This program provides insightful perspectives and practical tools on creating inclusive connections to build healthy boundaries and mutual respect without forcing compliance, attempting to change minds of others, or engaging in verbal combat.
2020 will take a prominent place in our history as humanity has been tested at a global scale and to the deepest level at its core. A deadly pandemic, divisive politics, deep-rooted social injustice, devasting economic hardship, and traumatizing isolation have severed our connections and destroyed our sense of belonging. The mental, emotional, and social health of humanity have been severely traumatized. As we cautiously approach rebuilding our new norms in 2021, we must be mindful of how we reconnect with the familiar while connecting with the new and different. One of the biggest challenges we must tackle first is dismantling the “Us vs Them” mindset, which keeps us divided politically, culturally, socially, and personally. Our differences do not have to divide us. When our differences are tolerated, we collectively produce sub-par outcomes. When our differences are accepted, we are merely meeting the status quo. However, when our differences are genuinely appreciated, we thrive. We can build an inclusive culture when we openly and intentionally appreciate our differences. Dismantling the “Us vs Them” mindset will create inclusive working and living environments, empowering each individual to thrive physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally.
This workshop is being offered via Zoom videoconference. It is limited to 150 participants and is delivered over one two-hour session. This workshop is highly interactive, including breakout groups and group discussion.
This workshop will not be recorded and participants should be prepared to attend the session in person.
Due to limited seating, we request that cancellations are made at least three business days before the start of the training. This gives us the opportunity to fill the program.
To request a registration change or cancellation, please submit the details of your request through the contact form at the bottom of this event web page and a staff member will follow up to complete your request
This event is sold out.
Please join our waiting list HERE and we will notify you if a spot opens up.
This panel discussion will open the door to community-based perspectives on the positioning of funding from systems and structures of power towards new, defining practices of justice and equity. Panelists will discuss the value drivers, leadership practices and methods utilized by community-based organizations for their transformational efforts in environmental justice, restorative justice, and health equity. Panelists will offer their reflections on the personal or community healing practices that are integral to this work. Through the panel and small breakout discussion, participants will come away from this session with:
In this session participants and panelists will journey together and begin to explore, deconstruct, and reimagine the importance of self-care and resilience for leaders during challenging times. As leaders it is our responsibility to show up as our full authentic selves so that we give others permission to do the same. Together, let’s move beyond commercial self-care and explore what it means to create personal and professional environments that care for our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The panel will invite you to move beyond sick days, massages, & baths and develop the tools necessary to create habits of good for long term self-preservation and begin to reimagine and create lives that are just, and well. We will focus on how we use our authentic and compassionate selves to become better leaders. Participants will walk away with:
Our best work happens when we are revitalized, refreshed and empowered. Throughout the day, leadership coach, Susan Skjei will guide us in helpful practices for strengthening our personal power and resilience, stepping fully into our role power and recognizing how to work with our status power and privilege in ways that are beneficial to ourselves and others.
|9:00am||Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions|
|10:15am||Reimagining Our Systems and Structures: What’s Going on in Communities?|
Rich Marquez, Facilitator
Shannon Francis, Panelists
Rossina Schroeer-Santiago, Panelists
Wendy Talley, Panelists
|12:00pm||Lunch and optional Virtual Networking|
|1:00pm|| Reimagining Resiliency and the Pressure to Power Through|
Shontel Lewis, Facilitator
Elizabeth Battle, Panelists
Beverly Grant, Panelists
Destiney Hardney, Panelists
This event took place using the Zoom meeting platform.
Sessions included speaker presentations, large group interactions, and breakout groups.
This event is OPEN to the PUBLIC, and draws people from a variety of diverse sectors and communities. It is primarily intended for those who work to create and sustain the health and well-being of people and the environment, and for those who are interested in developing and refining their leadership skills. It is NOT limited to members of the host organizations or their graduates.
