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.
via Zoom videoconference

A one-day program providing leadership development and networking opportunities. This event is shifting to an online platform this year and, as always, is OPEN to the PUBLIC. Come one and all!

NOTE: Registration closes at noon on October 15th.


NOTE: Registration closes at noon on October 15th.


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

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

Blind spots:  What’s the most important thing to know about yourself? – what everybody else knows about you that you don’t know

Blind spots: What’s the most important thing to know about yourself? – what everybody else knows about you that you don’t know

Presented by Carl Larson, PhD
Professor Emeritus, University of Denver

Culture is like the air we breathe… it is fundamental to every aspect of our functioning, yet normally we cannot see it, we take it for granted, and it is dynamic. In this session Professor Larson puts us in touch with one of the most far-reaching aspects of American culture of which we are normally unaware. True to Larson’s style, questions and answers will drive much of the conversation. Additional concepts will be included such as J Jackson’s return potential model, M Wheatley’s concept of aggressive disengagement, the U.N. Index of Health and Social Problems, and Larson and LaFasto’s own CONNECT model.

Carl Larson’s Biography



8:30AM – 4:00PM

Final Program
(multiple breaks included)
8:30amWelcome and Opening Remarks
9:00amConversational Intelligence
Evan Roth
12:00pmLunch and Virtual Networking
12:45pm What is your ROI for life?
Jung Park
2:45pmBlind spots: What’s the most important thing to know about yourself? – what everybody else knows about you that you don’t know
Carl Larson


Registration Fee: $135 per person

Registration includes all three sessions and a complimentary copy of Jung Park’s new book, “The Life ROI: How to build a strategic plan for life with your most valuable asset.”

NOTE: Registration closes at noon on October 15th.

To pay by check, please contact RIHEL directly.


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 September 24, 2020.
  • Registrations cancelled between September 25th and October 13th may be transferred to another person.
  • Registrations cancelled after October 13th may not be tranferred to another person.

To request a cancellation or transfer, please submit the details of your request through the contact form on this page, and a staff member will follow up to complete the change to your registration.


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.

NOTE: Registration closes at noon on October 15th.


Zoom Videoconference

This event will take place using the Zoom meeting platform and the Jam Board virtual whiteboard platform.

Sessions will include speaker presentations, large group interactions, and breakout groups. It is recommended that all participants join the program on a computer or tablet to ensure full participation with the online learning platforms (a phone may be too small).

We also request that all participants use the cameras on their devices to help us connect with each other, have meaningful dialogue and enhance our learning experience.





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 this event, your registration, or to pay by check, please contact us through the form below. This message will be sent directly to a staff person.



NOTE: Registration closes at noon on October 15th.