LIFE 2019 Program

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Leadership Development and Networking Event

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  • Program Agenda (PDF)

  • From Line Staff to the C-Suite: Ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of hiring – Presented by Jessica Forsyth, Indira Gujral and Susan Motika
  • See below for links to speaker biographies and contact information.


Agenda - Friday, April 26, 2019

8:00AM – 4:00PM

Preliminary Program – subject to change
8:00amRegistration Opens
Coffee & Networking
8:30amWelcome and Opening Remarks
9:00amFrom Line Staff to the C-Suite: Ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of hiring
Jessica Forsyth, Indira Gujral, and Susan Motika
12:00pmLunch and Networking
12:45pmUsing Stay Interviews to Retain Valuable Employees
Kathy Kennedy
2:45pmEquity and Inclusion as a Personal Choice: Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive culture at work
Chris Lehnertz
4:00pmProgram Closure and Networking

Session descriptions below

Event Location

Arapahoe Community College

Westminster City Park Recreation Center

5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120-1801
303.797.4222
Directions & Map

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)

Commuter Incentives

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:

carpool bike transit walk for prizes

SPEAKERS & SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

9:00 a.m. - From Line Staff to the C-Suite: Ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of hiring

Jessica Forsyth, Indira Gujral and Susan Motika

To advance health equity in our communities, organizations must demonstrate equity and inclusion in our workforce, including in the most senior, decision-making positions. How can we build a “pipeline” of future leaders who can serve as the next generation of directors and associate directors? What role can implicit bias play in the selection process of managers? Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a dynamic, interactive exercise where implicit bias challenges emerge in a mock interview panel.

photo of Jessica Forsyth

Jessica Forsyth is the Director of Community Health Promotion at Denver Public Health.
Jessica Forsyth’s Biography & Contact Info

 
photo of Indira Gujral

Dr. Indira Gujral is the Division Manager for Communicable Disease and Emergency Management at Boulder County Public Health.
Indira Gujral’s Biography & Contact Info

 
photo of Susan Motiak

Susan Motika is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Boulder County Public Health.
Susan Motika’s Biography & Contact Info

12:45 p.m. - Using Stay Interviews to Retain Valuable Employees

12:45 p.m. - Using Stay Interviews to Retain Valuable Employees

Kathy Kennedy

Retaining valuable employees can be a challenge, and employee turnover costs organizations millions of dollars every year. By implementing lessons learned from key organizational behavior concepts, employers can improve retention rates and decrease the associated costs of high turnover. Participants will learn about the reasons employees remain in or leave their jobs, and what they can do to keep the employees they value. Participants will have the opportunity to practice conducting stay interviews in small groups using five key stay interview questions. Participants will compare their experiences with the larger group during a debrief at the end of the workshop.

Dr. Kathy Kennedy is the Executive Director of the Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership.

Kathy Kennedy’s Biography

Contact Speaker for Session Materials
CONTACT KATHY KENNEDY

Call Kathy at 303-871-3483 or send her a message through the contact form below.

2:45 p.m. - Equity and Inclusion as a Personal Choice: Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive culture at work

2:45 p.m. - Equity and Inclusion as a Personal Choice: Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive culture at work

Chris Lehnertz

Equity and inclusion are organizational values that make sense. Practices that enhance equity and inclusion result in better decisions, more organizational effectiveness, and more engagement and satisfaction with work throughout the organization. Our policies and other organizational structures create the infrastructure for equity and inclusion. Yet our daily personal choices are required to complete the creation of a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive work culture. This inspirational talk draws on decades of experience to illustrate that owning the personal choice to create safety, respectfulness and support every day is the work of leaders, and transformation can be achieved.

Chris Lehnertz is the President and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Chris Lehnertz’s Biography

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Questions regarding the LIFE event?
Please contact us through the form below, or call us at 303-871-4252.

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