Speaker Sheet: www.GreekUniversity.org/presentations
Availability: Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois; Nationwide
Topics: College Speaking, Networking, Leadership, Sexual Assault Prevention, Hazing Prevention, Campus Safety
Areas: Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois; National,
Titles: Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Seasoned Executive
Do you dream of making your university safer when it comes to alcohol abuse, sexual assaults or hazing activity, but don’t know where to start? “Don’t accept any of these problems as the norm for college life,” says Mike Ayalon, Former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity, with over 120 chapters and 100,000 members. Committed to making college campuses safer, Mike’s fun, energetic presentations empower students by giving them the critical information and leadership skills they need to bring positive change to their campus now.
You’ll learn how to:
- Create a consent culture on campus
- Develop bystander intervention techniques to stop hazing, sexual assault and alcohol abuse problems before they start
- Organize peer-to-peer awareness events on campus to change the culture and make it safe for everyone
- Respond to sexual assault disclosures
- Analyze the origins of hazing and why it happens
- Build confidence to intervene and prevent alcohol-related incidents on campus such as property damage, injury, underage drinking, and drunk driving
- Develop leadership skills that influence your peers to avoid problem behaviors
If your school is dealing with alcohol abuse, sexual assaults, hazing, underage drinking, property damage, drunk driving and other challenges, Mike Ayalon offers help, hope and strategies that work. A TIPS Certified Trainer on alcohol use and intervention on campus, he’s delivered over 300 presentations to college audiences. His interactive talks give students the confidence, skills and solutions they need to change campus culture—and they even get to ‘vote’ with their cell phones during his talk! “This real-time polling data allows me to know how my audience is responding as I speak,” says Mike, who listens to the feedback and makes sure he addresses every student’s concerns.
Everyone leaves Mike Ayalon’s engaging presentations with the confidence and know-how to confront the major problems faced by university students today and create a safe campus environment.
- Colleges, universities, schools, youth groups
- Parents, educators
- Corporations, business groups, non-profits
- Executive managers, sales reps, team leaders, HR professionals
- Baby boomers, Millennials, retirees
- Community organizations
- Business and civic groups
- Entrepreneurs, small offices
Offered as keynotes, breakouts, seminars or workshops, retreats, trainings and Webinars. TK is also available as a panel guest or moderator.
Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses: Definitions, Consent, Bystander Intervention
Target audience: fraternity members, sorority members, incoming first-year class, the entire student body
Sexual violence is a serious and complex public health problem, and this presentation focuses on preventing sexual violence perpetration before it happens. You’ll learn prevention strategies consistent with best practices and how to build consent, bystander intervention, and healthy relationship skills with an evidence-informed, interactive session. Attendees will be able to vote (live) with their cellphones on myths about sexual assault.
From an organizational perspective, we will show how to engage campus leadership to promote a campus culture of consent, safety, and respect. From a community perspective, we will highlight initiatives taken to strengthen and support enforcement, response, and reporting on and off campus. This session is only one small component of a comprehensive strategy. To change behavior in the long term, the challenge to the Greek community will be to develop a peer-to-peer awareness campaign to reinforce positive norms and skills related to consent and bystander intervention.
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define sexual assault and other related terms
- Identify forms of consent
- Define “Bystander Intervention”
- Know how to respond when a sexual assault disclosure is made
- Describe Title IX reporting requirements
- Know the steps they can take on campus to prevent sexual assaults
- Locate the resources available on campus.
- Formulate ideas on student-led, peer-to-peer awareness campaigns on consent
and bystander awareness for their campus.
Hazing Prevention: How Did We Get Here? How Do We Stop It?
Target audience: fraternity members, sorority members, sports team members
By reading any newspaper across the country, you’ll see that hazing has affected Greek organizations, sports teams, and even the school band. Stats show that 55% of college students have been hazed, and 47% were hazed BEFORE they came to college. The unfortunate part is that 9 out of 10 students don’t consider themselves hazed. We often read about the hazing incidents that cause physical injury (or even death), but what about the mental aspects of hazing? What are the ramifications over a lifetime to students?
In this presentation, we’ll review the early history of hazing in society, show hazing incidents highlighted in the media from 2012 – 2015, determine the sociological factors that contribute to the hazing mentality, and then review the hazing laws in your state. Attendees will be able to vote (live), using their mobile device, on whether various activities are considered hazing or not.
