COPEC Programming

COPEC is a proud supporter of Corporate Employee Wellness Programs by offering FREE Health & Wellness Series focuses on helping you implement the education portion of a sound wellness strategy. Each speaker is an advocate of the employee wellness mission and is an industry expert in their particular area. Below are the core wellness categories for which we offer programs. To view programs, simply click a category.

Thanks to the COPEC (a 501C3 organization) Education outreach mission, all programs are at no cost to the public and without direct product or services sales.  Click here for full COPEC and board affiliation disclosure information.

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QuickBooks Basics

Sherri Finley

President RS Tax & Accounting Services, Inc.

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This is a basic overview of accounting principles and how you can utilize QuickBooks for your business to bill customers, pay vendor bills, maintain your bank accounts and analyze your financial data using the reporting features.

Income Tax Preparation and Strategies

Sherri Finley

President RS Tax & Accounting Services, Inc.

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Whether you prepare your own taxes or have someone prepare them for you, this program will provide valuable information to help you get a better understanding of your taxes.

Probate Primer

Russell Golowin

Attorney at Law Golowin Legal, LLC

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An explanation of the basic steps of the probate process intended to give a general idea of what the executor will be responsible for handling.The program begins with a discussion of probate v. non-probate assets, then moves to the role wills play in the probate process. Then, a description of the main steps of probate including some of the most important probate forms and techniques for making probate go as smoothly and inexpensively as possible.Please note that his is not intended to be a “how-to” guide, but rather only an introduction to the most important steps and concepts.

Five Critical Documents for the 18-Year-Old

Russell Golowin

Attorney at Law Golowin Legal, LLC

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You may have a rock-solid estate plan in place, but what about your newly-minted 18-year-old? Did you know that if your “child” does not sign legal documents upon reaching 18 that you no longer have the ability to make decisions for them or even be informed of their condition if there is a medical emergency? This program discusses the five important documents every adult should have.

Estate Planning for Moms and Dads

Russell Golowin

Attorney at Law Golowin Legal, LLC

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Did you know that if parents don’t name a guardian for their children that the court would decide who raises the kids if mom and dad die? What if the kids are with a babysitter and mom and dad are in an accident? Is anyone legally authorized to care for the children, or might they have to stay with Children’s Services until everything is sorted out?Parents of young children need to take special care with their estate planning. This program discusses these special issues along with a brief discussion of wills and trusts.

How to Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs

Russell Golowin

Attorney at Law Golowin Legal, LLC

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Building upon the information provided in “Estate Planning Essentials,” this program covers Medicaid, VA Aid and Attendance Pension for wartime veterans or surviving spouses of wartime veterans, and long-term care insurance.

Writing an Ethical Will

Michael Schoedinger

President Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

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An ethical will reflects the voice of the heart. Think of it as a love letter to your family. Every ethical will is as unique as the person writing it. Today’s modern ethical wills include things like important personal values and beliefs, spiritual values, hopes and blessings for future generations, life’s lessons, love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness. There are many personal reasons for writing an ethical will.We all want to be remembered, and we all will leave something behind.If we don’t tell our stories, no one else will and they will be lost forever.By articulating what we value now, we can take steps to insure the continuation of those values for future generations. Learn more about ethical wills, how to write them, and how to share your values with future generations.

Trump Reform: The post-election ACA

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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Trump Reform: The Post Election ACAHealth Reform – Navigating the Changes in HealthcareThe Affordable Care Act makes sweeping and dramatic changes to how employers manage their employee benefits. It is crucial to stay abreast of changes that will immediately impact your businesses as well as begin preparation for future requirements that will have financial and administrative impact. Join us as we map out how reform affects businesses and individuals alike. The seminar will inform business owners, employers and human resource professionals on the latest information about health reform and how it will directly impact businesses.Topics Covered:Trump Administration policy impacts on Health Care ReformEmployer MandatesIndividual MandatesCoverage Expansion to DependentsSmall Business Health Insurance Tax CreditExchangesMedical Loss Ratio (MLR)How to stay in touch with new developmentsThis Presentation will provide:1. Deconstruction of the Bill and Its Provisions2. A Timeline of Provisions and Employer Responsibilities3. Practical Steps to Comply with the Law4. Anticipated Changes to Benefit Plan Design, Funding Options and Affordability Strategies

Senior Living Options: Where to Look, What to Look For, and How to Pay For It

Marcia Strall

Partner ElderLife Solutions

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An overview of living options for seniors. Includes all types of environments, what to expect, costs, and qualifying for funding sources.

Medicare 101

Marcia Strall

Partner ElderLife Solutions

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Learn Medicare Basics: Part A,B,C,D and Supplemental. When to sign up, and what are the costs. A must for those considering retirement!

Assisting Parents When They Need Your Help

Marcia Strall

Partner ElderLife Solutions

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This topic is broken down into mini workshops covering the financial, medical, and residential issues facing our aging parents and how to assist and guide them through the maze of information and options available in planning and decision making for the future. Most of the topics listed are ½ hour workshops. Two of these workshops can be combined for a 1 hour session. However, each topic is worthy of a full hour presentation, allowing more time for audience interaction and questions. Also, these topics are suitable to be presented in a series.

Tools For Independence: Getting Started & Planning Ahead

Lynn Dobb

Education and Training Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Information on long-term care, financial realities, and legal tools for planning.

Smart Consumer Workshop for Teens

Jessica Kapcar

Business Relations Manager Better Business Bureau

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BBB Military Line Financial Readiness Workshops

Jessica Kapcar

Business Relations Manager Better Business Bureau

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Understanding and Organizing Your Vital Documents

Jerry Snyder

Partner Retirement Strategies, Ltd.

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This program will help individuals understand and organize their important papers and vital documents including Will, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Insurance Contracts, Deeds, Mortgages, Brokerage Statements, etc. Discussion will include what these documents do and how they should be written. A Power Point presentation and handouts will be provided.

Social Security Planning

Jerry Snyder

Partner Retirement Strategies, Ltd.

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As you near retirement, one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll need to make is when to begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefits. With pensions disappearing, Social Security remains the major source of guaranteed lifetime retirement income for most Americans, so it’s important to take the time to explore your options and make an informed, well-reasoned decisionIn this seminar on Social Security Retirement Benefits, you’ll learn:What your full retirement age is and how your benefit is determinedHow retiring earlier that, or later than, your full retirement age will affect your Social Security benefitWhy it’s important to plan together with your spouseStrategies you can use to boost retirement and survivor’s benefitsHow working after you begin receiving Social Security could affect how much you receive

Social Security and Medicare Planning

Jerry Snyder

Partner Retirement Strategies, Ltd.

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Have you ever wanted to know the best time to begin Social Security payments; how spousal benefits work; what is included in Medicare benefits or how to navigate the many available options; what does Medicaid cover & who is eligible or how an insurance policy works?This program will provide an overview and address frequently asked questions relating to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Long Term Care.

