The Total Worker Health Leadership Program is designed for business leaders who want to create a sustainable workforce and workplace culture that is safe, healthy, and productive. In this executive program, renowned faculty from the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work & Environment will evaluate your organization’s approach to health and safety. In a small group of fellow leaders, you will be given personalized, data-driven feedback and develop an action plan to optimize the health, safety, and productivity of your workplace. You will also have the opportunity to provide and receive mentoring, growing your network with other local business leaders.
Frequently Asked Questions
Business owners and senior level management from businesses that are currently participating in the Small + Safe + Well (SSWell)
study are invited to enroll. If you are not currently enrolled in SSWell, please contact Erin Shore at Erin.Shore@ucdenver.edu
Ten hours of training
- One hour pre-course prep
- Reflect on how your business approaches Total Worker Health from the perspective of your leadership practices, employees, and business
- Six hours of in-person training
- Organization—What is your organization/business currently doing around Total Worker Health?
- Employee—What do your employees think of how your business approaches Total Worker Health?
- Self—What Total Worker Health leadership practices are you currently using?
- Action plan—What steps do you need to take to enhance these efforts?
- Three hours of virtual follow-up via one-on-one coaching and peer mentoring at 30-, 60-, and 90-days
- Reflect on goals set during the training and receive help troubleshooting issues
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines Total Worker Health as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. 1
- Assess your organization on six, evidence-based benchmarks
- Get data-driven, personalized feedback
- Set goals for health and safety to drive better company culture
- Learn key business and leadership strategies to foster a more healthy, safe, and productive workforce
- Connect and network with other like-minded executives in your community
- Establish yourself and your organization as a leader in Total Worker Health
- Lee Newman, MD, MA—professor, center director, and small business owner
- Natalie Schwatka, PhD—assistant professor, research associate
- Lilianna Tenney, MPH—senior instructor, center deputy director
- Joshua Scott, MS—instructor, center director of education
We offer this program at different times and locations. Fill out the enrollment form
to get started.
What Leaders Are Saying
"As a CEO who truly cares about my staff, I thought I had a pretty good awareness of how to support them through our health and safety efforts. However, what I learned through this training is how to deeply root wellness and safety in our culture by listening to staff and empowering them to help shape their work environment." — Becky Hobart, CEO, Ariel Clinical Services
"I recommend strongly any leaders who are interested in promoting a healthier, more positive and productive workplace to attend this workshop. I was able to listen and learn from experts in the field of occupational health who discussed simple, practical worker health initiatives... that will make an immediate difference." —Gage Garby, CEO, Axion Health
"[This] training helped us understand that there are many factors that affect worker productivity... I personally found it interesting and helpful to recognize that the techniques that work for improving workplace safety can be used to improve mental health or personal wellness and vice versa." —David Fiore, Co-Owner, Fiore & Sons
This program is supported in part thanks to a grant from Pinnacol Assurance.