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.

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.

Facts About Funerals

Social Wellness

Michael Schoedinger

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?

Social Wellness

Michael Schoedinger

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?

Social Wellness

Michael Schoedinger

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

Social Wellness

Michael S Brown

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.

Wellness Wonder Foods

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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.