Medicare Planning

Jerry Snyder

Partner Retirement Strategies, Ltd.

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Basic information on Medicare, Medicare D programs, Medicaid. Discussion and information on how to get it, how it works with supplemental insurance and changes.

Financial Planning for Long Term Care

Jerry Snyder

Partner Retirement Strategies, Ltd.

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This program is designed to help individuals and families develop a plan in the event a family member requires long term care assistance. Long term care can devastate a family emotionally, physically and financially and long term care service are not typically paid from one’s health insurance policy or Medicare. The program will explore the various options to finance long term care services including home care, adult day care, assisted living, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities. The role of Medicare, Medicaid, and Long Term Care Insurance will also be explored.

Women & Money

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Do you know the steps to take charge of your financial future? Today, more women than ever are responsible for their financial well-being, and the well-being of their families. But women often face unique financial challenges. That’s why it’s so important that no matter what life stage they’re in, women know how to save, invest, and plan for their future.In this seminar on Women and Money, you will learn: Reasons why women’s economic clout is growingThe unique financial challenges women face, such as longer life expectancy and more career breaks for care giving, and how they impact long-term financial securitySix steps women can take to help them achieve financial security, including taking control of their money, becoming more knowledgeable investors, advocating for themselves in the workplace, planning for retirement, protecting their income and assets, and creating an estate plan

Variable Annuities

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Will your retirement savings outlive you? With each year, more baby boomers turn age 65 and face a retirement that may last 30 years or longer. But many of these new retirees will have to provide their own retirement income as fewer retirees have a traditional pension plan they can depend on as a source of income.In this seminar on Variable Annuities, you will learn: What a variable annuity is and how it can provide you with supplemental lifetime income beyond traditional retirement sources such as IRAs and 401(k)s The key features of immediate and deferred annuities Putting money into a variable annuity The different types of annuity payout options and factors affecting payouts

Special Needs Planning

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Do you have a loved one with special needs? Planning for the personal needs and financial security of a loved one who is disabled or has special needs may seem overwhelming, but by proceeding in an organized fashion, you can provide for the security and well-being of a loved one.In this seminar on Special Needs Planning, you will learn:How to balance your present and future needs with your loved one’s present and future needsSteps to create and implement personal care, financial, and legal plans for your loved onesSources of government benefitsThe role of special needs trusts, including their interaction with Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid

Roth IRA Conversions

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Are you thinking about converting to a Roth IRA? Roth IRAs have become popular retirement savings vehicles because if certain conditions are satisfied, distributions from Roth IRAs are completely free from federal income taxes. Is a Roth conversion right for you? The answer is a complicated one, and depends on your particular situation, including whether you believe you’ll be in a higher tax bracket in the future.In this seminar, you will learn:The difference between Roth IRAs and traditional IRAsThe conditions that make a Roth IRA distributions free from federal income taxes, and contribution rules for Roth IRAsWays to convert a traditional IRA and/or employer retirement plan to a Roth IRAHow to calculate the conversion tax

Retirement Savings Challenges for Women

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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When it comes to saving for retirement and planning for retirement income, women face a number of unique challenges. It’s important to recognize these challenges and plan accordingly.Attend the Retirement Savings Challenges for Women seminar, and you will learn:The importance of planning for retirementThe need to account for inflation, taxes, and the potential future cost of health careThe basics of Social Security retirement incomeWhat you can do now, and steps you can take as you get closer to retirement

Retirement Income Decisions – Retirement Planning 2 Years Out

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Will you have enough money? Retirement income planning is the process of understanding how much income you’ll need during your retirement years to support the retirement lifestyle you want, and positioning your assets to provide that income. While there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” plan, there are steps you can take to maximize the possibility of a financially secure retirement.In this seminar on Retirement Income Planning, you will learn:How to plan for when your retirement will start, (including the impact of early retirement, delayed retirement, and working in retirement), how long it will last, and the retirement lifestyle you wantSteps to estimate the amount of money you will need in retirement to meet your goals, factoring in health-care costs, taxes, and inflationHow to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and an employer pension with your retirement savings, including the products and investment strategies you should consider, a sustainable withdrawal rate, and the best order to tap various accounts

Investment Basics

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Are your investments on track? The best investing strategy is a carefully planned and prepared approach to managing and accumulating money. A well-planned strategy can help you meet your short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial goals. Investment planning requires discipline and patience. But it doesn’t have to be difficult.In this seminar on Investment Planning, you will learn: Investment fundamentals, including the effects of inflation and compounding How to identify financial goals and time horizons How to measure your risk tolerance, and the relationship between risk and return The difference between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks and mutual funds, and the importance of asset allocation

Financial Planning Round Table Discussion (Maximum of 12 Attendees)

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Spend time talking finances with a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Have your employees submit questions ahead of time or just show up for an open round table discussion on financial planning issues important to you. This round table discussion is meant to have a maximum of 12 attendees and can include any other financial expert you choose. Insurance, Legal, Tax, Investment, etc…

Create Your Own Company Financial Education Series

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Does your company implement a full and ongoing Financial Education Series to your employees? It is important to not underestimate the importance of offering comprehensive workplace financial education for the benefit of both the employees and employer. Workplace financial education remains the best arena for reaching the most people but is not living up to it’s potential. Also, if you provide a company sponsored retirement plan, you will want to qualify under your 404(c) protection by providing additional education opportunities to your participants.To Establish an ongoing Financial Education Series:Establish a frequency of education offerings (Semi-Monthly, Monthly, Quarterly)Select workshops that will fulfill a comprehensive learning experience including topics covering Financial Independence Planning, Investments, Insurance, Estate & Tax issuesEducation programming will not conflict with current Retirement Plan offerings and educationJust select this option to set up your own customized Employee Financial Education Series. We will contact you shortly to arrange a meeting.Sample 12 month offering schedule utilizing already established COPEC ProgrammingJanuary – Understanding & Organizing Your Vital DocumentsFebruary – Financial Planning Basics – 10 Critical Aspects to Your Financial WellnessMarch – Understanding Credit Reports and Credit ScoresApril – Preparing for Retirement – Retirement Planning 10 Years OutMay – Estate Planning 101 – BasicsJune – Investment BasicsJuly – Assisting Parents When They Need Your HelpAugust – College Planning or Housing Market & Home OwnershipSeptember – Social Security Income & Medicare PlanningOctober – Retirement Income Decisions – Retirement Planning 2 Years OutNovember – Estate Planning 102 – AdvancedDecember – Income Tax Preparation & Year End Strategies

Company Health Fair – Financial Wellness Support

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Does your company provide an employee health fair? Consider including information on Financial Wellness as well. Financial problems or concerns about saving enough for retirement is one of the leading causes of employee stress in the workplace. Your employees need financial guidance and education and look to their employer to provide support where possible. Consider COPEC Financial Partners to supplement this outreach.Health Fair financial education providers will be supplied by COPEC Speaking Organizations under their private company name for clarity in expertise. Please clarify with each provider details on what you would like to provide and restrictions.

