Empowering Non-Profit Boards and Nurturing Workforce Mental Health: Bedford County Chamber Offers Free January Programs

In an era where non-profit organizations play a crucial role in community development, the Bedford County Chamber has taken a commendable step forward by offering free programs tailored to support non-profit boards and prioritize workforce mental health. These initiatives not only empower local business leaders, but also contribute to fostering a healthy and productive work environment.  Start the new year by making these valuable trainings part of your January schedule.

Supporting Non-Profit Boards:

One of the key pillars of Bedford County Chamber’s free programs is the comprehensive support provided to non-profit boards. The program, presented by Wessel and Co. will be offered Wednesday, January 10th, beginning at 11:30am at the Bedford American Legion.  Registrants will learn about the roles and responsibilities related to board service, and best practices to support non-profit staff in service to our community. Lunch will be provided.  Our presenters are experts in non-profit governance from Wessel and Co. – Mike Lamb, Megan Freidhof and Cara Ferrante.  They will also be able to answer your questions during this valuable program.  Registration is FREE but required.  A virtual option will also be available.




Nurturing Workforce Mental Health:

Recognizing the importance of mental health in the workplace, the Bedford County Chamber has also introduced initiatives focused on nurturing the well-being of the workforce. These programs go beyond traditional approaches and delve into creating a supportive and empathetic work culture. Workshops on stress management, mental health awareness, and resilience building are part of the offerings. The Chamber’s commitment to workforce mental health not only benefits employees but also contributes to increased productivity, employee satisfaction, and a positive organizational culture.

Dr. Peggy Steinbrunner of Horizon Behavior Health will be the featured presenter for a 2-part series in partnership with the Bedford County Strong Committee.  The program, to be held Monday and Tuesday, January 8 and 9 at noon each day, will focus on workforce mental health, and particularly stress management through innovative workforce support.  Stress levels rose during the trials of the Covid-19 pandemic, and have continued due to workforce shortages.  This dynamic 2-part session, held on Zoom for the convenience of HR professionals and other business leaders will address these challenges, and provide ample opportunity for questions and answers specific to the participating businesses.  This programs is free, and registrants may attend either or both sessions as their schedule allows.  It will also be recorded for on-demand viewing.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and receive the Zoom link.