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:
- Bear Creek Distillery Bottle of Spirits and a Free Tour Voucher for up to 10 people ($163 value)
- Bicyle Colorado One Year Membership and T-shirt ($75 value)
- Blanchard Family Wines Dairy Block Wine Tasting Date Night ($75 value)
- CARBOY Winery Tap Bottle of Wine & Charcuterie board ($50 value)
- CEHA One Year Membership ($30 value)
- Deiter’s Chocolates Gift Certificate ($50 value)
- Elevate Yoga One Month-Unlimited Yoga ($75 value) and One Private Yoga Session – Individual or Group ($150 value)
- Endorphin Unlimited Intro-Month Membership ($69 value)
- The Melting Pot Lunch for Two ($60 value)
- Pablos’s Coffee Monthly Coffee Fix Membership ($200 value)
- …and more to come!
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. Kathy Kennedy is the Executive Director of the Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership.
2:45 p.m. - Equity and Inclusion as a Personal Choice: Creating a safe, respectful, supportive and inclusive culture at work
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 Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Parks.