The Division is working to compile a bank of speakers with approved programs. Contact Shannon Pogones if you are interested in submitting your program or for contact information for the below speakers.
Nigel brings a dynamic personality capable of engaging audiences at any age group with this versatile workshop offerings including substance abuse prevention, leadership, media literacy, understaning the brain,and empowering participants on their own heroic quest. Whether in a school assembly, town hall, community meeting, or professional training, Nigel provides groups not only with the most up-to-date research findings on the epidemic of substance abuse, but also with specific tools and strategies for keeping young people drug-free.
About Nigel: I've always been guided by a strong belief in the basic power of goodness of the human spirit. From my earliest calling as a preschool teacher through careers as a drug treatment counselor, a supervisor of released federal inmates, a parenting educator for homeless families, and director of a statewide coalition to prevent underage drinking.
For over twenty years I've devoted myself to teaching, training, facilitating, and presenting; all with the goal of brining out the very best in people so that they can heal and strengthen their communities. Whether I'm in a university classroom with my psychopharmacology students, in a donated church basement in a small town talking about community organizing with a group of citizens, or in front of a thousand teenagers in a noisy auditorium, I always remind myself that they very best results happen when we work together. I encourage play, interaction, fun and risk-taking in everything I do.
I currently teach at the University of Oregon, serve on several state and national training teams, and mentor younger trainers and presenters in their professional growth. I offer workshops and presentations on the fundamentals of leadership, drawing from examples of inspiring people and groups throughout history and across many cultures. Through interactive activities, self-examination and reflection, participants in my workshops learn how leadership is far more than a title or position; it is a state of mind and heart. To read more about Nigel Wrangham or to make a booking inquiry visit his website at Nigel Strategies
Steve Ford spent several years living at America's most famous address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and also 25 years as an actor in Hollywood working on such films as When Harry Met Sally, Transformers and Blackhawk Down.
Steve will share the lessons he learned as the son of President Gerald R. Ford and also his iconic mother, Betty Ford. How the Ford family dealt with their mother's bouts with alcoholism and the legacy she left in the treatment community. Steve will also share his own journey to 16 years of sobriety and the tools he uses today. This session takes you on a wonderful journey of rethinking your life with inspirational stories about your own personal character and daily choices. Within all of these lessons Steve lets you in on the behind the scenes life of a family in the White House and also his life in Hollywood.
To read more about Steve Ford or make a booking inquiry visit the Midwest Speakers Bureau
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