THURSDAY NIGHT DEVOTIONAL  |  6:30-7:15p.m.

 
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D. KELLY ODGEN

Brother Ogden is emeritus professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He has taught courses in Hebrew, Old and New Testament, writings of Isaiah, the Bible as literature, history of the ancient Near East, biblical and modern geography of the Holy Land, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. For a span of fourteen years he helped administer BYU’s study programs in the Holy Land and guided students on field study trips all over Israel/Palestine, the Sinai, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece. He led groups of students on many walks through the Holy Land, including retracing the “three-days’ journey” of Abraham and Isaac from Beersheba to Mount Moriah, the ninety-two miles Joseph and Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the two hundred miles from Dan to Beersheba, and the two-hundred mile “Lehi Trek” from Jerusalem to the Red Sea. He has climbed Mount Sinai 18 times.

 
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  |  9-10a.m.

 
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WHITNEY JOHNSON

Keynote Speaker  |  Ascending Through Discipleship

Whitney Johnson is the co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen; expert speaker and author on disruptive innovation, personal disruption, and managing change; former award-winning Wall Street equity analyst; coach for Harvard Business School's Executive Education program; and host of the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast.

 

Talk Description:

Change is necessary, inevitable, and sometimes even desirable. But that doesn't mean it isn't hard or scary. While investing alongside Clayton Christensen at the Disruptive Innovation Fund, Whitney Johnson discovered that the theory of disruptive innovation is, at a high level, a framework for managing change. She's since spent the last five years researching a framework of personal disruption. So whether you are looking to "ascend" by adapting to the Church's new direction on ministering, by becoming temple worthy, or by trying to manage your personal life, career, and calling, you'll have a structure to do this. In this keynote, Whitney will outline how this framework of personal disruption can be used to disrupt our conception of our self so we can dream bigger, embrace change, and look outward to more fully contribute to our wards and stakes, workplaces, communities and wherever we find ourselves. Sometimes sideways is a slingshot. Disrupt to Ascend.

 
 

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS  |  10:20-11:20a.m.

  BRENT STRONG    SESSION A  |  Innovation & Creativity: Spiritual Gifts   Why are we not more creative? What does innovation mean in relation to creativity? Don't we have to be creative to be a success? This talk will help everyone be more creative and more innovative. We will have some exercises to increase your creativity and show some examples by young LDS adults who didn't see themselves as creative or innovative. We will reveal "secret sauces" to creativity that are rarely discussed in academia. We will see why creativity and innovation are spiritual gifts. (Bring a pen/pencil and paper.)

BRENT STRONG

SESSION A  |  Innovation & Creativity: Spiritual Gifts

Why are we not more creative? What does innovation mean in relation to creativity? Don't we have to be creative to be a success? This talk will help everyone be more creative and more innovative. We will have some exercises to increase your creativity and show some examples by young LDS adults who didn't see themselves as creative or innovative. We will reveal "secret sauces" to creativity that are rarely discussed in academia. We will see why creativity and innovation are spiritual gifts. (Bring a pen/pencil and paper.)

  JOSEPH GRENNY    SESSION B  |    Crucial Skills for Ministering, Connecting and Life   The greatest challenge of life is to learn to “speak the truth in love.” (Eph 4:15) This is the key to personal influence and ministering, relationship health, and even career success. The Savior taught through example and instruction that our relationships must be based on truth. For example, he counseled that even when others seem to be bothered with us, we must take the initiative to approach them (Matthew 5:23). He taught that living honestly in our relationships is part of fellowshipping (Mosiah 18:9) and even worthily participating in priesthood ordinances! (3 Nephi 18:28-34). In this session Joseph Grenny, co-author of  Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High , will share principles and skills for talking about what matters most in our lives

