Success Is A Process Philosophy & Presentations
Presentation, Workshop, Keynote, & Professional Development Services
Mr. Rodge is unique in his ability to be credible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. His experiences as an educator and parent to a child with disabilities allows him to be cognizant and inclusive to those who are often overlooked and marginalized. He connects especially well with millennial audiences, who see him as someone who is relatable while being well respected and authoritative voice on subjects of importance. His diverse experiences (military veteran, educator, entrepreneur, retail, etc.) allow him to relate well to adults.
Rodgers Speaks bases his services on the three editions of his book Success Is A Process, Not An Event! The concepts can be customized (and often are) to meet the needs of your group, whether it's schools & college programs, corporations, community services, or non-profits. The following concepts can be presented as a series of workshops, individual presentations, or as a combined, customized presentation (which is most common).
Why Not You?: Many of us feel inadequate or undeserving of success because of an unreasonable degree of self consciousness. We must understand our purpose; purpose leads us to having vision, ultimately resulting in tangible outcomes in performance. Let's begin the process of attracting the change we want in our lives by beginning to find our purpose!
You're In The Big Leagues!: You must be a pro!! Whether you are a student or working for an organization, professionalism is of utmost importance. What others think does matter if you are needing people to hire you, buy from you, promote you, or help you in some form or fashion. Being a professional means conducting yourself in a genuine, sincere manner, while being cognizant of your impact on others. You are a brand in many more ways than you think!
Y.A.L.E. (You Are Leaders Everyday): No, this is not related to that great university in Connecticut. This presentation is great for all because the reality is that we are ALL leaders in some form or fashion. Great leaders see themselves as winners! This philosophy is based on the idea that if everyone (students, parents, teachers, etc.) functioned with the qualities of EFFECTIVE leaders, we could ascend more quickly to reaching fulfilling our potential and purpose.
Good Things Are Supposed to Happen to Me: The biggest obstacle most of us have in achieving our goals is the person we see in the mirror. This presentation addresses the power we have to chart our own destiny. Great for students or groups who struggle to fight the negatives stigmas and stereotypes society has placed upon them.
A New Season: Mr. Rodge believes that sports emulates life in many ways and provides us great, compact examples we can apply to our lives. In this presentation, he uses the analogy of a new season and the accompanying adversities most sports teams face as a comparison with our day to day lives.
It’s Not for Sale: Many people long for success, but what are we willing to do for it (within reason)? Uses the analogy of a price list to understand the cost of being great.
3D Success: What are the three "Ds" needed to be successful, whether it is in school, work, or anything we want to achieve in life? Disclaimer: It is not what you think, but makes a lot of sense once revealed!
Get in S.H.A.P.E. : You are responsible for the S.H.A.P.E. you're in.
Education Staffs (Professional & Classified)
Inspiring A Mindset To Flourish As An Educator: We talk about social emotional learning for students, but what about for our educators? Let's face it, being in the classroom is very rewarding, but extremely demanding on a psychological level. In this presentation, Mr. Rodge takes us through the "why" of what we do, with practical application. He uses his experiences as an educator and parent to a child with special needs to add context to the importance of SEL for educators. He also ties in the importance of cultural relevance and relationships in becoming a more effective educator on a holistic level. Some key objectives include: practical insights and skills to help educators handle their own emotions and mindset; strategies to help limit unnecessary turnover, which tends to impact students who need stability the most; and strategies to empower teachers to realize the autonomy they possess to impact students in their own unique way.
If It IS Broke, Let's Fix It! We've all heard the saying "If it ain't broke, why fix it?" Unfortunately, we have programs that do need fixing from time to time. Mr. Rodge has worked with 2 struggling programs for at-risk students. Through his guidance and collaboration, both programs made drastic turnarounds, which resulted in a positive impact on the students served, reflected by data. In this interactive session, Mr. Rodge shares insights on how to change the culture of a struggling program. Some key objectives are understanding how programs get to the point of struggling and what is needed to turn the program around.
Advocate for Children with Special Needs & Their Families/At-Risk Students
Rodgers Speaks is passionate about issues that impact special education students and the education of at-risk students. His oldest daughter is diagnosed with severe autism; he has also served as a special education teacher and case manager for many years. As a result, Mr. Rodgers has valuable professional and personal insights into issues related to special education and at-risk students. He has customized presentations to faculties based on establishing relationships with students/parents, classroom management, developing empathy, growth mindset, and diversity awareness.
Because Mr. Rodge is not associated with any agencies and bureaus, he has the latitude to negotiate a fee that will meet the needs of your budget. He sincerely wants to share practical positivity with audiences, thus he is flexible within reason with fees. Depending on the size of the anticipated audience, he is willing to offer added value by giving organizations the option to purchase his books for participants, in advance of the engagement, in lieu of a speaking fee; many organizations love this option. He also recommends schools in close proximity "block book" (2 or more schools booking on an agreed upon date) to share and save on costs.
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