Outstanding Training

The Wellness Council of Indiana’s outstanding training opportunities prepare employees and employers to tackle workplace wellness in a proactive, practical and cost-effective way. Take advantage of our various seminars to combat the ever-growing cost of healthcare in your organization.

As one of the oldest and largest worksite wellness certification programs with more than 3,000 people trained, the WellCert Program, offered through the Chapman Institute, is a skill-based, practical opportunity to learn how to design and implement “best practice” wellness programs. The Wellness Council of Indiana is proud to offer to our employer community the opportunity to acquire one of the most coveted designations in the worksite wellness field.

Training Program: Process Improvement Strategies for Workplace Wellness

Join Executive Director, Chuck Gillespie, for a one day training seminar to refocus your workplaces wellness strategies on meaningful and manageable improvements. Learn best practices, discuss with your colleagues your obstacles for success, gather insight about how to take your initiative to the next level, and leave the session with a plan of action for the year:

  • How is your workplace wellness initiative evolving?
  • What are you doing to improve your operational effectiveness?

Student Scholarship

Awarded annually to two students in Indiana, each winner will receive $1,000 to support their higher education journey in the fields of wellness and health promotion.

Professional Development Scholarship

This annual award offers financial assistance to full time employees seeking to grow their knowledge and education in the area of workplace wellness.

Upcoming Training Events


Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wellness Council of Indiana members receive a registration discount! Please contact Christina Stafford at [email protected] or 317-264-2165 to receive your registration discount code!


Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.