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Popular Trainings

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Employee Development

Trainings to help support employee-related issues like communication and burnout.

Leadership Development

Trainings to help supervisors, management, and Human Resources.

Personal Development

Trainings to support personal growth and balance.

Wellbeing Development

Trainings to support health and wellbeing.

Financial & Legal Development

Trainings for legal and financial topics.

Addiction involves being abnormally dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. The most common addictions involve alcohol, drugs, sex, eating, and gambling. The employee caught in this destructive cycle can be helped through a variety of treatment options.
Objective: Training will focus on identifying and understanding the addict, how the process impacts work and personal lives, and how to obtain help. Each addiction can be presented as a stand-alone presentation, or an overview of all addictions can be given. A separate class on dealing with adolescent substance abuse is also offered. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Adolescents offer a unique challenge for parents. Determining what are normal behaviors versus signs of trouble will be examined as well as parenting tips and strategies on communication pitfalls, problem behaviors, and the difference between caring and caretaking. There will be time to interact and share with other parents who may be facing similar challenges.
Objective: Determine normal versus problem behavior and discuss strategies. Recommended time: 1 hour

Going beyond the basics of communication by exploring “valuable” conversations and bio-reactions is directly linked to productivity.
Objective: Learn methods to communicate more clearly and accurately, along with strategies to overcome communication obstacles by using interactive examples and demonstrations. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

It is essential that organizations provide training for supervisors who are seeking to improve key areas of performance with their supervisees.
Objective: Learn Strategies for motivating and rewarding employees, coaching and mentoring, fostering teamwork, maximizing performance, and exercising influence. Recommended time: 1.5-2 hours

Nearly 40% of Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease at age 85, so gaining information and skills will help you feel knowledgeable and ready for the challenges of dementia eldercare. This course provides basic dementia information, risk reduction, warning signs, diagnostic guidelines, and stages of dementia as well as caregiving topics regarding communication and interaction skills and an understanding of dementia behaviors. Preparing for the emotional and physical responsibilities of caregiving are covered as well as self-care and respite components.
Objective: Attendees will explore care options. Medical, legal, and financial matters are reviewed as are the latest Alzheimer’s/dementia research, testing, and treatment updates. Recommended time: 1 hour

This one hour course covers everything you need to know about this hot topic, including the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, the latest promising research, updates on new treatments, communication and interaction tips for caregivers, and the ten things we can all do at any age to reduce our risk for dementia. This is a comprehensive tutorial to help you prepare for elder care and start your own lifelong journey toward brain/cognitive health.
Objective: Gain awareness of lifestyle changes to reduce risk for dementia, review warning signs and risk factors, learn about the latest research and treatment, and gain dementia friendly communication and interaction skills. Recommended time: 1 hour

Most of us dream of the day we can retire, but not many of us know whether we’ll have enough saved to retire in comfort when that day comes.
Objective: Attendees will calculate when they can retire with enough savings to sustain their lifestyle. To prepare, employees will be asked to estimate their expenses during retirement, their pension income, their social security earnings in retirement, and the balance in their 401(k) account prior to class. They should also bring a calculator to class. Recommended time: 1 hour

This training will cover information about the many ways mature adults can stay independent, active, and healthy for many more years.
Objective: Attendees will learn how exercise, balanced eating, stress reduction, sleep, and other lifestyle choices have an effect on our well-being and how to make little changes in these areas to increase longevity. Recommended time: 1 hour

Depression can be difficult to work through and it sometimes can be even more difficult to see someone else go through it. There are many ways to reduce the impact of depression in your life and ways to help your colleagues, family, and friends work through their personal depression, whether it is adjusting perspective, walking through the journey with someone else, or changing habits.
Objective: After this training, you will understand more about what depression is, its causes, and be provided with a new set of cognitive skills that will enable you to take charge, challenge irrational assumptions, assist those who may be depressed, and accomplish more in your life. Recommended time: 1 hour

There are many reasons we eat that have nothing to do with the physical need for nourishment. While this is not always a bad thing, if done too often, it could lead to undesirable outcomes.
Objective: Explore the concept of emotional eating, help you identify the genesis of it, and offer tips and tools to establish a healthier relationship with food. Recommended time: 1 hour

Exercise versus activity. What are you doing? We will go over the various types of exercise, the benefits of each, and why knowing your purpose is critical to determining what you should be doing.
Objective: Attendees will learn the difference between exercise and activity and how each can suit different wellness goals. Recommended time: 1 hour

This highly interactive workshop will serve as an introduction to the Appreciative Inquiry methodology of organizational change. This unique approach gives a fresh light to solving problems as well as helps participants see the strengths of their organization as well as themselves. This gives a beginner start to see new possibilities in organizational transformation.
Objective: Participants will learn about this inverse of problem-solving methodologies and utilize real-life organizational change issues to learn the Appreciative Inquiry process. Recommended time: 2 hours

During this training, you’ll learn 7 essential components of smart investing that can be applied during volatile periods and when the markets are stable.  You will also learn how comprehensive advice can help you achieve your financial goals.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies for smart investing in both stable and volatile market environments. Recommended time: 1 hour

The art of negotiation takes skill, practice, and attitude.
Objective: The art of negotiation takes skill, practice, and attitude. Recommended time: 2 hours

This training will examine the difference between being assertive and being aggressive and give participants the necessary tools to be assertive. Participants will assess their current assertive skills with regard to communication and decision-making.
Objective: Participants will learn to set boundaries, face problems directly, resolve stressful situations successfully, and feel less guilty when making decisions. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Whether it is due to a dull, monotonous existence or an overloaded, overworked lifestyle, the effects of burnout are hazardous to your health! This training will teach you the symptoms of burnout—from work to life–and help you identify how close you may be to it.
Objective: Attendees will learn practical tools and strategies to enable them to take the necessary steps to avoid the danger of burnout. Recommended time: 1 hour

Stress is part of everyone’s life, but if you don’t learn to find some balance, serious health consequences could be waiting! This 90-minute training includes education, self-evaluation, and interactive exercises addressing what effects chronic stress can have on your health. Evaluation tools will be provided to help you identify your specific stressors and how well you are managing them.
Objective: Attendees will gain the knowledge and tools to help achieve and maintain a well-balanced life. Recommended time: 1 hour

This training will help participants reflect on their beliefs and value systems about work and family and develop a plan for how to meet their expectations. Through group discussions and interactive exercises, participants will glean insight into how to make their lives well-balanced with work, family, and personal life.
Objective: Discuss the importance of work/life balance and discuss strategies to attain balance. Recommended time: 1 hour

Many on-the-job trainers are frustrated when they encounter a trainee who seems to have hit a barrier in learning their new job. The training is developed specifically for individuals who have already taken a basic train-the-trainer course and should be considered advanced.
Objective: This will provide tools to the on-the-job trainer to help diagnose and resolve the performance issues of trainees. Recommended time: 1 hour

This training is for supervisors, managers, team leaders, and anyone who has contact with employees experiencing difficulties and work performance shortcomings.
Objective: To train supervisors how to recognize problems in the workplace, document work performance issues, address issues with employees and make an appropriate referral to the EAP/MAP. In addition, how to incorporate the help of the EAP/MAP for management consults, conflict resolution services, and organizational development interventions will be discussed. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

Get the top tips on topics from saving money, boosting a credit score, avoiding money mistakes, negotiating with creditors, and managing money as a team, to buying a house, tax-smart investing, and increasing retirement plan contributions. Tailor the training for your employees and their needs by picking and choosing the topics that are most important to them.
Objective: Attendees will get the top ideas to ensure that they thrive financially. Recommended time: 1 hour

“I don’t eat carbs.” “Bananas have too much sugar.” “Pasta is bad for you.” At some point, we have probably all heard or said something similar to these statements. Certain foods are better for you than others, but you will learn about food combining, and why the combination of foods can be as important as the type of food for staving off hunger.
Objective: Attendees will learn simple dietary strategies for choosing healthy food habits to help control blood sugar levels. Recommended time: 1 hour

We are exposed to various toxins from inside and from outside of our bodies every day. In this program, we explore how to help our bodies process and eliminate toxins and teach strategies on how to decrease our toxic load. For some people, detoxification may look like reducing fast food, for others, more intensive strategies may be appropriate.
Objective: Attendees will learn reasons they might need to detoxify and what the benefits could be for their health. Understand how to cleanse in a way that supports the body and provides long-term benefits. Recommended time: 1 hour

Employees with high morale have less absenteeism, turnover, and errors, and are more productive. We all want an engaged and productive staff…and neuroscience explains why certain strategies are more adept at fostering a sense of belonging, safety, commitment, and cooperation. This program will discuss low-cost and no-cost strategies and techniques to help your library team feel recognized, appreciated, understood, and supported. Both the how and why will be explained.
Objective:  Describe 4 foundations of strong functioning teams and provide 2 examples of how to employ each idea.  Recommended Time: 1 hour

