Upcoming training opportunities

HERO Forum '17 | Sept. 12-14 | Phoenix

Long anticipated trends are now being felt by businesses and communities in the form of transformational challenges. Millennials are now our majority generation, more than 8,000 Baby Boomers are leaving the workforce every day, and America still rightfully claims world leader status in attracting immigrant brain power and labor. Such demographic diversity is accelerating changes in workplace policies, environments and cultural practices that could positively impact employee and community health, but may also produce unintended consequences.

The 2017 HERO Forum in Phoenix. from Sept. 12-14, will feature national thought leaders and workplace practitioners with evidence concerning how to turn these transformations into opportunities for improving health, wellbeing and performance.

Visit here to learn more and register.  

S.C. Farm to Institution Summit | Sept. 19 | Columbia, S.C.

South Carolina Farm to Institution, in partnership with the National Diabetes Prevention Program, is excited to announce that they will be hosting the inaugural SC Farm to Institution Summit. This year’s theme is Growing Stronger Together.

The purpose of the summit is to bring together key farm-to-institution players to further encourage local procurement; reinforce healthy, local food education; and provide the skills to establish a garden, farmers’ market or community supported agriculture (CSA) program on site. The day will begin with an overview of SC Farm to Institution and the Diabetes Prevention Program.

The keynote speaker will be Anupama Joshi, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network. There will be two breakout sessions specific to educators, producers, worksites, food distributors, and Diabetes Prevention Program sites. To facilitate growing stronger together, the afternoon session will include the opportunity for regional networking.

Visit here to learn more and to register for the Summit. 

Greening the Workplace for Total Wellbeing Seminar |Sept. 21 | Charleston, S.C. 

Join the Charleston Healthy Business Challenge at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 21 at Alhambra Hall in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant for a free seminar about how and why to bring nature into the work environment. The Charleston Healthy Business Challenge is a free collaborative program designed to help businesses and organizations improve the overall health and wellbeing of their employees with the goal of reducing the growing cost of preventable illness and disease and create a culture of wellness in the workplace.

In partnership with the Lowcountry Land Trust, the featured guest is Dr. Ann, presenting “Nature: Our Best Kept Secret to Better Health.” Enjoy a healthy lunch and visit with exhibitors offering resources to help build a culture of wellbeing at work. Email Dr. Susan Johnson at susan@chbchallenge.com or visit our website at www.chbchallenge.com for more information.

Visit here to register for the seminar. 

11th Annual Southern Obesity Summit | Oct. 1-3 | Atlanta

The Southern Obesity Summit (SOS) is the largest regional obesity prevention event in the United States, drawing hundreds of participants from 16 Southern States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Together, these states join forces to fight obesity.

Click here to register. 

Healthy Campus Summit | Oct. 20 | Columbia, S.C.

The Healthy Campus Summit is a free, one-day conference for colleges, universities and community organizations to gain information, tools and resources to create a healthy campus environment. USC welcomes faculty, students and staff from academic institutions and communications organizations of all sizes, including administrators, healthy promotion and wellness professionals, researchers, and healthcare personnel. The theme of this year’s summit will be Generation Z & College Health: Connecting with the Connected. Conference topics and presentations will include:

  • Identifying and mitigating barriers to access and utilization of healthcare and health promotion initiatives for the Generation Z student.
  • How to capitalize on the positive and mitigate the negative effects of technology and online engagement on individuals and campus health culture. 
  • Utilizing practices, policies, systems and environmental strategies to engage with Generation Z about health topics in new and innovative ways on a college campus.

To register and to learn more about the summit, visit here

Leadership Summit for Healthier Communities | Oct. 23-24 | Columbia, S.C.


Save the date for the Leadership Summit for Healthier Communities, formerly known as the SC Obesity Summit. The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities is the only statewide conference that focuses on healthy eating and active living. Over the past 14 years, the Summit has grown in attendance as content specialists in obesity prevention, healthy eating, and active living strategies meet with community partners who are working on local solutions. Participants who attend represent various sectors including health, education, faith, local government and nonprofits.

Click here for more information and to register. 

7th Annual Working Well Fall Meeting | Nov. 1 | Columbia, S.C.

Save the date for the 7th Annual Working Well Fall Meeting! This exciting, day-long training brings together our entire cohort of Working Well hospitals, businesses, municipalities, institutions of higher education, and state agencies to network and share best practices and challenges in employee wellbeing and workplace health promotion. The meeting will feature speakers from across the state to share best practices and implementation strategies. The meeting will also include a fitness break and a heart healthy lunch. The training is free to all Working Well members and is $25 for nonmembers. More information, including session topics and speakers, will be released as the date approaches. 

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