The Power of Hope: Increasing Student Success

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May 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT - Virtual Event


Thursday, May 28, 2020 – 9:00am-10:30pm Pacific


Hope is the belief that the tomorrow will be better than today and that you have the power to make that so. In the book Making Hope Happen: Create the Future you want for Yourself and Others, Shane Lopez shares his meta-analyses of hope research and concludes that, with other conditions being equal, hope leads to a 12% gain in academic performance, 14% gain in workplace outcomes and a 10% gain in happiness.

This Webinar will help you explore how you can increase hope in the lives of your students, your colleagues and yourself. This webinar was previously presented as part of the NISOD Annual Virtual Conference.


This session provides opportunity to:

  • Review of the definition and impact of Hope in teaching.
  • Discuss three core competencies of hope: goals, agency and pathways.
  • Explore methods to measure hope and hopeful thinking.
  • Collect specific in and out of the classroom activities designed to develop hopeful thinking in students.

If you are interested in helping students be more successful by helping them develop hopeful thinking, this is the webinar for you!


Webinar series will be delivered and recorded using Zoom. You can participate in the webinar series using any device: computer, tablet, or mobile. Please participate using the dial-in method you feel most comfortable with. You will receive the Zoom meeting login credentials from Scott prior to the start of the live event.

If you have any questions about this event or experience difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Scott Geddis.


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AI Practitioners

Scott Geddis. As a leader, educator, speaker, mentor and coach Scott inspires others to find the best in themselves and apply that knowledge to inspire others. Scott has facilitated learning in a variety of topics in both higher education and private sector arenas globally. He encourages others to understand that authentic compassionate leadership builds trust, hope, compassion and stability in followers at all levels. He is motivating, educational and well versed in a wide range of topics including Appreciative Inquiry, Strengths Based Leadership, Leading from the Heart, Employee Engagement, Organizational Change, Interest Based Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Health Care Careers and Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. Scott serves as a facilitation team member of The Chair Academy, an organization dedicated to advancing excellence in organizational leadership globally through workshops, coaching, mentoring, and publication.

Scott is Certified as a facilitator of Appreciative Inquiry (AIFT), Interest -Based Problem Solving and Negotiations and as Gallup Strengths Educator. In these roles he has assisted organizations in building dynamic strategic plans, re-designing their organizational structure to improve outcomes and employee engagement, implementing Strengths based programs and embedding Strengths into the culture of the organization. Scott regularly receives accolades for his engagement and inspiration of professionals, administrators and employees in group and one on one, dynamic, outcome based sessions.

Scott is founder and President of Inspired Engagement, a consulting firm that serves as a team of experts who partners with individuals to build an enthusiastic, integrated lives that enables them to thrive and with organizations to assure that their culture is established upon the values of mutual trust, inclusion, and collaboration in pursuit of shared outcomes.

Event Cost

This event is FREE for all who wish to participate. Space is limited to the first 100 participants.


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Melissa Robaina – Center for Appreciative Inquiry
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