Knowing and doing are 2 different skill sets! Applying knowledge is often harder than learning it. This program will explore neuroplasticity, growth mindset, adult learning, and ways to make training more effective (and that includes making it more fun!). There are steps that will help you DO what you KNOW.
Objective: Describe 4 techniques for more effective training and explain 3 success tips for doing something new. Recommended time: 1 hour

Boundaries, an important part of self-care and well-being, are often viewed through a narrow and negative lens. Do you see boundaries as flexible, porous, or impenetrable; keeping things in or out; intrusive and rude or necessary and kind? Recognizing and setting boundaries at home and work is a crucial, yet not always easy, skill we can develop.
Objective: Discover when and why you need boundaries as well as how to establish and enforce them. Recommended time: 1 hour

Headlines on the news, headlines in your magazines, headlines on the food package. We generally read a headline and fill the rest in to suit our needs. After this presentation, you will always want to know the rest of the story!
Objective: Attendees will learn the importance of reading between the lines and critically evaluating the information they encounter on a daily basis. Recommended time: 1 hour

Carbohydrates are so misunderstood! You will learn why carbohydrates are important and will enable you to make appropriate choices for your needs. From the various types, to when to eat them, you will no longer be confused about carbs!
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of carbohydrates and the role carbs play in our daily diet and health. Recommended time: 1 hour

From diet and exercise, to stress management and personal relationships—we’ll talk about ideas to create a new normal in your life.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies to create healthy and sustainable habits. Recommended time: 1 hour

We have all probably heard the terms HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides….but do we really know what they are? You will learn exactly what these terms mean, what the numbers mean, and how to make sure you don’t block your path.
Objective: Attendees will learn the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol, and how they affect overall health. Recommended time: 1 hour

Knee pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis. These and other injuries can sideline your fitness program. Learn how to prevent and treat them to keep you on the right track.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to treat and prevent common yet debilitating conditions. Recommended time: 1 hour

We have all heard about working your core and maintaining your flexibility. But why is this important? You will gain an understanding of the role core strength and flexibility play in your everyday life and why they are even more critical as we age.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of core training and flexibility. Recommended time: 1 hour

Based on the work of William Bridges, this training will look at the psychological process people go through when adapting to new situations. Participants will also be given a “road map” for what organizations can do to help facilitate successful change initiatives.
Objective: To learn adaptive strategies to manage change and transition, reduce stress, and develop positive coping skills. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Effective communication skills are essential for our professional life regardless of our position within the organization including body language, joining skills, listening, and gender-specific communication.
Objective: Explore a clearer understanding of communication tendencies and areas that need improvement. Recommended Time: 1.5 hours

No matter where you are in your career, the best time to start preparing for retirement is now.  Take action to develop a retirement plan, prioritize savings and spending, and avoid future stress caused by life’s unexpected changes.
Objective: Attendees will learn important strategies around how to maximize their retirement investments in the twilight of their careers. Recommended time: 1 hour

This training will give an overview of the necessary traits of a successful coach in an organization.
Objective: Participants will learn to differentiate between counseling and coaching and discover how to include growth-oriented coaching in their management role. Topics covered will include how to build a coaching relationship, how to identify and capitalize upon each member’s potential and motivation, deal with conflicts, give effective feedback, and improve communication skills. Recommended time: 2 hours

Many work teams struggle with cohesive team dynamics, inconsistent productivity, and employee longevity. While leaders may feel stressed and frustrated about this issue, their team members might feel misunderstood and undervalued at the same time. Most teams are missing a critical key to creating a healthy, thriving team culture – understanding and embracing hidden differences.
Objective: In this workshop, you’ll learn how being aware of neurodiversity, invisible disabilities, and chronic illnesses in your team can help you create a more harmonious team culture, improve motivation, and foster loyalty to the mission. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

History is unfolding before our eyes. In this class, we will be discussing the challenges associated with the real-life impacts of social unrest.
Objective: Attendees will learn the range of appropriate emotional responses to demonstrations with a focus on the importance of self-care and empathy. Recommended time: 1 hour

Change is inevitable and a constant in our lives, even though it may not always be welcome. Resistance to change is to be expected as change brings uncertainty and can cause stress. The process of change and the importance of acknowledging the stages of loss commonly associated with change will be discussed.
Objective: Techniques will be covered that help us comfortably manage change, reduce stress, and develop positive coping skills. Recommended time: 1 hour

This training introduces the participants to various modalities for calming the mind and redirecting thoughts.
Objective: After discussing the science behind each practice, Attendees will spend time engaging in practical application. Recommended time: 1 hour


Compassion, for yourself and others, affects morale, productivity, finances, and satisfaction. It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming but does require a slight shift in focus. Discover the science around compassion and simple techniques for cultivating compassion for yourself, for others, and as a work or home culture.
Objective: Describe how compassion differs from pity, sympathy, and empathy, name 3 benefits of compassion, and explain 3 ways to boost compassion. Recommended Time: 1 hour

We all want to be successful, yet sometimes we jump into a project without clearly defining what success looks like. Because we often assume we know what success means we don’t give it much thought, which leads to less success! People have different definitions of success and various situations require different definitions.
Objective: Discover how to create success for yourself and others; there are specific things you should and should not do. Identify traits of successful people, compare various definitions of success, and name 4 steps in creating success.  Recommended Time: 1 hour

Time flies, but it is never too late (or early) to get a handle on your health and wellness. We will go over what health and life issues you should be aware of from your 30s to 60s, including what screenings to stay on top of!
Objective: Attendees will learn the most important health factors to pay attention to as they age. Recommended time: 1 hour

No more excuses! You will learn how easy it can be to fit exercise into your life. By the end of the class, you will have created a workout specifically geared toward your needs. Each participant should bring a notebook, and if you have any “portable fitness equipment” feel free to bring that as well!
Objective: Attendees will learn and participate in a variety of exercises and stretches that can be done with little or no equipment. Modifications will be demonstrated to ensure all fitness levels can participate. Recommended time: 1 hour

Chronic inflammation is widely recognized as the root contributor to many of our chronic health conditions. Chronic inflammation is widely being recognized as the root contributor to many of our chronic health conditions. Inflammation is the first sign that your body is out of balance and not well.
Objective: Attendees will explore how and why this occurs and how your lifestyle choices determine your risk. Recommended time: 1 hour

This training will focus on practical techniques for dealing effectively with challenging behaviors and difficult situations. The emphasis will be on what skills are needed to cope in situations where there is no opportunity for resolution (i.e. customer service calls). This training will also explore a range of situations from difficult interactions with both internal and external conflict.
Objective: Conflict management skills and stress management skills will be reviewed. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

This training is aimed at employees who spend the majority of their time interacting with customers, both internal and external. Participants will be asked to identify their customer base and conduct a customer service audit including mission and vision. The importance of listening and verbal communication will be emphasized. The film “The Difficult Guest” is recommended to accompany this training along with role-play scenarios.
Objective: Learn techniques for improved communication, dealing with angry customers and complaints, and building customer goodwill and trust. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

This one-hour course begins with promising research updates that provide hope that a breakthrough is on the horizon!  It includes a review of Alzheimer’s and dementia basics, stages, medications, risk factors, warning signs, and diagnostic guidelines. It covers the emotions of caregiving, self-care, respite, and work/life balance.
Objective: Attendees will learn caregiving responsibilities, communication, interaction, and behavior tips. It ends with a review of caregiver resources and a summary of how caregivers can maintain their own brain health to reduce the risk of dementia. Recommended time: 1 hour

According to the latest CDC statistics, an estimated 37 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes, and an additional 96 million are on the cusp with pre-diabetes. The physical and financial consequences are staggering. Risk for early death for adults with diabetes is 60% higher than for those without, and medical costs are more than double. There IS good news— Type 2 diabetes is preventable, manageable, and reversible.
Objective: This training is designed to equip you with the knowledge to understand how this chronic disease develops, and tools to help you avoid being part of the statistics. Recommended time: 1 hour

Today, most professionals need to have a cross-cultural perspective and an understanding of cross-cultural communication in order to effectively address the challenges that diversity in the workplace presents.
Objective: Through interactive exercises, participants will develop positive strategies to interact with people who are different from themselves racially, culturally, physically, mentally, by gender, or by sexual references. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Supervisors and managers are often the first to notice that a work performance problem is related to substance abuse. In this training, the focus will be on learning the signs and symptoms of abuse, the impact substance abuse has on the workplace as well as society, the psychological impact on the individual, workplace, and family, and how to confront the employee and make an appropriate referral to the EAP.
Objective: Learn ways to nurture a drug-free workplace with the organization’s drug-free workplace policy in mind. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Does thinking about talking to your family about money cause you stress?  If so this is the class for you.  Families that talk about money and educate children from an early age develop much healthier attitudes about money, but most families don’t because they don’t know how to start the conversation.
Objective: Attendees will learn helpful tips on how you can avoid the common pitfalls of discussing financial issues. Recommended time: 1 hour