College Planning

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Are you saving enough for your child’s college? There’s no denying the benefits of a college education, especially the ability to compete in today’s competitive job market. But every year, college costs continue to increase, often at twice the rate of general inflation. That’s why it’s so important to start saving now.In this seminar on College Planning, you will learn: How much college will cost in the future Tax-advantaged ways to save for college, including 529 plans, Coverdell education savings accounts, custodial accounts and U.S. savings bonds The role of financial aid, including how need is determined and how assets are classified for federal aid purposes Other ways to fill the college funding gap

An Introduction to Annuities

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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In this seminar on Annuity Basics, you’ll learn: an annuity defined, the key features of fixed vs. variable annuities and immediate vs. deferred annuities, how to put money in and take money out, and the different types of payout options.

Preparing for Retirement – Retirement Planning 10 Years Out

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Retirement Planning Basics including: how to make a retirement roadmap, how to estimate retirement expenses and income, and how to use tax-advantaged vehicles like IRAs andk 401(k)s.

10 Critical Aspects of Financial Planning (Financial Planning Basics)

James Lindner

Owner Retirement Strategies

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Financial Planning Basics, including how to make a budge, credit fundamentals, investment concepts and estate planning concepts.

Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores

Bob Neubauer

Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, Apprisen

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This workshop provides the basics to help people understand the importance of taking charge of one’s credit identity. Participants leave knowing how to access their personal credit report and obtain their credit score, as well as how to use the information contained on the reports to impact their financial lives.1. What is a credit report and credit score2. How does information get reported3. How to access your report4. How you can dispute information on your report5. How your credit report and score can help you build a strong credit identity6. How knowledge of your credit report will help with ID theft prevention

Making the Most of Your Paycheck

Bob Neubauer

Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, Apprisen

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This workshop helps participants learn to identify financial goals and develop a plan to reach them. It will include worksheets that participants can use in their daily lives. Tracking spending, prioritizing expenses, and incorporating goals into one’s everyday spending plan will be discussed.Goal setting – Getting what you wantDeveloping a spending plan that matches your paycheckIdentify what is important to you and your familyFinding ways to save money

Handling Credit and Debt Wisely

Bob Neubauer

Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, Apprisen

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This workshop will cover, in a positive manner, basic information about managing credit, good versus bad debt, and what to do if facing a serious financial problem.Why credit is an important tool for reaching financial goalsHow to manage debt in order to build your credit ratingVarious types of loan products and how they each workInterest rates associated with various loan productsHow to create “Power Payment System” for paying down debt

Talking to Children about Death

Michael Schoedinger

President Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

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Many people today don’t know what to do when there is a loss in the family.Often, it is not discussed or children are kept away from the conversation.But what are we teaching the next generation? If you avoid things, they will go away? Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s largest funeral business and addresses this issue head on.Learn what to say, and NOT to say to children, as well as concepts to help everyone discuss this difficult subject.

Tools for Independent Living: Preventing Burnout in Caregiving

Lynn Dobb

Education and Training Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Identify signs of caregiver stress and burnout; common emotions and coping strategies discussed.

Tools For Independent Living: Caring for a “Difficult” Family Member

Lynn Dobb

Education and Training Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Discuss circumstances which can provoke difficult behaviors, and learn techniques for coping with these behaviors.

The Bounce Factor: Strengthen Resilience ~ Control Stress

Janine Moon

Owner Workforce Change

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As work, home, the economy and society continue to throw change and challenge your way, how are you coping? Does your resilience help you bounce back or are you struggling to handle set-backs, big and small? Resilience can be strengthened by learning how to leverage your brain and mind: knowing your auto responses, consciously recognizing outdated thinking and then shifting your thinking and choosing to be effective in handling challenges and reducing stress. Just like all skills, resilience is strengthened by Focus and Repetition, so ongoing practice is needed for development. An accompanying workbook (for sessions over 1 hour) allows for self-paced, ongoing development of this critical characteristic.

The Hard Truth About the Soft Stuff

Janine Moon

Owner Workforce Change

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Emotional intelligence or “EI”…the stuff of “soft” skills. Even though upwards of 90% of leadership success is attributed to EI skills, strengthening them is often ignored or overlooked. If you’re looking to get the best from the people in your business, you’ll get a huge return from growing everyone’s emotional intelligence.

Leaders’ Emotional Savvy: Why & How It Matters

Janine Moon

Owner Workforce Change

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People are the critical assets of business in the “Information/Service” economy, and people come with emotions. Success in today’s economy requires creativity, flexibility, resilience, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and collaboration and conflict skills from these assets, and sometimes emotions get in the way. Emotional Savvy is knowing how to welcome and handle change and challenge as they happen by using skills that recognize and manage emotions…both yours and others. Emotional Savvy leaders know that the humanness of emotions can get in the way of productive business results, and so they focus on developing Emotional Savvy to ensure collaboration and teamwork, reduced drama, and big commitment to strategy and goals. Some estimates show over 90% of a leader’s success is due to his/her handling of emotions in the workplace.

Sharing Our Stories: The Benefits of Life Review and Reminiscence

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Research shows that life review and reminiscence are very important and enriching to individuals, families and communities. We have the means of easily preserving these memories for generations to come. This topic looks at the positive reasons for relating your memories and gives ideas and tips for recording them.

Reduce Employee Stress and Lower Group Insurance Rates

Tammy White

Certified Instructor, Central Ohio Chopra Center

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There is a direct correlation between stress and disease. Practicing Primordial Sound Meditation can lower blood pressure and enhance your employees sleep patterns so they come to work in a healthier and happier state of mind. Less stress impacts the workforce with less disease and less insurance claims…it becomes a win-win for all parities concerned.

Senior Sleep

Michele Stokes

Director Riverside Senior Health Services/Gerlach Center

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Discussion of health problems and age-related changes that can affect sleep quality. Tips to improve sleep quality provided.

Is It Dementia or Normal Aging

Michele Stokes

Director Riverside Senior Health Services/Gerlach Center

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Discussion of normal, age-related memory changes as compared to changes that might signify dementia or ‘pseudo’ dementia, which is treatable. Tips to enhance memory for any age provided as well.

Wellness Wonder Foods

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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Meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts so many options! How do you know which of these are food superstars? This session explores the best of the best and which foods you should be eating most of in your diet and why. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Weight Loss Basics

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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Information on the fundamentals of successful weight loss. Education on how nutrition and exercise play a role in healthy weight loss. Tips, advice and suggestions on how YOU can achieve and maintain a healthy weight! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Stress Management Works!

