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COPEC University is a day-long event filled with workshops on a range of topics to educate and enlighten. It is an opportunity for central Ohioans to hear expert speakers present on a variety of topics relevant to both personal and professional interests. Our speakers are industry professionals on a mission to educate. Presentations are given in an informational format, making this a perfect opportunity to learn more about how to grow your business, plan for your future, care for loved ones and more.

COPEC University topics include: healthcare reform, social media training, health & wellness, estate planning, caring for family, financial planning, business marketing, taxes, and more.

  • 35 classes are offered from starting at 9am with the last class at 2pm
  • Attendees can choose to stay for one hour or all five. You are not required to stay for the entire day, it is your choice.

  • Individuals of all ages are invited to attend

  • Special tracks for retirees, caregivers, and business owners

  • Breakfast, lunch and beverages provided by Sunny Street Cafe - Dublin are included with each ticket
  • Education Resource Tables
  • Door Prizes

  • Free Parking
  • Tickets are only $25 for entire day

Free for all active-duty military, reservists, military dependents & all honorably discharged veterans. Upon registration, use discount code: USVeteran
Proof of service must be shown upon arrival the day of the event for entry

Presented by COPEC, The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio, and Indiana Wesleyan University-Hilliard

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COPEC University is a day-long event held quarterly filled with workshops on a range of topics to educate and enlighten. We hope to see you there!

When:    October 11th, 2014, 9am-3pm  

Where:  Indiana Wesleyan University in Hilliard, Ohio (3455 Mill Run Dr. #200)         

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Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC), Partnering with Better Business Bureau®,  the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Wesleyan University, Announces Next COPEC University Event
Following on the Success of the First COPEC U in February, Event Returns May 17 Offering Wide Range of Classes for Businesses and Consumers


COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 1, 2014 – Today, the Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC), the Better Business Bureau serving Central Ohio (BBB®), the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Wesleyan University announced its next COPEC University event, which will take place May 17, 2014 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Hilliard. Launched in February 2014, COPEC University is a day-long event offered quarterly and filled with workshops on a range of topics to educate and enlighten attendees. 


An educational workshop series that connects the public with local experts, COPEC University topics include: healthcare reform, social media training, health and wellness, estate planning, caring for family, financial planning, business marketing, taxes, and more. 


“Our first COPEC U in February was such a success, we’re excited to announce the second session,” said James Lindner, president and co-founder, COPEC. “We hope the community will come out to hear our speakers, who are industry professionals on a mission to educate – not sell. Presentations are given in an informational format, making this a perfect opportunity to learn more about how to grow your business, plan for your future, care for loved ones, help with your job search and more.” 


“I want to give a huge thank you to COPEC University!” said Gwen Blair, who attended the February COPEC U. “I attended four workshop sessions in February of this year. The speakers are extremely knowledgeable and very professional. There was no ‘selling’ taking place whatsoever. The fact that the COPEC sponsors want to educate others impressed me from the start. I highly recommend the COPEC workshops and encourage others to take advantage of such cost effective educational opportunity.”


“Being a partner of COPEC University is an outstanding opportunity for us to bring the BBB’s mission of educating and informing businesses and consumers to a broader audience in Central Ohio, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” states Kip Morse, president and CEO of BBB serving Central Ohio.


More than 30 workshops will take place concurrently throughout the day, spanning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with special tracks for retirees, caregivers, business owners and more.  Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included in the cost to attend, which is $25. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.copeceducation.org/university/


COPEC University is FREE for all active-duty military, reservists, military dependents  & all honorably discharged veterans. Upon registration, please use discount CODE: USVeteran.  Proof of service must be shown upon arrival the day of the event for entry.


About COPEC
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, COPEC is a non-profit (501C3 tax exempt) organization that offers a variety of educational opportunities for individuals in the local community to achieve greater knowledge on issues involving many disciplines. This outreach is generally attained by partnering with local companies, churches, associations and organizations by providing workshops and seminars to their employees, members and volunteers. All COPEC programs are presented by local volunteer experts and are provided with the goal of overall education without the influence of individual company marketing or sales presentations. For more information, visit www.copeceducation.org.


About BBB
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org.  The Central Ohio Better Business Bureau serves Columbus and 21 surrounding counties as the leader in advancing marketplace trust. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation. For more information, visit http://www.bbb.org/centralohio/


About the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce
Providing valuable business connections, advocacy and benefits to its members, the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce has been the resource for businesses in our area for over 41 years.  Members have gained valuable professional development opportunities and value added programming.  A number of money saving benefits provide businesses with more resources to invest back into their companies.  Businesses active in a chamber of commerce are more likely for consumers to think favorably of it and purchase goods or services from the company in the future.  The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the leader for businesses in our area. For more information, visit www.hilliardchamber.org 


About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership. For more information, visit www.indwes.edu.