Clutter can drain your energy and become a stressor. It can decrease your effectiveness and performance. Clutter is anything you have that you don’t use or don’t take care of. When you reduce unnecessary “stuff”, you have less “stuff” to store, maintain, and pay for – creating space for freedom and productivity.
Objective: Participants will learn an easy plan to minimize clutter in order to live a richer, fuller life with less “stuff.” Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Domestic violence knows no boundary, be it race, color, sex, or income. Definitions, myths, and types of abuse will be covered. The focus will be on the signs and symptoms of the victim, as well as the abuser. Learn what to do and what not to do, if you work with a victim of domestic violence.
Objective: To become familiar with the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse and actions one can take to help an abusive situation. Recommended time: 1 hour

Nutrition plays such a key role in your health and well-being, so wouldn’t it be nice to know which foods give you the biggest payoff? You will learn which ones are loaded with the nutrients you need to prevent disease and feel your best. You will also understand ingredients that have a detrimental effect on your health, and how to steer clear of them.
Objective: Attendees will learn common foods that will support their well-being and others that will have a detrimental effect. Recommended time: 1 hour

Creating written communications can sometimes lead to miscommunication or wrong interpretations. It is critical to have the ability to convey the tone and message in a clear and concise way across various types of communications including email and written communications such as report writing, meeting minutes, proposals, etc.
Objective: Help identify communication pitfalls and develop internal and external communication abilities. Recommended Time: 1-1.5 hours

Emotional intelligence (EQ) – our ability to manage both ourselves and others – is the single greatest contributor to personal excellence and leadership. Increased EQ can move individuals and organizations to higher performance and greater personal leadership.
Objective: This training will explore the personal and social domains of leadership and offer specific, actionable steps to drive personal leadership including: managing strong emotions, working with difficult people, and dealing with the fear of giving real-time feedback to move communication from breakdown to breakthrough, and living a life of purpose and deep meaning. Recommended time: 2 hours

Did you know that over 1 in every 8 Americans aged 40 to 60 are both raising a child and caring for their aging parents? Learn more about this generation and how to support those you know in it, along with learning techniques if you are currently in this generation.
Objective: Develop an understanding of what the “sandwich” generation is and how to cope no matter what side of the generation you’re on. Recommended time: 1 hour

As Baby Boomers start to age out of the workplace, there is a greater responsibility on employers to meet the needs of this aging workforce. Providing resources and education on Social Security and Medicare benefits is just one way to help this group transition successfully out of the workplace.
Objective: Assist employers with an understanding of Social Security and Medicare including rules for coverage for older employees, including traditional health insurance plans as well as HSA plans. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

High stress, trauma, and burnout are all hazards of challenging workloads. As much as we’d like to, we can’t eliminate the many external stressors we experience in most of our jobs. Rather than focusing on traditional stress management, this workshop will focus on strengthening emotional resilience. Emotional resilience is defined as our ability to bounce back from challenges and stress.
Objective: Present the eight dimensions of emotional resilience and learn practical applications for combating stress and burnout through strengthening resilience. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

It helps to be “smart”, but it is becoming ever more evident that true success in the workplace is determined more by one’s emotional intelligence (EQ) than intelligence quotient (IQ).
Objective: This workshop will lay out some of the basic principles of enhancing emotional intelligence and participants will be invited to do a basic EQ assessment which is meant to help motivate participants to identify areas where they can enhance their EQ and learn strategies to do so. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Estate planning, wills, and trusts go hand-in-hand. This presentation covers the fundamentals of each topic. We will help you identify reasons for the importance of estate planning, identify assets to consider for estate planning, and define key estate planning tools (wills/trusts, and their differences).
Objective: Attendees will learn the process of estate planning and develop strategies for communicating about estate planning with older relatives and other family members. Recommended time: 1 hour

Regular exercise is necessary for every individual, but if weight loss is your goal, it is a MUST. This class will provide you with the information necessary for you to determine how much, and what types of exercise are necessary to reach your goals.
Objective: Attendees will learn weight loss strategies and will talk about program design and realistic options to fit it into a busy life. Recommended time: 1 hour

Most people think that just running or pumping weights will suffice as exercise. But to best take care of your physical body, we need to incorporate the three main components of exercise regularly into our fitness regimen. In this session, you will learn about all aspects of physical fitness, with a focus on the big three – cardiovascular endurance, muscle strengthening, and flexibility – and how to improve each area, without a gym membership.
Objective: Participants will learn doable ways to incorporate all aspects of exercise into their day to enhance fitness and lead a healthier life. Recommended time: 1 hour

Fat is not the devil! Fat does not make you fat! You will learn the importance of fat to your health as well as the role it plays in achieving a healthy weight!
Objective: Attendees will learn the knowledge and confidence for incorporating the right types of fat into their diet. Recommended time: 1 hour

Most people have engaged in emotional eating at some time or another. When we do this, we are using food as a reward, a distraction, or to soothe a feeling we’d rather not be experiencing. Identifying triggers and defining your relationship with food are the first steps in changing your attitude about food.
Objective: Attendees will learn mindful eating skills, and healthy strategies to overcome emotional eating. Recommended time: 1 hour

By now most people know what they should be eating to fuel the body and brain. Too often, however, critical nutrients are missing in the American diet. We will discuss what supplements MAY help fill in the gaps as well as which ones are really a waste of money. Feel free to bring your supplements along!
Objective: Attendees will learn what nutritional supplements would be useful and which are a waste. Recommended time: 1 hour

Making healthy choices can be difficult for anyone, but for those with a non-traditional work schedule, it can be especially challenging. These trainings highlight the dangers of unhealthy habits and provide ideas for creating a structure that allows for a healthy outcome.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to go from unhealthy habits to healthy choices even having a non-traditional work schedule. Recommended time: 1 hour

No time to exercise? Then get your workout at work. You won’t get to the Olympics this way, but you can do stretching, muscle strengthening, and even short bursts of aerobic exercise at your desk (or in a vacant conference room or stairwell). Any amount of exercise helps and the results are cumulative. You will feel more alert and productive throughout the day with mini-breaks of activity.
Objective: Attendees will learn and participate in basic exercise techniques that they can use at home or in the workplace. Recommended time: 1 hour

This training provides an overview of the four stages of team development, the obstacles teams may encounter, and the profile of high-functioning teams. This is an informational training and not an interactive team-building exercise.
Objective: Introduce participants to the key components of effective teams including roles, cooperation, and accountability. Recommended time: 1 hour

Family law covers a multitude of circumstances. If you are dealing with a legal issue regarding family, join us and learn about how to proceed in accordance with your state laws.
Objective: Attendees will learn the basics of several family law topics including: Community property law, how courts handle disrupted custody cases, and how marital property is divided with divorces. Recommended time: 1 hour

What does it mean to be financially fit? We will discuss why financial fitness is important to your health and provide tips on how to achieve balance in this arena.
Objective: Attendees will learn why being financially fit is just as important as being mentally and physically fit. Recommended time: 1 hour

In today’s uncertain economy, it’s important to be a smart spender.
Objective: Attendees will learn money-saving tips on topics from mortgages to utilities, groceries to impulse purchases, and beyond. Attendees will also get tips on a variety of topics to be wiser consumers. Recommended time: 1 hour

Lessons we are learning from current events is the critical nature of everyone’s voice. Inclusive work environments are productive environments! This seminar discusses how employees and managers can create an inclusive workplace.
Objective: Attendees will learn to identify activities, attitudes, and assumptions that exclude coworkers. Then they will explore ideas to include others in ways that enrich the office as well as their personal lives. Recommended time: 1 hour

How a person feels about himself or herself impacts the way he or she interacts with others. His or her performance at work and home can be enhanced by developing a positive self-concept.
Objective: Participants will learn to diffuse the internal critic, examine self-talk for validity, challenge the stories that they tell themselves, and change the message appropriately. Recommended time: 1 hour

Are you feeling the pressure of saving for a home, paying down student loans, and saving for retirement?  If so this three-part series is for you.  We will start with how you can improve your credit score, create a budget, and use technology to save money, all the way up to more sophisticated strategies such as tax bracket management.
Objective: Attendees will learn generational-specific financial strategies. Recommended time: 1 hour

There are many ways we impede our success, and many of them start in our minds. This program will discuss when to embrace impostor syndrome and when to overcome it; how to recognize and manage biases, limiting beliefs, and negativity; and what to do when perfectionism holds you back.
Objective: Learn how to get out of your own way and achieve your goals. Identify steps for managing impostor syndrome, describe how to shift your mindset for more success and productivity, and recognize when perfectionism is harming progress. Recommended time: 1 hour

