This event is open to U of M Twin Cities faculty and staff.
Based on his study of over 1 million people around the world, Dr. Lopez argues that it is our hope that makes investing in the future pay off today. Hopeful people are more likely to go to work. They are also better problem solvers, more creative and innovative, happier on the job, and more productive. Hopeful students are more likely to go to school and do well academically. Dr. Lopez will argue how that simple truth, investing in your future pays off today, could transform American families and education and he will provide three strategies for raising hope.
How does hope matter in our daily lives and how does it make you and students more successful?
How do non-cognitive skills measure up with intellect and aptitude when determining success?
How can I be more hopeful and spread that hope to my friends, family, colleagues, and community?
How do you lead with hope?
A book signing/reception will immediately follow the lecture from 12:30-1:00pm in the atrium right outside the auditorium.
Dr. Lopez is a Gallup Senior Scientiest and architect of the Gallup Student Poll which measures the hope of students each year to determine how hope drives well-being and achievement. He has authored 60 peer-reviewed articles, 34 chapters and seven books including the Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. His newest book, "Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others" is now published and will be available to purchase at the event.