2023 Kansas City Corporate Challenge

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Lunch & Learn Program

KCCC would like to thank your company for participating in this year’s games with this one-time FREE offer. Whether you are gearing up for the games or staying healthy throughout the rest of the year, there will be a topic of interest for everyone. A full menu of choices can be found below. Don’t miss this one-time FREE opportunity for your company to have a presenter speak at your workplace! First session is on us, additional sessions are available for a fee, 100% of all proceeds go to the KCCC Beneficiary, Corner Stones of Care.  Food and beverage are not included, just the speaker.  All sessions will be held virtually. It is up to the speaker and company on what platform will be used. 

Sessions are available Feb 1st-June 30th.


2022 Menu of Presentations

How to Transform Stress, Brooke Seiz

Modern life runs at a fast pace. 73% of Americans report they experience physical symptoms from stress, and 77% report psychological symptoms from stress, according to the American Psychological Association. In this class you'll learn what's happening in the body when it's under stress. Attendees will also learn how nutrition can support a healthy stress response. Strategies for transforming stress in day-today life will also be discussed.


Fight Back Against Stress, Natural Grocers

Life these days can just be stressful!  In this class, learn the physiology of stress; what is happening in your body when you are stressed.  We'll discuss how this response in the body can play a role in weight, immune health, sleep, mood, and overall health.  You'll learn about foods, lifestyle approaches, and supplements that help support your body in times of stress.  Find a little relaxation in your busy day!


Cravings, Weight Gain and the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster

Achieving your healthiest weight is not about dieting or even pure willpower, but rather understanding how certain foods affect blood sugar levels and appetite. Learn how nutrient-dense meals support healthy metabolism and which nutrient supplements support healthy blood sugar levels and appetite control.


Detox 101, Natural Grocers

You hear the word 'Detox' everywhere, a buzzword! But what does it actually mean to detox the body?  In this class you'll learn how the liver, digestive system, and other systems in the body detoxify.  Ways to support the detoxification systems in the body will be discussed, and you'll leave with tips and tricks to support healthy detoxification!


Natural Hacks to Support a Healthy Mood, Natural Grocers

Learn all about brain health, and what is involved in supporting a healthy mood.  Learn what foods and supplements nourish and support a healthy mood and leave with some tools in your toolbox to help lighten your mood!


Cycling & You, BikeWalk KC

Staff can tailor the session to fit the needs and interests of your employees!  Additional topics discussed could include: The Benefits of Bicycling, Basic Maintenance Skills, Tips to Building Practical Handling Skills, RideKC Bike and How to Become a Bicycle Commuter. *Some fees may apply depending on the presentation.


Women's Self-Defense - Ali Kemp Foundation *Limited Sessions

The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation's T.A.K.E. Defense Training empowers women ages 12 to 90 years of age by providing safety awareness and personal protection training and has educated over 60,000 participants since 2005.  Your lunch and learn will explore ways to enhance your safety throughout your daily life and practice techniques related to common confrontations by an attacker. There is no need to change from your usual office attire; all females are encouraged to attend. Minimum attendance require is 30 participants; Limited presentations per year, register early. 


Digestive Health 101, Natural Grocers

Today, 70% of Americans experience digestive related symptoms or diseases. This is a startling statistic as an unhealthy gut has been linked to worsening overall health, including increased risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, autism, depression and anxiety. Join this class to learn the ins and outs of supporting digestive health and digestive comfort, and how this could be the key to making a difference in your overall health and well-being.


The Leaky Gut Solution, Brooke Seiz
Hippocrates said that "all disease begins in the gut”, and in recent years, science has caught up with this ancient knowledge that gut health is vital for wellness.  In this class, you’ll learn about how a healthy microbiome is necessary for optimal brain function, mood, energy, and more!  You’ll learn nutrition strategies for leaky gut and supporting overall health by optimizing digestion.


