Leadership is for Everyone

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Leadership Development and Networking Event


Due to COVID-19, this event is now scheduled for:

OCTOBER 16, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Denver, CO

A one-day seminar providing leadership development and networking opportunities. This event is OPEN to the PUBLIC. Come one and all, but remember, this event usually sells out, so sign up early.



Conversational Intelligence

Conversational Intelligence

Presented by Evan Roth
Executive Coach and Consultant, Roth Consultancy International, LLC

The key to success in business is to become a master at Conversational Intelligence. It’s not about how smart you are, but how open you are to learn effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success. Conversational Intelligence translates new insights coming out of neuroscience and brings the science down to earth so people can apply it in their everyday lives. Learn about what kind of conversations trigger the lower, more primitive brain; and what activates higher-level intelligences such as trust, integrity, empathy, and good judgment. Conversational Intelligence includes easy to use tools, examples, conversational rituals, and practices for all levels of an organization.

Evan Roth’s Biography

Using my Voice to Advance Important Issues: An unconference* session

Facilitated by:
Effley Brooks, President, Tiger Bee Consulting, LLC
Leanne Jeffers, Program Director, Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership

Leadership IS for everyone and knowing your voice and using it is leadership. Today, as leaders, we face numerous challenges. What is one that moves you to action for health, equity, environmental justice, or sustainability? Alternatively, what leadership challenge in the workplace (anxiety or stress, teamwork, equity issues) compels you to action? Whether it is climate change or work team inclusivity, homelessness or agency hierarchy, how do you use your voice to advance that issue? How do you get started? This “unconference” session will allow us to learn from the wisdom, experience and aspirations of the LIFE participants to become even more effective leaders.

A loosely structured conference emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of events. It is a participant-driven format where those who attend decide on the topics and facilitate the discussions. There are no pre-planned presentations, just open conversations about the participant-selected topics.
“at this unconference, attendees created sessions on the spot, making for an energizing and freewheeling exchange”

[Definition adapted from https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/unconference]

Leanne Jeffers Biography (coming soon!)
Effley Brooks Biography (coming soon!)

What is your ROI for life?

What is your ROI for life?

Presented by Jung Park
Entrepreneur, Strategist and Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Denver

In a world of materialistic and financially-driven definitions of success, we struggle with allowing our own definitions and measurements of happiness. Some of us have been conditioned to believe that success is achieved through money, possessions, titles, or authority. For some, whose work is based on their passion in impact-driven sectors, one’s personal needs, wants, and aspirations may conflict with creating greater impact for the community at large. But your work is not all you are–a dollar amount, impact metric, or Chief Whatever Officer, in charge of so many people. You can determine your own definition of success, and your own path to achieving it. I invite you to discover and define what you would like to achieve in life, and show you how to strategize for and measure your own success. This presentation is designed to shed light on some of the toughest questions we deal with in life:

● What is the definition of success in my life?

● How do I create an intentional, meaningful path to what I want in life?

● What makes me satisfied, fulfilled, and happy?

● How can I measure my success and happiness?

Let’s learn how to intentionally increase the Return on Investment in life!

Jung Park’s Biography



8:00AM – 4:00PM

Preliminary Program – subject to change
8:00amRegistration Opens
Coffee & Networking
8:30amWelcome and Opening Remarks
9:00amConversational Intelligence
Evan Roth
12:00pmLunch and Networking
12:45pmUsing my Voice to Advance Important Issues: An unconference* session
Effley Brooks and Leanne Jeffers
2:45pm What is your ROI for life?
Jung Park


Mizel Arts and Culture Center at Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center

[Image: From Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center]

350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246

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Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center Denver Website


Registration Fee: $135 per person

To pay by check, please contact RIHEL directly at 303-871-4252.


This event is OPEN to the PUBLIC. It is NOT limited to members of the host organizations or their graduates. Come one and all, but remember, this event usually sells out, so sign up early.


No refunds will be processed after August 28, 2020. 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 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:

  • TURKEY AND SWISS FOCACCIA SANDWICH – Turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce tomato, onion, and garlic aioli.
  • AMBITIOUS GRILLED CHIPOTLE CHICKEN FOCACCIA SANDWICH – Grilled chipotle chicken, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cilantro lime mayo.
  • JAZZY SALAD (VEGETARIAN) – Salad with artichoke, goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, roasted peppers, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette.
  • HEALTH NUT WRAP (VEGAN/GLUTEN-FREE) – Avocado, cucumber, roasted peppers, pickled onion, lettuce, tomato, and hummus.


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. This years prizes and more coming!:

carpool bike transit walk for prizes




LIFE is an annual one-day seminar that provides leadership development and networking opportunities for the Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico region. The goals of the event include:

  • Developing leadership skills & competence
  • Stimulating dialog and reflection on leadership issues and concepts
  • Encouraging networking
  • Building and strengthening the community of professionals connected to public and environmental health in our region

Who should attend?

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.

History of the Event:

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 16th annual event continues that tradition under the event name Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE), and for the eight time includes co-hosts, this year the Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA).

For the past seven 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.


For questions regarding the “LEADERSHIP is for EVERYONE ” event or to pay by check, please contact us through the form below or call us at 303-871-4252.