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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What exactly is stress? How does it affect us physically and mentally? How do we deal with it? Learn tools and skills to help reduce and prevent daily stress and anxiety. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Nutrition 101

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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What is proper nutrition? There is a lot of information out there to make sense of. Learn which types of foods are best to fuel your body and mind. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Maintain Don’t Gain

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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Oh, the holidays. That joyous time of year filled with food and spirits. Learn tips and tools to maintaining your weight through the holiday hustle and bustle! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Healthy Eating on the Go

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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What happened to lunch? While it’s not easy eating healthy on the go, this seminar will assist you in choosing healthy food options in our time crunched world! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Beyond the Gym

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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Exercise doesn’t mean you always have to get on a treadmill. Get to know and explore different physical activity options outside of an exercise facility! Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Fitting in Fitness

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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How do you know where do you start when designing a personal exercise program? How about at the beginning! This seminar discusses the basics of exercise and fitness programs (goal setting, types of exercise, how to fit it into your day) and how to plan your own effective exercise plan. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

Wellness 101

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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An introductory session highlighting the seven dimensions of wellness and how to implement those aspects into your life in order to achieve a higher quality of health and living. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

The Weight of Stress

Megan Amaya

Director of Health Promotion & Wellness The Ohio State University

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Stress affects our health in so many ways. Many people don’t realize it affects our weight too. This seminar discusses how stress negatively impacts our weight and weight loss efforts and how by minimizing our daily stress, we can learn to better control our weight management efforts. Presentation includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and external resources.

The Sandwich Generation

Julie Rinaldi

CEO/Executive Director Syntero

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Many of us find ourselves simultaneously taking on the care-taking role for both our children and our aging parents these days. this can be both rewarding and stressful at the same time. Just keeping up with the day to day schedules of your children is a hard enough task, but now you add in additional doctor’s appointments, failing health, long-term care issues and complex financial situations and it is time to get some practical advice with a little humor thrown in for good measure! This presentation is perfect for those of us that find ourselves in this situation and are looking for a little help along our journey. Time is provided for members of the audience to share their experiences.

Skin – The Great Protector

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Peel back the layers of information on the body’s largest organ! Find out what your skin can tell you about your health. Offers suggestions on how to keep your skin healthy and working for you.

Maximize Your Memory

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Find out how memory works and the factors affecting it. Learn techniques to improve and maintain your memory.

Improve Your Eye-Q

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Learn about normal vision changes, age-related eye conditions, treatment choices and ways to maintain the best possible vision.

Humor: Jest for Health

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Offers insights into the relationship of laughter and feeling better, appropriate vs. inappropriate humor and how to find your funny bone. A senior audience favorite!

Hold Your Own Against Cold & Flu

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Do you know the difference between a Cold and the Flu? Do you know how to prevent or treat both? Stock up on your cold and flu prevention and treatment knowledge.

Herbal Remedies: Help or Hype?

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Learn how to assess the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Reviews risks, cost, questions to ask and where to get more information.

Going Green: Where Health & Well Being Meet

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Green’ living is more than just recycling. It means eating healthier, being active and getting involved in our community. Find out what small steps you can take to positively impact the earth and your health.

Emergency Preparedness: More Than Just a Good Idea

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Emergencies by definition are unforeseen events that require immediate action. This program provides information on basic supply kits, developing a communications plan, and general principles of preparedness.

Diabetes: Understanding Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Reviews risk factors, symptoms and treatment options. Identifies the steps for prevention.

Dementia & Communicating with Confused Older Adults

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Reviews the potential causes of dementia and practical tips for communication.

Be Stroke-Wise

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Identifies the common causes and effects of strokes. Discusses resources for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

60+ Rules for the Road

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Driving is cognitively and physically demanding. Reviews sensory losses and suggestions to maximize your driving skill. make good choices instead of taking chances!

“Oh My Aching” – a Map to Maneuver the Aches and Pains of Aging

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Hit the road to managing arthritis. Learn about types, symptoms and treatment. Offers suggestions on meeting the challenges of chronic pain.

Take Charge! Wellness for Men & Women

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Many major health threats can be prevented or treated if warning signs are caught early. Reviews risk factors and prevention strategies for heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.

Depression and the Older Adult

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Offers insight into causes, symptoms and treatment of this serious but treatable illness, which often leads to other life complications.

Wake Up to Better Sleep

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Offers clues for the causes of sleeplessness,resources to manage sleep disorders and suggestions for a good night’s sleep!

Sound & Hearing

Donna Ramey

Audiologist/Owner, Integrated Hearing Health

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Basic information about sound, ear anatomy and how the ear works as well as information on how to protect your hearing.

How to Talk to Someone Who Has Hearing Loss

Donna Ramey

Audiologist/Owner, Integrated Hearing Health

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Tips and strategies to use when communicating with those who don’t hear well in business and social situations.

“I Hate My Hearing Aids!” Why Aids Don’t Sound the Way You Think They Should

Donna Ramey

Audiologist/Owner, Integrated Hearing Health

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A discussion of how hearing aids work and reasons why you may not be getting the results you expected. What to do about hearing aids that are not working for your situation and hearing technology & accessories may also be discussed.

Decrease Absenteeism and Increase Productivity

Tammy White

Certified Instructor, Central Ohio Chopra Center

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Absenteeism not only effects the productivity of those who are absent, but those who may be asked to perform extra duties as a result of the employee who did not report for work. The stress-cycle only intensifies, but by practicing Primordial Sound Meditation on a daily basis it can help you to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety and Improve Co-Worker Relationships.

Increase Workplace Production

Tammy White

Certified Instructor, Central Ohio Chopra Center

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Nowadays, doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses. Even though meditation should not be considered as a stand-alone cure, research has shown it to be beneficial for a wide range of health problems. Reduce the health problems and experience a productive, healthier and happier staff.

Estate Planning Essentials – Core Concepts

Russell Golowin

Attorney at Law Golowin Legal, LLC

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A fast-paced explanation of wills and probate, avoiding probate with revocable trusts, financial powers of attorney, living wills and more. This core program is recommended for all.

Public Relations: Beyond the Basics

Michelle Garrett

Consultant/Owner, Garrett Public Relations

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Do you have a basic understanding of public relations but want more in-depth information? This presentation goes deeper on a number of public relations initiatives, such as:Incorporating social media into your PR effortsWriting effective press relationsThe best way to reach busy reportersAnd more…Michelle goes beyond the basics to provide additional information for those who want to learn even more about PR (beyond her PR 101 presentation).

Media Training – How to Handle Media Interviews

Michelle Garrett

Consultant/Owner, Garrett Public Relations

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So, you’ve scored a media interview – now what?! This presentation will cover how to prepare for your interview, including what to say and perhaps more importantly, what NOT to say, to a reporter.

Do-It-Yourself PR

Michelle Garrett

Consultant/Owner, Garrett Public Relations

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If you’re interested in incorporating public relations into your company’s marketing mix but don’t have the budget to hire an agency or consultant to help, you CAN do it yourself. In this presentation, Michelle will cover how to manage your own PR by focusing on the basics to increase visibility and drive traffic and sales your way.

