9-11AM – Building Hopeful Communities, presented by Dr. Chan Hellman
Relating Hope theory and science to the Thurston Thrives framework and community collective impact.
Intended audience: Thurston Thrives leaders and stakeholders, nonprofit board members and local elected officials.
South Puget Sound Community College
4220 6th Ave SE
Rooms 188 & 194
Lacey, WA 98503
Free of charge – pre-registration is required: Click here.
Specializing in research, evaluation, measurement and statistics, Dr. Chan Hellman is one of the nation’s leading researchers on understanding and measuring HOPE and the concept of HOPE as a social gift. Dr. Hellman is an Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Professor in the Department of Human Relations and Founding Director of the Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations at the University of Oklahoma. His publications have appeared in various scientific journals (e.g., Journal of Happiness Studies, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Personality Assessment) and books. Additionally, he has presented his research at over 100 national and international conferences.