Lonnie Scott, one of the developers of the Leadership Voyage program, is a speaker, author and trainer and was the only speaker to be nominated as 2013 Fastest Rising Star by Campus Activities Magazine. Lonnie was a chief staffer to an influential member of the Michigan Legislature before running for the State House himself. He now owns and runs an extremely successful political communications firm. Lonnie is a former higher education administrator and his passion for politics and higher education have led him to be an expert in public engagement and advocacy. Lonnie now travels the country speaking to college students about the importance of voting and what it means to be a real leader. Lonnie has been called one of the best young speakers in America.
Election Day is Everyday: The Campaign for Your Future Starts Now!
Make Your Mark & Vote!
The college vote is one of the most sought after and often elusive votes in the United States. We know that when young people vote they make a huge difference in election outcomes. As a campaign staff veteran, a former legislative chief of staff and former State House candidate himself, Lonnie gives a dynamic presentation about how important it is that students exercise their right to vote. Do you want your student body more engaged in local, state or national elections or even just to vote in student government elections on your campus? Want to discuss the current political hot-topics in a non-partisan and meaningful way? Then this presentation is EXACTLY what your campus needs. With record-breaking youth turnout in 2008 and 2012, all eyes are on the college vote…will your students be ready?
What will be covered?
- Historical youth vote and the effect it has had on public policy
- Why is voting important?
- How to register to vote (Will do on-site registration where allowed by law)
- Top 5 things that are harder to do than voting
- Discussion of political hot-topics (If requested)
How to get involved in the political process and campaigns
Life In A Fishbowl: An in-depth look at ethical decision making.
Hooray! Building a Community out of Classmates
Take 10 to 1000 people
Put them in a space together for 1 to 2 hours…
Add music, balloons, hula hoops, as well as their energy and imagination, then…
Watch in amazement as the entire group is transformed from INDIVIDUAL classmates into a caring COMMUNITY!
Hooray! takes the elements of TEAMBUILDING and combines it with the ENTHUSIASM and ENERGY of the participants to create a highly enjoyable experience, which helps create a community out of strangers.
What is the #1 factor that indicates whether a new student will come back for their sophomore year? Whether or not they form several meaningful relationships. Get the jump on helping them start this process with Hooray!
Perfect for New Student Orientation, Conferences, Welcome Week, Greek Week and any event you want to get people together.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HOORAY!…
Quite possibly the perfect Orientation program.- Tom Faessel, The University of Akron
Hooray! fit with us like a hand to a glove and everyone had such wonderful things to say!- Angela Guillory, President, Sigma Kappa
The feedback could not have been more positive. It was a great way to kick off our conference.- Janet Cox, Bacchus & Gamma National Assembly
Everyone in attendance immensely enjoyed and benefited from Hooray! It is a perfect orientation program!- NODA, Far West Regional Conference
Two hours was not enough time. We wanted more – much more! – Hilary Shumate, Alpha Phi International
This program was the ideal way to end our retreat. It was touching and our students bonded beyond my wildest expectations! – Boyd Jones, Winthrop University
You took a room full of individuals and made them a TEAM in mere minutes. We will see the positive effects of this program all year long! – Laura Bedenbaugh, Clemson University
I can’t put into words what an impact your program had on me and all of my colleagues who were fortunate enough to attend your session! – Rita Cain, COCA/CCSA, Alberta, Canada
20 Key Points Every New Student Should Know
New students need information to succeed in their first year of college! They also MUST form meaningful friendships and relationships. This program will help supply both.
David Coleman provides critical information for the first year student in this upbeat, highly motivational session created especially for the freshmen set. In an atmosphere that is fun and humorous yet highly challenging, students will discuss and learn about:
- How to manage their time and newly-found sense of freedom
- Adopting simple strategies, which can lead to better grades
- Managing their mental and physical health (and avoiding the Freshman 15!)
- The five characteristics of all healthy relationships
- How to manage their finances and avoid credit deception
- How to prepare for increased academic workloads and expectations
- Learning to live with a roommate or feeling a part of campus life if you commute
- How to deal with a long distance relationship (if they left a significant other back home or at another school)
- Communication tips for staying in touch with their family and friends back home
- Getting involved and making a difference on campus
- Properly doing laundry and other life-saving skills
- Learning to live on a limited budget
- And the answers to their most personal and fearful questions about entering college
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT 20 KEY POINTS…
The students really enjoyed this session. In fact, they rated it the top program to bring back for next year’s orientation. Congratulations! See you next year! – L. Lee, Kenyon College
Once again, my students and staff raved about you and your program. You cover so many important and timely topics with such fun mixed in, that students don’t realize just how much they are learning. Your program has become an annual event. I couldn’t imagine our opening Comet Camp without you!- Jeanette Cantwell, The University of Texas at Dallas