About WELCOA Training
As part of our mission, WELCOA is dedicated to providing a variety of training opportunities each year. Drawing from the latest science as well as best practices in the field, WELCOA offers dynamic and nationally recognized seminars, webinars, and certification opportunities that engage workplace wellness practitioners, business leaders, and health professionals all across the country.
Specifically, there are four ways to take advantage of WELCOA training opportunities.
Webinars — If you are interested in learning more about the art and science of creating results-oriented workplace wellness programs, you'll want to consider taking part in our annual Webinar series. In 2012, we are offering a variety of sessions addressing such topics as stress, operating plans, and the simple things employees can do to exercise on the clock. All sessions are free to WELCOA members. To learn more about the 2012 workplace wellness webinar series, simply visit this link.
Certifications — Each year WELCOA provides a national certification opportunity through Well Workplace University. This four-part certification webinar helps participants to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, deliver and evaluate a results-oriented worksite wellness program. Delivered in a dynamic and engaging format, Well Workplace University has been attended by hundreds of the best workplace health practitioners and business leaders in the country. This certification is available only to WELCOA members. To learn more about Well Workplace University and the accompanying certification, simply visit this link.
Consultation — In addition to webinars and certifications, you can also take advantage of WELCOA training by securing an individual consultation for your organization or group. Generally, WELCOA consultations are done telephonically utilizing state-of-the-art teleconferencing capabilities. Working together, WELCOA experts will help you solve your worksite wellness problems from the comfort of your office so that you can avoid expensive fees for meeting space, travel, and hotels. Occasionally, if the need arises, WELCOA will consider a more formal onsite consultation process, but this is relatively rare as most issues and challenges can be solved without face-to-face contact. To learn more about WELCOA consultations, simply visit this link.
Speaking — Another way to take advantage of WELCOA training expertise is by securing a speaker for your event or meeting. Over the course of the last ten years, WELCOA has provided dynamic and engaging speakers that have helped to make many events successful. WELCOA speakers have been featured from the podium by numerous national organizations including the Centers for Disease Prevention, the National Chamber of Commerce, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Education, and numerous state and regional business and health coalitions, state health departments, wellness councils, and chambers of commerce. To learn more about securing a WELCOA speaker for your event, simply visit this link.
Over the course of the past decade, WELCOA has had the unique opportunity to consult with hundreds of American businesses. From Fortune 500 companies, to hospitals, to small businesses, to educational institutions, WELCOA has helped these organizations to solve complex problems and achieve their workplace wellness objectives.
Consulting In The Early Days
Years ago, much of this consultation took place with great effort and expense. Securing airline tickets, booking hotel rooms, reserving meeting space, and shipping materials were part and parcel of the experience. Although effective, the process was time and labor intensive for everyone.
WELCOA Consulting Today
By utilizing state-of-the-art teleconferencing capabilities, WELCOA is today able to consult with organizations of all types throughout North America with relative ease and minimal expense. For example in recent months, WELCOA consultants have worked with organizations like BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, the New York City Department of Health, the University of Alabama, and the nationally-renowned Cooper Clinic seamlessly and effectively.
Consultation For A Variety Of Needs
WELCOA consultation can help by assisting you in the following areas:
- Strategic Planning and Visioning
- Increasing Participation
- Securing and Implementing Resources such as Personal Health Assessments, Incentive Campaigns, and Behavior Change Initiatives
- Developing Marketing and Communications Materials
- Implementing Wellness Policies
- Evaluating Outcomes and Determining Return-On-Investment
Securing WELCOA Consultation Services
Securing a WELCOA consultation for your organization is straightforward. For many organizations, one or two teleconference sessions are enough to resolve most issues. For more complex concerns, a more in-depth relationship will be established. In this circumstance, an initial call will be generated to assess the specific needs and the expertise and resources necessary to address the issue. After this initial call, a protocol will be established to keep the project moving forward. Again, by utilizing state-of-the-art teleconferencing technology, it is reasonable to assume that beneficial outcomes will be achieved.
Pricing for individual consultation for your organization will be assessed through a modest hourly rate—unless a more formal consulting relationship needs to be established. In this circumstance, an acceptable project fee will be agreed upon by both parties.
To find out more about WELCOA consultation or have someone contact you, simply complete this online form and a WELCOA representative will contact you within 48 hours.