Programs – Parents
Choose An Audience:
KEYNOTE FOR MANAGERS / TEAM LEADERS
The words you choose to say to others and how you say them is important. But the words you choose to say to yourself are the essential building blocks of your future. Ancient wisdom suggests the path to destiny is a sequence beginning with personal thoughts. In the 20th century someone declared that the greatest human discovery was the fact that we can each control our personal internal conversation and change our outcomes. Mike wrote this rhyme to capture those thoughts:
The WORDS I often THINK and use
CREATE my daily ATTITUDES,
GUIDING the ACTIONS from which I CHOOSE,
To FORM the HABITS so HARD to LOSE,
HIGHLIGHTING the CHARACTER others see,
and they decide that that is ME,
and that is all THEY’LL LET ME BE
so thus is built MY DESTINY.
Words matter! Choose your thoughts well.
This presentation is explores the words we commonly use when talking to ourselves and others. It offers alternatives for improving self-image while improving communications skills and enhancing the work environment. It includes support materials to be used to spread the message throughout your organization. Let Mike help you improve the collaborative atmosphere of your organization.
What Do I Want To See Here (and how do I promote it)?
GENERAL AUDIENCES / KEYNOTE
Today we are redefining our roles in this culture and we need to be looking at them through eyes focused on our responsibilities and working toward a cooperative experience to create the outcomes we want to see. In this presentation, Mike works with the audience to discover their tools of self-actualization—self-talk, habit formation, attitude adjustment and collaboration. From the first action-packed moment to the last “oh, yes!” the audience is engaged and encouraged to work together. The foundation of everyone’s success is accepting responsibility for the collective outcomes. Explore the tools for making that happen.
When X = Student Activities, Performance Follows!
FACULTY, ADMINISTRATOR, AND PARENT AUDIENCES
Mike has worked with the Alliance for Student Activities—who created an engaging presentation that pulls together the most current research, dialogue and thinking about the impact of co-curricular activities on student performance. The evidence is overwhelming and quite compelling. Student activities and athletics are the missing variable in too many educational reform equations. Whatever your desired educational, social or emotional outcome, student engagement is the common denominator that drives student performance. Participation in school activities increases students’ standardized test scores, GPAs, graduation rates, college acceptance rates and college success rates. It practically eliminates the likelihood that a student will choose to drop out of high school. Inclusion in activities develop core social and emotional skills while reducing high-risk behavioral problems and long-term public assistance needs. The community needs to understand this. Open houses and family seminars are the key. Mike can help.