Completing projects and tasks doesn’t have to be a battle. With neuroscience and research in mind, explore strategies for creating new habits, replenishing willpower, and boosting motivation. Knowing how to work with and not against yourself can make it easier.
Objective: Learn 3 techniques for starting new habits successfully, explain why willpower ebbs and flows and how to boost it, and describe 2 types of motivation and how to tap into it. Recommended time: 1 hour

Whether you are just getting started, or getting back on track, this training will help you clarify exactly what it means for YOU to be well.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to create their vision, define the mission, and outline the action plan to get well and stay well. Recommended time: 1 hour

Ladies, this one is for you! Specifically geared toward the issues that affect women, this seminar covers stress, metabolism, disease risk, menopause, and more. We will explore how our lifestyle choices play a role in each of these areas and how simple strategies can improve your outcome.
Objective: Attendees will learn how as a woman your lifestyle choices affects your body. Recommended time: 1 hour

Although most organizations value feedback, there is not often a cultural norm for giving and receiving feedback.
Objective: Participants will be invited to explore the value of feedback as well as myths and realities around feedback in the workplace. This training will allow participants a chance to practice giving and receiving constructive feedback in a safe environment. Recommended time: 1 hour

During this class, you’ll learn ways to define a college savings goal, determine today’s cost, various payment options, unique scholarship ideas, tips for filling out FAFSA paperwork to lower your expected family contribution, and more.  What you don’t know will either cost you or your children.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies for planning and handling the college finance process with both a short and long-term focus. Recommended time: 1 hour

The grocery store is a nuisance for some, and a land of forbidden foods for others. This class will teach you how to navigate through the confusion, the marketing, and the temptations. From reading food labels and understanding ingredient lists to identifying the gimmicks manufacturers employ, we’ll explore strategies for making this frequent excursion as simple and convenient as possible.
Objective: Attendees will learn helpful information to help them navigate and make better decisions while shopping. Recommended time: 1 hour

Managing a team takes skilled leadership. Managing a virtual team requires some different strategies since virtual teams have unique challenges and characteristics.
Objective: Participants will learn the key success factors that create high-functioning virtual teams. This training will review the potential pitfalls that can compromise virtual teams and highlight key performance challenges that impact virtual teams. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

Grace and gratitude are hard to come by when navigating the challenges of life. The ability to move through difficulties with acceptance, compassion, and kindness will have a positive impact on the situation, as well as on your emotional wellbeing. And, while it is easy to be grateful when things are great, the power of gratitude cannot be denied.
Objective: Attendees will explore these two concepts and will learn to evaluate and hone their own level of grace and gratitude. Recommended time: 1 hour

The process of grief and loss impacts everyone, although everyone grieves differently.
Objective: To learn the stages of grief and the behaviors and emotions that may occur in each stage. Additionally, to learn strategies to help individuals and those around them take care of needs (both physical and emotional) during a time of loss. Recommended time: 1 hour

Immunity starts in the gut, and the imbalance of bacteria can lead to many health issues.
Objective: Attendees will explore immune function aspects of lifestyle that could be compromising their system and steps to take to get their gut back in balance. Recommended time: 1 hour

Are you ready to start living a healthy lifestyle? We will discuss the habits of healthy people and give you strategies for your transition to a healthier you.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to have a healthy lifestyle. Recommended time: 1 hour

Chronic back pain affects millions of people. We’ll go over the various causes of back pain and how to best position yourself to avoid it.
Objective: Attendees will learn the causes of back pain and strategies to avoid it. Recommended time: 1 hour

Holidays are undoubtedly a stressful time of year! You will learn how to eat, drink, and be merry with minimal damage to the body and mind.
Objective: Attendees will learn to manage stress during the holidays. Recommended time: 1 hour

Being in debt can be stressful, whether it’s a little or a lot. There are a variety of options available and it’s important to know the pros and cons of each alternative.
Objective: Attendees will learn to negotiate with creditors on their own and the pros and cons of debt settlement, credit counseling, and bankruptcy. They’ll also learn how to build credit and boost their credit score once they’re debt free. Recommended time: 1 hour

Do you feel like your meetings tend to run long or are sometimes ineffective? From restructuring to managing the meeting, this training will help reduce or possibly eliminate these issues.
Objective: Review misconceptions about meetings and give skills and suggestions to help make your meetings flow better and be more productive overall. Recommended time: 1 hour

Good back health is important so we may better function and move our bodies in all directions correctly and without pain. Participants will learn the importance of maintaining proper alignment and how to access neutral posture. They will also learn appropriate exercises and stretches that may improve balance, relieve back pain and increase the ability to do everyday activities with more ease.
Objective: Attendees will learn tips and tools to help achieve healthy posture habits and maintain a healthy back throughout life. Recommended time: 1 hour

Healthy relationships can add richness to the quality of life. This training will focus on the ingredients essential for healthy relationships with oneself and others, as well as how relationships develop and grow. Areas covered will include assertiveness, self-esteem, positive self-talk, setting boundaries, and communication.
Objective: Learn the importance of and strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Recommended time: 1 hour

Money management is a life skill that all children need to thrive as adults. Good spending habits and a positive relationship with money have to be cultivated at home, though, because managing money is rarely taught at school. Parents have a great opportunity to instill responsible spending and money management habits within their children, but they don’t always know where to begin. We’ll discuss allowance, setting limits, tips to instill good money management habits, and making the most of your child’s best resource of all — you as a great role model.
Objective: Attendees will learn tools to help their child master his money. Recommended time: 1 hour

Hormones dictate every process in the human body – including whether we gain or shed weight!
Objective: Attendees will learn about the key players involved in our ability to lose weight, and what can be done to maximize the positive effects. Recommended time: 1 hour

What are the latest trends in fitness? How about the most up-to-date research on nutrition? If it’s happening now, we’ll talk about it!
Objective: Attendees will learn about recent advancements in the fields of fitness and nutrition. Recommended time: 1 hour

Family issues that cause stress in our everyday lives are compounded by the stress we experience elsewhere. Participants will be asked to identify family stressors, as well as workplace stress, and how those impact each other. Areas covered will include the indicators of stress (both physical and behavioral), time management and stress management techniques, communication skills, and conflict resolution.
Objective: Learn some exercises and strategies to use that will help alleviate family stress. Recommended time: 1 hour

Today’s challenging times demand specific skill sets to ensure our workplaces allow all thoughts and actions to be voiced without fear.
Objective: Attendees will learn best practices and the class will give leaders a chance to self-assess where they are vs. where they should be. Recommended time: 1 hour

Caregivers often need to provide their parents with help taking care of legal and financial matters such as making medical decisions and handling bills and budgets. Your new role as a caregiver can cause considerable stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Objective: Attendees will learn about financial resources available to provide care to the elderly or disabled and learn which important conversations to have, ways to protect them from fraud and other helpful tips to reduce financial stress. Recommended time: 1 hour

Many organizations find themselves with remote workers, or teams scattered across wide geographies. In this workshop, we will explore some of the unique circumstances facing virtual teams.
Objective: Research on virtual teams’ success and pitfalls will be shared along with a discussion of specific strategies to make them work. Recommended Time: 1.5-2 hours

Divorce can take its toll on your finances, emotions, physical health, family relationships, stress levels, and even work performance. Fortunately, there are workplace resources and steps you can take to remain financially strong and reduce your stress during a divorce.
Objective: Attendees will learn the steps to successfully navigate finances during this challenging time. Recommended time: 1 hour

This workshop identifies the importance of humor and how it can be used as a coping strategy to manage and reduce stress.
Objective: We will identify the difference between destructive and constructive humor, techniques for accessing humor in the workplace are learned and practiced along with experiential exercises to encourage and explore humor as a stress reduction and coping strategy. Recommended Time: 1-1.5 hours

By now we all know how important it is to drink water, and yet, many find it difficult to get adequate intake throughout the day.
Objective: Attendees will learn the benefits of proper hydration, outline signs of not getting enough water, and tips to get that water into their body! Recommended time: 1 hour

Elevated blood pressure is a common side effect of chronic stress. In this class, you will learn the mechanisms that cause this to occur and gain a thorough understanding of how critical stress management is to promote healthy blood pressure.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the relationship between stress and hypertension, and the importance of stress management to health. Recommended time: 1 hour

Identity Theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the country and many are astonished at the ways that it can happen. There are new and clever ways cropping up every day to part you and your money. We’ll discuss the top 10 scams ranging from identity theft schemes to Work at Home programs, and all sorts of rip-offs from those that lurk in the fine print in credit card statements to predatory loans and debt consolidation companies.
Objective: Attendees will be armed with tips to help them avoid getting ripped off and what to do if they become a victim. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

