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About COPEC University

COPEC University is an educational workshop series offering personal development opportunities presented by industry experts 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. 

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COPEC University classes cover career development, healthcare reform, social media training, estate planning, financial wellness, business management, young professional topics, and more.

  • 25 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

  • Breakfast, lunch and beverages provided by Sunny Street Cafe - Dublin are included with each ticket

  • 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 The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio, Indiana Wesleyan University-Hilliard, Retirement Strategies, Ltd., Robert Hendrix Law, and CYP Club
To watch Gail Hogan interview with Jay Lindner and Kip Morse click here: Daytime Columbus Interview

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COPEC University is an educational workshop series offering personal development opportunities presented by industry experts on a mission to educate. We hope to see you there!

When:    February 28th, 2015, 9am-3pm  

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

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 Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC) Announces Next COPEC University Event

Wide Range of Classes Offered at Community Event Feb. 28, 2015, Including Tracks Tailored for Young Professionals, Career Development, Business Management and Financial Wellness

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2015 – Today, the Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC), announced its next COPEC University event, which will be held on Feb. 28, 2015 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Hilliard. COPEC University is a day-long event filled with classes on a range of topics to educate and enlighten attendees. Sponsors of the event include: Better Business Bureau serving Central Ohio (BBB®), the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Wesleyan University, Columbus Young Professionals Club, Retirement Strategies and Robert Hendrix Law.

An educational workshop series that connects the public with local experts, COPEC University’s February edition features a new “Young Professionals” track, in partnership with the Columbus Young Professionals Club, as well as three other tracks: Career Development, Business Management and Financial Wellness. Attendees may choose any combination of classes they prefer. Registration is open at http://www.copeceducation.org/university/

“Going into our second year of offering COPEC University, we’ve selected the most popular classes from 2014, so the line-up is stellar,” said James Lindner, president and co-founder, COPEC. “Our speakers are industry professionals on a mission to educate – not sell. Presentations are given in an informational format, and attendees may choose from more than 25 classes to suit both their professional and personal interests.”

“COPEC U is a great opportunity for young professionals to gain knowledge that will help them in their careers, as well as enriching their lives outside work,” said Derek Grosso, president and CEO, Columbus Young Professionals Club. “The Young Professionals track includes classes on networking, donating your time and how to make the most of life in our vibrant city, among others. I strongly encourage everyone to attend!”

25 classes will take place concurrently throughout the day, spanning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included in the cost to attend, which is $25. Parking is free. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.copeceducation.org/university/.

“I attended a half-day series of classes at COPEC University and was extremely impressed with the variety and quality of classes offered,” said Johnathan Greentree, COPEC University attendee. “The topics were relevant, the instructors experienced and well prepared, and overall, it was a positive learning experience. I heartily recommend COPEC University.”

COPEC University is FREE for all active-duty military, reservists, military dependents and 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.

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.

Matthew Byrne

MyHealthQuoter.com

Nowhere can you find more community leaders freely giving their expertise than at COPEC University. Clearly the best educational value in town. Great fun, great programs and great people.

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!