JOSEPH GRENNY

SESSION B  |  Crucial Skills for Ministering, Connecting and Life

The greatest challenge of life is to learn to “speak the truth in love.” (Eph 4:15) This is the key to personal influence and ministering, relationship health, and even career success. The Savior taught through example and instruction that our relationships must be based on truth. For example, he counseled that even when others seem to be bothered with us, we must take the initiative to approach them (Matthew 5:23). He taught that living honestly in our relationships is part of fellowshipping (Mosiah 18:9) and even worthily participating in priesthood ordinances! (3 Nephi 18:28-34). In this session Joseph Grenny, co-author of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, will share principles and skills for talking about what matters most in our lives

  TERRYL & FIONA GIVENS    SESSION C  |  Finding Faith in Trying Times   Perplexity and hard questions are part of the journey of true discipleship. Terryl and Fiona Givens suggest two strategies in particular. First, take stock of the radically resonant and utterly unique perspectives the Restoration provides on the nature of the human, the divine, and the cosmos. Second, rigorously interrogate the assumptions and presuppositions that can lead us down fruitless paths of inquiry. The result can be a rekindled, more vigorous faith.

TERRYL & FIONA GIVENS

SESSION C  |  Finding Faith in Trying Times

Perplexity and hard questions are part of the journey of true discipleship. Terryl and Fiona Givens suggest two strategies in particular. First, take stock of the radically resonant and utterly unique perspectives the Restoration provides on the nature of the human, the divine, and the cosmos. Second, rigorously interrogate the assumptions and presuppositions that can lead us down fruitless paths of inquiry. The result can be a rekindled, more vigorous faith.

  TIM BALLARD    SESSION D  |    Finding Light in the Darkness   It’s a fact that light and dark cannot co-exist at the same time. We all deal with darkness at some point in our lives. Tim’s career has forced him to see all types of darkness. Throughout the last 15 years, he has been fighting child trafficking. Along the road he has learned how to see the light in hard and depressing times. Not all of our darkness is the same, but we can be aware of the many tools available to help us recognize the light. Tim will share his experiences and some of these tools.

TIM BALLARD

SESSION D  |  Finding Light in the Darkness

It’s a fact that light and dark cannot co-exist at the same time. We all deal with darkness at some point in our lives. Tim’s career has forced him to see all types of darkness. Throughout the last 15 years, he has been fighting child trafficking. Along the road he has learned how to see the light in hard and depressing times. Not all of our darkness is the same, but we can be aware of the many tools available to help us recognize the light. Tim will share his experiences and some of these tools.

 

SMALL CLASS SPEAKERS  | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.

Small classes are designed to improve understanding of doctrine and complex issues facing us in a lecture-style environment.

  ANDREW F. EHAT    SMALL CLASS  |    Bringing More Meaning to Our Temple Experiences    

ANDREW F. EHAT

SMALL CLASS  |  Bringing More Meaning to Our Temple Experiences

 

  HEATHER CALLISTER    SMALL CLASS  |  Coping With and Alleviating Loneliness   Regardless of whether one is single, married, or divorced, loneliness has become a health epidemic in our society. According to the Harvard Business Review, “We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled…” Come learn strategies on how to alleviate and cope with loneliness for yourself or someone you know from Heather Callister, a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 14 years of experience.   

HEATHER CALLISTER

SMALL CLASS  |  Coping With and Alleviating Loneliness

Regardless of whether one is single, married, or divorced, loneliness has become a health epidemic in our society. According to the Harvard Business Review, “We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled…” Come learn strategies on how to alleviate and cope with loneliness for yourself or someone you know from Heather Callister, a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 14 years of experience.

 

  DAVID CHRISTENSEN    SMALL CLASS  |  Charity & Expanding Love   As each of us begins to strive more earnestly to follow President Nelson's recent counsel to "stay on the covenant path," we must also heed his urging to "give greater direction to [our[ ministering of love." By doing so we will not only help to change the lives of those around us, but our own lives can be changed forever. 

DAVID CHRISTENSEN

SMALL CLASS  |  Charity & Expanding Love

As each of us begins to strive more earnestly to follow President Nelson's recent counsel to "stay on the covenant path," we must also heed his urging to "give greater direction to [our[ ministering of love." By doing so we will not only help to change the lives of those around us, but our own lives can be changed forever. 