This class highlights helpful information and key strategies people can use to reduce the chance of having their identity stolen. Topics for this class are: The I.D. theft crisis, I.D. theft protection, the need for I.D. theft assistance, and what to do if you are a victim.
Objective: Attendees will learn ID theft prevention essentials. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

The class gives a good overview and provides a strong foundation for those that are interested in investing No matter what level of investor you are, this class will be enlightening and provide a great review.
Objective: Attendees will learn the fundamentals of investing such as compound interest, risk versus return, and diversification. We’ll also discuss investment options including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and how to evaluate them. Recommended time: 1 hour

What is balance, and how can we improve our balance to prevent falls and injuries?
Objective: We will discuss circumstances and issues that may affect our balance, and participants will learn exercises and stretches that may improve it, as well as gain tips to reduce the chances of debilitating falls. Recommended time: 1 hour

We need our bodies to move in so many ways each day. The ability to do Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is what dictates and maintains our independence. In this training, we will discuss why body strength and flexibility (Range of Motion) are important to maintain as we get older and how they affect our everyday life so that we can move with relative ease.
Objective: Participants will learn exercises and stretches to help improve function-ability and longevity, and assist in maintaining independence. Recommended time: 1 hour

There are not enough hours in the day to accomplish what needs to be done, much less what you WANT to do. We will talk about time takers and outline ways to manage your time more effectively.
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies for effective time management. Recommended time: 1 hour

Learn ways to ways to take control of your finances.  During this training, you’ll learn ways to gain control over your financial situation, protect the people and things you love the most, and how to make informed financial decisions.
Objective: Attendees will learn important financial strategies and concepts specific to a female perspective. Recommended time: 1 hour

Our daily joy can silently slip away until we notice our days seem dull and we have little enthusiasm. We play a role in sabotaging our joy. Becoming more engaged and joyful, both at home and at work, can be a simple process. Take the reins and make it happen; discover things to both stop doing and things to start doing to boost your joy!
Objective: Learn how to improve your health and well-being by creating and enjoying more joy in your life. The health benefits of joy, ways we diminish our joy, and strategies for creating more joy. Recommended time: 1 hour

You’ve tried all the diets – the pounds come off and the pounds go back on. We will explore the root of your struggle with weight and give guidance that will allow you to say goodbye to dieting forever!
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies for putting together lasting healthy eating habits for life-long weight control. Recommended time: 1 hour

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, BMI, Body Fat, and Waist circumference. Each year you go through a biometric screening, collect these numbers, and then forget about them. You will gain an in-depth understanding of what each of these numbers means and why it is important to KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!
Objective: Attendees will learn what important health metrics mean and how they relate to overall health. Recommended time: 1 hour

Pessimists believe that events will not only last a long time, but that they will ultimately undermine everything. Pessimistic individuals often feel helpless and may sink into depression, which is an epidemic today. Optimists, on the other hand, believe that defeat is a temporary setback or a challenge — it doesn’t knock them down.
Objective: This training will teach participants to develop a new set of cognitive skills that will enable them to take charge, challenge irrational assumptions, and accomplish more. Recommended time: 1 hour

In this class, we will discuss the key estate planning decisions people need to make for their future, describe the legal tools that assist older people and disabled family members when others must make decisions for them, the basics of identifying how and when to utilize various tools such as power of attorney.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of planning and assisting their older or disabled relatives with estate planning and legal issues. Recommended time: 1 hour

Self-care, and the importance of it, has been in the headlines in recent years and I am all for it! And yet, many struggle to embrace the idea that self-care is NOT selfish. I suspect resistance to self-care, in part, lies deep within. We care for that which we love. Do you love your SELF enough to truly care for it?
Objective: Attendees will explore the concept of self-acceptance and ways they can improve self-care in their lives. Recommended time: 1 hour

Working together as a team towards shared goals makes a huge impact. Learn how successful couples thrive in the world of finances as a team.
Objective: Attendees will learn tips for managing money as a team and the steps for mastering their finances. Recommended time: 1 hour

Menopause can be a challenging phase of life. We will walk through the physiology and psychology of changes in your body and arm you with tools to be a good manager of menopause!
Objective: Attendees will learn strategies to manage changes in their bodies during menopause. Recommended time: 1 hour

The only thing constant is change… cliché, but true! Change of any kind is often stressful, but particularly so when there are changes in the dynamics at your workplace.
Objective: Attendees will learn tools to help guide them through transitions and enable them to put their best selves forward! Recommended time: 1 hour

Combining mindfulness, breathing, movement, and guided meditation to reduce and manage stress.
Objective: Appropriate for all levels, this training will teach attendees practical mindfulness techniques. Recommended time: 1 hour

This one-hour meditation workshop includes an overview of the benefits and uses of meditation as well as 2-3 short meditations. These meditations are designed to demonstrate the benefits of meditation including focus, mindfulness, detachment, and acting rather than reacting.
Objective: Attendees will get to experience and learn the stress-relieving benefits of meditation through guided exercises. Recommended time: 1 hour

Attention gentlemen! What are you doing to lead your best life possible? Do you know the steps you can take to decrease your risk for disease and enjoy optimal health and wellness?
Objective: During this training, we will discuss health issues men face and the steps you can take to enhance the quality of your life. Recommended time: 1 hour

The willingness to talk about mental health has taken center stage in the last few years. This is a huge step in the right direction, but some might find themselves fumbling through the conversation. This training is intended to offer a compassionate perspective on how to make progress.
Objective: Attendees will learn tools to engage in a mindful approach to a difficult topic, whether they are struggling to manage mental wellbeing, are supporting someone with mental health challenges, or simply want to gain a deeper appreciation of other’s experiences. Recommended time: 1 hour

Managing finances together can be a great way to synergize your financial situation by working together as a team towards shared goals, but it can get complicated.
Objective: Attendees will get ideas on how to merge finances to find the perfect solution to manage money as a team while taking into account some important considerations. Recommended time: 1 hour

“It’s all in your head!” We’ve probably all heard that at some point in life. Whether you buy into it or not, what we say to ourselves matters! Being present and mindful can be difficult with the business of life but incorporating a few skills can have a profound effect on your wellbeing!
Objective: Attendees will learn skills to promote mindfulness and its effects on wellbeing. Recommended time: 1 hour

The connection between our thoughts and our physical body is important to understand, especially this relationship to our health and stress levels. We will discuss the impact of stress on our lives and how developing a stronger mind/body connection will enhance your health and focus. You will also have the opportunity to experience techniques to enhance self-care and help you live in the moment.
Objective: Attendees will learn how the mind and body are connected and how this relationship can contribute to stress levels and overall wellbeing. Recommended time: 1 hour

While briefly discussing the mind/body connection and the impact of stress in our lives, the bulk of the session will be spent practicing techniques to help you actually experience the benefits. We will try techniques such as mindfulness, yoga, and breath work, and discuss how to start your own practice.
Objective: Attendees will practice simple mindfulness, yoga, and breathing techniques and will leave relaxed and with a better understanding of what a mind/body practice can be for you, even at work! Recommended time: 1 hour

Learn about the different types of headaches and treatments for each.
Objective: Attendees will learn about headaches and how to manage them. Recommended time: 1 hour

Challenging ourselves and creating opportunities for personal and professional growth to occur, as well as setting goals are just some of the methods we can use to improve productivity.
Objective: This training will take the participants through the steps of setting short-term and long-term goals, by assessing their values and evaluating how their goals and values interface. Participants will be given a guideline to see if their goals are specific and measurable as well as strategies that are proven to increase the likelihood of reaching one’s goals. Recommended time: 2 hours

Are you feeling the pressure of saving for a home, paying down student loans, and saving for retirement?  If so this three-part series is for you.  We will start with how you can improve your credit score, create a budget, and use technology to save money, all the way up to more sophisticated strategies such as tax bracket management.
Objective: Attendees will learn “millennial” specific financial strategies. Recommended time: 1 hour

Emotions are tiny bits of information that need to be processed, not stuffed away and ignored, nor allowed to run rampant. Managing your mood is crucial for emotional intelligence, improving communication, cultivating trust, creating healthy relationships, and succeeding at work and in life. This program will dig into anger, fear, happiness, sadness, grief, and anxiety and offer strategies for working with each.
Objective: Discuss feelings underlying anger, fear, happiness, sadness, grief, and anxiety and identify techniques for managing each. Recommended time: 1 hour

Are you looking for ways to decompress and restore balance in the middle of your work day? The therapeutic value of nature is well-established as a way to help people improve mental health, clarify important personal needs, slow down, and reduce stress. Even brief encounters with natural elements bring calm and can help us live longer.
Objective: Participants will be guided through mindfulness practices to experience the benefits of being ion nature and be left with tips on how to start their own nature-based practice. Requirements: Nearby green space or landscaped facility (need not be big!) Recommended time: 1 hour

