Popular Program Topics for the College Market

Students from all corners of the country have called upon Rick Barnes to deliver powerful messages in a practical, approachable style. Rick works hard to appeal to  common sense and basic desire to make the most of college leadership experiences. Rick has been a featured speaker on more than 600 college campuses.

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"Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol"
Alcohol is the most widely used and misused substance in our colleges and universities today. Alcohol is no stranger on campus. Alcohol problems are no stranger on campus either. This program goes beyond the rules and regulations, and addresses the personal choice concerning alcohol use. This is a fun, interactive, yet serious discussion about alcohol use on campus.

"Drink Think" qualifies for an NCAA grant if athletes are included. If you have been looking for a solid general alcohol education and responsibility program that speaks to the realities of todayís students, this is it. "Drink Think" is a perfect program for new students, fraternities and sororities, convocation, athletes, alcohol awareness week, or simply as a general student health and wellness presentation. Donít forget about National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week!

"Lead Your Way To The Top!"
A fun, interactive approach to leadership. "Lead Your Way To The Top" goes beyond the basics, addressing organizational change theory, specifically addressing the role of the leader in the process. Participants have the opportunity to challenge themselves throughout the presentation as principles of leadership are shared.

Years of study and experience went into developing this program. It goes beyond the basics. Weíre not talking about how to run better meetings or goal setting. This program works very well with leadership programs, workshops, conferences, etc. This program approaches leadership from a new perspective that touches on theory, yet without all the jargon that confuses the real issues. See my products page for the accompanying book by the same title "Lead Your Way To The Top!"

"Hazing: When Will It End?"
Take an honest look at hazing, the problems it causes and the reasons it continues to exist on campus. Participants are challenged to take a serious look at how they work with their newest members. Hazing definitions are covered. Organization principles violated by hazing are highlighted. Necessary changes in moving from historical training of new members to a more contemporary role of new member education is addressed.

This program is generally presented to fraternity and sorority audiences. However,  a version of this presentation is specific to student-athletes. This program qualifies for an NCAA grant if presented to athletes. Use this topic for National Hazing Prevention Week.

"Leading With Your Letters"
Isnít it time to get fired up about being Greek? This keynote presentation challenges audience members to get excited about membership in their organization. This high-energy program addresses the issues facing fraternities and sororities, and leaves the participants with the desire to get out there and make a difference.

This is an all-encompassing "Go Greek" message. It is very popular for fraternity and sorority general audiences, particularly with conferences, Greek Week programs, etc. Rick Barnes is a HUGE supporter of the fraternity and sorority movement, but it has its challenges. Letís get started right now as we Lead With Our Letters!

"Building the Whole Athlete"
In this program, intercollegiate athletes are challenged to excel in their given sport as well as in life. The positive development of the individual, including intellectual, spiritual, social and moral are covered, in addition to physical, which is already such a major factor for student-athletes.

This program is targeted to student-athletes, trainers, athletic directors, coaches, and others involved with campus athletic departments. Intercollegiate athletics plays such a key role on most college campuses. The student-athletes involved in these programs need to realize that they have a huge opportunity to excel in every area of their life. "Building the Whole Athlete" qualifies for the NCAA Grant program.

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