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The H.O.P.E. Workshop: An Innovative Approach to Healing in the Workplace

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • 7:30-9:30 a.m • Overland Park Convention Center • Ballroom C

A recent study indicates that in the United States, 61% of men and 51% of women report experiencing at least one traumatic event in their lifetime*. In this particular study, “individual trauma was defined as resulting from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being.” Examples of trauma often include the death of a loved one, divorce, disability, illness, addiction, financial loss, family stressors, and more.

How should a company, a CEO, a supervisor, and an employee manage their workday, once affected by a trauma?

Presented by Workplace Healing LLC Co-Founders, Mindy Corporon and Lisa Cooper, the H.O.P.E. Workshop offers education, interactive activities, and guidelines for managers and supervisors regarding the do’s and don’ts with an employee returning to work after a trauma or life disruption.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Attendees will learn how to interact with an employee affected by a trauma/life disruption
  • Attendees will practice ABLETM conversation skills for uncomfortable grief/trauma related conversations
  • Attendees will obtain working knowledge and practical tools to support the re-integration of an employee into the workplace
  • Recognizing the significance of purpose in today’s talent recruitment and employee retention needs, attendees will experience a personal reflection on finding their own purpose and receive tips for how to duplicate that experience with their employees
  • Attendees will create an Employee/Employer Engagement Plan for immediate implementation
  • Attendees will gain confidence in knowing that their business can prosper after a trauma affects a team member

The H.O.P.E. Workshop four training modules include:
– Heart-Based Healing
O – Opportunities for Healing
P – Personalized Purpose
E – Employee/Employer Engagement
*SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Charitable Giving Project

For our 2019 charitable giving project, EPNKC is partnering with Heart to Heart International to assemble kits to help support people who are homeless, impacted by natural disasters, such as veterans, refugees and impoverished youth in crisis. EPNKC is covering the cost for 100 kits but we need your help, volunteering to put the kits together before the EPNKC meeting. Hygiene kits include essential items to stay clean, such as toothpaste, a washcloth, soap and shampoo.   After you check in, please take a few minutes to stop by the table and put a kit together.  Thanks for your support helping our community.

WHEN:          Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:        Overland Park Convention Center • Ballroom C

TIME:             7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (7 a.m. Registration)

COST:            $35 meeting fee, including breakfast buffet

SHRM PDC:  1.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® recertification

HRCI:          1.50 General recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ certification

Our speakers

Mindy Corporon

Workplace Healing, LLC

An entrepreneur and former CEO of a successful wealth management firm, Mindy began her career as an office assistant. She was a single mother, dealing with divorce and had experienced a life-threatening illness.

Reaching the pinnacle of her professional career, Mindy was in the middle of raising two talented boys when tragedy struck. Mindy’s father and oldest son were murdered by a white-supremacist intent on killing Jews.

Mindy’s life purpose changed from guiding people financially to helping people find space to learn about our differences and discover commonalities.  With compassion and forgiveness, Mindy shares her experience of loss as a daughter and mother, a wife and coworker, both nationally and internationally.  Mindy encourages and motivates audiences to overcome life’s challenges, one day at a time.  

Along with her family, Mindy started the Faith Always Wins Foundation promoting dialogue for the betterment of our world through kindness, faith and healing. The Foundation engages local and regional communities, businesses, cities, and schools in SevenDays® Make a Ripple, Change the World, an experience which provides opportunities for all people to increase kindness through knowledge, mindset and behaviors. 

As a co-founder of Workplace Healing LLC, Mindy’s vision is changing our corporate culture from primarily a head-based environment to include a path for heart-based conversations.  Life disruptions touch every human. Our co-workers have the unique ability to be part of our healing strategy when they know what to say and when to say it.

Lisa Cooper

Workplace Healing, LLC

As a professional in marketing, Lisa Cooper has always had a gift for communicating.  She earned a reputation for driving creative solutions to clients’ business problems leading national brands at advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies.  She built upon her corporate success by launching a consulting practice and sharing her expertise teaching graduate-level marketing classes.

Her mother’s death sparked a life transformation producing her most rewarding professional accomplishment. Based on her personal experiences with grief and hope, Lisa was motivated to help others ease the pain of loss and find a place for grieving hearts to heal.

Lisa wrote about her experiences and relationship with her mother in You Are My Voice: How Love’s Voice Never Dies, an inspirational memoir.  Lisa is a speaker and workshop facilitator
creating communities of healing on topics such as: How Love Never Dies and Balancing the Head and Heart after Loss, and offers one-on-one mentoring to help people transition from
grief to hope.

As a co-founder of Workplace Healing LLC, Lisa assists corporate leaders in recognizing the delicate balance of head and heart in the workplace and the importance of empathy after an employee’s life is disrupted from a grief event or trauma. Lisa believes that workplace teams have the ability to heal and can gain the confidence to ensure that business can continue to prosper after trauma affects a team member.


Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, is a technology enterprise specializing in employment screening and drug testing solutions. Since 1992, Validity has offered a streamlined and cost-effective approach to employment screening by using the latest technology and compliance standards. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) now PBSA and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the HRO Today 2018 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings in Pre-Employment Screening Overall Program, Quality of Service, Breadth of Service, and Size of Deal. For more information, visit or call 866.915.0792.


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When you register, you may choose to pay your meeting fee at the door (cash or check only) OR pay immediately upon registration online with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account via our secure PayPal link.  If you are an active job seeker, please chose to pay at the meeting as a discount will be offered.

EPN's Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your reservation, please do so no later than 24-hours before the event to receive a refund.  We are required to turn in the number of registered attendees to the venue for planning purposes and must pay for the number of attendees we anticipate, whether they attend or not.   As a not-for-profit organization, we simply can’t afford to pay for no-shows. We appreciate your understanding!

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