Healthy County Boot Camp

February 20 - 22, 2019

Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center
1101 Woodlawn Avenue
Georgetown, TX 78628

Thank you for your interest in the Healthy County Bootcamp. Online registration has closed, but you may still register onsite.

10 Years Strong

Great at-work wellness programs are built with workplace culture in mind. They raise employees up, helping them meet their individual potential and increasing the capabilities of the whole organization. Counties that embrace wellness see increased employee productivity, improved morale and stronger workplace loyalty. A healthier lifestyle translates into lower absenteeism, lower health care costs and fewer workers' compensation claims.

Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center (HOTEL FULL. See below for nearby options.)
1101 Woodlawn Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78628
(737) 444-2700

Please email Megan West to be added to the wait list or to cancel a hotel reservation.

Single/Double rate: $129
*Rates do not include tax

Self-parking is complimentary at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center.

Conference rate is offered, based on the hotel's availability, through Jan. 29. Reservations made after this date are subject to the hotel's prevailing rate.

Nearby Hotels
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Georgetown
431 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.
Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 591-7890

Hampton Inn & Suites Georgetown
160 River Oaks Cove
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 688-5300

TAC will reimburse at an offsite hotel up to $129 rate per night.

TAC HEBP will reimburse the following expenses for attendance of two people per county:

  • Two-night stay at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center up to $129 per night for single/double occupancy; and
  • Travel expenses (airline, mileage, cab fare or car rental at airport) up to $300. Mileage will be calculated from the county seat to the conference hotel.

Note: There is no reimbursement for meals. Most meals will be provided during the training. Valet parking is not reimburseable.

Contact Allie Kennedy if you are a commissioners court member.

Receipts for Lodging and Airfare are Required.
Only members of TAC's Health & Employee Benefits Pool are eligible for reimbursement.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Amy Lawson at (800) 456-5974.​​

Wednesday, Feb. 20
3-5 p.m. Registration Open
5-6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, Feb. 21
6:30-7 a.m. Fitness Activities
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
​8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
​8:45-9:15 a.m. Healthy County in 2029
During this session, attendees will learn the Healthy County program goals for partnering with member counties and districts for the next 10 years. Attendees will gain the necessary knowledge, strategies, and skills to work with the Healthy County team in achieving the goals outlined.

Attendees will:
  1. Identify the goals for the Healthy County program for the next 10 years;
  2. Understand why implementing an effective work-site wellness program is important to reduce medical spend, worker’s compensation cost, and improve the culture of healthy behaviors for the county or district; and
  3. Identify why leadership support and participation is important.
Quincy Quinlan, Director of Health and Benefits Services, Texas Association of Counties
9:15-10:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: A Holistic Approach to Wellness
Wellness is more than just eating broccoli and doing aerobics (or kale and cross-fit). Wellness is also more than the absence of disease and illness. Based on the ageless wisdom of the sages, mystics and healers from all countries and time periods, “Holistic Wellness” honors the integration, balance and harmony of mind, body, spirit and emotions, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Stress plays a significant role in the compromised effects of holistic wellness, and as such, the best approach to holistic wellness also includes a resiliency component. This presentation explores each of the parts of the whole, as well as the ageless and timeless wisdom of holistic wellness and its relevance today in wellness and health promotion programming.

Participants will:
  1. Gain the ability to define the term holistic wellness;
  2. Gain the ability to define emotional wellbeing, mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing, and spiritual wellbeing;
  3. Articulate the effects of stress on holistic wellness; and
  4. Identify programming ideas based on the concepts of holistic wellness.
Dr. Brian Luke Seaward, Founder, Inspiration Unlimited
10:45-11 a.m. Break
​11 a.m.-Noon Need to Know: Coordinator Orientation
During this session, Coordinators will learn what their roles and responsibilities are as a Wellness Coordinator, share ideas with fellow Coordinators in your territory, and discuss the wellness consulting services available to TAC Healthy County members.

Attendees will:
  1. Learn about the role and responsibility of a Healthy County Wellness Coordinator;
  2. Learn about the 2019 Healthy County program; and
  3. Identify the new programs, services and benefits provided by TAC HEBP.
Ashley Cureton, Wellness Consultant East, Texas Association of Counties
Stacey Bruington, Wellness Consultant Northwest, Texas Association of Counties
Shameria Davis, Wellness Consultant Northeast, Texas Association of Counties
Mark Zollitsch, Wellness Consultant West, Texas Association of Counties
Biral Patel, Wellness Consultant South, Texas Association of Counties
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m. Think Tanks
During this session, attendees can choose one of the three breakout sessions that will focus on the concepts of: (1) behavioral economics; (2) marketing your county’s program; and (3) wellness incentives. In each think tank, attendees will learn strategies and skills to implement these concepts on a personal and organizational level.

