I took the course just as I was moving into a new national role with my company and I found the content extremely valuable during this personal transition. Week after week the course content supported actual questions and projects I was encountering at work. The course guided me to confidently present ideas, have discussions with senior leadership and organize my thoughts and plans into an actual business plan for a new wellness initiative I will lead this year. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in a leadership role supporting wellness programs for older adults in the community or in a senior living environment.
Jessica Daily, CTRS
National Director of Resident Programs - Senior Lifestyle Corporation
The course was fabulous, and I learned more than what I ever could have imagined at the outset of the course. The most important take away from me though is that the information presented in the modules and the assignments are things that I can use professionally both now and in the future. I very much enjoyed the module about employee evaluation.
Andrea Byl, Senior Director of Therapy
ASC Therapies and Wellness - American Senior Communities
This very comprehensive course has given me the knowledge, tools, resources and confidence to create and present a coworker wellness initiative to our leadership team. The skills and knowledge that I have learned will serve me well not only in my career, but personally, as well! Thank you!
Renee Harlow, Fitness Director
Country Meadows Retirement Community, Mechanicsburg, PA
I am proud to have completed ICAA's new Leadership in Wellness Management Course. It's an honor to be aligned with ICAA and I consider their professional Certificate my MBA! I recommend the challenging, compressive and compelling curriculum to people of all professions and all levels of Leadership. This course increased my business acumen in an accessible and relatable way; I have already applied it to my current project!
Lisa Kiely, Associate Executive Director
Founder, Monarch Collaborations and Associate Executive Director, Cowart Family YMCA
While I got a lot out of the course, I especially appreciated the emphasis on an outcomes-based approach throughout the modules. It was a beautiful thing to actually work on a project (one which I’ve wanted to initiate for quite some time) and have the support on how and what to do, step-by-step, no less. It was like a present. Thank you for such a well-thought-out program. I would encourage anyone who’s thinking of a project, but hasn’t had the time to initiate it, to take this course. Your project will be infinitely better planned than if you did not take the course.
"The Leadership in Wellness Management course is very thorough, well-referenced and engaging for the student. It is presented in a visually-appealing manner and is current in its approach. I think it is essential information for all client types, not just those working with active adults. I highly recommend it and will have all my Operation Managers take the course."
“This class is for you or someone on your team who is ready to make a big change or start a large project. Great tools if you are seeking to influence decision-makers regarding your dream idea. Also, great tools to engage clients/residents who are deciding whether to participate in your program. This class will give you all the tools you need to prepare your case for implementing your most audacious goal!”
“I found the Leadership in Wellness Management Course to be extremely beneficial to my current position. This course kept me accountable and assisted me in writing a business case for an actual project we were working on at the time. The amount of resources I gleaned for my personal and professional growth were well worth the time and energy spent. I will be utilizing the template I put together for my business case in future projects and tapping into what I learned and the resources I was given access to. Thank you for coordinating such a valuable experience!”
“A well crafted course to better understand the active-aging industry and refine your leadership skills in the wellness profession.”
“ICAA’s Leadership in Wellness Management Course has been very timely and beneficial to me. Even though I have a Masters in health administration and have being working in long term care over 6 years, seniors lifestyle & wellness and active aging is new to me. ICAA over the years have helped me understand the nitty gratis of seniors lifestyle and wellness and how best we can support our residents to age actively. This leadership in wellness management course however, has helped broaden my horizon on a lot of the changes happening in our industry in general and how best we as a wellness team can adopt first of all and then communicate these changes to the leadership of our organization. The timing and contents of the course was perfect. Due to all the changes happening in my organization as far as lifestyle and wellness of our residents are concern, there couldn’t be a better time for me to take this course. I will recommend this course in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to enhance their profession.”
“I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 40 years and have had access to much training. Without a doubt, ICAA’s Leadership in Wellness Management Course just set a new standard of excellence! The course was well developed and designed for immediate application. It was well worth the time and effort and should be a required resource for all wellness professionals who take their position in leadership seriously.
I am fortunate to work for an organization who champions my efforts to grow professionally!! Well done, ICAA, well done!!”
The ICAA’s Leadership in Wellness Management Course is an insightful, educational and topical course that focuses on the fundamental concepts of business management and leadership in the active aging and wellness industry. The content, assignments and group discussions provided a wealth of ideas and a greater understanding of the current trends in wellness and active aging. I highly recommend this course to anyone or any organization that is looking to build and embrace a thriving wellness culture.
The ICAA Leadership in Wellness Management certificate exceeded my expectations. The course content was exceptional and will be helpful in my current role as the Fitness/Aquatics Coordinator. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone in the active-aging industry.
In India there are no wellness directors. In old age homes maximum wellness programs depend on meditation and yoga and early morning walks. But today I was watching a program on news channel and the wellness word was repeated many a times in relation to private health care partners of Government in new health care scheme. I am sure to get a job in wellness center after the course.