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.

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

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.

Weight Loss Basics

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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!

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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

Physical Wellness

Megan Amaya

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.

Trump Reform: The post-election ACA

Financial Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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

Personality Selling – Know Thyself and Know Thy Client

Professional Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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

Professional Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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

Professional Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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

Professional Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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

Professional Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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

Professional Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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

Professional Wellness

Matthew Byrne

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.

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

Financial Wellness

Marcia Strall

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

Medicare 101

Financial Wellness

Marcia Strall

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!

Making Your Business Older Adult Friendly

Social Wellness

Marcia Strall

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.