  SCOTT AND ANGELLE ANDERSON    SMALL CLASS  |   Family History: Expanding Our Hearts   President Nelson has invited us all to "do something to actually experience the joy" of family history work ourselves, and to "prayerfully consider what kind of sacrifice—preferably a sacrifice of time... to do more temple and family history work.” (Ensign Oct. 2017) Elder Renlund promises that as we accept President Nelson’s invitation, we will not only discover, gather, and connect our families but additionally, "blessings will flow" and we will "find healing for that which needs healing." (General Conference April 2018) In this class, Scott and Angelle Anderson, a former therapist and CES teacher and current certified family historian respectively, will introduce the FamilySearch partner The Family History Guide (thefhguide.com), a free website designed to help with every aspect of family history. We will also share ideas to involve individuals, families, and groups in fun, engaging family history activities to "expand our hearts," and make family history easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable

SCOTT AND ANGELLE ANDERSON

SMALL CLASS  | Family History: Expanding Our Hearts

President Nelson has invited us all to "do something to actually experience the joy" of family history work ourselves, and to "prayerfully consider what kind of sacrifice—preferably a sacrifice of time... to do more temple and family history work.” (Ensign Oct. 2017) Elder Renlund promises that as we accept President Nelson’s invitation, we will not only discover, gather, and connect our families but additionally, "blessings will flow" and we will "find healing for that which needs healing." (General Conference April 2018) In this class, Scott and Angelle Anderson, a former therapist and CES teacher and current certified family historian respectively, will introduce the FamilySearch partner The Family History Guide (thefhguide.com), a free website designed to help with every aspect of family history. We will also share ideas to involve individuals, families, and groups in fun, engaging family history activities to "expand our hearts," and make family history easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable

  BRAD WILCOX    SMALL CLASS  |    The Grace He Profers Us    Like many words in English, grace has multiple meanings. In scriptures, the Hebrew word that was translated as grace means "Good will or favor given with compassion." No wonder Christians use that word to describe God's good will and God's favor given with God's compassion. Latter-day Saints have a deeper understanding.  We know that grace is not just a description of God's attributes, but how He engages with us as we strive to attain those same attributes. For us, being saved by grace includes much more than merely getting to heaven. It means we can become heavenly. Salvation means we can be changed through His grace.

BRAD WILCOX

SMALL CLASS  |  The Grace He Profers Us

 Like many words in English, grace has multiple meanings. In scriptures, the Hebrew word that was translated as grace means "Good will or favor given with compassion." No wonder Christians use that word to describe God's good will and God's favor given with God's compassion. Latter-day Saints have a deeper understanding.  We know that grace is not just a description of God's attributes, but how He engages with us as we strive to attain those same attributes. For us, being saved by grace includes much more than merely getting to heaven. It means we can become heavenly. Salvation means we can be changed through His grace.

  CHRISTY KANE    SMALL CLASS  |  Life After Divorce   We probably all would agree that the life we planned at the innocent age of 14 or 16 was a wonderful thought but not accurate in God's eternal plan.  Life is supposed to be full of valleys and peaks, each giving us the opportunity to grow and develop character, bringing us closer to the atonement of Jesus Christ. Some of those peaks and valleys we choose. Some we do not. Yet whether we choose them or not, we get to decide if they draw us closer to truth or farther away.  As a divorced, active member of the LDS faith, Dr. Christy Kane will share her personal journey of choosing which has lead to a beautiful fulfilling life. In her talk, Dr. Kane will share both her struggles, her triumphs and her continued journey  — as each day the atonement of Jesus Christ and personal revelation guides her life.