In 2004, the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) began Autumn in Aspen as an annual continuing leadership education event for friends and alumni of our institute. This 19th annual event continues that tradition under the event name Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE), and for the tenth time includes co-hosts, this year the Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA).
For nearly all of the past nine years, this event has sold out at or near a capacity of 150 participants. The event draws encore attendees as well as a strong showing of attendees who are new to and/or unaffiliated with the co-hosts and the event.
Workshop participants will leave with the capacity to empathize with Americans of different political perspectives, and to feel equipped to proactively mitigate polarization as individuals, as leaders, and as organizations.
|8:00 - 8:30am||Registration Opens|
Coffee & Networking
|8:30 - 9:00am||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|9:00 – 10:30am||Session 1: Introduction to the Tribes and Issue Areas|
|10:30 - 10:45am||Break|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||Session 2: Emotion & Rationality: Moral Foundations Theory|
|12:15 - 1:15pm||Lunch and Networking|
|1:15 - 2:45pm||Session 3: Role-playing and Perspective-Taking|
|2:45 - 3:00pm||Break|
|3:00 - 4:30pm||Session 4: Leading in a Polarized Landscape|
The confidence workshop will explore confidence, how participants think about it, what confidence looks and feels like, and what a personal vision of confidence would be. Together as a group, attendees will discuss the questions: What do I look like when I am confident? How do I want to feel when I feel confident? Then, the group will identify and name barriers to confidence. Using this information, the growth mindset will be explored for understanding and applicability to cultivating a more robust sense of personal confidence. The workshop will include small group discussion and a hands-on activity to illustrate and enhance learning of the growth mindset.
What do I stand for? Why is it profoundly important for women’s voices to be heard? What are the challenges to being heard in the workplace, and when must those barriers be called out? How can I use my voice more effectively? Together we will practice creating assertive responses and “I” statements.Kathy Kennedy’s Biography
First impressions are formed instantly within two to thirty seconds and can impact how people perceive your capabilities, credibility, and knowledge. Regardless of abilities, evidence suggests leadership positions are given first to those that “look” and “act” the part with presence accounting for 28% of women’s success. Lacking or underestimating the importance of presence can cause women to be overlooked for executive and leadership positions, hindering career advancement. All women need to understand the importance of leadership presence and identify strategies for cultivating presence to enhance their success. Together, we will explore how to cultivate the three pillars of leadership presence through growing emotional intelligence, confronting imposter syndrome and developing vulnerability. The experiential session will provide self-awareness insights to help guide developing a personal action plan for cultivating leadership presence.
|8:00 – 8:30am||Registration Opens|
Coffee & Networking
|8:30 – 9:30am||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:30 – 9:45am||Break|
|9:45 – 11:45am||Confidence|
Dr. Marti Schulte
|11:45am – 12:30pm||Lunch and Networking|
|12:30pm – 2:15pm||Voice|
Dr. Kathy Kennedy
|2:15 – 2:30pm||Break|
|2:30 – 4:30pm||Presence|
Registration Fee: $150 per person
Those who identify as women. This event is open to the public
No refunds will be processed after November 27, 2019. To request a cancellation, please call us at 303-871-4252 or submit the details of your cancellation through the contact form on this page, and a staff member will follow up to complete your cancellation.
Groups of 7 can attend for the same price as 6 attendees. Discount is applied automatically on the registration form, and can only be received when all 7 people are registered together at the same time.
If you are registering a group, please download and use the group registration information worksheet below to collect all required information for each group member prior to beginning your registration.
Every attendee will need to select a lunch choice at the time of registration. Options are:
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:
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).
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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Jessica Forsyth is the Director of Community Health Promotion at Denver Public Health.
Dr. Indira Gujral is the Division Manager for Communicable Disease and Emergency Management at Boulder County Public Health.
Susan Motika is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Boulder County Public Health.
Hanson & Co. CPAs
The Colorado Trust
Center for Public Health Practice
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|
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120-1801
Directions & Map
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.