Customizable Training Modules

Our trainings are arranged into Level 1 offerings and Level 2 offerings. Level 1 trainings require no prerequisite knowledge. Many of them contain information that is fundamental to running a successful worksite wellness program. Level 2 trainings offer more specialized content and require that attendees have some prior knowledge of, and/or experience in, the topic.

For further information or to arrange a workshop, please contact Soowon Kim.

Level I Training

BASICS OF GROUP FACILITATION

This workshop is geared towards individuals who have little or no prior experience with group facilitation and are interested in learning the basics. Attendees will learn the underlying principles of a successful group facilitation experience, as well as specific skills such as active listening; helping group members feel safe and respected; and time management. Attendees will have the opportunity to facilitate their own small group and get feedback. This 2.5 hour workshop is led by Deborah Balfanz, PhD, Manager of the Stanford Behavior Change/Weight Management Programs. Deborah has been facilitating groups at Stanford since 2004.

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE/BEHAVIOR CHANGE PRINCIPLES

Gain a basic understanding of the behavioral science principles involved in successful behavior change and maintenance. In this 2-hour workshop led by Dr. Deborah Balfanz, Manager of Stanford Group Behavior Change program, participants will experience a practical application of these principles and will also learn how to incorporate that information when helping others achieve sustainable behavior change.

Building a champion network: recruiting, nurturing, and leading - Level I

Learn techniques to broaden your reach and maximize your program on a limited budget in this 90-minute workshop with Patty Purpur de Vries, MS. entrepreneur, author, Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director or Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center. Patty aims to equip you with the tools and skills to recruit and lead passionate volunteers to best support your program’s mission.

Engaging Teaching Tools for Impactful Learning

Learn to engage your class or work team the most in this three hour workshop, led by Dominique Del Chiaro, Me.D., a seasoned educator and a transpersonal life coach. Attendees will be introduced to the tools and techniques to be more impactful and engaging with your audience and learn how to assess the sensory styles, organizational styles, perceptual styles, and temperament styles that influence how individuals learn best, prefer to work, and view the world. 

Introduction to prevention and worksite health promotion


Prevention is the most effective way of promoting health and it applies to worksite settings as well. The benefits of worksite wellness program founded on prevention cannot be underestimated. From over 25 years of experience focused on worksite health promotion, Dr. Wes Alles, Director of Stanford Health Improvement Program, will discuss how worksite wellness programs have evolved over the years and the role of health promotion programs can play to make a difference in chronic disease profile in our current health care system. You will be equipped to make a business case for worksite health promotion program.

Leadership and the Value of Positive Interactions


Learn how positive interactions and simple interpersonal skills can increase leadership effectiveness in your workplace in this 2 hour workshop held by Patty Purpur de Vries, MS, entrepreneur, author, and the current Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center.

Mentor Training for Managers: Supporting Staff Wellness

This two-hour workshop is for managers who have made improvements to their lifestyle behaviors and are interested in becoming a wellness mentor for their staff.  A wellness mentor is a manager who inspires, encourages, and supports their employees in a nonjudgmental way while creating a culture of wellness at the workplace. Instructor Linda Adler, Founder and CEO Pathfinders Medical, and a seasoned mentor, will help participants learn the skills needed to initiate and implement a mentoring program in their office in both a group setting as well as with individuals.

Motivational Interviewing

Develop expertise and competence in Motivational Interviewing in this two hour training facilitated by Tia Rich, PhD, MSW, and Manager of Resilience and Stress Management Programs and Director of Contemplation by Design at Stanford. Participants will leave with a historical and theoretical framework for Motivational Interviewing and core skills for effective Motivational Interviewing.

The science of healthy living

From primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to disease management, health promotion can make a significant difference in the health and wellbeing of employees in the worksite setting. In this training module, Dr. Wes Alles, Director of Stanford Health Improvement Program, will discuss the impact of daily lifestyle choices on health and wellbeing and how healthy lifestyle behaviors could be supported and promoted through effective worksite wellness programs.


Level II Training

Active (aka Alternative) Transportation Counseling™ for Health

  For those with some prior active transportation experience, learn to coach prospective clients interested in adopting or gradually increasing active transportation behavior in this four-hour training. Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program, and licensed psychotherapist, will illustrate how to use goal-setting and other behavioral science principles to facilitate the process. Active transportation includes use of public transit, biking, walking, scooters, etc., or any combination. It can also include driving an auto to a transit station in order to use public transit.

BEHAVIOR CHANGE WORKSHOP FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

This 3 hour workshop, led by Deborah Balfanz, PhD, Manager of Stanford Group Behavior Change program and Mia Primeau, MA, Stanford BeWell Wellness Coach, is for healthcare professionals who want to increase compliance among their patients to follow through on health recommendations. Participants will learn how to enable patients to find their own motivation to follow through on prescribed behaviors. Topics discussed include: Goal Setting; Overcoming Ambivalence; and Motivational Interviewing. All participants will have an opportunity to practice the concepts that are taught.

Biometric Screening

 Develop skills and gain experience in biometric screening in this daylong workshop, facilitated by Cecille Tabernero, MS, Health Screening Manager for BeWell and Health Improvement Program employee since 2012. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will earn a certification of completion to verify participants are proficient in screening procedures, biometrics, and emergency protocol. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using a finger stick, and taking other biometric measurements.

Building a champion network: recruiting, nurturing, and leading - Level II

Build on the techniques you learned in Level 1 training to broaden your reach and maximize your program in this 90-minute workshop with Patty Purpur de Vries, MS. entrepreneur, author, Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Director or Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center. Patty aims to equip you with the tools and skills to recruit and lead passionate volunteers to best support your program’s mission.

Redefining Wellness: A Model for Professional Fulfillment

Make a mindset shift from burnout to a vision of professional fulfillment in this 60-minute workshop led by Patty Purpur de Vries, M.S., entrepreneur, author, Director of Stanford Health Promotion Network and Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center. Participants will leave this training with a broadened definition of wellness and concrete skills for raising awareness and creating changes for wellness within their organization.

Strategic planning for wellness professionals

Whether you are launching a brand-new worksite wellness program or gearing up to re-vitalize your existing program, it is essential that you reflect on your goals and build your program strategically. In this training module, Wes Alles, Ph.D., Director of Stanford Health Improvement Program, will guide you through the process of assessing your current situation; evaluating your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and barriers; and building and/or strengthening your program around your solid vision and mission.

Wellness Coaching

Learn about brief wellness coaching for diverse individuals in a work setting. Practice and develop basic wellness coaching skills. Topics of discussion include logistics, coaching techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, and biometrics. Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, completed her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2010. She is Manager of Operations for the BeWell Coaching program at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs across campus. Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for over 15 years.

For further information or to arrange a workshop, please contact Soowon Kim.