Communication

From Idea to Impact: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey (Speaker: Christina Wellner)

Posted: May 20, 2024 at 7:04 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 2:54 pm

In today’s fast-paced world, entrepreneurship has emerged as a beacon of opportunity, offering a pathway for innovative thinkers to create meaningful change and shape the future. For college students brimming with ambition and creativity, the entrepreneurial journey beckons with promise and possibility. But amidst the excitement lies a maze of challenges, uncertainties, and tough decisions. […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Dr. Christina Wellner

Developing Your Personal Brand and Using LinkedIn to Network with Others (Speaker: Philip Wilkerson)

Posted: April 24, 2023 at 4:45 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 2:51 pm

How you conduct yourself online is crucial in expanding your digital network and connecting you to far and vast opportunities. As professionals, we are leaders within our communities, and our work in service is marketable to employers. In this session, you will learn how to build your brand online through LinkedIn and techniques to help […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, projector, screen

Philip Wilkerson

Leadership (Speaker: Rob Holder)

Posted: October 18, 2022 at 2:11 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 2:53 pm

My Leadership experience encapsulated through my presentation is designed to provide a thorough understanding of leadership applications across a multitude of sectors (Business, Government, Non-government, Military and Non-profit). Through the use of personal case studies, I will break down the various aspects of leadership under numerous contexts and situations. I will apply the Strengths Based […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, Screen

Rob Holder

Communicating with Congress (Speaker: David Rehr)

Posted: October 27, 2021 at 4:35 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 6:02 pm

Learn how to effectively communicate with Congress. Rehr is the author of The Congressional Communications Report, Landmark research on communication methods and preferences of congressional offices, they’re staff and those working to influence them. Find out where Congress goes for information, what why rely on, what they actually use, and how you can use this […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

David K. Rehr

Influencing Congress (Speaker: David Rehr)

Posted: October 27, 2021 at 4:33 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 6:02 pm

How Congress is influenced by citizens and interest groups. The topic includes: ● How does Congress receive information? ● Where do Members and staff look for information? ● How do activist citizens leverage relationships with elected officials? ● Which special interest organizations exercise their power well? Which do not achieve results? ● What advocacy tools […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

David K. Rehr

Divided We Stand (Speaker: Bill Schneider)

Posted: October 4, 2021 at 4:46 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2024 at 6:23 pm

Students sometimes ask, “Is this the most divided the U.S. has ever been?’’ I remind them that we did once have a civil war where three quarters of a million Americans died during that terrible time, most from disease or starvation. But I add, this is the most divided the U.S. has been since the […]

A/V requirements: None

Bill Schneider

Dialogue & Facilitative Leadership (Speaker: Patricia Maulden)

Posted: July 12, 2021 at 7:20 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 5:24 pm

Facilitative leadership focuses on individual and group reflections, understandings, and needs, and has the potential to be transformational. Radical acceptance as the wisdom of not making a bad situation worse by curbing the ego and keeping clear and focused is difficult but fundamental to effective leadership. Through listening to understand, asking questions when disagreements occur, […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Patricia A. Maulden

Different Styles of Leadership (Speaker: Philip Wilkerson)

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 5:36 pm

Leadership comes in all different types of forms. During this presentation, we will discuss the different types of leadership and how to be an effective leader based on your style.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers

Philip Wilkerson

Power of Visualization for Long-Term Goal-Setting (Speaker: Philip Wilkerson)

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 1:16 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 5:37 pm

Science has proven that visualization will increase the likelihood of achieving your long term goals. During this presentation, we will explore your long-term goals and the micro-steps necessary to complete them.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers, TV and VCR

Philip Wilkerson

Current Events (not available until September, 2025) (Speaker: Justin Gest)

Posted: December 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 5:37 pm

Immigration, Demographic Change, Populism, Nativism, Backlash, Minority Politics, Islam, Identity Politics, Brexit, White Working Class Voters, United States, Europe, Middle East, Policy Communication

