Organizational Wellbeing Community of Practice


Join us in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado to learn about how you can foster an environment of wellbeing in your organization. 

Event Description

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado. Details will be emailed pending enrollment 


Costs: Hotel room, workshop registration, and related materials are provided free of charge by the Mountain Plains MHTTC. The participant will be responsible for travel and meal expenses.


There is a growing awareness that we must do things differently. Between a national mental health crisis and growing workforce shortages, we must find ways to simultaneously care for the individual, leader and organization. We must find new ways to operate in order to make sustainable change for ourselves and our constituents, ultimately driving positive change for our systems. 


This two-day in-person event will allow leaders in behavioral health care to process, connect, and learn tangible ideas of what they can do differently (and what they should keep doing) in their leadership roles to support their staff and the organization’s wellbeing. Participants will explore topics including: 

  • Grief, ambiguous loss, and compassion fatigue 

  • How to change the system (or at least your part of the system) 

  • Influence and managing up so we get what we need from our colleagues and leaders 

  • Holding struggling staff accountable without negatively impacting engagement  

  • The criticality of self-compassion and how to make it a consistent part of your life 

  • How to find new, creative solutions to old problems 

  • Helping others recover from their own burnout and prevent it in the future 


Laurel Smylie








Laurel Smylie is an organization development consultant, coach, speaker, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Four Letter Consulting. Over the course of her career, she has supported household names like Hyatt and Bridgestone evolving their cultures and creating and maintaining high-trust workplaces. She has partnered with organizations like SAG-AFTRA and VRBO in developing and rolling out their organizational values. In her time at Great Place to Work, the organization responsible for  FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Laurel evaluated company submissions while also supported executive teams in times of transition and organizations in building cultures that serve as competitive advantages. She believes that where you start does not predict where you can go, having supported “toxic” leaders in their transformation to brave leadership, just as she has helped some of the strongest leaders continue to refine their capabilities. Whether a name brand or an organization of 25 people, whatever the industry (and she’s worked in them all), Laurel meets her clients where they are and brings her passion to their unique journey. Whether working with individual managers, functional teams, leadership teams or entire organizations, Laurel can help your team be honest about what’s real, define a clear and inspiring vision and support you in bringing that vision to fruition.

Starts: Nov 6, 2023 8:00 am
Ends: Nov 7, 2023 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline
October 13, 2023
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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