CHRISTY KANE

SMALL CLASS  |  Life After Divorce

We probably all would agree that the life we planned at the innocent age of 14 or 16 was a wonderful thought but not accurate in God's eternal plan.  Life is supposed to be full of valleys and peaks, each giving us the opportunity to grow and develop character, bringing us closer to the atonement of Jesus Christ. Some of those peaks and valleys we choose. Some we do not. Yet whether we choose them or not, we get to decide if they draw us closer to truth or farther away.  As a divorced, active member of the LDS faith, Dr. Christy Kane will share her personal journey of choosing which has lead to a beautiful fulfilling life. In her talk, Dr. Kane will share both her struggles, her triumphs and her continued journey  — as each day the atonement of Jesus Christ and personal revelation guides her life.

  JOHN DYE    SMALL CLASS  |  "Moments," Not "Messages": Using Social Media to Share the Gospel (Without Losing All Your Followers)      Most of us spend a significant amount of time online, not just consuming but creating and sharing content. Acting on Elder Bednar’s invitation to “sweep the earth as with a flood” on social media with righteousness and truth is a task that comes easier to some of us than to others. How do we effectively share our beliefs online without appearing preachy, haughty, or just plain weird? In this session, John Dye, senior director of social strategy and influencer outreach at Boncom, will share principles, experiences, and skills observed from #LightTheWorld and other Church initiatives he has helped lead for effectively sharing the Gospel with others online. (Please bring your phone.)   

JOHN DYE

SMALL CLASS  |  "Moments," Not "Messages": Using Social Media to Share the Gospel (Without Losing All Your Followers)

 

Most of us spend a significant amount of time online, not just consuming but creating and sharing content. Acting on Elder Bednar’s invitation to “sweep the earth as with a flood” on social media with righteousness and truth is a task that comes easier to some of us than to others. How do we effectively share our beliefs online without appearing preachy, haughty, or just plain weird? In this session, John Dye, senior director of social strategy and influencer outreach at Boncom, will share principles, experiences, and skills observed from #LightTheWorld and other Church initiatives he has helped lead for effectively sharing the Gospel with others online. (Please bring your phone.)

 

  REBEKAH ANDERSON    SMALL CLASS  |  Parenting Single   Parenting is hard enough when you have a partner, but it is particularly hard when you are trying to do it alone.  Whether due to divorce, death of a spouse or other circumstances, some of us find ourselves as single parents.  We will focus on what YOU have control over!  Come get support, encouragement and practical tips on parenting single.  Rebekah Anderson is a divorced, single parent of three children ages 6, 9, and 12.  She has a degree in Social Work.  After her divorce, Rebekah found Empowered By Us.  The company's mission is to empower divorced, single parents to create hope, healing and wellness in their lives. 

REBEKAH ANDERSON

SMALL CLASS  |  Parenting Single

Parenting is hard enough when you have a partner, but it is particularly hard when you are trying to do it alone.  Whether due to divorce, death of a spouse or other circumstances, some of us find ourselves as single parents.  We will focus on what YOU have control over!  Come get support, encouragement and practical tips on parenting single.  Rebekah Anderson is a divorced, single parent of three children ages 6, 9, and 12.  She has a degree in Social Work.  After her divorce, Rebekah found Empowered By Us.  The company's mission is to empower divorced, single parents to create hope, healing and wellness in their lives. 

  CARRIE SKARDA    SMALL CLASS  |    Real-Life Forgiveness   Nobody wants to be stuck in hurt and resentment, but what if you’ve tried to forgive and the pain won't go away?  Or the person who hurt you refuses to acknowledge it?  Where is Christ in this mess?  As a psychologist of 18 years, and as one who has personally stumbled to forgive, I'll share some hard earned epiphanies on how to create meaning, self respect, and wisdom out of betrayal so that you can move on.    

CARRIE SKARDA

SMALL CLASS  |  Real-Life Forgiveness

Nobody wants to be stuck in hurt and resentment, but what if you’ve tried to forgive and the pain won't go away?  Or the person who hurt you refuses to acknowledge it?  Where is Christ in this mess?  As a psychologist of 18 years, and as one who has personally stumbled to forgive, I'll share some hard earned epiphanies on how to create meaning, self respect, and wisdom out of betrayal so that you can move on. 

