As someone on the waiting list for the November 17, 2020 session of the Leading Teams Virtually workshop, we invite you to attend the newly added December 17th session, instead. We are giving you this opportunity to sign up in advance of opening registration to the general public on November 16th. After that date, we cannot guarantee you a seat in the December session.
To register for the DECEMBER 17, 2020 session, please complete the form below.
This event is sold out.
Please join our waiting list HERE and we will notify you if a spot opens up.
LIFE 2019: A selection of photos from the April 26, 2019 LIFE event:
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LIFE 2016: A selection of photos from the April 22, 2016 LIFE event:
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LIFE 2013: A selection of photos from the April 12, 2013 LIFE event:
PLanning Active Community Environments
(PLACE) Training – 2012 Workshops
No additoinal PLACE Trainings currently scheduled in 2012.
COMPLETED: Gunnison, CO (January 27, 2012)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Creating active, livable and thriving communities that are sustainable, healthy and economically competitive requires an interdisciplinary and multi-sector approach to transportation and land use. Please join this interactive training and regional dialogue on planning active and healthy community environments.
In this training, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Share their experiences, expertise and perspectives on fostering healthy communities through the built environment
- Explore the healthy community design paradigm
- Build their capacity for effective and comprehensive community engagement
- Discover innovative and successful strategies for creating healthy and active community environments
- Strengthen strategic partnerships across disciplines and jurisdictional lines
- Explore a practical new framework and tool for organizing and implementing land use and transportation planning strategies that foster healthy communities
- Formulate specific actions to advance healthy eating and active living environments in their community
Target Audience: It is requested that participants attend in multi-disciplinary teams of 4-6 people representing a self-defined community (e.g. neighborhood, city, county, region). Team members should reflect the different disciplines/interests involved in community design and development: planners, transportation engineers or specialists, economic development, elected or appointed officials, parks and recreation staff, school officials, environmental specialists, public and environmental health professionals, health advocates, bike/pedestrian advocates, etc. NOTE: Attendees from any location around the state are welcome to attend any PLACE Training workshops.
FAQ: What if I don’t have a team? Can I still attend? Yes! While it is strongly encouraged that people attend in multi-disciplinary teams, it is certainly ok to attend on your own.
Cost: $25 per person (Includes training materials, snacks and lunch).
- We will accept payment by check, or by credit card via Pay Pal.
- The payment due date and cancellation policy is outlined on the registration page (see link above or below).
Trainers: This workshop will be facilitated by:
Leanne Jeffers, MPH
Public Health Training Manager
Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership
Jessica Osborne, MURP, MUD
Active Community Environments Coordinator
Healthy Living Branch
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services
225 N. Pine Street
Gunnnison, CO 81230 (View Google Map)
Below are links to Program Agendas, Speaker Biographies, and Presentation Materials from past Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE) events.
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April 26, 2019
Jessica Forsyth, Indira Gujral and Susan Motika
From Line Staff to the C-Suite: Ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of hiring
Equity and Inclusion as a Personal Choice: Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive culture at work
Biography & Contact Info
April 27, 2018
Elizabeth Frazier Scherer
April 21, 2017
April 22, 2016
LIFE 2016 New Mexico
November 4, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2016 NM Program Agenda
2016 New Mexico Program Agenda (coming soon)
April 17, 2015
April 4, 2014
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
April 12, 2013
Oh No, Not Another Meeting: Moving groups forward with effective facilitation
Biography & Contact Info
Links to PowerPoints, multiple handouts and additional resources
April 13, 2012
City of Lonetree, Colorado
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Agenda - Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Preliminary Program – subject to change
Coffee & Networking
|8:30am||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|9:00am||From Line Staff to the C-Suite: Ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of hiring|
Jessica Forsyth, Indira Gujral, and Susan Motika
|12:00pm||Lunch and Networking|
|12:45pm||Using Stay Interviews to Retain Valuable Employees|
|2:45pm||Equity and Inclusion as a Personal Choice: Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive culture at work|
|4:00pm||Program Closure and Networking|
Lunch Choices (to be selected at time of registration)
- Roasted Turkey & Avocado Sandwich – with spring mixed greens, tomatoes, havarti cheese, pesto mayo and balsamic onions on Dave’s Killer Bread
- Roasted Chicken Breast Salad – with farro, rainbow kale and tomato salad with a champagne vinaigrette
- Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich – with herbed goat cheese, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, fresh lemon juice, sea salt and pepper on Dave’s Killer Bread (vegetarian)
- Chickpea and Eggplant Salad – with extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest, fresh tomatoes, slivered almonds and parsley served on a bed or romaine lettuce (gluten free and vegan)
Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120-1801
Directions & Map
Carpool/Bike/Transit/Walk for Prizes
We are incentivizing alternative transportation to limit our parking presence, as well as to encourage environmental responsibility. All participants who carpool, use transit, and/or walk or bike to this event will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Examples of prizes from last year include:
- Bear Creek Distillery Bottle of Spirits and a Free Tour Voucher for up to 10 people ($163 value)
- CEHA One Year Membership ($30 value)
- …and more to come!
9:00 a.m. - A No-Fault Conversation about Race: How we got here isn’t necessarily where we need to go
Nita Mosby Tyler
Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity have become words that can either inspire understanding or ignite discourse. At the core of all of these discussions is race. This sometimes-uncomfortable topic can cause each of us to retreat or advance in our understanding of one another. During this interactive, fireside-chat-style session, Nita will explore the advantage of understanding race to further develop our leadership expert power, steps to lead authentic and gracious conversations about race, and how-to’s to promote a culture of inclusion using the lens of race as a guide. Participants will practice using several tools and learning circle opportunities for creating race/cultural responsiveness in their personal and professional lives.
Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst for The Equity Project.
Nita Mosby Tyler’s Biography
12:45 p.m. - So You want to Serve on a Board of Directors?
Jeremy P. Anderson
Are you interested in joining a board of directors but unsure of where to start and what to do? Jeremy will present ideas, tools and resources to help you explore WHY board service matters to you, understand WHAT you should be doing, and discover HOW you can be most effective. He will help clarify your legal duties, official responsibilities, and organization expectations, while sharing practical tips and tricks for engaging in a meaningful and impactful way. Whether you serve on a board now or have been unsure of how to take your first step, you will be prepared and inspired to be the best board member you can be!
Mr. Jeremy P. Anderson is a personal coach, author and consultant.
Jeremy P. Anderson’s Biography
2:45 p.m. - Laughter and Leadership
Elizabeth Frazier Scherer
Elizabeth Frazier Scherer will lead a group of improv performers from several troupes in the metro area. An improvisation performance will be followed by a presentation on “improv skills for leadership,” and group improvisation games with audience participation. Prepare to experience the humorous side of leadership.
Elizabeth Frazier Scherer is an Environment Leader, Actress, Comedienne, and Coach.
Elizabeth Frazier Scherer’s Biography
LIFE 2018 Emcee
Joshua Scott, MS, is Director of Continuing Education for the Center for Health, Work and Environment; Director of Education for Health Links Colorado, and an instructor in the Colorado School of Public Health for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Through these roles, Josh regularly lectures and conducts
community training events on the organization of workplace well-being, occupational stress management, and Total Worker Health® leadership. Josh also comes from a lineage of stress management educators and practitioner, coteaching his first stress management course in higher education with his father, almost 15 years ago.
Joshua Scott’s Biography
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), including its chapters, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. An Application is pending for this program to be designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) to receive up to 5.5 total Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). Maximum Advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 5.5.
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