Sean regularly presents to the higher education community and associated organizations on a variety of special topics. His speaking style is charismatic, humor-laden, and energetic. As a professional with experience at institutions both large and small, public and private, Sean creates a great connection with his audience. Sean customizes every presentation to address varied audiences, adjusting during the presentation to ensure audience comprehension. From short presentations focused on knowledge acquisition, to full day seminars, Sean will design an experience to meet your needs. Sean covers topics from the 10,000 foot level all the way down to the step-by-step, depending on the audience and need. He has presented to higher education administrators, facilities professionals, police officers, social workers, psychologists, students, and other groups.
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Technically, Sean can speak on whatever you’d like. The following are just some suggestions to get you thinking. Whatever you have in mind, Sean can deliver.
Bringing Business into Higher Education: A Primer – Higher ed professionals are typically leery of introducing business concepts into the educational setting. But if you’re looking at creating a new initiative, or a program that requires a new funding source, do you have the financial background to convince the decision makers that your idea is quantitatively and qualitatively sound? In this half day seminar, Sean introduces financial concepts that will increase your business acumen, and help you speak the language of those that hold the purse strings at your institution. You’ll learn about concepts like net present value (NPV), discounted cost of funds (DCF), return on investment (ROI), and many more. Sean will teach the audience how to structure proposals to get your initiative approved!
Detecting Deception: Interviewing Techniques to Get the Truth - Structured for a shorter format (1-2 hours) to a half day seminar, this presentation is aimed at Student Conduct Officers administering judicial hearings. Sean teaches participants how to detect deceit by identifying “tells” when conducting an administrative hearing, as well as structuring interviews to encourage honest responses. This is a great interactive session as participants learn to recognize verbal cues, interpret body language, and move students towards a more honest administrative hearing process.
Rethinking Crisis: Changing Your Approach to Crisis Management – A half day seminar aimed at student staff to senior level administration, Sean encourages a new mindset for crisis response. Exploring the use of electronic mediums, social networking, and staff training, Sean teaches participants not just what to do, but how to get it done. This is a highly customizable presentation that can be crafted to meet the needs and composition of your participants. Sean can focus on training student staff, encouraging department-wide change, or consulting on existing response plans.
Today’s College Student: A Comprehensive Look at the Millenials - You’ve heard of the millennial generation – who hasn’t. But you’ve never had information like this to inform your work. Sean doesn’t just speak about how millennial students are different or special, he engages your group on how to work with the millenials. Sean focuses on using our knowledge about millenials to inform our decision-making process and create better atmospheres for, and better relationships with, our students. This half day seminar is great way to engage your staff with their students, remaining current on emerging topics.
And Many More - The topics Sean can design to meet your organization’s needs are nearly limitless. If you see even the hint of a topic you were hoping to find here, contact Sean so he can customize a presentation just for you. He’ll contact you to assess your goals for your time together, and create an engaging presentation for your group.