There’s plenty to know when buying a home and it starts with boosting a credit score.
Objective: Attendees will learn the home-buying steps from increasing credit scores to estimating an affordable price range to choosing the best loan option. Recommended time: 1 hour

Mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing are intricately linked, but we may not be fully appreciating how our choices affect the status of our mental health.
Objective: This class will address stress, nutrition, exercise, sleep, and social interactions, and how each facet impacts the brain and its ability to function at an optimal level. Recommended time: 1 hour

Understanding the basics of nutrition can go a long way in making your decisions about food choices. With so much information, and a bit of misinformation, it can be difficult to know if you really are making the best choice. When you understand the basic functions of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, you will be able to weed through the confusion and be confident in your choices.
Objective: This seminar will provide a foundation of knowledge, which will guide you toward making healthy decisions about your own nutritional needs. Recommended time: 1 hour

Did you know that nutrition is one of our greatest weapons against disease and aging? Find out what foods can help you address common aging issues such as memory decline, heart disease and bone loss.
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of how nutrition contributes to disease and aging. Recommended time: 1 hour

While many lifestyle factors influence heart health, there is no debate that what goes into your body plays a major role.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to debunk the myths, uncover the truth, and outline a plan to help them nourish their bodies for optimal heart health. Recommended time: 1 hour

Transitioning to a healthy way of eating isn’t as hard as it seems. We will talk about the basic elements of healthy eating and provide strategies for incorporating healthy choices into your lifestyle.
Objective: Help attendees build lifelong health eating habits. Recommended time: 1 hour

Making high-quality dietary choices is necessary for optimal health and wellness and is a critical key to achieving and maintaining weight loss.
Objective: This class will lay the foundation of healthy eating and will allow you to create your own strategies that address your needs, challenges, and goals. Recommended time: 1 hour

We all have busy lives, and eating healthy can seem like an impossible task. I will provide you with tips and strategies to ensure proper nutrition on the go.
Objective: Attendees will learn tools and strategies to eat healthy even when traveling. Recommended time: 1 hour

The rising number of incidents of random stranger violence such as assaults, theft, kidnapping, and harassment can pose a major safety concern for employees coming to and leaving work. Raising awareness and confidence can be helpful to both increase safety and personal wellbeing.
Objective: Explore tips for enhancing personal safety, raising awareness, and addressing personal safety concerns. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Participants will complete the brief MBTI prior to the training, which will determine their individual type. Participants will also understand their natural learning styles and how to communicate with others who are different including how they gather information, how they make decisions, and what makes them energized. Please note there are two versions of the MBTI test that can be given, an abridged version and a full version. The abridged test is included in the training at no cost. The full version is available but may incur additional costs.
Objective: Learn how different personality types can work and learn together in a complementary manner to achieve success. Recommended time: 1.5-2 hours

Transitioning from a peer to a supervisor can be a difficult transition.
Objective: Newly transitioned supervisors will learn the essential components of shifting roles and relationships from being a peer to being a supervisor. Supervisors will explore how to address the concerns of peers and create a new relationships in order to bring success to their new role as a leader. Recommended time: 1 hour

This class will discuss the definition of “advanced directives” and their benefits, the difference between a “living will” and a “durable power of attorney,” the history of “advanced directives,” tips for preparing “advanced directives,” and strategies for communicating with older relatives about the need for “advanced directives.”
Objective: Attendees will learn the essentials of preparing living wills, “advanced directives”, power of attorney, and how to communicate this with older relatives about related issues. Recommended time: 1 hour

This seminar will highlight all the benefits of exercise. You’ve heard them before, but I will convince you that exercise is something you cannot live without!
Objective: Attendees will learn the benefits of exercise in order to lead healthy, more productive lives. Recommended time: 1 hour

From bones to blood, hair to hormones, and the building and repair of every other tissue, the power of protein cannot be understated. Too often, people are not getting enough quality protein in their diet. We will explore various protein sources and discuss ideas of how to incorporate protein regularly throughout your day.
Objective: Attendees will learn the important role protein plays in the body, good and bad sources of protein, how to incorporate more protein in their diet, and how protein intake impacts overall wellbeing. Recommended time: 1 hour

Caring for aging loved ones is a reality many will face, but most are reluctant to approach this difficult conversation. Since no two families are alike, a tailored, nuanced approach is likely necessary. In addition, there will be a variety of needs and situations in the future that can be tricky to sort out.
Objective: Explore scenarios one may face and offer suggestions for successfully navigating a potentially challenging road ahead. Recommended time: 1 hour

When employees are initially told that they will be downsized, it is difficult for them to know which financial moves they should make to prepare for the change. This workshop provides various tips to put the employee in the best possible financial situation. Helpful steps such as cutting expenses, prioritizing bills, considering insurance, researching community resources, and understanding payment options for outstanding loans give the employee some control over the situation. This kind of assistance can soften the impact and reduce the employee’s stress during a difficult time.
Objective: Attendees will learn the steps to take to prepare financially for a layoff. Recommended time: 1 hour

A helpful definition of stress will be explored. During the training, several stress-reduction exercises may be demonstrated and practiced by the group. These may include: breathing, visualization, muscle relaxation, and meditation.
Objective: Participants will glean general information about how to effectively cope with stress. Recommended time: 1 hour

This is an opportunity for all parents/caregivers to learn how to communicate what is going on in the world today. We all come in different shapes and sizes, and we have different backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities depending, in part, on where we come from—adoptive families, single-parent households, blended families, families with stay-at-home fathers, and same-sex households. The care and support family members offer to one another are essential to the developmental process and to the adequate functioning of children in today’s society.
Objective: Attendees will learn tips and skills to help them raise children that understand and respect the importance of diversity. Recommended time: 1 hour

It was bound to happen, and here it is. Your employer is beginning to transition the workforce back to office life. As you face another shift in the work environment, questions and emotions may be running rampant in your mind.
Objective: Learn to navigate the pending change and get you ready for the return! Recommended time: 1 hour

This training will explore the causes of workplace violence, levels of violence, and prevention options for both the organization and the individuals within it. Current statistics and perpetrator profiles will be discussed. Tips for diffusing a potentially violent situation will be demonstrated. Specific case scenarios will be presented and discussed. The training is best presented in conjunction with your organization’s policy regarding violence.
Objective: Learn causes of and prevention techniques for workplace violence. Recommended time: 1.5-2 hours

Oh, what a year! One the likes of which we have never seen, and are perhaps more than ready to see come to an end. As time marches on, we will use this opportunity to reflect upon what we learned about ourselves during a unique and challenging time. Before the calendar flips to a new year, let’s reset and be ready to move forward.
Objective: Attendees will explore what that might look like and use the time for each person to start formulating a plan. Recommended time: 1 hour

A common stressor in our lives is the feeling that we don’t have enough “time”. We know that time is a finite resource, so how do ensure that we are able to make the best use of the time that we have? Most of us find that we have some gaps and inconsistencies between our values and how we spend our time.
Objective: In this training, participants will have a chance to see what psychological obstacles and self-imposed time robbers may be getting in the way and how to overcome them. Recommended time: 1 hour

In this workshop, we will identify different types of harassment and explore the psychological reasons why there is so much variance in what defines “hostile” conditions. The training is best presented in conjunction with your organization’s policy regarding sexual harassment.
Objective: Learn to recognize some common elements of harassment and choose strategies that contribute to a positive working environment and minimize complaints. Recommended Time: 1-1.5 hours

Please note: This training may not meet specific state requirements.

Have you ever wished you could go back and change what you said or did in a situation? Reacting to an event is good in an emergency but arises from unconscious, more primitive parts of the brain and can lead to regretting things we said or did if used in non-emergency situations. Responding, not reacting, is what most of us strive for because it allows space to make better decisions. This program will highlight simple techniques that allow you to pause and use higher brain centers in making a more thought-out response. Imagine how nice it will be to feel in control of your responses and avoid the regret of hurting someone.
Objective: Explain the benefits of a response compared to a reaction and identify 3 ways you can shift from reaction to response mode. Recommended time: 1 hour

An ideal workshop for organizations that want to increase employee retirement plan contributions – can be tailored to discuss specifics of their retirement plan including matching, investment options, pensions, etc. Many employees don’t understand the benefits of their retirement plan and are too intimidated to contribute. We’ll help employees to understand the benefits of investing early and the power of compound returns, and why tax-deferred gains and matching funds give them an even bigger boost.
Objective: Attendees that haven’t yet begun saving for retirement will get motivated to start and those that already participate will get tips to increase their contributions. Attendees will learn about retirement plan programs, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), and pensions. Recommended time: 1 hour

Your credit score is a vital measurement of your financial situation and boosting that score is easier than you think. A higher score can save you thousands of dollars on your mortgage and car loans and it’ll also help you save on insurance premiums! Learn what appears in your credit report (you may be surprised at what doesn’t), how your credit score is calculated, and the steps to take to give your credit score a leg up.
Objective: Attendees will learn creative ways to increase their credit scores. Recommended time: 1 hour

