2023 Arvada Business Summit

The safety and mental health of Arvada professionals is critical to the overall well-being of our community. Unfortunately, “employee mental health and burnout” was a rising challenge for Arvada businesses in the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce Q3 2023 survey. In response to these growing concerns, the Arvada Business Summit offers a low-cost, interactive event for community and business leaders across Arvada to be trained in mental health best practices and emergency tactics.

We want Arvada to be the safest community in Colorado and by joining other business leaders at the 2023 Arvada Business Summit, you can help us achieve this goal! 

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Location: The Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities | 6901 Wadsworth Blvd

What: The Arvada Resiliency Taskforce has partnered with the Jefferson Center to train 90 business professionals in Mental Health First Aid. Coffee, lunch, and networking time are included in the agenda. Attendees will take home an information packet, which includes course material and the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce’s “Crime & Safety Toolkit.”

Who should attend: Arvada business owners, non-profit leaders, managers, rising stars, and elected officials.

Cost: $49 for the Mental Health First Aid Training, Breakfast and Lunch as well as all training materials 

Please note this program is valued at over $150, but thanks to partnerships and underwriting, we are able to offer this event at a discounted cost. If you need a scholarship to attend, please reach out to Samantha Geerdes at samantha@arvadachamber.org. 

Do you want to find ways to better identify when someone is struggling and how to get help?

Become certified in Mental Health First Aid and learn skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care!

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive eight-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

The curriculum includes access to a two-hour self-paced course, and a six hour live, interactive session led by certified Mental Health First Aid Instructors. You can expect to receive communications about the two-hour self-paced course approximately 2 weeks before the course start date.

This course is designed for anyone who would like to make their community a healthier, happier and safer place for all. Mental Health First Aid is for everyone—from neighbors, parents, friends, veterans, first responders, people in recovery, and community leaders.


8:30 – 9:00 am | Check-In, Breakfast, Networking

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Mental Health First Aid (Part 1)

12:00 – 1:00 pm |  Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 pm | Mental Health First Aid (Part 2)

4:30 – 5:30 pm | Optional Networking

2023 Arvada Business Summit

Wednesday, November 8

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


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