Public Relations 101: Tips and Tricks for Your Business

Michelle Garrett

Consultant/Owner, Garrett Public Relations

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What’s PR all about, anyway? If you’ve ever wondered what’s involved in public relations, you may be interested to learn that it can be a very cost-effective part of the marketing mix for any business. And, you CAN do it yourself, with a little knowledge and a few cost-effective (some are even free!) tools. Michelle Messenger Garrett of Garrett Public Relations will help you with tips and ideas on how to get your business noticed and draw more traffic and customers your way.

How Do you Soar with Eagles When you Hire Turkeys

Michael Schoedinger

President Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

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Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s oldest family business. It is also the largest funeral home company based in Ohio. For six generations, the company has developed many best practices for creating a servant based culture and having the best of the best on its team.

Personality Selling – Know Thyself and Know Thy Client

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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Customers are not all the same in their looks,buying decisions, needs, objectives or problems. So why would you use the same sales technique for each? If you were a musician, would you play the same song for a group of 55 year old benefactors as you would for a group of 20 year olds? Of course not.Join us as we explore client types, personalities and how to detect characteristics that help sell your products, your services and most importantly your ideas.

Integrity Selling: Closing Your Calling - Selling By Serving

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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We are all called to do something special–yet too often we ignore, suppress, or find ways to avoid pursuit of our true calling. Regardless of title, everyone sells. So often, however, we tend to associate the nature of selling with manipulation–of playing on peoples’ wants or fears to get them to do something that we want. In our imperfect world, that may be the case in some occupations and environments, but for those of us fortunate to be following our true calling, “selling” isn’t selling at all–it’s all about serving.Topics Addressed:Finding your Purpose, Discovering your Why.Finding needs and filling them (the heart of true entrepreneurship)How every NO gets you closer to a YESPersonality Profiling (First Rule: “To Thine Own Self Be True”)It’s Win-Win, or No DealDon't sell…teachHow passion fuels perseveranceThis Presentation will Provide:Practical tips and action steps to discern your callingA step-by-step breakdown of the consultative/integrity selling approachGuidelines on how to identify personality types (starting with your own!)How to close the sale gently but firmly.This presentation will examine what these factors mean to you in both your personal and professional life. Further, it will help you delve deeper into your own mindsets that may be holding you back–especially when it comes to issues around perseverance. When you are truly committed and driven by a mission and purpose that is greater than yourself, you gain focus and tap a potential within you that can create outstanding results.

Employee Education and Engagement Understanding Your Health Insurance Benefits

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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Health Insurance Basics: Join us as we demystify health insurance and learn to better understand our current benefits and take an active role in our health plan. We will explore how to read the Explanation of Benefits (EOB), how to calculate our maximum out of pocket, how to become a better consumer and how to understand what is covered and how to get the MOST out of our health plan.

Consumerism, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and the American Way

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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The Medical IRA: Why Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread Why do Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) make so much sense? Because this health insurance plan rewards you when you use it, and when you don’t. Unlike flexible spending accounts (FSAs), you don’t forfeit your funds at the end of a specified time period. HSAs compliment a high deductible health plan (HDHP) letting your money grow over time as tax free savings. You have ownership of your money, and freedom of preventative care and alternative medical options. In this workshop, you will learn about the incentives HSAs have to offer.

Branding & Positioning for the Job search

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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Personal Branding is about communicating what makes you different, unique and valuable to your target audience, so that you can stand out from crowd in today’s competitive job market. It’s not about being a jack-of-all trade (and master of none). It’s about tapping into what you were put on this earth to do. Learn how to narrow your search and dominate your market. Join us as we explore Personal Branding, The Brand Gap Discipline of Market Leaders Positioning and the Battle for the Mind Developing your Unique Selling Proposition “Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” -Tom Peters The Presentation will provide; 1) An exploration lessons learned from existing power brands 2) Tools for determining what makes your personal brand meaningful 3) Strategies for targeting employers who will respond to your brand.

Advanced Medicare

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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Learn from a licensed broker to navigate drug formularies, provider networks, Medicare Advantage, prescription drug programs, and Medicare supplements/Medigap plans.

PERPETUAL REFERRALS: THE ART & SCIENCE OF NETWORKING

Matthew Byrne

President Spiralight

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This presentation includes: building a pipeline of referrals, how to empathetically listen, how to remember names and faces, how to craft your 30 second commercial, and more.

Community Resources: In Depth Look at How to Find Them and How to Use Them

Marcia Strall

Partner ElderLife Solutions

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Not just a list! For those individuals in need or those caring for loved ones. Learn where to find resource assistance,how to qualify, and best ways to make them work for you.

Your BBB Center For Character Ethics

Kip Morse

President The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio

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Business Ethics: What do We Mean by High Character and High Competence?

Kip Morse

President The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio

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Being a Leader of Character: “The Never Ending Hike”

Kip Morse

President The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio

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Developing a Culture of Character: When You Need to Do It, You Will Know

Kip Morse

President The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio

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Why does TRUST! matter? Leading with character ethics is not just a matter of style or personal preference; it is good business. The outcome of leading with high character and high competency is order and TRUST, the essential pillars upon which relationships and organizational performance rest.

Working with a Professional Recruiter

Ken Lazar

Chairman Professional Career Development Network, Inc.

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Twelve Indisputable Facts About Linkedin Profile Preparation

Ken Lazar

Chairman Professional Career Development Network, Inc.

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Networking for Job Transition Success

Ken Lazar

Chairman Professional Career Development Network, Inc.

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Interviewing Skills for Experienced Professionals

Ken Lazar

Chairman Professional Career Development Network, Inc.

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To Get Your Foot in the Door, Use a Wedge

Keith Luscher

Creative Director / Principal, SYP Media

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When building new client relationships, “getting your foot in the door” consistently presents the greatest challenge for business-to-business (B2B) sales professionals. To this end, we have identified FIVE primary “door jams:”No connection or previous relationship.Not knowing the identity of the decision maker.The contact’s own distractions.The gatekeeper.The economy, everyone in a “hold” mode.How do you get your foot in the door of a prospective client despite these challenges–especially at locations where you don’t have a personal introduction or relationship, and nobody knows you?Our answer: Use a Wedge.The Wedge is not a gimmick…but a hands-on eight-step strategy for experienced professionals who know their profession and the value they bring to others. It is a highly effective, GUARANTEED method of identifying and securing an appointment with key decision-makers in companies of all sizes. Through The Wedge, you learn:The eight-step strategy that WILL secure appointments with the right decision makers at companies where you otherwise have no connection.The structure required to introduce yourself on a favorable basis–and make yourself stand above your competition.Where you can go today to search out and access detailed, updated, and downloadable information on any company in the United States or Canada–for FREE.How to identify key decision makers at the companies you wish to penetrate.How to work with–not around–administrative assistants and gatekeepers, and make them your ally!Specific, priceless steps to follow that will give that first point of contact the greatest impact.This strategy, when executed with prudence and care, WILL multiply your success of getting into the doors of prospective employers and networking contacts many times over. We not only say this with confidence; we GUARANTEE IT. Once you have reviewed this strategy and internalized it, you will see for yourself that it makes perfect sense, both in logic and simplicity.

