Well-Being Institute at Merced College is made up of a series of dynamic classes that will equip you with actionable skills to help you increase your well-being. From resilience, mindfulness,  and gratitude, to sleep, exercise, and nutrition, this program will deliver valuable support for your total well-being. Research on this topic is clear: Employee well-being affects your organization’s productivity, customer service, and bottom line. Invest in yourself and your organization to improve your well-being today!

How to Register

**Registration is currently closed**

Download our registration forms and return to [email protected] or in person to the Business Resource Center. Call 209-386-6733 if you have any questions. View our current course schedule.

***Seats are reserved first come, first served based on completed Registration & Payment Forms submitted***


Select the individual classes that best meet your needs or take all 5 classes and earn a Certificate of Recognition!

  • Foundations of Well-Being in the Workplace

    Gain an understanding of the five foundations of wellbeing. Explore the relationship between employee well-being and how it ties in with employee engagement, productivity, customer service and team work, and your health. The practice of gratitude will be explored along with the science behind how it impacts your well-being.

  • Building Resilience

    Discover strategies for building resilience to stress and strengthening your well-being in the face of challenges. The practice of Mindfulness will be covered as well as an exploration of how resilient mental habits are foundational to well-being and productivity.

  • Fuel Your Body for Success

    Learn how healthy eating and quality sleep can help your energy level, work performance, and overall health. You will have an opportunity to evaluate your own eating and sleep habits and strategize on how to make improvements. (Materials fee may apply.)

  • Finding Your Purpose - Leading with Strengths

    Research says when we know our purpose and use our strengths every day, we have higher well-being. Using Gallups’s Clifton Strengthsfinder, you will find out what your unique strengths are and how to be intentional to use them in every area of your life.

  • The Science of Happiness

    Explore why happiness matters and how to increase it within yourself and others. Learn actionable strategies for boosting happiness, leading to better performance, innovation, higher productivity and well-being.

2024 Course Schedule

Face-to-Face classes are taught from 8AM-5PM at the Merced College Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th Street in downtown Merced. All online classes are self-paced and easy to navigate on Canvas, Merced College’s online platform. Participants have two weeks to complete each online class.

Course Mode Date
Foundations of Well-Being
MGMT 52W-92847
Online August 21 – September 4
Building Resilience
MGMT 52R-92848
Online September 11 – September 25
Fuel Your Body For Success
MGMT 52N-92871
Online October 9 – October 23
Finding Your Purpose
MGMT 50S-92845
Online November 7 – November 21
The Science of Happiness
MGMT 52H-92828
Online November 27 – December 11