Events and Trainings

The following resources have been compiled to help you research opportunities for continuing professional development and peer networking through live, Internet-based, and archived conferences, seminars, and workshops. These opportunities include CHAMPS’ and other regional and national events and trainings.

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Leadership Learning Opportunities

Spanish Language Intensive Training
NACHC 2017 Cultivating Health Center Operations, Level II


Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals

Date/Time: The 2017 training has concluded. Please check back in early 2018 for more information regarding this annual event.  If you have any questions, please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

Location: Denver, Colorado

Target Audience: The course is targeted for physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, medical assistants, and other medical personnel.  Other types of health care professionals are welcome to attend, however it is important to note that only a limited amount of time is spent on terminology for other disciplines such as oral health or behavioral health.

Event Overview: CHAMPS, in conjunction with Denver Medical Society, offers an annual medical Spanish language training for clinicians and clinical support staff at Region VIII health centers. This four-day course is an intensive, conversational and medical Spanish workshop consisting of medical dialogues, role-plays, visual aids, cross-cultural discussions, and daily practice. The course curriculum provides an experience of immersion learning, an approach that is highly suitable for those with limited time, and who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.


Click HERE to download a brochure for this training.

Dates:  November 9-10, 2017

Location:  The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO  80202
(303) 571-0300
Group Rate: $189/night, single/double (plus tax); reserve by October 19, 2017

Target Audience:  CEOs, COOs, Practice Administrators/Managers, and other clinical and non-clinical managers

Event Overview:  The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is partnering with Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) and Community Health Association of Mountain/Plain States (CHAMPS) to host the Cultivating Health Center Operations, Level II training in Denver, CO. This enhanced training for health center operations leaders and managers provides techniques to align the right people, process, and place to support operational efficiencies and change initiatives. Whether the health center’s strategic goals include becoming a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), expanding sites or services, or improving quality, financial and other performance measures, this training will provide strategies and best practices for identifying and scaling operational efficiencies, testing and evaluating data to support change, and leading stakeholders through the change process.

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this two-day training, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe strategies to support the alignment of people, process and place to improve operational efficiencies and sustainability.
  • Identify methods to propose change initiatives to stakeholders and build a successful campaign to support those changes.
  • Apply techniques to effectively lead teams through change initiatives.
  • Summarize how and when to use data to track and monitor change initiatives.

Cost:  $550 per person if received by October 26, 2017; $650 per person if received after October 26, 2017.

Registration:  Online registration is available through November 2, 2017.   To register, visit