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Justin Gest (not available until September, 2025)

Leadership Skills through Volunteering and Internships (Speaker: Philip Wilkerson)

Posted: May 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 7:28 pm

There are intangible skills that can be learned through experiences such as internships and volunteering. This presentation will discuss those skills and how citizens should seek out opportunities to serve to enhance professional skills.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, White Board and Markers

Philip Wilkerson

Mindful Leadership for Innovation (Speaker: Tojo Thatchenkery)

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 8:11 pm

If you were to analyze the top 50 of the over 1,000 leadership books published during the last five years you will find that there isn’t a single approach to leadership that will work in every situation. Ironically, many of them contradict one another. But, is there a mindset or attitude about being a leader […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Inquiry for Organizational Change and Development (Speaker: Tojo Thatchenkery)

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 8:11 pm

Most approaches to understanding organizations are embedded in a “problem solving” paradigm. This deficiency model of organizations calls for the development of techniques and tools to accurately identify and diagnose problems. In contrast to this clinical focus, appreciative inquiry focuses on what works in an organization. By exploring events when people are at their best, […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Intelligence®: Develop Leadership, Transform Difficult Conversations, and Discover Common Ground (Speaker: Tojo Thatchenkery)

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 8:12 pm

Appreciative Intelligence is the ability to see the generative potential in any situation and to actualize it. It is a leadership skillset that will enable you to step into conflict mindfully, and to transform difficult conversations into positive outcomes. As a leader by improving your Appreciative Intelligence you will have expanded abilities to reframe conflict […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Your Neighbor Next Door: How Intercultural Communication Helps One Understand Differences (Speaker: Don Boileau)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm, Last Updated: June 3, 2024 at 8:18 pm

In most neighborhoods of Northern Virginia one finds residents of several cultures. This presentation presents several themes from intercultural communication to help people improved their understanding of how messages vary among cultures because of the ways we send and receive messages.

A/V requirements: PowerPoint

Don Boileau

Understanding Digital Natives (Speaker: Star Muir)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm, Last Updated: June 4, 2024 at 5:44 pm

Growing up with internet has changed the way youth and young adults learn, socialize, interact, and live their lives. This has inspired a growing literature about these new “digital natives,” about the “digital immigrants” that are teaching and raising them, and about the impact of these changes on brain development and habits of mind. This […]

A/V requirements: Screen

Star Muir

So What is Intercultural Communication? (Speaker: Don Boileau)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm, Last Updated: June 4, 2024 at 6:18 pm

In the current globalization people frequently meet other people from different cultures. This presentation covers some of the basic principles and vocabulary to help us understand why what we said is not what is heard by a person from the other culture.

A/V requirements: PowerPoint

Don Boileau

Religious Conflicts and Their Resolution (Speaker: Richard Rubenstein)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm, Last Updated: June 4, 2024 at 6:20 pm

Why do religious conflicts sometimes become lethal? What is causing the current spread of violent religious conflicts worldwide? What can be done to resolve these conflicts?

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Back to Basics: Strengthening Speaking Skills for a Professional Performance (Speaker: Susie Tomasovic)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm, Last Updated: June 4, 2024 at 6:22 pm

Whether one is in the boardroom or the classroom, delivery skills are essential to get the message across to an audience. The goal is to instill key principles of delivery and organization to effectively develop and polish public communication in a business environment, whether an interview, a committee report, or networking.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Impact Performance in a Media World (Speaker: Susie Tomasovic)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm, Last Updated: June 4, 2024 at 6:23 pm

Whether announcing on the radio, delivering television news, or acting in a film or documentary, the human voice and body are your tools to inform and persuade in broadcast performance. Techniques are introduced and skills practiced regarding how to improve vocal (paralanguage) and physical (nonverbal) delivery elements to more effectively communicate messages in a performance […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech (Speaker: Don Boileau)