 

  JOHN LIVINGSTONE    SMALL CLASS  |    Understanding Addiction & Christ's Atonement   Addiction results from individuals trying to satisfy deep spiritual hungers they often do not recognize as such. Addiction and abuse result from attempts to find comfort through using substances and events that only bring momentary and fleeting satisfaction. In this class, Brother Livingstone, a retired psychologist, former mission president, and current sealer in the Provo Temple, will offer a multi-pronged approach to deal with these challenges including gospel solutions for helping self and others face addictions. The Savior’s atonement provides the miracle necessary to achieve seemingly impossible addiction recovery.

JOHN LIVINGSTONE

SMALL CLASS  |  Understanding Addiction & Christ's Atonement

Addiction results from individuals trying to satisfy deep spiritual hungers they often do not recognize as such. Addiction and abuse result from attempts to find comfort through using substances and events that only bring momentary and fleeting satisfaction. In this class, Brother Livingstone, a retired psychologist, former mission president, and current sealer in the Provo Temple, will offer a multi-pronged approach to deal with these challenges including gospel solutions for helping self and others face addictions. The Savior’s atonement provides the miracle necessary to achieve seemingly impossible addiction recovery.

  ALLISON SMITH    SMALL CLASS  |    Understanding and Preventing Suicide   In Utah 1 in 15 adults have seriously considered suicide, and every 16 hours someone in Utah dies from suicide. The goal of this class is to teach class members what they can do to prevent the tragedy of suicide. Allison Smith Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has over a decade of experience working individuals and families coping with mental health crises. Her experience has reinforced the truth that life is precious. 

ALLISON SMITH

SMALL CLASS  |  Understanding and Preventing Suicide

In Utah 1 in 15 adults have seriously considered suicide, and every 16 hours someone in Utah dies from suicide. The goal of this class is to teach class members what they can do to prevent the tragedy of suicide. Allison Smith Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has over a decade of experience working individuals and families coping with mental health crises. Her experience has reinforced the truth that life is precious. 

  GERALD LUND    SMALL CLASS  |  Why Isn’t God Answering Me?   At some point in life, even those who are striving diligently to be faithful disciples of the Master will face those times which are common to our mortal experience—sorrow, suffering, tribulation, and adversity. In such times we naturally we turn to the Lord to seek His help, His solace, His comfort. And there are times when nothing happens, or at least, that’s how it seems to us. And we, like the Primary children, ask that heart-wrenching question, “Heavenly Father, are you really there? Do you hear and answer every child’s prayer?” In this class, Elder Gerald Lund, who served as a General Authority Seventy for six and a half years, will help attendees closely examine several possible reasons why faithful, striving children of God may not be getting their prayers answered.   

GERALD LUND

SMALL CLASS  |  Why Isn’t God Answering Me?

At some point in life, even those who are striving diligently to be faithful disciples of the Master will face those times which are common to our mortal experience—sorrow, suffering, tribulation, and adversity. In such times we naturally we turn to the Lord to seek His help, His solace, His comfort. And there are times when nothing happens, or at least, that’s how it seems to us. And we, like the Primary children, ask that heart-wrenching question, “Heavenly Father, are you really there? Do you hear and answer every child’s prayer?” In this class, Elder Gerald Lund, who served as a General Authority Seventy for six and a half years, will help attendees closely examine several possible reasons why faithful, striving children of God may not be getting their prayers answered.

 

 

WORKSHOP SERIES A: Developing Healthy Relationships | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.

Workshops are more practically focused on the development of skills. This workshop series is divided into four workshops designed to help attendees at different stages of their dating and/or romantic relationship journey. If interested, please select accordingly.