Creating an Ongoing Health Marketing Strategy in Your County: How-to Guide
In this session, you will learn the impact that effective marketing strategies can have on your program and identify next steps to implement them in your individual county’s health program. Ideas for this program include: social events to recognize employees for participation, social media awareness, planning a local health fair and more.
Participants in this session will be able to:  
  1. Understand the importance of marketing in relationship to overall medical spend in their counties; and
  2. Identify next steps to implement a marketing strategy for their county’s health problem.
Shameria Davis, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties

Why Oh Why Did They Do That?: Keys to Motivation and Behavior Change, and How To Maximize Participation
Participants in this session will be able to: 
  1. Identify two things that motivate people to action;
  2. Identify how a person’s readiness to change impacts the effectiveness of an incentive;
  3. Articulate the difference between rewards, penalties, and potential loss; and
  4. Share two things they can do to get buy-in from all levels of leadership, from the Commissioners Court to managers.
Mark Zollitsch, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties

Wellness Incentives: Is Your Plan in Compliance?
Attendees will learn the various legal issues and rules surrounding wellness incentives. Learn how to be a county or district whose program is in compliance with federal statuses and accompanying regulations. These include the Internal Revenue Code, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations for the ADA and GINA.

Participants in this session will be able to:
  • Learn the laws that govern taxation of wellness incentive items;
  • Learn the state of wellness incentive statutes and regulations (HIPAA, ACA, ADA, GINA, EEOC), and allowable surcharge amounts; and
  • Identify the wellness incentive options available to your county or district.
Ms. Vivian Hunter Turner, Principal, Groom Law Group
​2-2:30 p.m. Walk & Talk Movement Break
​2:30-3:30 p.m. Are Your Vital Needs Being Met?
During this session, attendees will learn the definition of Vital Needs, the importance of knowing your individual Vital Needs, and how they impact your health.

Participants will:
  1. Learn the definition of, and how to identify, their Vital Needs;
  2. Identify the benefits of a healthy weight;
  3. Learn the definition of Metabolic Syndrome, how it affects your health and what you can do to improve it;
  4. Identify how culture has changed portion sizes;
  5. Learn the definition of stress and how it affects your health and weight; and
  6. Identify strategies that can reduce stress and ways to lose weight.
Marcia Upson, President, Naturally Slim
3:30-3:45 p.m. Break
3:45-4:30 p.m. Award Presentations
6-9 p.m. Dinner & Evening Activities
Friday, Feb. 22
7-7:30 a.m. Fitness Activities
8:30-9 a.m. Bre​akfast
9:15-10:45 a.m. Closing Keynote: The Pursuit of Happiness: Creating a Sustainable Work-Life Balance
In our rapidly changing world, stress has become ever so invasive in our lives. Information overload, changes in technology, information processing, social networking, and global economic dynamics affect everything from our sleep patterns, work habits and eating behaviors to communication styles and exercise habits; all of which affect health and productivity. This presentation offers wisdom, insights and practical life skills for both personal growth and professional development. Topics include establishing healthy boundaries and essential coping and relaxation skills to help create and maintain a sustainable work-life balance. Included in this presentation are valuable take-home tools and skills for all participants, based on his WELCOA book, The Road to Wellness.

Participants will:
  1. Define the concept of “Healthy Boundaries” in one’s personal life;
  2. Demonstrate one coping skill for personal work-life balance; and
  3. Demonstrate one relaxation skill for personal work-life balance.
Dr. Brian Luke Seaward, Founder, Inspiration Unlimited
10:45-11:15 a.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn
11:15 a.m. Box Lunch

Agenda subject to change. Check back for updates to the topics and speakers as they are confirmed.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas is the education co-sponsor of the 2019 Healthy County Boot Camp.

Continuing Education Type Hours
CPA/Auditors 6.5
Treasurers 6.5
Commissioners 6.5
County and District Clerks 9
Tax Assessor-Collectors 6.5
All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by Jan. 29. Please send an email to Amy Lawson or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.​​
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