The Science of the Positive Institute
for Navajo Prevention Leaders
Goulding's Lodge, Monument Valley
February 18-20, 2015

Special Invitation

You are invited to be part of an extraordinary learning experience for leaders in the field of prevention.  Join us for a three-day workshop to awaken the existing strengths in Native communities. 

Insights will include:

  • Re-energizing the spirit of self and community
  • Cultivating community protective factors
  • Building on community strengths

Navajo Philosophy and Tradition is centered upon finding the positive strengths in a community. The Science of the Positive can help promote and build upon traditional teachings to increase healthy behaviors and attitudes.  

Event Details 

Dates:  Travel and arrivals February 17th
              Institute sessions February 18th-20th 

Location: Goulding's Lodge, Monument Valley, Utah 
                  Lodging options provided after registration.
                  Federal employees should submit travel requests
                  through their normal approval systems. 

Tuition: No registration fees.
Contact: Randy John
                Public Health Advisor
                Shiprock Office of Environmental Health
                (505) 368-7460 or

RSVP now to reserve a spot! 

About Science of the Positive and Positive Community Norms

The Science of the Positive process is based upon the interdependence of spirit and scientific rigor as precursors to effective action. It fosters a principled approach to leadership, and engages leaders in a transformative process that results in greater impact and effectiveness in their work. The core tenet of the Positive Community Norms approach is that to improve health and safety we must focus on growing positive community norms by building on the solutions that already exist in the community. 

About Dr. Jeff Linkenbach

Dr. Linkenbach holds a doctorate of education and master's degree in counseling, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of health promotion as a trainer, program director, researcher, and faculty member. He has worked with public schools, colleges, corporations, communities and state governments, as well as with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Children's Bureau. His work has impacted thousands of individuals, communities, and organizations across the country. 

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Monument Valley images courtesy Wikimedia Commons