THE VIDEO SHORTCUT: Rocket Your Business to Google’s Front Page

Keith Luscher

Creative Director / Principal, SYP Media

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In this enlightening discussion, you will learn what to do, and what NOT to do if you want your prospects to find your business through Google search. You will learn the fundamentals behind Search Engine Optimized (SEO) Video, the SHORTCUT to ranking your business to the front page of Google.

You’re not alone! – understanding job clubs and career ministries

Jim McFarland

City Manager Columbus Career Network

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According to a recent SHRM survey, the average daily time an unemployed person spends on their job search is 41 minutes! Several factors affect this but the primary solution is to be in accountable relationships with other people.According to the US Department of Labor, there are over 10,000 job clubs and career ministries throughout the US. In 2014, the government completed a study of their effectiveness and impact on the long term unemployed. This session will share those findings and provide local solutions specific to every stage of the unemployment life cycle regardless of career background or direction.

Understanding O*Net: Key tips to expand career options

Jim McFarland

City Manager Columbus Career Network

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O*Net is the nations primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*Net database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. Successful job seekers learn how to expand career options by integrating transferable skills and job functions to the O*Net system. If you’re looking to improve your job search with an enhanced focus of career options available that reflect your background, this session will provide that for you.

The Course of Crisis

Jim McFarland

City Manager Columbus Career Network

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Job loss is a jolt to our emotions and has subtle and obvious affect on the unemployed and their loved ones. Learning about this crisis experience will help those affected know what to grab hold of and prepare for the inevitable ups and downs of the rollercoaster experience. Participants will learn the crisis cycle, assess their own stressors and learn about resources to alleviate habits that compound the crisis event.

Skin in the Game – discerning when, how and where to invest in your job search

Jim McFarland

City Manager Columbus Career Network

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Employers want to spend money to find talent as much as job seekers want to invest in their job search, which is as little as possible. But when traditional methods fail to produce the value necessary for both parties, how does the job seeker determine when, what for and how much to spend? This session will examine good, poor and effective options job seekers can consider when the time comes to invest their own money in their career or job search.

Honey, why aren’t you working yet? – helping loved ones deal with your work status

Jim McFarland

City Manager Columbus Career Network

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There are three types of people, the unemployed, underemployed and unfulfilled. This interactive session will unpack the common symptoms associated with a household responding to “less than ideal” working conditions and consider healthy alternatives to enhancing family life.This session will relate to parents with “at home post college” adult children, the under-employed and full time unfulfilled who seek greater meaning in their next assignment.

30 Day New Job Jump Start – what to do the first 30 days of your next job!

Jim McFarland

City Manager Columbus Career Network

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Participants will discuss the “what happened” affect of downsizing and learn adjustment strategies to successfully prepare when the next offer arrives. If you find yourself having repeated gaps of employment, this session may be for you!

Too Young To Retire — 2Y2R

Jim Hatch

Career Strategist, Jewish Family Services

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The concept behind 2Y2R is that there are three main issues facing us as Boomers: Health, Wealth, and Staying Productive / Career / Work. Jim facilitates the discussion to provide ideas on options available at any stage of life. Experts on health and wealth are invited (from COPEC speakers) to provide invaluable advice in those related areas. Most of us prefer or need to be gainfully employed, so staying productive is the main theme of the workshop. Issues related to age discrimination in the job search are presented as well as strategies for being successful in your career at any age. Whether it is becoming a volunteer, starting your own business, part-time work, or full-time endeavors,this workshop explores your choices in an interactive format.

Taking Charge of Your Professional Career Search

Jim Hatch

Career Strategist, Jewish Family Services

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Jim will share proven techniques, tools and secrets that have helped many job seekers navigate successfully through their search. Topics addressed include how to be strategic, branding yourself (from the brief networking intro to the full-blown elevator pitch), following up appropriately, and developing a powerful approach in resumes and social media profiles. Jim will also expose myths about the job search and share valuable nuggets to network more effectively. The workshop is interactive to give you the opportunity to get the answers you want, to network and to share what you have learned about the job search.

Resume & Profile Development Strategies for Your Career Search

Jim Hatch

Career Strategist, Jewish Family Services

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The concept of the main job search tool, the resume, is evolving quickly. What makes for a modern, competitive resume? Using current resume writer techniques, Jim reviews what works (and what does not), and shares one of his top job search secrets to getting past the application stage of the job search process and scoring interviews. In addition, Jim will discuss the one of the main dilemmas facing job seekers: how to tailor the LinkedIn Profile for best and maximum exposure. Most of us are not good writers, so Jim offers suggestions and resources for getting your tools up to the level of the competition, or better! Your specific questions will also be addressed, as possible, in a group/workshop setting.

Interviewing Secrets for Your Career Search

Jim Hatch

Career Strategist, Jewish Family Services

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The most important phase of the job search process may be verbalizing your fitness to do the job AND be part of the team in the new environment. Your application (and networking) will get you to second base but now YOU must impress them one more time to get an offer. This workshop offers proven pointers on how to navigate the interview with positive, professional and precise answers. This is a learned talent that is necessary and critical to your success! In this interactive workshop, Jim will empower you to win the interview and get the offer. From tell us about yourself and the exit statement to the salary and weakness questions, this workshop covers all the usual suspects in preparing your stories and answers for ultimate success.

LinkedIn: Profile Review (Why You Need a Complete Profile)

Jeff Young

#TheLinkedInGuru

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What does it mean to be an “All-Star” on LinkedIn? What does it take to have a complete profile on LinkedIn? Why is it a competitive advantage to have a complete profile on LinkedIn? Get the answers to these questions and many more by interacting with a long-time user of LinkedIn to learn the best ways to maximize the potential of your online web presence on LinkedIn. This workshop will review the key aspects of all LinkedIn profiles and show participants how to “get found” by making sure their profile has the right stuff to get noticed. Whether you are new to LinkedIn or a constant user, you will learn something during this session that will make your profile better.

LinkedIn: Maximizing LinkedIn’s Potential for Your Business

Jeff Young

#TheLinkedInGuru

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What is the best way to utilize LinkedIn to help your business? Why do I need LinkedIn when I already use Facebook? Participants in this workshop will get the opportunity to interact with a long-time user of LinkedIn from both a personal and professional perspective. Many businesses are realizing that LinkedIn has just as much potential as any of the other social media tools. Schedule this workshop to learn what aspects of LinkedIn are focused on enhancing your business and keeping you in touch and connected with your customers and clients. Learn from a LinkedIn expert that has helped such venues as JPM Chase, OCLC, ABCO Fire Protection, Part Time Works, Edison Welding Institute and Fire and Ice Heating and Cooling understand the potential of LinkedIn for enhancing your company’s image.

