One of the biggest challenges for faculty and staff is student retention. How do we keep students in school? The answer is motivation. Students drop out when they’re not motivated, especially in the first semester. Therefore, educators are always looking for tools that inspire and engage students. Eight Words is a tool you can use to increase student motivation and retention, and ultimately improve student success and persistence. It is a valuable, easy to use process designed to get students fired up and motivated about the learning process, their education and their future.
Part One: The Eight Words that get students motivated
The story of the Eight Words began one day on a plane when a teenage girl asked Richard St. John “What really leads to success?” To answer her question, he spent 10 years interviewing 500 of the world’s most successful people. After analyzing the data, he boiled the secrets of success down to Eight Words. In the first part of the webinar, Richard will take participants through the Eight Words, share results of his research, and show why these Eight Words cause students to feel motivated and ultimately stay in school.
Part Two: Bringing the Eight Words to students
“It touches the hearts and minds of students and helps them realize they can be successful.” Dr. Richard Neyens, College America
" It has helped me get through the first semester of college and will forever change the way I work and go about achieving my success."Rita Randelle Davis, student, George Brown College
“You want students to be grabbed by something and this will grab them.” Eric Teoro, Professor, Lincoln Christian College“It was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I learned useful ways to achieve, rather than moping around the house, telling my mother I don’t care about school.” Thiuya, student, George Brown College
Participants will learn how to…
Who Should Attend?
Who are the speakers?
Richard St. John is a success analyst, author, and speaker. He founded a successful marketing communications company and has won top awards, including an IABC Gold Quill, the highest award in business communications. His second career began when a teenage girl on a plane asked him "What really leads to success?" To answer her question he spent 10 years personally interviewing 500 successful people, from Bill Gates and Martha Stewart, to the Google founders and DNA co-discoverer James Watson. After analyzing the data, St. John determined the top eight factors for success in any field. His first book "Stupid, Ugly, Unlucky and RICH" was an Amazon Top 50 Bestseller. The follow-up "8 To Be Great" delivers the same content in a more affordable book for students. He has presented numerous times at the renowned TED conference in California. His talk “Secrets of Success in 8 Words, 3 Minutes” is rated one of the most inspirational talks on the TED.com website; the Success Professor ranks it in his Top 5 Great TED Talks; it is the #1 video resource on the Weekly Innovations website.
Don Fraser is one of North America's leading authorities on student success and retention. A professor at Durham College for the past 30 years, Don publishes the national bestseller Making Your Mark that has sold over one million copies. Don has delivered student motivation and retention seminars to over 17,000 college staff at various conferences and at over 300 colleges. Don has done a great deal of research on student success and retention and received a NISOD award for this work and has developed a retention model - The Right Start to College - that has been adopted by many colleges and universities across North America.
Quotes from previous participants
“I gained a better understanding of what motivates students and what I can do as an instructor to stay on track.”Liza Mohanty, Olive Harvey College “Excellent. You need to keep this going. Students of all ages will benefit.”Dave Faldasz, California College“I’ll use what I learned today to motivate my students. Keep up the good work.”Diana Jackson, Harold Washington College“Especially helpful to hear this can work in a real environment– with faculty, institutional restrictions–and how to link college with the rest of students’ lives.
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