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Curtis Hill

Curtis Hill believes that CHAOS is the road block to student success. He helps students manage the chaos they encounter in school, work, and life.

Topics

▪Alcohol & Other Drugs ▪Black History Month ▪Diversity ▪First Year Experience ▪Leadership ▪Orientation ▪Substance Abuse

Keynotes

▪Managing The Chaos Of Leadership
▪Managing the Chaos of Diversity and Inclusion
▪Managing the Chaos of Happy H.O.U.R

Curtis’s Bio

Growing up in Chicago, like so many others, Curtis found it easy to drift into a life of violence and crime. Curtis made his way to the very top, and quickly became one of Chicago’s most recognizable and notorious gang members. His drug dealing created untold misery and suffering within the community, while earning him over $150,000 per month.

A special task force was put together for the sole purpose of bringing him and his associates down. Curtis’ life of crime came to an abrupt halt when he witnessed the cold-blooded murder of his best friend, who was face planted off the porch of his Southside Chicago home. With his own death staring him in the face, Curtis came to the sudden realization that if he wanted to survive, he’d have to change his life around.

What follows is an inspirational account of how he managed to become an educator/administrator and earn himself two degrees, a Master’s of Arts in Teaching and an Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision.

Curtis brings all of this experience and passion to make sure that every single student who attends his program will never be the same.

Curtis’s Blogs

The following are past entries Curtis has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog

Leadership

“Curtis is extremely down to Earth and joined our small group of students in a more relaxed posture and tone. This is something our students appreciated. Curtis was able to speak with as opposed to at our students. Our students quickly built trust to open up, share, and listen. Our students also participated at a much higher rate compared to other interactive events, workshops, or lectures. This was a fun and educational experience”

Gabriela Mata

Student Leadership Assistant, Morton College

Keynotes

Managing The Chaos Of Leadership

Leadership is a process by which the leader is transformed so that he/she can help transform the lives of others. In order to be an effective leader, one must develop the attitude of a leader. Whether your students have a formal title of a leader or have not moved into that position yet, anyone can benefit from this presentation and become the best leader possible. Great leaders understand how to inspire everyone around them – their friends, family and associates, strive for excellence regardless to their circumstances – because they are inspired themselves. Curtis’ presentation is powerful, funny and compelling. And it will create the desire in your students to make a difference in the lives of the people around them.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

    • the 5 surprising secrets to becoming a great leader,
    • how to find out how to inspire and motivate those around you,
    • how to recognize how you can impact your campus and the world around you.
Managing the Chaos of Diversity and Inclusion

In today’s rapidly changing world, students need to develop a deeper understanding of what diversity really means. Tackling diversity should consist of a lot more than just compliance and affirmative action. Inclusion is the key – being aware of those around you and not only respecting them but having a true appreciation for them and their differences. “Managing the Chaos of Diversity and Inclusion” is designed to build an inclusive organization where people from diverse backgrounds work together for a common purpose. Curtis will deal with 4 major areas: Unconscious Biases: “You”, Working Together: “Them”, Building a Diverse Team: “US” and Getting Involved: “I’m in”.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

      • how to understand of their own story and how it shapes their racial lens,
      • will increase their understanding of how racial stereotypes impact learning,
      • will be able to understand the underlying hidden messages that increase tension.
Managing the Chaos of Happy H.O.U.R

Happy H.O.U.R. is known though out the college experience, what may not be known as well are the effects of alcohol on college campuses. This presentation brings together a blend of alcohol awareness and college success strategies in such a way that will bring students a first-hand account of the misfortunes of binge drinking. As a parent of four college age children at the same time, my message of, “We don’t drink.” went in one ear and out the other. I wish I would have taught my children the tool in Happy H.O.U.R. (Hanging Out Use Responsibly). Well, they are the reason for this program.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

        • how to develop a game plan for drinking,
        • the ABC’s of Happy H.O.U.R.,
        • the effects of alcohol on the brain and body.