Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment- Essentials for Childhood
The Colorado Essentials for Childhood Project is in search of a speaker for an event on August 20th in Denver, Colorado to present on the advantages of family-friendly business practices and the concept of return on investment as it is related to the establishment of these types of policies in the workplace. Anyone who has any leads please contact Giorgianna Venetis at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Essentials for Childhood project in Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/EssentialsForChildhood
Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC
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