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.

THE WELL LEADER - 5 Principles for Winning the Workday, Slaying Self-Care & Supporting Others Along the Way

Physical Wellness

Katy Tombaugh

Leaders influence others. They inspire and create impact. They set, reach, and exceed goals. It is meaningful and important work that demands adequate self-care and healthcare to really go the distance.

Look forward to discovering tools for living as a Well Leader so that all groups you serve are performing at their best daily. If you are ready to make a difference in your life, your community, and your workplace, this is for you.

MAXIMIZE YOUR MORNING - Winning Ways to Start the Day

Physical Wellness

Katy Tombaugh

While it’s true that you likely have a preferred time of day where you feel especially “at your best”, there’s something magical about the morning hours. Each morning is a new beginning, and how you begin your day has the power to set the tone for the balance of your day. Let’s explore how to maximize your morning with healthy rituals that serve you well all day long.

FIND YOUR FLOW - Supportive Strategies for Winning the Day at Work & Home

Physical Wellness

Katy Tombaugh

What is flow? How do you find it? What are the benefits? As working adults who wear MANY hats, let’s collectively uncover several simple ways to leverage time, energy and talents all day long. By finding and staying “in the zone” you might just find (generally) that energy goes up and distress goes down – and that’s how we win the day at work at home. Join us for meaningful discussion and discovery of a trending topic. Hope to see you there!

BEYOND BIOMETRICS - It’s So Much More than “Knowing Your Numbers”

Physical Wellness

Katy Tombaugh

Knowing your numbers is a great first step in health care and self-care. Next, it’s time to understand your biggest opportunities and how to make small, sustainable lifestyle modifications to maintain or improve those numbers over time. Join us for a discussion around biometrics and how to get the best outcomes possible for feeling and functioning at your best while reducing your risk for chronic disease.

Budgeting Basics & More

Financial Wellness

Rick Zwelling

In this class we will cover all aspects of creating and maintaining a solid financial foundation. Topics covered include: Elements of a budget, Financial goal setting, Credit scores, Debt and cash management, The importance of building an emergency fund

Knowledge gained from this class will help attendees take actionable steps to improve their financial foundation, make more thoughtful financial decisions, and reduce stress.

Reduce Employee Stress and Lower Group Insurance Rates

Physical Wellness

Tammy White

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.

Decrease Absenteeism and Increase Productivity

Professional Wellness

Tammy White

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

Professional Wellness

Tammy White

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.

QuickBooks Basics

Financial Wellness

Jill Spradlin

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

Financial Wellness

Jill Spradlin

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

Financial Wellness

Russell Golowin

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

Financial Wellness

Russell Golowin

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

Financial Wellness

Russell Golowin

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

Financial Wellness

Russell Golowin

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.

Estate Planning Essentials – Core Concepts

Professional Wellness

Russell Golowin

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

Professional Wellness

Michelle Garrett

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

Professional Wellness

Michelle Garrett

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

Professional Wellness

Michelle Garrett

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

Professional Wellness

Michelle Garrett

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.

Senior Sleep

Physical Wellness

Michele Stokes

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

Physical Wellness

Michele Stokes

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.

Writing an Ethical Will

Financial Wellness

Michael Schoedinger

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.

What Do you Do When a Pet Dies?

Social Wellness

Michael Schoedinger

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.

Talking to Children about Death

Emotional Wellness

Michael Schoedinger

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.

How Do you Soar with Eagles When you Hire Turkeys

Professional Wellness

Michael Schoedinger

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.