We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and connecting leaders who work collaboratively in diverse sectors and communities to create and sustain the health and well-being of people and the environment.
We provide leadership and professional development training for workers in the health, environment, public and private sectors in the Rocky Mountain region. With over 950 graduates of our comprehensive leadership programs, we are also an association of vibrant, forward-looking professionals dedicated to the health and environment of our region.
All people have the right to live healthy, socially and economically productive lives. In the quest to achieve this right, there is no room for institutional, personally mediated or internalized racism – only space for equity so everyone has what they need.
RIHEL stands for equity for Black people who for far too long have suffered injustice, indignity, torture, pain and death due to racism. A legacy of hate has earned the rage and anger we are suffering. We support peaceful protesters everywhere who work to end oppression. We cannot change the past but we can change the future. God willing – and through our hands and hearts – we will never go back. We can only thrive if we move forward together.
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RIHEL applauds the courageous and effective leadership shown by our graduates every day during the pandemic – even as we are saddened by the loss of life and health. We offer our warmest sentiments for recovery and healing to the RIHEL family and all affected. The pandemic means that RIHEL – like you – must operate in the context of uncertainty. We have postponed our Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP), moved the annual Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE) event online, and are adding new online training and workshops beginning fall 2020. The mindset of abundance leads us to many options if our plans need to flex in the near future.
[Image: U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer]