LIFE 2019 Program
Leadership Development and Networking Event
Agenda - Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00AM – 4:00PMPreliminary Program – subject to change
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|
Session descriptions below
Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120-1801
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)
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:
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.
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.
12:45 p.m. - Using Stay Interviews to Retain Valuable Employees
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. Alexis Avery is the Director for Training and Evaluation for the New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division.
2:45 p.m. - Equity and Inclusion as a Personal Choice: Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive culture at work
Session description coming soon.
Chris Lehnertz is the Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Parks.