LinkedIn: Maximizing LinkedIn Branding Channels

Jeff Young

#TheLinkedInGuru

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I’ve been told it is a marketing cliche that you need seven touches in order to get your message across. Basically, the more touches or contact you can have with a prospective customer in as many ways as possible, the more likely you are to build strong relationships and build your brand.In this workshop I will explain a Marketing/Branding sequence that can be used by anyone (business, entrepreneur or individual) to get your message across and build your brand through LinkedIn. It has worked for me and I think it can work for you as well.

LinkedIn: Ask the Expert

Jeff Young

#TheLinkedInGuru

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You have a LinkedIn account – NOW WHAT? How do you leverage LinkedIn for maximum results? If these are questions you have asked yourself, then come to a workshop where you can learn some excellent tips and techniques from a well-known LinkedIn expert. You will have the opportunity to ask “how-to” questions and take a peek beneath the covers of LinkedIn to get an overview of its functionality. You will also learn what you can do with LinkedIn from a personal or business perspective. Specifically, you will learn how to move beyond just collecting contacts and how to use LinkedIn to build your network – and to MAXIMIZE your professional networking.

LinkedIn: What’s New on LinkedIn and Why Should You Care?

Jeff Young

#TheLinkedInGuru

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LinkedIn LOVES to change things! Where did the “Introduction” button go? What’s all this business about hashtags? How do you find what you need on LinkedIn? Where did they move all my stuff?

Hang onto your Talent by Growing Greener Grass

Janine Moon

Owner Workforce Change

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If you’ve experienced the disquiet of employees, you know that most are continually looking for “greener grass”…a better job, a better employer, better conditions, etc. But what if you could actually BE the greener grass that employees seek? You really can keep the employees you want and lose those you don’t by upping your expectations, shifting career responsibilities and providing career opportunity unknown in virtually all organizations.The Career Partnering model is a win-win approach to career direction that teaches employees to align their strongest work value with strategic direction through initiative, change-agility, mentoring and a thorough knowledge of your organization’s business reality. While not for everyone, Career Partnering provides opportunity for you to leverage the motivators of your brightest talent, allowing them to create an equity position in your business that drives success.

Flexing Your Inner Caveman: KEYS to Change

Janine Moon

Owner Workforce Change

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Change is always challenging because we default to our Inner Caveman: our fight or flight response takes over and interprets any change as a threat. As human beings we like comfort: we’re built to move toward “homeostasis:” our body’s default, our comfortable ways of doing and being. Change means that we have to adapt, to do something different than what is already comfortable. From a physical perspective, this protects us from approaching saber-tooth tigers and stray prehistoric hyenas. The problem is that our brains don’t distinguish between true physical threats and the emotional ones of today’s workplace. In our brains, the threats of potential job loss, reduced salaries and new and improved work processes are just as real and scary as the meat-eating predators of our ancestors.We can adapt to change ONLY when we become intentional about how we see it and, thus, intentional about how we respond!

Blueprint for Business Growth: : Leverage Workforce Diversity & Build Employee Equity

Janine Moon

Owner Workforce Change

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The changing workforce is a constant challenge: it’s diverse, it’s aging and much of it may lack commitment to your business growth…and that can spell disaster for your business! This seminar reviews the challenges presented by today’s changing workforce as well as approaches to keeping the best and brightest of your workers. 21st Century business success requires getting the most from your workers; this learning forum shows you why “partner-owners” must replace “employees” and how to build a strategy to do it!

Tradeshows, Expos and More…..The Prescription For Success

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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If you have ever thought or said….”I did one Expo before and I didn’t get anything out of it”….then you NEED to attend this Seminar. The introductory information covered during this presentation applies to Trade Shows, Expos, Job Fairs or ANY Exhibit Space Opportunity. If you want to ENSURE THE SUCCESS of your Exhibit Space investment, then you must attend this informative, fast-paced Seminar that will equip you with the proven 6-Step Process and Mindset necessary to apply at your very next event.

6-Step Prescription for Success: Step 6 - Analysis

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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The final step is where the rubber meets the road. The Tradeshow Doctor, Diane Wingeter, will assist you in discovering your Return On Investment (ROI). During this final Step you will truly determine if the event was worthwhile and if you should repeat the event year after year! Value of this final step in the 6-Step Prescription for success….priceless! Analyze properly and you will set your roadmap for Tradeshow Success!!!

6-Step Prescription for Success: Step 5 - Follow Through

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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If you are NOT going to Follow-Through with those you met during the Tradeshow, Conference, Show, Expo, Fair or Festival, then why did you set-up in the first place? This is a valid question, as unfortunately it is a common mistake! The Tradeshow Doctor, Diane Wingerter, provides the post-event tasks necessary to keep your hard-work and momentum moving in your favor!

6-Step Prescription for Success: Step 4 - Exibit Day

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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This is the day you have been waiting for! The selection, planning and preparation steps have lead up to The Exhibit Day! This is the day or series of days when you implement and execute all that you have planned and prepared to do! So, The Tradeshow Doctor, will share all the tricks and tips necessary to attract attendees to YOUR booth. They will WANT to come into your booth, because you are a source of excitement and you offer something they WANT!

6-Step Prescription for Success: Step 3 - Prep & Pre-Event Checklist

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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As you begin to prepare for any event, there are an overwhelming number of decisions that you will need to make. The Tradeshow Doctor, Diane Wingerter, has created the step-by-step checklist necessary to streamline this process and make sure that you have given each detail the proper consideration. There is a difference between making a conscious decision not to do something, versus not realizing that you should have made a decision about something. Don’t go into the Preparation stage with blinders on, or it will be quite evident during the event!

6-Step Prescription for Success: Step 2 - Planning & Numbers Philosophy

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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The Exhibitor’s motive for participating in a Tradeshow, Conference, Show, Expo, Festival or Fair may exist for a combination of reasons. Once the overall purpose is determined, Planning Formulas will be discussed in order to have a clear expectation of the results you should obtain. The Tradeshow Doctor, Diane Wingerter has the proven prescription to determine your outcome before the event ever begins! It is truly an amazing and accurate step found within the 6-Step Tradeshow Prescription for Success.

6-Step Prescription for Success: Step 1 - Selecting the Tradeshow/Expo Right for You

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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The Tradeshow Industry is OVERWHELMING! In the United States there are over 7,000 Tradeshows, 15,000 Conferences and 26,000 Shows/Festivals each year. So, how do you know which ones to commit to and reserve booth space within??? The Tradeshow Doctor, Diane Wingerter, has the answers you need. You will walk away with a tangible checklist along with the knowledge necessary to select the events and booth space right for YOU!

12 Tips for Writing a Persuasive Bio

Diane Wingerter

Owner The Tradeshow Doctor

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Have you ever read a personal bio that has left you feeling FLAT???? Well, that is the effect of most written bios. They do not persuade anyone to take action to reach out to you for your expertise or talents. As a result of this information, you will learn 12 Tips to consider when creating and writing your Business or Personal Bio along with key Dos and Don’ts to ensure your bio lands in ‘The Hall of Fame’ and not ‘The Hall of Shame.’

