Leading With Soul
to Transform Community Health

increase health & Safety norms | IMprove public health | Ignite your leadership

July 24th-27th — Big Sky, Montana


Looking to achieve measurable and lasting improvements in community health?

Join Dr. Jeff Linkenbach and his dynamic team to learn how the Positive Community Norms approach to prevention can identify protective factors, increase healthy norms, and transform communities on issues including:

  • underage, college, and adult substance use
  • child abuse prevention
  • distracted & impaired driving
  • marijuana legalization
  • sexual assault and dating violence
  • opioid abuse, and more

Want to become a more inspired and effective leader?

Take our brand-new Transformational Leadership Assessment to discover your unique strengths, reveal areas for growth, and build your capacity as a leader. You'll receive your personal Leadership Profile on site, engage in group and personal reflections, and identify the skills and habits you need to achieve next-level leadership.  

New to Positive Community Norms?

Sign up for our Intensive PCN Pre-Conference and get all the information and insights you need to get a new campaign up and running or keep an existing effort on track for success.

Why Montana?

Join us here at beautiful Big Sky Resort for top-notch training and a heavy dose of inspiration. Spend your days being challenged and energized in our Leading with Soul Institute sessions, then take advantage of Montana’s endless summer evenings to explore The Last Best Place. Hike, fish, raft, horseback ride, visit Yellowstone National Park -- or just relax under the Big Sky! Participants say the gorgeous setting magnifies 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.

Click here to see this year's agenda of interactive sessions. 

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 & Administrators

...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. View agenda


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 Pre-Conference is right for you?

Contact us with questions or for more information.