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Popular Workshops

These sessions are incredibly interactive, content-rich and designed for students to make immediate progress!

Ignite Your Organization

Student organizations have tremendous untapped potential.  Teams often miss opportunities for three main reasons:

  1. A poor or no strategic plan

  2. Failure to engage and recruit members

  3. Unnecessary drama

The solution is a student-driven set of goals, a mission statement with clear objectives and an action plan. Successful Fortune 500 companies follow this winning approach. If it works for them, then why not apply those same proven principles to your group or organization? 

This workshop will bring out the best in your team and take your organization to new heights.  Imagine members showing up to meetings on time, volunteering new ideas and making a more significant impact and contribution than you ever thought possible. 

Advisors love this workshop because it transfers more responsibility and hardwires accountability in their student leaders.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hardwire responsibility and accountability into your team

  • Create a clear strategic plan for your organization

    • Mission Statement

    • Objectives

    • Action Plan

  • Discover how to engage, inspire and bring out the best in your members

  • Recruit positive and productive new members with ease

  • Make a more significant impact than you ever thought possible

Failure Forward

We cannot avoid, hide or run away from failure.  Everyone experiences tough times in life.  The question is, how do we respond?

This session allows students to learn from past experiences and share their unique stories in small groups.  The students discover that they have similar dreams and fears.  They end up realizing that a major component to their shared success is each other.  This lesson creates a new sense of support and community.

It is often said that we learn more from our failures and mistakes than from our successes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You forever change someone’s life by listening and being supportive

  • We should work together to achieve our common goals and overcome our fears  

  • Gain confidence to face your current challenges

  • Leave more prepared for future hurdles

  • Discover the power of “Failure Forward”

Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Mark Twain said, “There are only two types of speakers in the world. The nervous and liars.”

According to many studies, public speaking is frequently a person’s number one fear.  Students are afraid to be judged by others, scared to make a mistake and terrified that something will go wrong. Public speaking is a critical skill to learn and is needed now more than ever.

Students who ignore the need to improve their communication skills are likely to lose out on opportunities, have difficulty working with others and struggle to communicate effectively.

Brad Killmeyer has been speaking professionally since 2014.  In this session, he will share strategies, tips and techniques to transform your students into more confident public speakers.  He will cover how to appropriately prepare to reduce anxiety, ways to engage the audience to make the message memorable and share how to use constructive criticism to your advantage. 

These valuable lessons will also benefit your students in a variety of everyday situations including team meetings, relationships, interviews, negotiations, work and school.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover strategies to reduce your anxiety and stage fright

  • Learn how to engage the audience and make your message memorable

  • Embrace constructive criticism and use it to your advantage

  • Understand the cost of poor communication

  • Gain confidence and become a better public speaker

How to Make LinkedIn Work for YOU!

LinkedIn has over 500 million users and is the best way to build and engage your professional network online. 

Many students find networking to be an uncomfortable and intimidating process.  Students avoid making new connections, do not keep their profile updated and fail to showcase their talent.  As a result, students miss out on the full benefits that LinkedIn offers.

In this session, your students will learn how to use LinkedIn to discover who they are and what they want.  They will see the benefits of having an active LinkedIn profile and make their account STAND OUT.  Each student will leave knowing how to leverage LinkedIn to open new doors and exciting career opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use LinkedIn to figure out who you are and what you want

  • Discover the benefits of using LinkedIn to build your professional network

  • Your LinkedIn profile is your “personal website”

  • Learn how to make your account show up and stand out

  • Leverage LinkedIn to open new doors and exciting career opportunities

Entrepreneurship 101

Discover if you were meant to live the entrepreneurship lifestyle.

Being your own boss, having a passion for your career and unlimited income potential is very appealing. However, there is a great deal of risk and uncertainty when starting a business. According to the Small Business Administration over 50% of startups fail within their first five years. 

Brad Killmeyer started his professional career initially by working for others.  In 2014, he decided to build his own business and created his company Formulate Your Future.  Now, his professional speaking and coaching business positively impacts thousands of students and families each year.  
 

In this session, Brad will share his unique story, tips for starting a business and answer questions about the differences between being an owner or an employee. Whether students decide to be an entrepreneur or chose another path, they will walk away with valuable lessons to help them achieve their future goals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to start a business with limited resources

  • Ways to identify opportunity in the marketplace

  • The pros and cons of entrepreneurship

  • Why everyone should have a mentor and how to find a great one

  • Valuable life lessons driven by audience questions

Your Life Won't Change Unless You Do

Albert Einstein famously said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

We all know people who have bad habits.  To us, it is obvious that they need to make significant changes in their life.  That said, too often people never change and continue to suffer.  Did you ever think about why?

 

This one-of-a-kind program answers this question and provides a solution.  Students will learn about the five stages of change and the support needed to be successful in each phase.  The content in this program is research-based and scientifically proven to be effective. 

 

Each student walks away knowing how to help themselves and assist others. 

Remember, your life won't change unless you do.  The best part is if you choose to change your life, relationships with your family and our communities can dramatically improve.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The five stages of change

  • How to effectively change your own behavior to get the results you want

  • Ways to support and lead others through behavior changes

  • Personal accountability, communication and decision making skills