|Submission Date||June 7, 2017|
College of Lake County
IN-25: Innovation B
|1.00 / 1.00||
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Wellness is one of the College of Lake County's areas of excellence outlined in one of the goals in the Strategic Plan. CLC not only has an active program that promotes wellness among employees, but also has a ground-breaking academic program offering an AAS degree in Health and Wellness Promotion.
CLC's program, along with 52 other health coaching programs across the country, has collaborated with the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC, formerly NCCHWC) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to produce a new certification exam to reinforce excellence in health coaching.
The Health & Wellness Coach Certifying Examination (HWCCE) has been designed to set minimum standards for competence in areas such as the coaching relationship, communication techniques, processes for behavior change, ethics, professionalism, and more. All practitioners who pass the examination and meet the additional eligibility requirements will be designated National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC). These practitioners will be the exemplars of competence in health coaching, demonstrating a standard of practice that members of the public can rely on when choosing a health coach partner.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Wellbeing & Work
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: