Christopher Arlen is unapologetically optimistic — he believes in people and what we can accomplish when we come together in good faith around a shared vision or goal. For nearly 30 years, he has worked in the nonprofit and government sectors to push the boundaries of possibility, creating innovative programs and novel approaches to addressing risk-taking behaviors and negative outcomes for diverse populations. He has conceptualized, developed and implemented successful initiatives for the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, the National Black Lesbian & Gay Leadership Forum, San Francisco’s renown Glide Memorial Church, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and a host of others.
Drawing on this vast experience, Christopher works to foster positive relational dynamics in increasingly diverse workplaces. As principal consultant for The Soft Skills Company, he has developed facilitation, leadership and communication trainings for the US Department of Energy, the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council. He is a certified mediator, a community minister and most recently a candidate for Lakewood City Council.