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Dr. Kevin Snyder          

Motivational Speaker & Author of "Think Differently;" Former University Teacher & Administrator

Dr. Kevin Snyder is a dynamic professional speaker who has presented keynotes and workshops for over 1,000,000 people through 1,150 organizations in all 50 states and several coun­tries. He has empowered faculty and staff at over 500 campus­es and higher education conferences with leadership skills and problem-solving strategies that maximize student learning and development.

Snyder also has a seasoned experience teaching and in adminis­tration at several public and private universities and community colleges. Institutions he's worked include University of South Carolina, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Central Florida, Daytona State College and Wake Tech Com­munity College.

Most recently Snyder served as Dean of Students for High Point University. Snyder's Doctorate degree and research focused on impacts of self-efficacy on student retention amongst first-generation college students. He is also the author of two best-selling books, resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his amazing family, is a certified skydiver, scuba diver, and has a healthy obsession with the game show, "The Price is Right!"

Speech Topics

The DOT: Cultivating Campus Cultures Leveraging Everyone's Strengths

Envision a campus environment where everyone feels valued and clearly knows how they contribute. This type of culture would yield extraordinary efficiency, student and professional engagement, retention and sky rocketing productivity. However, in several recent studies, the far majority of higher education professionals self-report feeling extremely untapped, underappreciated and uberworked. The solution to these problems is understanding the leadership and empowerment principles based in a new book titled, "The DOT," which presents a new approach showing how anyone at any level can contribute value to any situation. The story of DOT will help you learn how to identify hidden talent within yourself and others that is waiting to be unleashed in unexpected ways.

The E.D.G.E Factor: Four Keys to Unleash Winning Success

Student success never just results. Rather, it's a byproduct from passionate faculty, staff and administration who collaborate for the common purpose of student learning and development. To inspire and empower higher education professionals to unify like never before, Dr. Kevin Snyder developed "The E.D.G.E. Factor," an acronym that outlines four key action concepts equipping professionals with the problem-solving skills and knowledge to excel in any situation. This motivational program will focus on leadership secrets from top performing professionals and innovative organizational strategies proven to ignite extraordinary motivation and high-performing team cultures. If you have ever wondered how some professionals, organizations and institutions achieve winning success despite constant challenges, then learn what makes up E.D.G.E. and be equipped to make a difference like never before. "People don't get burned out by what they do; they get burned out because they forget why they do it!"

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: Communicating and Connecting Effectively

Whether faculty, staff, administration or student, communicating effectively is a key skill set for success and influence at any level. The challenge with communication though is the illusion it has taken place! And most often, how we communicate holds more gravity than what is actually spoken. So what would your campus, department and team look like if everyone communicated more effectively and in the same direction? With experience speaking to over 1,000,000 people and helping 1,150 organizations all over the world develop connected and committed teams, Dr. Snyder has designed a highly interactive and award-winning communications presentation to ensure you and your team communicate more effectively and increase performance like never before. You will leave with a significantly heightened awareness of not only your own communication style but also learn how it's perceived by others so everyone feels heard, understood and on the same page moving forward.

Becoming a ShiftThinker: Growth Through Adversity

There's never been a more important time for higher education professionals to unify and be empowered by their common purpose-student learning and development. Just as students face challenges in and outside the classroom, so do staff and faculty in and outside the workroom. Adversity does not define us though; rather, it reveals opportunities and wisdom we would not have otherwise. Whether it's teaching, research, administrative tasks or all of the above, our professional development success begins first by understanding how to shift our thinking amidst adversity and apply problem-solving skills. Innovative approach to thinking differently and envisioning new possibility. In this presentation, Becoming a ShiftThinker™, you'll learn an innovative approach to new ways of thinking and envisioning possibility. You'll be empowered by next-practice principles to shift your thinking, view change differently and make a difference regardless of position or title. Professional staff grow through adversity.

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