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Nonprofit Workshop 2024 – The Transformative Power of Hope-Based Leadership and Storytelling

4 June @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hope is a powerful and research-backed tool for motivating teams, aligning visions, and creating systemic change. Join us for our annual nonprofit workshop exclusively for Summit County organizations, where participants will learn evidence-based strategies to leverage hope in asset-based messaging, team alignment, productivity, and engagement. This session teaches proven methods to catalyze action, persuade public audiences, and broaden social movements.

Attendees will learn strategies to:

  • Utilize findings from the science of hope to drive transformative community change
  • Inspire public support for solutions through effective communication
  • Equip individuals and organizations to champion hope and advance social initiatives
  • Embody hope-based leadership to spread hope to teams and communities
  • Master the art of hope-based storytelling and narrative structures to increase audience hope levels and prime them for action
  • Strengthen nonprofit organizations by creating hope-based work cultures, which are proven to increase retention, engagement, productivity, job satisfaction, and employee mental health.

By uniting communications, cognition, and the science of hope, we can build momentum for the systemic change needed to address the greatest issues of our time. This discussion aims to provide attendees with practical tools to spread hope and become catalysts for action in their communities.

About Molly Kawahata

Molly Kawahata is an award-winning speaker, strategist, advocate, and former Climate Advisor at the Obama White House. Her life story, depicted in Patagonia’s film, THE SCALE OF HOPE (2022), intimately explores her pursuit of climbing steep ice faces in Alaska, her personal struggle with mental health, and her work to transform societal narratives by infusing them with hope and empowerment. She is an Advisory Board Member to the Environmental Voter Project and an Advisory Council Member to the AAPI Victory Fund. In her free time, Molly is an avid ice climber, with a particular passion for scaling technical ice routes in Montana and the Central Alaska Range.

Tuesday, June 4 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Blair Education Center, Park City Hospital

Breakfast will be served at 8:30am, program begins promptly at 9am.

$40 per person. Register here.

Space is limited. A maximum of three per organization may attend, one of which we highly recommend is a board member. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a code to attend Molly’s evening keynote, A Hopeful Horizon for Climate, free of charge.

This event is for nonprofits operating in Summit County. Please contact us if the registration fee is a significant barrier for your nonprofit to be able to participate. Contact Minda Boland with questions, minda@parkcitycf.org.


4 June
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Blair Education Center at the Park City Hospital
900 Round Valley Drive
Park City, UT 84060 United States
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(435) 731-4250