  TORREY HARMON    WORKSHOP  |  Class #1     Take a Break from Fake: Why and How Being Yourself is the Best Way to Make Conversation, Connect, and Build Relationships   We've all heard that timeless advice about dating and building relationships: "Just be yourself." It is not just a hollow refrain from people who don't know what else to say. The truth is that we are biologically wired for, and thrive on, real bonding and connection that only comes from genuineness. In this session, Torrey Harmon, Torrey Harmon, founder of Igniting Change, a pornography education movement and counseling clinic, will demonstrate how learning to embrace your natural qualities can help you reduce social anxiety, make conversation, and connect with people to ultimately overcome common relationship obstacles.       

TORREY HARMON

WORKSHOP  |  Class #1

Take a Break from Fake: Why and How Being Yourself is the Best Way to Make Conversation, Connect, and Build Relationships

We've all heard that timeless advice about dating and building relationships: "Just be yourself." It is not just a hollow refrain from people who don't know what else to say. The truth is that we are biologically wired for, and thrive on, real bonding and connection that only comes from genuineness. In this session, Torrey Harmon, Torrey Harmon, founder of Igniting Change, a pornography education movement and counseling clinic, will demonstrate how learning to embrace your natural qualities can help you reduce social anxiety, make conversation, and connect with people to ultimately overcome common relationship obstacles.  

 

  GERET GILES    WORKSHOP  |  Class #2     Stuck Between Fear and Longing: Overcoming Fear, Pain, Heartache, and Doubt   Heartbreak is devastating. Nobody wants to repeat that kind of pain. But most people don’t want to spend their lives alone, either. So, what is a person supposed to do? In this engaging and entertaining workshop, Dr. Geret Giles will talk about what to do when we find ourselves caught between the apprehension of, and the longing for, meaningful relationship.   

GERET GILES

WORKSHOP  |  Class #2

Stuck Between Fear and Longing: Overcoming Fear, Pain, Heartache, and Doubt

Heartbreak is devastating. Nobody wants to repeat that kind of pain. But most people don’t want to spend their lives alone, either. So, what is a person supposed to do? In this engaging and entertaining workshop, Dr. Geret Giles will talk about what to do when we find ourselves caught between the apprehension of, and the longing for, meaningful relationship.

 

 ************* CLASS FULL **************   LONI HARMON    WORKSHOP  |  Class #3    Moving From a Pattern of Less Than Five Dates to Getting Into a Relationship: Understanding Attachment and Connection, Overcoming Anxiety   Did you know you are hard wired for connection? Yet, do you ever get anxious in the early stages of dating? Do you find it difficult to move from going on dates into a relationship? In this class,Loni Harmon, owner of Millcreek Counseling and Adoption Services, will teach you how to work through anxiety and other obstacles that come along with dating to build a successful relationship.

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LONI HARMON

WORKSHOP  |  Class #3

Moving From a Pattern of Less Than Five Dates to Getting Into a Relationship: Understanding Attachment and Connection, Overcoming Anxiety

Did you know you are hard wired for connection? Yet, do you ever get anxious in the early stages of dating? Do you find it difficult to move from going on dates into a relationship? In this class,Loni Harmon, owner of Millcreek Counseling and Adoption Services, will teach you how to work through anxiety and other obstacles that come along with dating to build a successful relationship.

  JONATHAN SANDBERG    WORKSHOP  |  Class #4     Green, Yellow, or Red Light: Is it Time to Move this Relationship Forward Towards Marriage or Call it Off?   One of the greatest struggles for single adults in the midst of romantic relationships (and those seeking one) is to determine if a relationship is forming in healthy and sustainable ways. During this workshop Dr. Jonathan Sandberg, Marriage and Family Therapist and Program Director of the marriage family therapy program at Brigham Young University, will outline how to assess the quality and sustainability of a romantic relationship. Through this workshop, he aims to seek to dispel common myths about romance, identify markers of relationship health, and discuss good decision making processes.   

JONATHAN SANDBERG

WORKSHOP  |  Class #4

Green, Yellow, or Red Light: Is it Time to Move this Relationship Forward Towards Marriage or Call it Off?

