Organizational Development

JCCC’s New Employee Assistance Program

Link to JCCC’s Employee Assistance Program offered through ComPsych Guidance Resources a benefit available to all employees. JCCC’s Web ID is JCCCEAP.  Online resources available 24/7 by clicking on the above link.  To create your personal User Name and Password, click on Employee/ Member Access tab located on the right hand side of the site.   By phone: 1-866-553-1848   TDD: 1-800-697-0353.

This confidential service provided all employees offers:  Confidential Counseling, Financial Information and Resources, Legal Support and Resources, Work-Life Solutions and GuidanceResources Online portal.

Biometric screenings August 13 and 14

As part of the JCCC Wellness program, we are doing Biometric Screenings again this year during PDD in August.   I know many of you participated in wellness activities and workshops this past year.  This is a great way to see how your results compare to last year.

Biometric screening offered for all JCCC employees August 13 and August 14 during Professional Development Days  Make your appointment today. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will do biometric screenings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, August 13 in CC 232 and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 14th, in RC 270.

Participants completing the screening will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card each day.

If you would like to see an example of the screening process, please follow this link:

To take part:

  • If you have medical plan coverage with JCCC, including “A Healthier You” coverage:  ( Look for your email from Human Resources for more details)

Log on to your account at and access the “A Healthier You” portal. From there you can register for the time of your choosing on either day (instructions attached). You’ll receive a confirmation email immediately after registering.

NOTE:  For all JCCC full-time employees your group # is 14092000 and suffix number is 00. You will need your Prefix and Member number to enrollIf you do not know your member numbers, please contact your JCCC Human Resource benefit specialist (listing below) or Wellness Coordinator Ruth Dey at

  • Registration will close at noon the business day before the appointment date. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you may use the registration link until that time.
  • As a member of the JCCC medical plan, this screening will be free to you when you present your medical identification card.  Note:  Blue Cross Blue Shield no longer offers a “My Rewards” incentive as a result of your participation.
  • If you do not have medical plan coverage with JCCC:
  • Bring your JCCC ID card and walk in for screening on either of the days listed, and the staff will work with you.
  • WALK-INS:  There may be appointments set up ahead of you. You may be asked to set up an appointment for later or wait until they can fit you in.

The screening includes:

  • Height, weight, Body Mass Index
  • Waist circumference
  • Blood pressure, total cholesterol
  • HDL ratio, glucose

Fasting recommended for best results, but is optional.  If you choose to fast, you should fast for a minimum of 8 hours. Coffee (even black) may affect the results. Readings for those who fast will include:

  • Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose

Readings for those who do not fast will include:

  • Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Glucose

Please drink plenty of water. The screening is done by finger stick, with immediate results. A health educator will review your results with you.

Check out the new PDD mobile schedule

The Professional Development Days Schedule has gone mobile!

We encourage you to download the mobile guide to make the most of Professional Development Days. You’ll be able to plan the week of PDD with a personalized schedule.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site.

To get the guide, choose one of these:

  • Download Guidebook from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
  • Or, visit from your phone’s browser
  • Scan this QR code with your mobile phone (QR-Code reader required, like Red Laser or Barcode Scanner)

Scan this to download the PDD Guidebook

Once you’ve downloaded the app, download the PDD Guidebook:

  1. From the Guidebook application, tap Download Guides
  2. then Redeem Code.
  3. Enter the code z4cyxhkg and the guide will download to your device.

Questions? Email Keith Krieger at, or check out the FAQ


You can also view the guide on a desktop computer at:

You’ll find the mobile app to have more functions such as star ratings, personalized scheduling, and easy photo uploads. Please note that the desktop version of the guide works best in Firefox and Chrome.

–Organizational and Staff Development Professional Development Days Team

Wellness on a Shoestring seats available

The next series of Wellness on a Shoestring begins June 3.  There are  a limited number of seats available for the workshop.  We have already had 50 JCCC employees complete the workshop.

This 8 week program will include:

  • Wellness on a Shoestring Overview
  • Rest, Reflect, and Rejuvenate
  • Breathe Deeply
  • Move Your Body
  • Free Your Space
  • Go for the Greens
  • Eat from the Sea
  • Enjoy the Sun
  • Drink to Your Health

The program consists of 8 modules scheduled from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in RC175 on:

June 3, 10, 17, 24

July 8, 15, 22, 29

Please register for this class with CRN 34221. Contact Elaine Sinn at 7654 if you need assistance with registration.

Wellness on a Shoetring Offered this Summer!!!