Are you ready to stop the madness? Embracing healthy choices is the best way to have a long-lasting positive outcome. We will walk through the steps necessary to help you transition to a healthy lifestyle and achieve your weight loss goal.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to build healthy, life-long eating habits. Recommended time: 1 hour

The history of race-based trauma in the US dates back over 400 years and its impact is emotional, psychological, and physical.
Objective: This course answers questions about how to avoid it and, more importantly, how to move past it once it has occurred. Recommended time: 1 hour

Self-care is so much more than a manicure or massage. It is how we restore, replenish, and nurture ourselves. It involves tough aspects like saying no, setting boundaries, and assertive communication, as well as gentle restorative practices such as relaxation, laughter, and nourishing our soul.
Objective: Identify 3 benefits of practicing self-care and name 4 self-care techniques. Recommended time: 1 hour

“Get plenty of sleep” is a recommendation we hear often. For many, this is easier said than done. We will talk about the critical processes that occur during sleep, and the health consequences resulting from a lack of sleep. We will also go over strategies and techniques to promote a peaceful night’s sleep.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the importance of sleep for their health and strategies to get enough rest. Recommended time: 1 hour

Good sleep is crucial to our health and well-being, yet it remains elusive to many of us. There are many points during the day where we can do things to enhance our sleep. Discover actions that can improve your sleep as well as things you may be doing that prevent restful sleep.
Objective: Name 4 benefits of sound sleep, describe 3 components of sleep hygiene, and identify 1 thing you can do to enhance your sleep.  Recommended time: 1 hour

Based on our 4-week program, this interactive training will give a high-level overview of four areas important to the process of quitting: “Getting Ready to Quit”, “Quitting”, “Staying Quit” and “Relapse Prevention”. Nicotine dependence (smoking and chewing tobacco) is an addiction that is composed of physical, mental, and behavioral components and is one of the most challenging addictions to conquer.
Objective: Gain an understanding of nicotine addiction and strategies to quit using nicotine products. Recommended time: 1 hour

Please note this series is a fee for service program. Call MINES and Associates for trainer availability and pricing. A 4-week interactive program that will cover four areas important to the process of quitting: “Getting Ready to Quit”, “Quitting”, “Staying Quit” and “Relapse Prevention”. Must sign up for all four parts:

A 4-week interactive program that will cover four areas important to the process of quitting: “Getting Ready to Quit”, “Quitting”, “Staying Quit” and “Relapse Prevention”. Must sign up for all four parts:
Part 1: “Getting Ready to Quit”
Part 1 of our smoking cessation program. Examines why individuals smoke, why they want to quit, the risks versus the benefits of quitting, individual belief systems and preparing to quit. Objective: Prepare attendees mentally to begin the process to quit nicotine products. Recommended time: 1 hour
Part 2: “Quitting”
Part 2 of our smoking cessation program. Examines withdrawal, the process of change, temptations, and triggers, and helpful hints to cope during the quitting process. Objective: Helps develop effective coping mechanisms for those in the midst of quitting nicotine use. Recommended time: 1 hour
Part 3: “Staying Quit”
Part 3 of our smoking cessation program. Examines situations that create risk for relapse, continued temptations and triggers, and relaxation techniques for those that have recently quit using nicotine. Objective: Develop effective coping mechanisms and strategies to ensure continued success at quitting nicotine use Recommended time: 1 hour
Part 4: “Relapse Prevention”
Part 4 of our smoking cessation program. Examines the health benefits, the identifying of relapses to date, recent triggers, and past successes. Objective: To discuss and reinforce winning strategies for quitting and avoiding relapses. Recommended time: 1 hour

Sugar can have hidden effects on your diet that you may not be aware of. With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the US, it can be tough to separate fact from sensation within the wealth of available information.
Objective: Attendees will learn the sources of sugar in their diet and strategies to reduce their sugar intake while maintaining a blood glucose level. Recommended time: 1 hour

Stress… we can’t avoid it, but learning how to manage it can significantly improve your long-term health.
Objective: Attendees will learn about the detrimental effects of chronic stress, the power of small daily changes, and how to fit stress-reducing activities into their life. Recommended time: 1 hour

Skin cancer is the #1 cancer in America. You will learn how to identify the various types of cancer and how to protect yourself.
Objective: Attendees will learn to lower their risk of skin cancer. Recommended time: 1 hour

Are you confused about what supplements you should take? Do you feel overwhelmed with the options available? Do you know how to select a quality supplement?
Objective: Attendees will learn the basics of a healthy supplement protocol and get the information needed to move forward with their own supplement regimen. Recommended time: 1 hour

The laws against sexual harassment are very clear. However, implementation may not be as black and white. This training will focus on the psychological and behavioral aspects of sexual harassment. Discussions will focus on avoiding misunderstandings in the workplace and the importance of individual perception. The training is best presented in conjunction with your organization’s sexual harassment policy.
Objective: Learn what constitutes sexual harassment, forms of harassment, behaviors that may be interpreted as harassment, and the possible consequences to both the employee and the employer. Recommended time: 1 hour

Please note: This training may not meet specific state requirements.

Learning to turn a conflict into a relationship-building situation is a fundamental skill for family, work, and personal life. A self-assessment can be offered as part of this course to help the participants discover how they deal with conflict and how our upbringing influences conflict tendencies.
Objective: Define Conflict, learn to be centered, and understand how to create common ground for a more positive approach to conflict resolution. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

If you feel uncertain about the benefits you are eligible for under social security this class will teach you whether Social Security can provide the income you need when you retire, sources of retirement income beyond social security, and learn how to make the most of your benefits.
Objective: Attendees will become familiar with important retirement financial concepts. Recommended time: 1 hour

When employees struggle to make ends meet, they can face overwhelming financial stress.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to take control of their finances and their stress by living within their means, paying down debt, reducing expenses, and saving for the future. They will be able to identify the warning signs of financial trouble, create a plan to get back on track, and avoid financial pitfalls that keep them in debt. Recommended time: 1 hour

A healthy heart is the key to a healthy life. This seminar will help you understand and identify our risk for heart disease. You will learn valuable information about lifestyle choices that can help lower your risk and prevent this disease altogether!
Objective: Attendees will learn information and strategies to lower their risk of heart disease. Recommended time: 1 hour

Are you uncertain of the impact your IRA will have on your taxes? This course will cover investment tax basics such as capital gains and tax rates. Specific taxes relating to investments (IRA’s, bonds, mutual funds and annuities) will also be discussed.
Objective: Attendees will be given strategies and 10 rules for tax-smart investing to help guide them through the investment maze. Recommended time: 1 hour

This class gives financial tips to help you get ahead financially and thrive. Money-saving ideas and helpful hints will be provided, and a group exercise will demonstrate money management and ways to get ahead in a fun and interesting way.
Objective: Attendees will learn to create a great money management plan, take control of their finances, and work with creditors to get the best terms. Recommended time: 1 hour

Emotions can run the gamut during November and December. People deal with expectations, losses, memories associated with the holidays, financial concerns, and family issues. This training will allow each participant to reflect on his or her beliefs about the holidays, and the areas they want to change. The trainer will facilitate a group discussion about creative and healthy ways to thrive during the holiday season.
Objective: Explore the emotional side of the holidays and develop stress and time management skills. Recommended time: 1 hour

Adjusting to change is never easy, even when it happens every year! Falling back, springing ahead, or simply dealing with a season we don’t prefer, can disrupt our rhythm and stall our progress. Nature is often a metaphor for life so you’ll recognize some parallels as we all face transitions on our journeys.
Objective: This training will present a holistic approach to setting oneself up for success to prepare for the upcoming change, and strategies to avoid setbacks that might be lurking ahead. Recommended time: 1 hour

Often unrecognized, Compassion Fatigue costs the healthcare industry millions of dollars each year in stress, burnout, and turnover. This training is tailored to meet the needs of the specific caregiver group and may include other topics covered in this catalog.
Objective: Signs and Symptoms of compassion fatigue will be identified along with an introduction to coping skills. Recommended time: 2 hours

Given today’s current crisis situation we must start with our own self-awareness. Are we on top of our biases, or might we be harboring some prejudices that lie outside of our awareness? This program will define unconscious bias and give us a framework in which to understand it.
Objective: With numerous discussion opportunities, attendees will explore biases, examine the conflict that arises between one’s natural inclination to categorize and the conscious drive towards diversity, look at how unconscious bias is measured, and identify ways to overcome these biases. Recommended time: 1 hour

If you would like to find creative strategies to put more money in your pocket this is the class for you.  Benefits enrollment isn’t just about health insurance. With the right guidance, your hidden paycheck benefits such as the company’s retirement plan, insurance coverage options, and health spending accounts, can serve as the foundation for a brilliant future.
Objective: Attendees will learn how they can get the most from the benefits provided by their employer. Recommended time: 1 hour