One of the greatest struggles for single adults in the midst of romantic relationships (and those seeking one) is to determine if a relationship is forming in healthy and sustainable ways. During this workshop Dr. Jonathan Sandberg, Marriage and Family Therapist and Program Director of the marriage family therapy program at Brigham Young University, will outline how to assess the quality and sustainability of a romantic relationship. Through this workshop, he aims to seek to dispel common myths about romance, identify markers of relationship health, and discuss good decision making processes.

 

 

WORKSHOP SERIES B: Developing Self-Reliance | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.

Workshops are more practically focused on the development of skills. This workshop series is divided into five workshops designed to help attendees develop self-sufficiency with regards to specific areas in themselves or others.

 
  DEVIN THORPE    WORKSHOP  |    Personal Finances: Investing in Yourself and Investing for Others   In order to do good with your money, you also need to learn to do well with it. When you master money, it becomes a tool you can use to do good, providing for your needs, supporting the Church and serving others beyond the reach of the Church. In this workshop, you will learn basics about money management and tools of impact investing that will allow you to help more people.   

DEVIN THORPE

WORKSHOP  |  Personal Finances: Investing in Yourself and Investing for Others

In order to do good with your money, you also need to learn to do well with it. When you master money, it becomes a tool you can use to do good, providing for your needs, supporting the Church and serving others beyond the reach of the Church. In this workshop, you will learn basics about money management and tools of impact investing that will allow you to help more people.

 

  SHAWN MOON    WORKSHOP  |    Time and Energy Management: Leading Your Life   In this session we will address the critical mindsets required for effectively identifying priorities, then introduce a process for managing and leading your life according to these priorities. We will discuss how the Lord sees you and what He intends for your life.  Participants will build on that foundation as they create a blueprint for action, including a weekly planning process.   

SHAWN MOON

WORKSHOP  |  Time and Energy Management: Leading Your Life

In this session we will address the critical mindsets required for effectively identifying priorities, then introduce a process for managing and leading your life according to these priorities. We will discuss how the Lord sees you and what He intends for your life.  Participants will build on that foundation as they create a blueprint for action, including a weekly planning process.

 

 
 
 

WORKSHOP SERIES C: Creating a Business or Organization | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.

Workshops are more practically focused on the development of skills. This workshop series is divided into two workshops designed to help attendees interested in creating a small business or non-profit.

 
  LAURANN TURNER    WORKSHOP  |  Class #1 Starting a Small Business   WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY & HOW... so many questions .. so little time to figure it out.  Taking a leap of faith or following a dream can be overwhelming but definitely not impossible! Laurann Turner, a courageous entrepreneur, author of the book "Every SIngle Day", and mentor in achieving dreams, will provide a very simple, easy-to-follow formula for getting started. Learn some secrets to success as you contemplate everything from the details of setting up your own small business to knowing when, where & how to start. Laurann will teach you how to keep everything manageable and uncomplicated as you begin your journey of being an entrepreneur!

LAURANN TURNER

WORKSHOP  |  Class #1 Starting a Small Business

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY & HOW... so many questions .. so little time to figure it out.

Taking a leap of faith or following a dream can be overwhelming but definitely not impossible! Laurann Turner, a courageous entrepreneur, author of the book "Every SIngle Day", and mentor in achieving dreams, will provide a very simple, easy-to-follow formula for getting started. Learn some secrets to success as you contemplate everything from the details of setting up your own small business to knowing when, where & how to start. Laurann will teach you how to keep everything manageable and uncomplicated as you begin your journey of being an entrepreneur!

  SARAH FRANKLIN    WORKSHOP  |  Class #2 Starting a Non-Profit   Have you considered setting up a non-profit in Utah? In this session, Sarah Franklin, Founder and Executive Director of Hope Worldwide Utah a local non-profit organization, will share the steps necessary as well as how to apply for 501c3 status. Sarah will also share stories from her personal experience of the successes and failures of humanitarian work and those specific to working in refugee camps around the world.

