Today, more than ever, organizational success factors include fostering a work culture where people feel valued and employee well-being is a central business strategy. Our Total Worker Health (TWH) Leadership Programs are designed for individuals who want to create a sustainable work culture that is safe, healthy, and productive.

Our programs are applicable to business owners, executives, senior managers, benefits and HR professionals, occupational health and safety professionals, and public health professionals in public and private organizations in every industry.

All programs are run by renowned faculty from the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work & Environment.

Online Total Worker Health® Leadership 101 Training

How you will benefit: The Total Worker Health® Leadership 101 course helps you understand the essential components of TWH leadership and reflect upon your current leadership strategy.

Course format: This one-hour training can be taken online at your own pace.

What you will learn:

  • The five practices of TWH leadership and your role in defining organizational culture
  • The business case for TWH
  • What makes for a healthy and safe workplace
  • The employee perspective of a healthy and safe business
  • Ways to enhance your personal well-being

Total Worker Health® Leadership 102 Training

How you will benefit: This training is designed to help you apply what you learned in the Online Total Worker Health® Leadership 101 Training to your organization. You will be able to interact with and learn from other like-minded leaders in your industry.

Course format: This training requires participating in our one-hour Online Total Worker Health® Leadership 101 course followed by a 1.5-hour in-person workshop (either in-person or live via Zoom).

What you will learn: In addition to what you will learn from the Online Total Worker Health® Leadership 101 Training, you will also…

  • Learn about health, safety, and well-being trends in your industry
  • Create specific leadership goals and action steps to enhance a culture of TWH in your units and across your entire organization

Executive Total Worker Health® Leadership Development Program

How you will benefit: This program is for professionals seeking in-depth, personalized training and coaching to transform the way they lead a TWH approach. Mid- to senior-level professionals will receive a comprehensive evaluation of TWH across their organization. In a small group of fellow leaders, leaders will receive personalized, data-driven feedback and develop an action plan to optimize the health, safety, and productivity of their workplace. Leaders will also have the opportunity to provide and receive mentoring, growing their network with other local business leaders.

Course format: This program includes a full-day, in-person training followed by three months of personalized coaching.

What you will learn:

  • Understand your leadership strengths, as applied to TWH
  • Describe your business’ current approach to health, safety, and well-being by reviewing and interpreting your results from:
    • The Organizational Healthy Workplace Assessment
    • An employee survey of your organization’s health and safety cultures
    • A personal survey of your health and well-being
  • Identify actions to enhance these efforts
  • Practice implementing actions to enhance these efforts

What leaders are saying

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
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   

These trainings were developed with funding from Pinnacol Assurance as well as a Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence Cooperative Agreement U19OH011227, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of Pinnacol Assurance or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Participation by the Center for Health, Work & Environment does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.