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:16 pm

This speech is one of the greatest speeches in US History because of its structure, word selection, and message. Even though many of the word choices are different today King’s use of metaphor and imagery reflect the needs of the time. It was an opportunity that maybe only King could have the necessary ethos to […]

A/V requirements: PowerPoint

Don Boileau

Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Change (Speaker: Tojo Thatchenkery)

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:17 pm

Managing tacit knowledge is a core competency as well as a challenge for high intellectual capital-oriented organizations. Professionals in such organizations are mindful of the turbulence in the environment and are constantly dealing with knowledge saturation and complexity. Over the years they must have developed a refined tacit understanding of what works and what does […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

How to Run an Effective Meeting (Speaker: Don Boileau)

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:21 pm

Can cover a variety of needed areas within the topic area: a) how to plan an agenda, b) how to stick to the agenda, c) how to use parliamentary procedure to focus on issues, and when NOT to use parliamentary procedure, and d) how to evaluate a meeting.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Foreign Policy (Speaker: Richard Kauzlarich)

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:24 pm

Ambassador Kauzlarich can address any number of topics regarding foreign policy, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, international energy and economic issues, energy transition and sustainability, role of US local governments in international relations, human rights, conflict resolution and peacemaking, and humanitarian aid.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Richard Kauzlarich

Foreign Accent (Speaker: Steven Weinberger)

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:25 pm

A discussion on why and how adults typically have a foreign accent in their speech when they learn a new language after childhood, how native listeners judge this accent, and the ways in which the non-natives try to lose the accent.

A/V requirements: Internet, LCD, Screen

Steven Weinberger

Discovering Common Ground in Challenging Situations (Speaker: Tojo Thatchenkery)

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:26 pm

As a professional you may have been facing challenging situations that require your constant attention. You find yourselves doing more with fewer resources. You have come to the realization that many of these challenges can be effectively addressed if you can find a common ground among the stakeholders which includes your colleagues and supervisors as […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Innovation and Leadership (Speaker: Tojo Thatchenkery)

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:26 pm

Describe the new concept of Appreciative Intelligence developed by author Tojo Thatchenkery and is featured in the popular book, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn.  It is a unique competitive advantage possessed by exceptional leaders and innovators. Adding to the model of multiple intelligences developed by Howard Gardner, Appreciative Intelligence provides a […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Critically Assessing Public Information (Speaker: Star Muir)

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:27 pm

Offers a critical perspective on assessing and processing the vast amount of information that comes to us through public channels. Explores ways to understand and evaluate messages constructed to influence public behavior.

A/V requirements: Screen

Star Muir

Computers and Communication (Speaker: Star Muir)

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:29 pm

A closer look at social and individual aspects of the computer revolution, focusing on communication skills, distance learning, and the variety of social issues surrounding the Internet.

A/V requirements: Screen

Star Muir

Classroom Communication (Speaker: Don Boileau)

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:30 pm

Features the concept of defining the teacher as a manager of a communication environment and the resulting consequences. (Good for school workshops, in-service training, and teacher groups.)

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Boosting Teacher Effectiveness through Performance (Speaker: Susie Tomasovic)

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:31 pm

Given the challenges facing public education today, using enhanced performance skills in the classroom may produce students who exhibit better attention, interest, and response. Teacher enthusiasm is a pedagogical necessity, and the communicative style of a teacher can have an affect on the degree to which students learn.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Basics of Conflict Resolution (Speaker: Richard Rubenstein)

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm, Last Updated: June 5, 2024 at 3:32 pm

How are potentially violent social conflicts recognized and dealt with? What’s the difference between ending and resolving a conflict? Does it matter if a conflict is resolved or not?

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Alien Phonology: Science or Fiction? (Speaker: Steven Weinberger)

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm, Last Updated: June 13, 2024 at 7:04 pm

How do science fiction languages differ from real human language? What is it that makes the aliens on Star Trek sound alien?

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Steven Weinberger