Leadership Is For Everyone (LIFE)



20th Annual LIFE Event

This annual event was held August 29, 2023

Since 2004, this annual leadership development and networking event, open to the public, explores timely, socially relevant topics to provide applicable training to a diverse community of professionals. 

Groups of People sitting on tables.

LIFE 2023 was held August 29.

8 AM – 4 PM (MT)
Westminster City Park Recreation Center
Community Room
10455 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO map

$150 – Regular Price (ends 8/22/2023 at noon)
Includes catered lunch.

LIFE is RIHEL’s annual event focused broadly on professionals in the health, environment, public and private sectors. The day-long program delivers timely leadership development and effective networking opportunities.

  • Develops leadership skills
  • Stimulates dialog on leadership issues
  • Fosters connectivity and community

LIFE sponsorship provides targeted exposure to thousands of public and environmental health leaders. See more here or begin a conversation with our Executive Director, Arron Mansika

2023 LIFE Workshops

Leaning into Constructive Conflict

Conflict is a necessary part of life and leadership. It is a key component of any group working together. It is particularly important for leaders working on challenges and issues that can be classified as volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. That is to say, most of us.

Many leaders fail to distinguish between constructive and generative conflict on the one hand, and destructive conflict on the other. As a result, we often fail to lean into the hard conversations necessary for complex problem solving, innovation, and making progress on wicked challenges.

This interactive session will give participants an understanding of their current conflict style, strengths, and opportunities for cultivating new mindsets, habits, and skills.

Presenter: Deb Kleinman

MPH, Certified Coach, RIHEL Board Member, RIHEL Coaching Academy Graduate, RIHEL ALTP Graduate
More about Deb Kleinman

Trauma-Sensitive Leadership: Recognizing and Responding to Trauma in the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the workplace, including increased stress and uncertainty that can leave both employees and leaders with trauma from social isolation and other impacts. As leaders, it is crucial to understand the nature of trauma and its impact, and to practice trauma sensitivity in the workplace. 

This presentation will explore the body’s response to trauma and its effects on mental health, productivity, and overall well-being for both employees and leaders. You will learn practical strategies and best practices for creating a trauma-sensitive workplace, including identifying trauma in the workplace through recognizing signs and symptoms, creating an environment where employees feel safe to disclose their experiences, and responding with compassion and empathy.

You will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma in the workplace and develop the skills to recognize and respond to trauma with sensitivity and care.

Presenter: Sarah Roberts

MHA, Executive Coach, CEO, RIHEL Coaching Academy Graduate, RIHEL ALTP Graduate, Former RIHEL Board Member
More about Sarah Roberts

Managing Emergent Conflict

Conflicts emerge in our lives. They can range from constructive differences of opinion to destructive behaviors and safety concerns. Conflicts are a part of the human experience. 

This session will center on increasing a person’s capacity to manage emergent conflicts. We will focus on managing our thinking (cognitive management) and managing our emotions. 

The goal of each participant will be to create a cognitive and emotion management plan that can be practiced and implemented during emergent conflicts.

Presenter: Effley Brooks

MBA, President of Tiger Bee Consulting, RIHEL Faculty
More about Effley Brooks

RIHEL is proud to produce LIFE in partnership with Colorado Environmental Health Association. 


LIFE sponsorship provides targeted exposure to thousands of public and environmental health leaders. See more here or begin a conversation with our Executive Director, Arron Mansika

For questions regarding this event or your registration, please contact us through the form below.

This message will be sent directly to a staff person.

Scroll to Top