Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST
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Bastyr University Auditorium 
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA

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Diana Butler 



9:00-10:30 The Nature of Hope

  • Why is realistic, grounded hope important for educators and parents? We will explore two kinds of hope--intrinsic and extrinsic, and their role in our lives.
10:30-11:00 Exploring Hope
  •   Coffee, tea and muffins available during this session

11:00-12:30 Reasons for Hope

  • How can we be hopeful today? Participants will consider the world situation and identify their own reasons for hope. We will discuss and practice ways to help children become aware of what hope is, and learn to help them name their own reasons for hope. 

12:30-1:30 Luncheon    

  • A chef-prepared, organic, vegetarian luncheon will be served in Bastyr University's award-winning Dining Commons. 

1:30-3:00 Habits of Hope 

  • How can educators and parents sustain their own hope and create hopeful learning and home environments for children? We will learn the six basic Habits of Hope and how to teach them to children.


  • The workshop cost is $80.00 through January 19. After January 19, the workshop is $95. Lunch and morning coffee break are included. Pay by credit or debit card through PayPal, or send a check to MEIPN. Payment links are on the Registration page.


  • For Early Childhood educators, 5 STARS hours are available for no additional charge. 
  • For Elementary educators, 5 Washington State clock hours are available. There will be an additional charge of $15, payable by check to Seattle University on the day of the conference. (No credit or debit cards.) 
  • Please indicate on the Registration if you want either of these options. 


  • Bastyr University is located at the north end of Lake Washington in peaceful St. Edwards Park. Driving directions are posted in the side bar on the left of this page. Parking is complimentary. You will be emailed a parking permit 1 week before the event.
  • Walking trails, medicinal herb gardens, labyrinth, and the first public reflexology path in North America are available.   
  • Filtered water stations are available throughout the campus. You are welcome to bring your water bottle. 
  • Bastyr University is a fragrance-free facility. Please do not wear scented products of any kind. 
  • Overnight accomodations are available at Bastyr at $45 for a single room and $35 for double occupancy. Contact the university at 425-602-3075 or confer@bastyr.edu.


Kate Davies, MA, D.Phil, is a dedicated educator who has worked on environmental and social issues for her entire career. An experienced workshop facilitator, Dr. Davies is passionate about growing and sustaining hope. She is emeritus faculty at Antioch University, senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and clinical associate professor in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. Her writing has been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals. Her second book, Instrinsic Hope, will be published in Spring, 2018.