News and Upcoming Events


Denver Post, April 27, 2016
Colorado Culture of Health Conference

Upcoming Engagements

September 24, 2019
“The View from the Bench: Maximizing the Risk Management Benefits of EAPs”
Employee Assistance Roundtable, National Conference
St. Louis, MO

October 22, 2019
“Leadership Hacks for Nonprofit Executive Directors”
Colorado Nonprofit Association Annual Conference
Denver, Colorado

November 1, 2019
“Mediating Employment Cases Involving Mental Health Conditions”
13th Annual Colorado Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference
Denver, Colorado

Recent Engagements and Publications

April – October, 2019
Leadership Training Series for Nonprofit Executive Directors & Senior Leadership
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Denver, Colorado

March 27, 2019
Utah NAHRO Annual Conference: Leadership Summit
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
St. George, Utah

March 29, 2018
G.R.I.T. – Maximizing the Strength of Our Veterans: a New Way of Looking at the ADA
EEOC Training Series for Employers
Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Aurora, Colorado

May 16, 2018
Mountain & Plain Regional NAHRO Annual Conference: Leadership Summit
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
Vail, Colorado

May 22, 2018
“Employment Law Basics for Nonprofit CPA Staff”
Colorado Society of CPAs Annual Conference
Denver, Colorado

February 27, 2018
“The View From the Bench: Understanding and Enhancing the Risk Management Benefits of BHOs and EAPs”
National Behavioral Consortium 
Phoenix, Arizona

February 23, 2018
“Primer on Nonprofit Employment Law Issues”
National Leadership Conference, Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
Denver, Colorado

January 10, 2018
“3 Ways to Build Resilience at Work”
Hope Illuminated Podcast with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas
Click here to listen.

May 12, 2017
“Helping Clients and Employers Navigate ADA Mental Health Accommodations in a Collaborative Manner”
Employee Assistance Program Association, Colorado Chapter 
Denver, Colorado

May 1, 2017
“Developing a Successful Reduced Hours Program,” Chair, Panel Facilitator, with Liz Sharrer, Managing Partner, Chris Groll and Stephanie Edinger, Partners, Holland & Hart, LLP
Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit

Center for Legal Inclusiveness 
Denver, Colorado

April 12, 2017
“Do You Need a Mental Health Policy? Hint: To enhance a total wellness culture and legal compliance, yes.”
10th Annual Colorado Culture of Health Conference
Colorado Business Group on Health
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

February 2017
“Workplace Mental Health and the Compliance Landscape: Connecting Leaders, Legal, and HR”
Co-authored with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, MNM, Insurance Thought Leadership. Click here to read.

November 5, 2016
“Worklife Fit for Dads: a Mental and Physical Health Issue” Workshop
Carson J. Spencer Foundation, Men’s Mental Health Conference 
Mountain States Employers Council, Denver, Colorado

October 21, 2016, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Worklife Balance: Empower and Engage Your Teams!”
Colorado Nonprofit Association Annual Fall Conference & Exhibition
Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, Denver, Colorado

September 27, 2016, 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Webinar
Complying with the New Overtime Rule: A Comprehensive Strategy”
Colorado Nonprofit Association

August 29, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“Workplace Flexibility for Non-Exempts: Overtime and ADA Compliance”
EEOC Annual Technical Assistance Program, Featured Lunch Speaker 
Embassy Suites Stapleton, Denver, Colorado

Summer and Fall 2016 statewide trainings
“Complying with the New Overtime Rule: A Comprehensive Strategy”
Colorado Nonprofit Association

April 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Advancing Mental Wellness at Work: Strengthening Compliance, Productivity and Engagement”
Colorado Culture of Health Conference Featured Speaker
Sponsor: Colorado Business Group on Health
Colorado Convention Center

April 27, 2016
The Docket, Denver Bar Association
“Reduced Time Arrangements: A Talent Management and Mental Wellness Strategy”
Click here to read

April 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mental Health/Stress Related Employment Claims: Moving Toward a Preventive, Collaborative Approach
Chair, Facilitator of Panel with Jude Biggs, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP, Seth Benezra, Benezra & Culver PC, and Robert A. Mines, PhD, CEO, Mines & Associates
Colorado Bar Association Annual Employment Law Conference
Renaissance Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado

March 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“Flexible Work Strategies for Employee Wellness and Business Results”
Sponsor: Health Links Colorado, Center for Health, Work, and Environment, Colorado School of Public Health 
Webinar Series, Part II

March 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
“Tea and CLE: Symposium on Reduced Hours Programs for Law Firms”
Sponsor: Colorado Women’s Bar Association 
Chair, Facilitator of Panel with Jessica Brown, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Todd Fredrickson, Managing Partner, Fisher & Philips, Denver Office, Kelly Cooper, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP, and Erik Lemmon, Holland & Hart LLP
Holland & Hart, 555 17th Street, 32nd Floor

February 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“Promoting Mental Wellness at Work: Research-Based Strategies”
Health Links Colorado, Center for Health, Work, and Environment, Colorado School of Public Health
Webinar Series, Part I

November 9, 2015, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Advancing Mental Wellness at Work: Increase Productivity and Manage ADA/FMLA Risk”
Colorado Bar Association

October 29, 2015, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Flexible Work Programs and ADA/FMLA Compliance: Five Steps to Success
Colorado Nonprofit Association Annual Fall Conference & Exhibition

June 29, 2015
Law Week Colorado
“ADA Accommodations Cases Reflect Increased Work Flexibility and Telework”
Click here to read

June 18, 2015
Law 360
“Colorado High Court Okays Zero Tolerance for Pot Use”
Click here to read

June 4, 2015
“Religious Accommodation Claims at Work Increasing”
Click here to read

Other News

~~Mary McClatchey named Expert Analyst for Law360, LexisNexis’ daily online newsletter with over 400,000 paid subscribers.

~~WorkSmart Partners and the Colorado Nonprofit Association are piloting a compliance and training program for large nonprofit and business members.

~~We are also partnering with a national organization to offer law firms consulting services in Strengthening Balanced Hours Programs for Strategic Advantage.

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