Developing & Connecting Leaders

Developing & Connecting

Leadership is behavior, not a personality trait or a position on an organizational chart.

Since 1998, we have trained our region’s leaders with exemplary behaviors and timely new awareness.

Leadership Training 
With deep experience in the health, environment, public and private sectors, RIHEL is the preferred source for leadership and professional development throughout the Rocky Mountain region. 

Leadership Community
With well over 1,000 graduates from our comprehensive programs, we continually grow a network of forward-thinking professionals – all dedicated to improving the health and environment of their communities.

Upcoming Events


Leadership Development + Networking

April 25, 2024
8:00 am – 4:00 PM MTN
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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21st Annual LIFE Event

2024 Program

  • Leadership and Culture-Making in Polarizing Times
    Presenter: Harry Nathan Gottlieb, Founder, Unify America
  • Working Across Generations
    Presenter: Tracey L. Sherman, Arapahoe/Douglas Works!
  • The Power of Alignment: Turn Ideas into Action
    Presenter: Patty Beach, CEO, LeadershipSmarts
  • Leading by Listening
    Presenter: Paula Stone Williams, RLT Pathways

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Your company can gain visibility as a RIHEL sponsor!
  • Annual Sponsors enjoy exposure, free tickets and more.
  • Contact our Executive Director,
    Download Sponsorship Deck

ALTP: Advanced Leadership Training Program 2024-2025

Applications are Open!

ALTP is rooted in the values of Collaboration, Self-reflection, Justice & Belonging, and the belief that Leadership is Behavior.

Learn more about RIHEL’s year-long signature program, designed for mid-career public health, health, and environment professionals in the Rocky Mountain region.
With over 1,000 graduates, ALTP alumni are now leading public and environmental health organizations throughout the US.

May 29, 2024 | Pueblo, CO

May 31, 2024 | Greenwood Village (DTC), CO

Spokesperson and Communications Training

Be Prepared: Know What to Say and How to Say It

When speaking to the media, stakeholders or the public, what you say and how you say it matters.
This workshop is available to Colorado local public health leadership personnel. Build critical skills for developing effective messaging, managing opposition and conflict, and representing your agency, your program, and yourself. Participants engage in mock news conferences and one-on-one interviews, and practice speaking about real-world scenarios.

Two dates available. Seating limited to 16 participants each.

Registration: $40

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What Our Attendees Say

"Not only do the faculty and staff provide a holistic leadership approach, but they provide a welcoming and safe environment that encourages vulnerability and honesty."
"ALTP made me realize I can be an effective leader - and I don't need to be in a formal manager or leader role at work to practice leadership."
 "Leadership isn't always about achieving BIG results... small successes are just as important as big ones."
"...and, an added bonus is that you end up making life-long connections with professionals throughout the country!"

Key Partners

RIHEL is a Lifetime Non-Profit Sustaining Member of the Colorado Environmental Health Association.

RIHEL is an active partner within the Regional Training Network. We are stronger together.

RIHEL receives essential infrastructure support from University College at Denver University. 

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