Interested in improving or learning more about Wellness? If so, sign up for Wellness on a Shoestring (WOAS)!!! . WOAS is comprised of eight, one hour sessions. Since each session builds upon the previous one, our hope/the plan is for you to attend all eight sessions. This is the third cohort we have scheduled and feedback provided by the participants in the first two cohorts has been extremely positive!! Session Titles, dates/times, and locations are listed below:

Module 1: Wellness on a Shoestring Overview
Date: June 3
Time: (12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.)
Location: RC 175

Module 2: Rest, Reflect and Rejuvenate
Date: June 10
Time: (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Location: RC 175

Module 3: Breathe Deeply
Date: June 17
Time: (12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.)
Location: RC 175

Module 4: Move Your Body
Date: June 24
Time: (12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Location: RC 175

Module 5: Free Your Space
Date: July 8
Time: (12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Location: RC 175

Module 6: Go for the Greens
Date: July 15
Time: (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Location: RC 181

Module 7: Eat from the Sea
Date: July 22
Time: (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.0
Location: RC 175

Module 8: Closing Session
Date: July 29
Time: (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Location: RC 183

Enrollment Instructions:

1.) Go to MyJCCC
2.) Click MyView
3.) Click Add/Drop Classes
4.) Select the Term Staff Dev 2014-2015
5.) Enter CRN: 34221

If you have questions or comments please contact or contact Debbie Eisenhower, staff development coordinator,; or Tom Grady, faculty development coordinator,

JCCC Corporate Challenge T-shirts are ready

The JCCC Corporate Challenge starts soon and we have official JCCC Corporate Challenge tshirts. Designed by Randy Breeden, Sr. Graphic Designer at JCCC, they’re available for sale online to everyone at JCCC. They’re just in time for the first Corporate Challenge events in the first week of April.

Use this link to buy yours. Please keep in mind these are men’s sizes only:…/…/product_detail.jsp…

The shirts are in competition gray, with the JCCC logo on the front. Get a shirt and join the kickoff on April 24th at Arrowhead.

Getting your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

St. Luke’s EAP Lifewise asks, How’s that resolution going?

Three months in – How are your New Year’s Resolutions going now?

  • If you made new Year’s Resolutions, good for you!
  • If you haven’t kept them, it’s not too late to re-group and start again!

To learn how to tweak your resolutions and get back on track, click here. Use user name: JCCC and password: EAP.

Are you In The Zone?

No, I’m not talking about the Twilight Zone. I’m referring to the Target Heart Zone. How can we make sure we are not overtraining or undertraining? Simple, we can measure the intensity of our workouts through the use of Target Heart Zone training. To begin, first figure out your resting heart rate.

Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute while it’s at rest. You can check it in the morning after you’ve had a good night’s sleep and before you get out of bed. According to the National Institute of Health, the average resting heart rate for children 10 years and older, and adults (including seniors) is 60 – 100 beats per minute. Well-trained athletes is 40 – 60 beats per minute.

Now you’re ready to determine your target training heart rate. As you exercise, periodically:
• Take your pulse on the inside of your wrist, on the thumb side.
• Use the tips of your first two fingers (not your thumb) to press lightly over the blood vessels on your wrist.
• Count your pulse for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 to find your beats per minute. You want to stay between 50 percent to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. This range is your target heart rate.

Know Your Numbers:

Age Target HR Zone 50-85% Average Maximum Heart Rate, 100%
20 years 100-170 beats per minute 200 beats per minute
30 years 95-162 beats per minute 190 beats per minute
35 years 93-157 beats per minute 185 beats per minute
40 years 90-153 beats per minute 180 beats per minute
45 years 88-149 beats per minute 175 beats per minute
50 years 85-145 beats per minute 170 beats per minute
55 years 83-140 beats per minute 165 beats per minute
60 years 80-136 beats per minute 160 beats per minute
65 years 78-132 beats per minute 155 beats per minute
70 years 75-128 beats per minute 150 beats per minute

Exercise machines and Wearing Heart Monitors will provide you with these numbers as well.

So What’s in a Number?

If your heart rate is too high, you’re straining. So slow down. If it’s too low, and the intensity feels “light” or “moderate/brisk,” you may want to push yourself to exercise a little harder.

During the first few weeks of working out, aim for the lower ranger of your target zone (50 percent) and gradually build up to the higher range (85 percent). After six months or more, you may be able to exercise comfortably at up to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate.

“It’s not an absolute, but it’s a good tool to have,” says Fletcher, who is also an American Heart Association volunteer. “And if you don’t know it, remember, if you’re not able to carry on a conversation (while exercising), that may be a bit too much.”

So, the moral of the story: “Sometimes we don’t necessarily need to train harder, we need to train smarter”. – Tom Grady

NOTE: If you have a heart condition, talk to a healthcare professional about what exercises you can engage in, what your target heart rate should be and whether you need to be monitored during physical activity.


(American Heart Association)

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