Can’t We Just Resolve This? Using Mediation to Settle Disputes

David Cohen

Board Member Ohio Mediation Association

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This presentation explains what mediation is, how mediation is done, and the advantages of using mediation. It can be done in a half-hour as a lecture or can be done in an hour with role- playing, with David as the mediator and two of the attendees playing the roles of the parties to the dispute.

Mature Job Seekers: Hidden Jewels of the Job Market

Carol Ventresca

Executive Director Employment for Seniors, Inc.

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Employers need experienced, qualified and reliable candidates; how do you make yourself into the best candidate? This presentation will discuss the issues in today’s economic climate and the barriers mature job seekers must overcome to re-enter the workforce. We will review tips on how to translate your skills into today’s opportunities, what the application process requires, what is new about resumes and cover letters, where jobs can be found, and how to take ownership of your job search

Creating a Diverse Workforce; Finding Talented Mature Job Seekers

Carol Ventresca

Executive Director Employment for Seniors, Inc.

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Finding new staff members has become an electronic nightmare of resumes and applications! Recruiting is an expensive line item in every budget, but the current programs have created greater confusion in the search for successful candidates. EFS and other non-profit organizations in Central Ohio are ready to assist in meeting your next hiring need.Let’s create diversity in your organization and find a candidate who will bring value, skills, maturity and dependability to your workforce all through the free services of Employment For Seniors!

What Do you Do When a Pet Dies?

Michael Schoedinger

President Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

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Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s oldest family business. It is also the largest funeral home company based in Ohio. The Schoedinger family knows that pets are an important part of any family. Losing a pet can be a very difficult experience.Our experts will talk about pet loss, what all is involved with pet cremation, honoring the pet’s life, and resources in the community to help.

Facts About Funerals

Michael Schoedinger

President Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

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A History of Funerals and EmbalmingAdvanced Funeral PlanningCosts of Funeral ServicesThe Importance of Funeral Rites and RitualsThe Role of Funeral Services in the Grief and Healing ProcessResources for GriefHow to Help Families Who Are GrievingWhat is Appropriate to Say What is Not Appropriate to SayWhen to Follow Up With the Family and Why

Cremation: Is it Right For You?

Michael Schoedinger

President Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

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Cremation continues to rise in popularity and in some states is chosen 50% of the time for funerals.Many people today don’t know what options exist for their loved one.Did you know that you can witness a cremation for a family member? Just because you choose cremation, doesn’t mean you can’t have a service.Did you know that pet cremation is available when a pet dies? Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s largest cremation provider and offers helpful information for the cremation consumer.

How to Support the Grieving?

Michael Schoedinger

President Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service

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Everyone experiences loss in their lives. It can be the loss of a job, a relationship, financial, or death. But few of us feel comfortable in reaching out to these people. What can I do? These are questions we hear all of the time. Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s largest funeral provider and offers helpful information for those experiencing a loss. We will share our insights into helpful behaviors, and helpful things that many people do.

Experiencing Columbus, the Fun Part of Economic Development

Michael S Brown

Director, Development/Public Affairs Experience Columbus

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Discussing how local residents, groups, businesses are all a part of the economic mission of Columbus as ambassadors to build our region’s national brand image.

Making Your Business Older Adult Friendly

Marcia Strall

Partner ElderLife Solutions

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Marketing or expanding your business to the Greatest Generation? An in-depth look at how to make your office environment, marketing materials, phone systems,and employees more user friendly for Older Adults.

Tools For Independent Living: Family Dynamics & Aging

Lynn Dobb

Education and Training Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Learn common characteristics of spouses, adult children and siblings involved in caregiving and how this relates to common caregiving challenges. Information to help overcome obstacles in family caregiving discussed.

Tools for Independent Living: Caring for Someone in the Home

Lynn Dobb

Education and Training Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Develop tips/techniques for providing home care for loved ones.

Tools For Independence: Navigating the Health Care Maze

Lynn Dobb

Education and Training Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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Learn about consumer rights, tips for getting high quality care in various settings.

Tools for Independence: Caring for Someone in a Care Facility

Lynn Dobb

Education and Training Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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This program is for families transitioning a loved one from the community to the nursing home setting. Discusses choosing a facility, strategies for managing care, and resident’s rights.

Managing Your Family’s Expectations after a Job Loss

Julie Rinaldi

CEO/Executive Director Syntero

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Why is it that when you lose your job everyone around you knows exactly what you should do to find another one and isn’t afraid to share that information with you whether you want to hear it or not? This presentation will provide insight into how the loss of a job impacts a person and explains that the loved ones of the newly unemployed might have unrealistic expectations that at the time seem hurtful. This experiences with family members after a job loss.

Top Scams Targeting Seniors

Jessica Kapcar

Business Relations Manager Better Business Bureau

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The Psychology of Scams

Jessica Kapcar

Business Relations Manager Better Business Bureau

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Is it a scam, and how do you know?

Jessica Kapcar

Business Relations Manager Better Business Bureau

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I D Theft Prevention, Detection and Recovery

Jessica Kapcar

Business Relations Manager Better Business Bureau

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Jessica Kapcar

Business Relations Manager Better Business Bureau

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The internet offers a world of opportunities. People of all ages share photos and videos, build online profiles, text each other and create alter egos in the form of online avatars. For children, especially, these ways of socializing and communicating can be fulfilling, and yet, they come with risks. This presentation covers what parents need to know to help protect their children and reduce the risks by talking to your kids about how they communicate online and off and encouraging them to engage in conduct they can be proud of.

Old Dogs & Young Pups: When Generations Collaborate

Janine Moon

Owner Workforce Change

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Each of the four generations in today’s workplace brings very different—and often contradictory—values, beliefs and expectations to work where the success of the organization depends upon their strengths and collaboration. Never before have four so different generations worked side-by-side: loyal Traditionalists; idealistic Baby Boomers; pragmatic Gen X-ers; and confident Millennials. And a 5th generation—Gen Z / Gen Tech—adds yet another set of expectations to the workplace.The “magic” of inter-generational (and ‘gender’ too!) collaboration includes viewing the world through others’ lenses, finding the similarities and discovering the strengths that each generation brings to shape a successful enterprise. This happens through trust, agility and respect.This program begins the discussion for organizations that want to improve collaboration by examining how each generation defines “work” and “how work gets done” so that future conversations can leverage those differences to improve business outcomes.

Stuff: Tips for Downsizing and Managing Clutter

Jane Acri

Community Education Program Manager Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

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As we get older, many of us struggle to manage all the possessions we have accumulated. This session will offer some insights as to why we collect what we do and when we should be concerned about our collecting. Offers practical tips to assist in downsizing our homes and reducing the clutter in our lives.

ID Theft Prevention

Bob Neubauer

Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, Apprisen

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This workshop is valuable for each person to understand that there are ID thieves who make a living at stealing information. How to protect one’s identity and what to do if personal data is stolen will be covered.How does ID theft occurHow Identify thieves use your informationWhat precautions should be taken to prevent ID theftWhat to do if your ID has been stolenWho you should contact where you report ID theft