SARAH FRANKLIN

WORKSHOP  |  Class #2 Starting a Non-Profit

Have you considered setting up a non-profit in Utah? In this session, Sarah Franklin, Founder and Executive Director of Hope Worldwide Utah a local non-profit organization, will share the steps necessary as well as how to apply for 501c3 status. Sarah will also share stories from her personal experience of the successes and failures of humanitarian work and those specific to working in refugee camps around the world.

 
 

PANELS  |  2:15-3:30p.m.

Panels are designed to enhance discussion. A moderator will field questions, in both a pre-submitted category as well as live, through a "text in" feature.

 ************* CLASS FULL **************   MODERATOR: ALONZO GASKILL    PANEL A  |  Patriarchal Blessings: How to Interpret and Utilize Them As Single Adults   Panelists will include Patriarchs from local stakes.

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MODERATOR: ALONZO GASKILL

PANEL A  |  Patriarchal Blessings: How to Interpret and Utilize Them As Single Adults

Panelists will include Patriarchs from local stakes.

  MODERATOR: DAVE JENNINGS    PANEL B    |    Building Resilience: How to Find Oil in Our Lamps and Continue to Build Resilience During Challenging Times   Panelists will include Latter-day Saints with stories of enduring well through heartbreak, loss, physical degeneration, or other trials. 

MODERATOR: DAVE JENNINGS

PANEL B  |  Building Resilience: How to Find Oil in Our Lamps and Continue to Build Resilience During Challenging Times

Panelists will include Latter-day Saints with stories of enduring well through heartbreak, loss, physical degeneration, or other trials. 

  MODERATOR:   BISHOP ROB CAMPBELL, DRAPER SA WARD    PANEL C  |    Increasing Our Inclusion: A Gay Mormon and an Ethnic/Racial Minority Perspective   Panelists will include a gay Latter-day Saint and a Latter-day Saint from an ethnic/racial minority background. They will provide insight into the variety of members within the Church, including their joys and challenges. Attendees will learn how to become more welcoming and inclusive of members from various backgrounds. 

MODERATOR: BISHOP ROB CAMPBELL, DRAPER SA WARD

PANEL C  |  Increasing Our Inclusion: A Gay Mormon and an Ethnic/Racial Minority Perspective

Panelists will include a gay Latter-day Saint and a Latter-day Saint from an ethnic/racial minority background. They will provide insight into the variety of members within the Church, including their joys and challenges. Attendees will learn how to become more welcoming and inclusive of members from various backgrounds. 

  MODERATOR: SHANNON TORONTO    PANEL D  |  Creating More Dialogue With Members of Other Faiths: Unified by Understanding Each Other   Panelists will include faithful members of other churches who can (1) share what it is like to live a life of faith, though according to a different church's doctrine, in Salt Lake City and (2) provide insights into how to help them feel more included in the community we share.

MODERATOR: SHANNON TORONTO

PANEL D  |  Creating More Dialogue With Members of Other Faiths: Unified by Understanding Each Other

Panelists will include faithful members of other churches who can (1) share what it is like to live a life of faith, though according to a different church's doctrine, in Salt Lake City and (2) provide insights into how to help them feel more included in the community we share.

  MODERATOR: EMILY KUNZ    PANEL E  |  Service In Our Communities: Understanding Our Opportunities   Panelists will include experts in serving the homeless, refugees, and ESL populations in Salt Lake City, with a moderator who is tapped into a variety of initiatives and ways to make a difference in the community.

MODERATOR: EMILY KUNZ

PANEL E  |  Service In Our Communities: Understanding Our Opportunities

Panelists will include experts in serving the homeless, refugees, and ESL populations in Salt Lake City, with a moderator who is tapped into a variety of initiatives and ways to make a difference in the community.

 
 
 
 

SUNDAY EVENING FIRESIDE AT THE TABERNACLE

 
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ELDER BROADBENT

Elder Broadbent is the Area Seventy; director, Intellectual Property, Corporation of the President; former YSA stake president, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and stake president; married Suzanne Claybrook, four children.