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Leading Positive Change
to Transform Community Health

Science of the Positive | Positive Community Norms | Transformational Leadership

July 24th-27th — Big Sky, Montana


Want a more effective way to improve health and safety? 

Positive Community Norms (PCN) is a proven health promotion framework that builds on the healthy norms that already exist in every population. It has been shown to work with an incredibly wide range of audiences, across numerous health issues. 

PCN is based on the Science of the Positive, which focuses on the ways in which positive factors impact culture and experience, and provides a framework for systematizing the identification, measurement and growth of the positive in ourselves, our families, our workplaces, and our communities. 

Join us and learn how to transform attitudes and behaviors from Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, the founder and innovator of PCN and the Science of the Positive, and a dynamic roster of experts and faculty. 

New to Positive Community Norms? 

Sign up for our Intensive PCN Seminar and get all the information and insights you need to get a new campaign up and running or get an existing effort on track for success. Click here to see last year's agenda of interactive sessions

Why travel to Montana?

The Big Sky State is an ideal location to get a top-notch training with a heavy dose of exploration and inspiration. Spend the days being challenged and inspired by prevention leaders from the around the country, then take advantage of Montana’s endless summer evenings to hike, fish, raft, horseback ride, visit Yellowstone National Park, or relax at the beautiful Big Sky Resort. Participants say the gorgeous setting adds to their learning and helps transform the way they approach their work. Scroll down for a photo gallery of our participants at work and at play. 

Feedback from last year's attendees: 


"This was such an incredible experience. Transformative and energizing. I’ve gotten a wealth of actionable lessons that will transcend beyond my work and into my day-to-day life."

"I have been to many conferences and workshops over my 18 years in the prevention 'industry' and this – by far – has been the best. Thank you!!"

"Absolutely awesome! This has been the best learning experience of my professional career."

"I found value in every single part of the Summer Institute. Every speaker and presentation left me challenging my own beliefs and perceptions and wanting to seek more information. Thank you for putting together such a valuable week."

"This is a 'top three' conference in my professional life of 25 years."


Who is the Summer Institute for?


Health promotion leaders

...and coalitions working to impact rates of alcohol and other drug use, impaired and distracted driving, child maltreatment, and countless other health and safety issues. 

teachers & Educators

...who want to change school or campus cultures around bullying, sexual assault, alcohol use, bystander intervention, and more.

Workplace safety professionals

...charged with improving health and safety for both employees and customers.

July 24, 2018


This optional one-day introduction to PCN is a great refresher course
and is highly recommended for newcomers.


conversations continue outisde the conference room.

conversations continue outisde the conference room.

2017 participants talk outside the yellowstone conference center at big sky resort. 

2017 participants talk outside the yellowstone conference center at big sky resort. 

July 25-27, 2018

the montana summer institute

Early Registration (through May 16th)


  Late Registration (After May 16th):


Please note

Fees cover registration, training materials, breakfast and lunch.
Continuing Education Credits available.

Travel and lodging not included.


Want more information about the Summer Institute?
Need to know if the PCN Seminar is right for you?

Contact us with questions or for more information.