Are you interested in learning how to be happier and more fulfilled? The art of living positively is immensely important and we will look at the techniques anyone can employ to help improve their lives.
Objective: This training studies happiness and how to achieve that at work and at home. Recommended time: 1 hour

Your values are what are personally important to you in life and makes you who you are. We have values in every aspect of life and by honoring and living by our values, we can access a more fulfilling life.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to identify and clarify what is truly important to them, personally and professionally, and how they can move towards a more meaningful life. Recommended time: 1 hour

Successfully harnessing the energy of every employee can be challenging, especially when there are generation gaps.
Objective: In this workshop, you will learn about the generalization of characteristics of each generation and how they impact their work performance, learn to effectively bridge the gaps between generations, gain an understanding of the factors that shape each generation’s perspective of the world, learn the source of motivation for people of different generations, preferred management approaches for each generation and discover ways to collaborate together. Recommended time: 1 hour

Did you know that the easiest form of exercise is walking? Walking takes no special equipment or location. If you’ve struggled to exercise regularly, this training will help you start at the easiest place for conditioning your body- putting one foot in front of the other!
Objective: Attendees will discover the benefits of walking, how to start a walking program, and how to monitor and maintain walking as exercise to access better health. Recommended time: 1 hour

Many diseases and cognitive conditions that affect us as we age are a result of lifestyle choices more so than the actual aging process. A change in lifestyle and behavior is REQUIRED if we are going to live healthy lives and stay independent as we grow older. We can no longer neglect our body and mind with poor choices, yet it’s not too late to incorporate healthy choices right now!
Objective: Attendees will learn what health and wellness means after 50, and participants will learn ways they can incorporate healthy choices in all areas of their wellbeing, including exercise, into their daily life. Recommended time: 1 hour

Wellness, which differs from health, is a lifestyle with 7 interrelated components: mindset, sleep, stress management, eating, exercise, time management, and happiness. Simple positive changes in any 1 area will create improvements in other areas and enhance your overall well-being. Wellness doesn’t need to be complex or overwhelming. Discover the easiest improvement you can make. (Based on Laura’s book Wellness Made Simple).
Objective: Explain how the 7 keys affect each other, describe the importance of each component, and create the first step for improving 1 component of your wellness. Recommended time: 1 hour

Whether you have an unhealthy relationship with your money or you just want to make sure you’re doing all the right things, this class will help you to understand the basics of finances and learn what you need to know to thrive financially!
Objective: Attendees will learn to establish good credit, boost their credit score, pay off credit card debt, establish a team effort with their partner and family, take care of themselves financially, and maximize retirement savings. Recommended time: 1 hour

The way that you manage your money can cost you thousands of extra dollars and you may not even realize it. Everyday financial mistakes such as skipping the fine print in credit card offers, not working together with your partner to manage money, and falling for financial scams not only cost money but they create stress as employees struggle to make ends meet.
Objective: Attendees will be able to recognize the common financial pitfalls of money management and take steps to avoid them. Recommended time: 1 hour

Understanding history is always key to moving forward.
Objective: This fast-paced seminar will walk attendees through historical examples showing the important distinction between riots, demonstrations, and looting. Recommended time: 1 hour

How you define wellness will dictate the areas of nutrition and exercise you should focus your time and energy on. We will walk through different ideas of wellness and explore the path to get you to your goal.
Objective: Attendees will explore the idea of wellness in order to identify their wellness goals. Recommended time: 1 hour

This talk will discuss hidden diversity and why it’s important to speak up for yourself. We cannot see many diversities, such as invisible disabilities, chronic illness, or neurodiversity, in addition to life challenges people may be going through. In this talk, the audience will learn to disrupt their daily habits and challenge the common thought process of ignoring their own needs.
Objective: Attendees will learn common mistakes when self-advocating and how to shift their approach, so they can better connect to their teammates and coworkers, and feel empowered to contribute to the company in their own unique way. Recommended time: 1 hour

How can you enhance your health and wellness so that you can win your own wellness game? By adopting a whole-person model and proactively making healthy choices in all areas of your wellbeing you are empowered to live your best life. In this session, we focus on the six areas of wellness to help you understand and access what “wellness” means for you.
Objective: Attendees will learn practical solutions to help move toward improved health and wellbeing leading to healthier choices and a healthy life. Recommended time: 1 hour

Whether you enjoy the slopes, the flat, or tackling the snow on a machine, getting your body in shape for your winter sport will allow you to enjoy the season to the fullest. I will guide you through exercises that build strength and stability. This is a participation class and you will be able to create a workout that is tailored to your needs.
Objective: Attendees will learn to get and stay in shape for the winter sports season. Recommended time: 1 hour

Did you know the common cold occurs over 100 million times a year and accounts for 30 million lost workdays? Curious about how you can reduce your chances of picking up the cold and flu? How can you access true health during the winter?
Objective: Attendees will learn preventative measures to greatly reduce their chances of picking up the latest bug, as well as some tips on how to feel great throughout the whole year. Recommended time: 1 hour

Whether it’s a standoffish coworker or an arrogant boss, intrusive behaviors dismissive remarks, and incivility at the office don’t just affect the moods of a few employees; it hurts an entire company. Consider these statistics: 12 percent of all employees say they’ve left jobs because they were treated badly. Fortune 1000 executives spend roughly seven weeks per year resolving employee conflicts. And an astonishing 95 percent of Americans say they’ve experienced rudeness at work.
Objective: Learn what drives uncivil and rude behaviors, and how to react to these behaviors in a constructive manner. Recommended time: 1.5 hours

Social Security and Medicare will play a big part in your retirement years. This workshop provides basic information about Social Security benefits, Medicare and supplements, and prescription drug coverage. It will include information about determining eligibility, enrollment procedure, and help in understanding the options for supplemental coverage including Medigap policies or coverage under Medicare Advantage plans.
Objective: Attendees will learn when to enroll in Social Security and Medicare, and how to make supplemental coverage choices. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

Ladies, this one is for you!  Specifically geared toward the issues that affect women, this seminar covers stress, metabolism, disease risk, and menopause.
Objective: Attendees will explore how lifestyle choices play a role in each of these areas and how simple strategies can improve outcomes. Recommended time: 1 hour

Flexibility is one of the key components of fitness. Yoga has been shown to enhance flexibility, strengthen muscles, and improve functionality in life. It can also greatly reduce stress. And, you can practice it anywhere, even in your office space!
Objective: Attendees will learn how to use stretching and yoga techniques to gain flexibility, focus, and relaxation anywhere! Recommended time: 1 hour

Re-boot your mind and body. This session is accessible for all levels. This yoga flow practice is filled with postures and movement to facilitate strength, rejuvenation, wellbeing, and empowerment.
Objective: This session will offer the body the opportunity to feel invigorated and energized. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

Re-boot your mind and body. This session is accessible for all levels. Learn tools to Thrive in the workplace…not merely Survive.  This yoga session will offer relief for the anxious and those feeling overwhelmed and stressed with life’s demands.
Objective: Attendees will learn how to use stretching and yoga techniques to gain flexibility, focus, and relaxation anywhere! Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

Re-boot your mind and body. This session is accessible for all levels. Learn tools to process grief and trauma effectively out of the body. This yoga session will be a combination of flow and (optional) nidra yoga, which will focus on grounding, processing stress at the cellular level, and deep rest for the mind.
Objective: This session will offer relief for those experiencing loss and trauma and offer the body the opportunity to feel deeply rested and reclaim a sense of peace. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

As an ambassador for the National Non-profit Organization, Yoga for First Responders, specific protocols and drills will be offered in this session which is accessible for all levels. This proven method incorporates tactical breathwork and physical postures for relieving stress while building mental and physical stability and resiliency.
Objective: This method is job specific, culturally informed, and leads to optimal levels of performance both on and off the job. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

Re-boot your mind and body. This session is accessible for all levels. This custom yoga flow will vary based on request. It is filled with postures and movement to facilitate what each participant needs in order to re-fuel and recharge. (Think of the yoga mat as your charging station.)
Objective: This session will offer the body the opportunity to feel strong, invigorated, and re-energized. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours

Whether a temporary disruption or a major life shift, when your routine gets tossed around healthy habits often go by the wayside. Having a plan in place to navigate these times will be critical for long-term wellbeing.
Objective: This training will allow attendees to begin outlining the structure of their “new normal”. Recommended time: 1 hour

You probably learned at an early age the importance of brushing your teeth, but did you know oral health can reveal indicators of overall health? In addition, issues in your mouth may increase your risk for other chronic conditions.
Objective: This training will explore the role oral health plays in overall health and wellness, and will provide tips and reminders for how to best protect your oral health. Recommended time: 1 hour