (OWLS) and is part of our Elements of Thriving trainings.


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 nwi@nationalwellness.org or call NWI at 715-342-2969.

NWI Event Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. A charge of 10% of the registration fee will be made for cancellations received in writing (or e-mailed with confirmation received) more than 15 business days prior to the start of the event. A charge of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed for cancellations received 15 or less business days prior to the start of the event. If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact NWI.