Education & Seminars

Free Health and Wellness Seminar
Elements, 16235 LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL 60477
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM

“How Simple Healthy Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Many Diseases”

Dr. Phillips graduated from Harvard University in 1984 where he earned academic honors and was an All-American swimmer. After graduation he spent time in a research lab at Duke University investigating methods for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. He received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine where he finished in the top one percent of his class and was elected to the prestigious national academic Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After practicing as a Board Certified Emergency Physician he came to the realization that many of the diseases he was treating were also very preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle. As a result, Dr. Phillips used both his academic knowledge and athletic background and shifted his focus to the field of preventative medicine. He has written numerous articles on the important role that nutrition plays in overall health and particularly athletic performance. Dr. Phillips has also competed in triathlons over the last several years winning numerous regional as well as national masters competitions including the St. Croix Half Ironman qualifying him to compete in the “Superbowl” of ironman competitions, the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Dr. Phillips lectures internationally to thousands sharing with passion what he has learned about living a healthy lifestyle to people from all walks of life; from weekend warriors to professional athletes. He and his wife Heidi, also an accomplished Ironman Triathlete, are the featured hosts of the popular video “One Simple Change”. They are also the proud parents of 3 athletic boys, two of which have received individual doctorates in Physical Therapy and Theology and one who is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Catherine Pruim
Juice Plus+
30 fruits, veggies & berries in capsules and soft chews
Tower Garden aeroponic gardening



Effective January 1, 2020 sexual harassment training is required for all persons who hold various Illinois professional licenses. Moraine Valley training is $25 and offered for:

Social Workers
Public Accountants
Professional Counselors
Massage Therapists
Nursing Home Administrators
Occupational Therapists

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 | 5:30 – 7 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 | 9AM – 10:30AM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 | 5:30 – 7 PM

To register, contact us at or (708) 974-5735


15 Laws of Growth – MasterMind Study Group

Commit to you in 2020!  Experience the Power of a Mastermind, studying the 15 Laws of Growth by John C Maxwell.  Participate in this 4-week study that will afford you the opportunity to join forces, collaborating with other individuals who are focused on reaching new dimensions and plateaus.  Together we will grow intentionally, stretching, going beyond our comfort zone which is where growth begins.

February 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

$200, Early bird special $175 through 1/05/2020, first 5 people to sign up receive a complimentary gift.

Tinley Park Business Lounge, 16557 S. Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477


NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more information, contact Marianne Bithos at 708-335-4008 or visit the website,

NAMI Family & Friends will be offered in February, 2020.  This free, four-hour seminar is led by trained individuals with lived experiences of supporting a family member with a mental health condition.  It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.  Topics include – Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery, effective communication strategies, the importance of self-care, crisis preparation strategies; and NAMI and community resources.

NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago offers other free programs – in addition to support groups – for family and friends of adults and children living with mental illness throughout the south suburban area.

Two of our newer online programs –

NAMI BasicsOnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. The program is offered online and available 24/7. It is a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers to quickly realize they’re not alone.

NAMI Homefront addresses the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of active duty military service members and veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other mental health conditions. NAMI Homefront is free to participants and consists of six 2.5-hour peer-taught sessions for the family members, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.

A RAND Corporation study found approximately 18.5% of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have PTSD or depression, and 19% report experiencing a TBI during deployment. Another RAND study found that post-9/11 caregivers are more likely to care for an individual with a mental health or substance use condition than their pre-9/11 or civilian peers and are also more likely to be lacking a network of support. The study saw improvements in empowerment, coping, psychological distress, family functioning, experience of caregiving, and knowledge of mental illness for both in-person as well as online participants.


South Suburban College

Starting on January 1st of this year, mandated by the Governor’s office, Illinois employers must provide sexual harassment training to all their Illinois employees at least once a year. The Business & Career Institute can help you stay in compliance with this new mandate. We provide customized training to fit your workforce needs/issues, facilitated by qualified experts in the field. Whether you need 2 people trained or 200, we can accommodate you!

With marijuana now legal in Illinois, don’t forget to review your substance abuse policy! The beginning of the year is also a great time to update your employee handbook and other pertinent policies and procedures. Let us help you with that as well!!

If you would like to learn more about Sexual Harassment or other professional development skills training, please contact:

Alexandra Glumac, MS, SHRM-CP, Client Solutions Specialist at (708) 596-2000, ext. 3254 or