Boost Your Mood Naturally, Brooke Seiz

Poor moods can really impact our day to day function. The brain is always trying to find equilibrium and maintain homeostasis. If negativity from the environment seeps in, or the brain is receiving messages from inflammation or other imbalances in the body, then we can feel our mood take a hit. Many studies have linked various nutrient elements and activities to chemicals in the brain and by increasing our joy producing hormones, we can quickly boost our own mood! In this class you'll learn how to take control of your mood and begin to thrive!


Building a Resilient You, JOCO Mental Health Dept.

We often hear people talking about resilience, but what does that mean? This session will discuss what resilience is and various strategies for building a more resilient you.


Self-Care and Coping, JOCO Mental Health Dept.

Self-Care and coping are words often used interchangeably, but are they really the same? This session will talk about what self-care and coping are, provide tips and strategies for healthy practices, and discuss resources that are available to you.


Keto Diet 101, Natural Grocers

Mounting scientific research suggests that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time. Going "keto" is all the rage, but the diet is laden with conflicting ideas, disastrous oversimplification, and misinformation. In Keto 101 we'll dive into this trend to understand what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating.


Easy Recipes to Dress Up Your Veggies, Natural Grocers

We all need to eat healthy fats to support healthy inflammatory balance. Dress your veggies with recipes taught at this class and maintain a balanced intake of fats to support optimal health!


Normalizing Conversations around Suicide & Mental Health, Coach Josh Wolf *Limited sessions

According to the CDC suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all ages. For young adults, it claims more lives than heart disease, cancer and accidents COMBINED. Research shows us that talking about suicide, depression and anxiety is the single most important offensive tool we have to fight back. However, most of us don't know how to approach conversations on suicide and mental health. This is for a variety of reasons such as: we are afraid of making things worse, don't know what to say, don't know how to properly show us let alone say something that is actually helpful. In this series, Coach and Speaker Josh Wolf shares a powerful workshop on how to best support someone (or get help) for those who are struggling with suicide ideation, depression and/or anxiety. Participants will learn:

  • How to detect and talk through warning signs of suicide ideation, depression and anxiety.
  • What to say if you suspect someone you know might be suffering.
  • What NOT to say/do if someone is suffering.
  • How to provide a safe and healing work environment for all things mental health.
  • How to talk through hard conversations of all types that lead to healthy resolutions.
  • What resources actually work in helping combat suicide indeation, depression, and anxiety, and where to find them.

Darkness cannot exist in the presence of light. Join me in taking a proactive approach for our mental health, and let's start to talk about the hard things. Let's normalize talking about suicide!


Financial Wellness with PNC Bank

Available by KCCC Presenting Sponsor, PNC Bank! Choose from one of the options below to keep your financial wellness in tip top shape. Additional sessions available upon request.


Budgeting 2.0 - Participants will determine their personal obstacles to budgeting, create a format to track and analyze their spending, make lists of short- and long-term goals, discuss the importance of debt reduction and emergency savings.


Early Career - Creating your Financial Foundation

Early Mid Career - Creating your Financial Foundation

Mid Late Career - Building on your Solid Foundation

Late Career - Leveraging your Financial Foundation


Cornerstones of Care

Come learn all about Build Trybe and how you can help our youth at Conerstones of Care, Build Trybe is a mentorship community that builds health, independence and empowers youth employable skills. It is a bridge connecting youth, who lack a stable support system, to opportunity. Our team of trade experts and community partners introduce and connect youth to three skill-based career paths: culinary, horticultural, and construction.


The World is Your Gym - Lisa Cummings, Advent Health

Being fit doesn't have to be achieved in a gym, but can be done anytime, anywhere. Learn ways to treat your world as your gym by combining everyday tasks with movement to get you fit throughout your day. Recommend wearing tennis shoes to class. 


Mindful Eating - Lisa Cummings, Advent Health

Mindful eating is the practice of cultivating awareness of how, when, and what we eat and getting in-tune to our relationship with food. Learn how to identify our reasons for eating, understand our bodies hunger/fullness signals and cravings and how to savor our food while engaging all our senses in appreciating the taste, texture, and nutritious value of it. 


Healthy Interpersonal Relationships, KC Resolve

Learn evidenced-based tips on how to deepen and enhance your most important relationships by using the Stress-Reducing Conversation and Dreams within Conflict tools developed by relationship experts John and Julie Gottman.