We’ll teach students about bystander intervention as it relates to hazing and how to report it when they see it. We’ll also give students ways to eliminate hazing in their chapter by offering a large number of replacement activities that truly promote team building for chapter unity.
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Analyze the origins of hazing
- Describe why hazing happens.
- Chart the progression of hazing-related media coverage from 2012 to present day
- Summarize the hazing laws in their state
- Develop bystander intervention techniques to stop hazing before it starts
- Produce substitute activities that actually bring the desired results of brotherhood and
interaction among your members
Strategies for Managerial Excellence
Target audience: fraternity members, sorority members, corporate
Were you thrown into your position in your Fraternity, Sorority, or company with little training or knowledge of that position? One of the biggest problems we face is that we are constantly reinventing the wheel, and we are repeating the same mistakes we made in the past because of a lack of officer/job transition. All of our effective recruitment techniques, fundraising programs, scholarship initiatives, risk management procedures, and other organizational memory is lost when our people leave and this information is not taught to new members.
In this presentation, you’ll learn how to identify and train future leaders, ensure successful officer/job transition between our people, and properly set new goals for the upcoming year. We’ll demonstrate what effective committee structure looks like and why that’s important. We’ll review effective meeting and communication techniques, and underscore the importance of financial responsibilities. Finally, we’ll examine the role of frequent and honest communication with all of your stakeholders.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of officer/job transition
- Create an officer/job transition retreat
- Demonstrate how to identify and train future leaders
- Identify our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
- Develop organizational objectives over the next year
- Summarize the importance and design of effective committee structure
- Identify communication opportunities between all stakeholders
For detailed descriptions, please visit www.greekuniversity.org/presentations/
- TIPS for the University™
- Harm Reduction in the Greek Community
- Strategies for Managerial Excellence
- The Secrets to Fraternity Recruitment
- Scholarship: Getting the GPA You Want
- Greeks Doing Awesome Things
- Robert’s Rules of Order: Effective Meetings Since 1876
- The History of Greek Letter Organizations
- The Secrets of Alumni Engagement
- Working with Your Fraternity/Sorority Headquarters
- Social Media Commandments
- Advisor Training for Fraternities and Sororities
Meet Michael Ayalon…
Michael Ayalon is an award-winning motivational speaker, entrepreneur and seasoned executive with a passion for Greek life. Committed to creating safer college communities, he’s delivered over 300 presentations at more than 100 college campuses nationwide. In July of 2012, Michael became the 7th Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity International, with 125 chapters and over 100,000 members, and in 2015, he founded Greek University (website: www.GreekUniversity.org), the first online central resource for all Fraternity and Sorority members in North America.
Prior to becoming a sought-after speaker for Greek University, Mike was a technology entrepreneur in New York, and was the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of an industry-leading website design and search engine optimization company with employees all over the world. He also served as Director of Finance for a $25M global Cisco Premier Partner with offices in New York City, Amsterdam, and Bangalore. As an entrepreneur, Mike has a proven track record of growing companies and is known for identifying and implementing cutting-edge technologies. He’s a TIPS certified trainer and lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife Jennifer and their two children.
What people are saying…
“From the moment I met Mike, I recognized that he was the kind of person that I wanted to surround myself and my students with. One of my favorite things about working with him was his ability to connect with my students on a level that has stuck with them years past his time with them. Amazing!”
—Thea Zunick, Associate Director of Student Life, Stevens Institute of Technology
“Mike is a highly engaging and thought-provoking speaker; he makes you think of leadership in a new way. He has all of the most important qualities in business: credibility, competence, and caring. There are only a select few people who have left a lasting impression on my life, and Michael is at the top of my list.”
—Francis Humes, Account Executive, American Technologies, Inc.
“Michael is single-handedly the best speaker I have ever witnessed. He is very knowledgeable about Greek relations. He is very passionate about what he does and it shows when he speaks. I am very pleased that we were able to work together and get Michael to Southern Arkansas University.”
—Corbin Franklin, President Interfraternity Council, Southern Arkansas University
“I was able to book Michael Ayalon for our bid day speech to discuss the positives of Greek Life with the new male members of our Greek Community at Syracuse University. From start to finish Michael demonstrated a high skill set in public speaking as well as strong enthusiasm and charisma for his work. I will be sure to stay in contact with him for any future public speaking events we may have and I’m looking forward to working with him in the near future.”
—Brett Coneeny, Vice President Interfraternity Council, Syracuse University