chfareach: housing providers retreat, "humor, health, and high performance"


9:00am to 3:30pm

Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Boulevard
Thornton, CO 80233

Presented By:

Karen Susman

Business and Professional Development

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day long conference

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Networking: 9:00am

Sessions: 9:30am to 3:30pm

who should come?

All staff and service providers working with residents are invited

In collaboration with Housing Catalyst and Neighbor to Neighbor, chfareach is proud to offer a day of renewal and staff development for housing providers. This engaging experience promises to leave you with new tools, energy, and ideas for the important work you do.

As a participant, you will take stress management to the next level. Your day will center around three key themes:

Humor, Health and High Performance. Learn why humor, fun, laughter and play are vital for your professional and personal success. You'll see what gets in the way, and how to bring more humor and play to life. You'll receive ideas to take back to work and to your family.

Life Balance: How To Wear Many Hats and Keep Your Head on Straight.Learn how to prioritize minute-by-minute, uncover nine ways to get your to-do list to match your values, and work with a 5-step matrix for pulling you back into balance. You'll use these techniques immediately to gain more control over life's demands.

Resiliency: Bouncing Back From Stress, Change and Other Delights:Stuff is going to happen. How quickly you bounce back makes all the difference. Gain mental and physical tools for being more resilient. Learn 7 key questions to ask yourself and your team the next time you feel like a dead tennis ball. You'll bounce out of this session: Guaranteed!

Featuring and facilitated by the popular keynote speaker and TED Talks coach Karen Susman, each portion of the day is guaranteed to be highly practical, fun, and interactive. 

Members of chfareach can attend for $55; nonmembers can attend for $85.

Lunch is provided, courtesy of InnovAge.

about the presenter

For 34 years, Denver's Karen Susman has spoken internationally on wellness and communication. Karen is a certified Laughter Yoga instructor, and has created stress management programs for Colorado hospitals.

A popular keynote speaker, Karen isn't a stranger to the housing industry. In the past she has spoken for:

  • CHFA
  • Housing Catalyst
  • South Metro Housing Options 
  • NAHRO, and
  • Colorado Conference on Poverty

See for more information on coaching and classes with Karen.


Online registration will close 24 hours before the event. Please email or call 303.297.7497 for inquiries and support.

Click here to visit the chfareach website. ​