COVID Burnout, Resolve KC

We all have struggles from work, but you might have seen this increase since COVID. Maybe you are becoming more irritated, less motivated, and overall, just tired. Learn what burnout is, identify the difference between stress and burnout, learn what the signs and phases of burnout are and how COVID has impacted burnout. Learn new ways to best cope with burnout. 


MS 101, Bike MS Team

Nearly 1 million Americans are living with MS, but what exactly in Multiple Sclerosis? Learn about this sometimes-invisible neurological disease, symptoms and treatments, as well as ways that you can get involved with your local MS Society chapter.


Seven Habits for a Healthy Life - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual only, unlimited companies

Start your journey into better health with ease. This program will help take the complexity out of being healthy with seven simple actions. These seven small changes will fundamentally improve your well-being, with little or no financial cost. If you've put your health on the back burner for some time now, this will help you find your WHY and the simple steps to begin again. It's time to say yes to yourself - it is easier than you may think!


Kicking the Sugar Habit - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual only, unlimited companies

Are you tired of feeling like you're dragging all the time? You might need to cut back on sugar. Most of us know that sugar isn't the healthiest thing to eat, but many of us still have a difficult time kicking the habit. This program will inform you about the everyday foods sugar is lurking in and some simple steps to reduce your intake. You don't have to be hooked on sugar anymore!


Combating Cravings - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual only, unlimited companies

We all know the feeling - that sudden, intense desire of something sweet, salty or fatty. It can be really tough to fight off cravings, especially when they're strong and seem like they're coming out of nowhere. But don't worry, you're not alone. With a few simple tired and true tips, you'll be on your way to saying. "No, thank you" to the foods that control you!


3 Keys to Unlock Your Vision - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual only, unlimited companies

Your vision starts with YOU! Many people have ideas of what they want in life but, often fall short due to fear of failure, feelings of not being enough, or lacking a plan of action. How would it feel to stop chasing those moving targets and create a vision that supports those goals, dreams, and desires? In this program, you will learn 3 key principles that will unlock the doors of limitless opportunities and possibilities that will guide you in every area of your life.


Stop "Shoulding" on Yourself and Start Living Your Life on Your Terms! - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual only, limited companies

Are you waiting, wishing, and hoping your life will magically fall into place? Do you feel stuck, frustrated, or disappointed when things don't go your way? This program will help you go from living your life on autopilot to living and creating your life with purpose, on purpose every day! You will walk away and a new understanding of how life can happen FOR YOU and not just to you!


Taking the Mystery Out of Meditation - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual only, limited companies

Meditation is a proven practice with many positive benefits. In this lunch and learn, we'll break down meditation myths, discuss common barriers that get in the way, and help you understand more about what meditation can look like. Most importantly you will learn how to use it to get the results you're looking for. You will also design a simple meditation practice to increase focus, intention, creativity and goal achievement.


Building the Resilient You - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual, unlimited available

While stress is an on-going part of the world around you, being impacted negatively by that stress doesn't have to be. In this program, you will learn about how to build successful systems to more effectively manage the stress in today's world. You will also have the opportunity to explore your stress triggers and design a plan to build resiliency.


Mindfulness for the Moment - Small Changes Big Shifts

30 minutes, virtual, unlimited avaliable

Learn mindfulness basics that you can apply anytime, anywhere. This experiential class will jump right into practicing mindfulness techniques that will help you become more embodied, wherever you are. These tools are simple, practical, and easy to add into your daily routine. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into what you're already doing so it can become a way of life. We'll explore how to orient yourself to your environment along with a breathing practice, a grounding practice, and a body scan.


*Not seeing anything that you'd dish up on your lunch tray? KCCC will be offering ADDITIONAL lunch and learn options throughout the season! If there's a particular subject you're hungry for, don't hesitate to reach out to let us know! Alison Smith, Lunch and Learn Chef, is interested in what YOU want to learn about over lunch!


For more information contact Alison Smith at 913-826-2953 or alison.smith@jocogov.org