Testimonials

Jesse R. Roberts

Attendee

“Thank you COPEC. The opportunity to experience the February 22, 2014 event was very informative. I liked the style of curriculum class set up and the knowledge that the presenters offered. Going to the COPEC event was twofold for me. I love to network and learn more but also at this time am in transition. The setting at Indiana Wesleyan is perfect for the learning experience and the programs; the schedule and offerings by COPEC are geared to many diverse groups or individuals. I look forward to attending many more of these events and keeping up with COPEC and what they are doing for the professional community of Central Ohio.”

Michelle Cannell - Director of Member Impact

LIBERTY TWP/POWELL YMCA

“I thought it was a great experience for the participants! Attendees were very interactive and eager to learn everything they could during their sessions. They felt comfortable asking questions, giving some advise to the other participants with an overall feeling like they could engage during the whole session. Many wanted to take as much information with them when they left (i.e. handouts, business cards etc). It was also nice to see how the attendees interacted with each other as they were leaving about what the rest of the day looked like for them.

Johnathan Greentree

Attendee

“It was a positive learning experience. I recently attended a half-day series of classes at COPEC University, and was extremely impressed with the variety and quality of classes offered. The topics were relevant, the instructors experienced and well prepared, and overall, it was a positive learning experience. I heartily recommend COPEC University and look forward to attending the next series of classes.”

Olivia Leonard

Attendee

“Thank you for so much great knowledge. I plan on attending future COPEC University events since I learned so much by attending the last one.”

Dana L Zager, MA, ATR-BC, MSW, LISW, OSW-C Director of Social Work and Bereavement Services

Wexner Heritage Village, Zusman Hospice

“It is wonderful to be a part of such a great day of offerings. At COPEC University I had the opportunity to present to a wonderful group of individuals currently serving as caregivers for someone they love. The day was filled with many programs that allowed individuals to gain knowledge, support and insight into areas related to daily life management. With so much emphasis on an aging population and many changes in care reform and the needs of caregivers, it is wonderful to be a part of such a great event lead by so many knowledgeable professionals. I look forward to continued opportunities to be part of the COPEC speakers program and to attending topics of interest as well.

Joe Brown

Ohio Health

What a great event. We learned a great deal at the COPEC university event.

Erin Higgins

Attendee

“I thought it was great! I went to a couple of the Linkedin sessions. I’ve been to several Linkedin classes since I’ve been unemployed and I still learned things I didn’t know. The friend that was with me is just learning about it so she learned a ton! I went to the branding session too which was also very informative.”

Jim Hatch - Career Strategies

Jewish Family Services

COPEC University on February 22 was first-rate! With quality presentations in a beautiful corporate setting. The sessions I personally attended were excellent on Using Social Media, Writing a Persuasive Bio, and the Importance of Branding. These and other topics would be highly useful for professionals in a career transition. There were additional topics of great interest on retirement planning, healthcare insurance, etc. which would be terrific for baby-boomers and others planning for the future generally. All-in-all, a quality effort by the planners from COPEC and the great presenters from local community businesses.

Megan Amaya, PhD, CHES, AFAA - Director of Health Promotion & Wellness

The Ohio State University

COPEC University was an educational and worthwhile experience for attendees. Attendees were attentive, asked questions, participated in group discussions and lended their own personal experiences to the conversation/topic at hand. They were very engaged. Many asked if they could connect with speakers after the event, with follow-up questions. The length or the day and timing of the sessions were appropriate for the attendees and presenters. It was a great event that all are looking forward to this spring!

Kip Morse, President

Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio

What a great opportunity to spend a few hours networking and engaging with folks from our community interesting in better themselves and discussing topics that we are all confronted with on a daily basis. I met so many great individuals and look forward to the next event.

Gwen Blair

Attendee - Orient, Ohio

I want to give a huge THANK YOU to COPEC University! I attended four workshop sessions in February of this year. I have been thinking about future / Estate Planning and this was exactly what I needed to get me started. The speakers are extremely knowledgeable and very professional. There was no “selling” taking place whatsoever. The fact that the COPEC sponsors want to educate others impressed me from the start. I highly recommend the COPEC workshops and encourage others to take advantage of such cost effective educational opportunity.

Ernest Opuni

Pri-VAlue Insurance & Financial

Great illustrator, very informative

Amy Ryan Rued

Attendee

COPEC University provides participants with an opportunity to learn about issues facing older adults in an effective, comprehensive way. I encourage you to attend—you will gain a great deal!