Programming Partners

TYPES OF PROGRAMMING

To achieve the Vision for Fraternity Communities (VFC)—Engendering Trust and Confidence in the Fraternity Experience, the NIC has partnered with content experts to provide programming and interventions in key areas. Research shows the need and benefit of focusing programming on these critical topics to cultivate fraternity men and address alcohol abuse.

MEN'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING

The NIC has partnered with experts in men’s development to provide programming on manhood and healthy masculinity.

RITES OF PASSAGE PROGRAMMING

“Joining a fraternity is often a charged and confusing life stage, not only for the new members, but also for those who live and work with them,” as one of the NIC’s programming partners puts it. The NIC has partnered with experts to help men explore positive, meaningful rites of passage in their fraternity experience.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PREVENTION PROGRAMMING

The NIC has partnered with renowned experts on sexual health, sexual misconduct, and bystander intervention to provide resources to help fraternity men and their campus peers be leaders in eliminating sexual assault.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION PROGRAMMING

Helping students feel and be prepared to intervene when injustice or assault is happening is critical for creating safer and healthier communities. The NIC has partnered with experts in bystander intervention to provide programs for fraternity and sorority members.

SOCIAL NORMING INTERVENTIONS

The NIC’s Campus Support Model includes services designed to assess social norms, debunk local myths and misperceptions, and establish campus-specific strategies to tackle unhealthy behaviors.

PROGRAMMING PARTNERS

Our programming partners are trusted experts in the field with significant experience working with college students. Diamond-Level campuses can select from an extensive catalog (above) of unique programs and interventions from these partners.

CAMPUSPEAK

Since 1999, CAMPUSPEAK has provided transformative learning experiences through its keynote speakers, interactive workshops, consulting, online education, and custom programs. Partnering with campuses and higher education organizations across the country, CAMPUSPEAK offers programming to educate and inspire students for success in their college years and beyond.

THE CATALYST AGENCY

The Catalyst Agency is straightforward. We provide premier professionals that help make change happen. Period. Our speakers are some of the most well-known professionals involved in inspiring college students and professionals to make bold choices about their future and create amazing change in their organization.

CINDY PIERCE

Cindy Pierce combines comic storytelling, years of research and a no-nonsense approach to engage students in conversations about making healthy choices, navigating cultural, media and peer pressures, and the importance of consent and communication in sexual relationships. She is the author of Sex, College and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture (Bibliomotion, 2016).

GOOD ENOUGH NOW/JESSICA PETTIT

Jessica Pettit, M.Ed., pulls together her stand-up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

GREEK UNIVERSITY

As a successful motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Greek University’s Mike Ayalon has headlined over 300 presentations across 100 college campuses. Mike’s strong technological background combined with his varied professional experience in building companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales gives him a profound understanding of the ways the complex issues of today penetrate all levels of educational structures. Mike is a TIPS-certified trainer and the former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

GREENDOT

Green Dot Etcetera is an organization built on the premise that interpersonal violence can be measurably reduced within any given community. We believe current research across disciplines, in combination with lessons learned from the history of violence prevention efforts and an innovative approach to engaging participants, provide the necessary puzzle pieces to create a successful model for violence prevention. By empowering individuals within communities to harness the power of their collective actions, we believe they can create realistic solutions to the unacceptable rates of violence within our culture.

GROWTH GUIDERS

Growth Guiders believes in delivering inspirational programs ranging from small group facilitation to large group keynotes to academic presentations at professional conferences. Growth Guiders takes extra steps to ensure that our learning experiences not only engage students, but lead them on a path to discovery and extend learning into action.

LIMBERLOST CONSULTING

David Westol is an alumnus of Michigan State University and The Detroit College of Law. He served as Advisor to the IFC at Michigan State; as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for nine years and as CEO of his national fraternity for 18 years. Dave has been recognized by 14 men’s and women’s national organizations and the NIC for his interfraternal service. He has spoken on over 475 campuses and frequently consults with chapters and councils during visits.

NOVAKTALKS

Founded in 2009, NovakTalks provides consulting and advocacy for Campus Safety, Hazing Prevention, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development. We have a dynamic tam of facilitators all trained in the Novak education model. Services can be tailored to meet the needs of your campus/community, organization/chapter or staff.

PLAID

Plaid is a professional, evidence-based consulting company specializing in all aspects of personal and organizational development. We assist individuals with their self-awareness in their commitment to personal growth and development, while helping organizations stay true to their purpose and achieve the highest possible performance.

PREVENTION CULTURE

Prevention Culture’s founder, Aaron Boe, is a nationally recognized consultant, trainer, and speaker on preventing sexual misconduct and abuse in relationships. He combines subject matter expertise, insights from the social sciences, and perspectives from his own experience as a fraternity man to creatively design programs that fraternity men appreciate.

RISE PARTNERSHIPS

RISE helps fraternity/sorority leaders do their best work. We provide training, consulting, and curriculum to help students, volunteers, and professionals build their capacity and unravel the most complex problems. Our partners gain the expertise of our staff members, who combine research, evidence, and best practice from a variety of fields to find new and better ways to advance fraternity and sorority communities.

TYPES OF PROGRAMMING

To achieve the Vision for Fraternity Communities (VFC)—Engendering Trust and Confidence in the Fraternity Experience, the NIC has partnered with content experts to provide programming and interventions in key areas. Research shows the need and benefit of focusing programming on these critical topics to cultivate fraternity men and address alcohol abuse.

MEN'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING

The NIC has partnered with experts in men’s development to provide programming on manhood and healthy masculinity.

RITES OF PASSAGE PROGRAMMING

“Joining a fraternity is often a charged and confusing life stage, not only for the new members, but also for those who live and work with them,” as one of the NIC’s programming partners puts it. The NIC has partnered with experts to help men explore positive, meaningful rites of passage in their fraternity experience.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PREVENTION PROGRAMMING

The NIC has partnered with renowned experts on sexual health, sexual misconduct, and bystander intervention to provide resources to help fraternity men and their campus peers be leaders in eliminating sexual assault.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION PROGRAMMING

Helping students feel and be prepared to intervene when injustice or assault is happening is critical for creating safer and healthier communities. The NIC has partnered with experts in bystander intervention to provide programs for fraternity and sorority members.

SOCIAL NORMING INTERVENTIONS

The NIC’s Campus Support Model includes services designed to assess social norms, debunk local myths and misperceptions, and establish campus-specific strategies to tackle unhealthy behaviors.

PROGRAMMING PARTNERS

Our programming partners are trusted experts in the field with significant experience working with college students. Diamond-Level campuses can select from an extensive catalog (above) of unique programs and interventions from these partners.

CAMPUSPEAK

Since 1999, CAMPUSPEAK has provided transformative learning experiences through its keynote speakers, interactive workshops, consulting, online education, and custom programs. Partnering with campuses and higher education organizations across the country, CAMPUSPEAK offers programming to educate and inspire students for success in their college years and beyond.

CINDY PIERCE

Cindy Pierce combines comic storytelling, years of research and a no-nonsense approach to engage students in conversations about making healthy choices, navigating cultural, media and peer pressures, and the importance of consent and communication in sexual relationships. She is the author of Sex, College and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture (Bibliomotion, 2016).

GREENDOT

Green Dot Etcetera is an organization built on the premise that interpersonal violence can be measurably reduced within any given community. We believe current research across disciplines, in combination with lessons learned from the history of violence prevention efforts and an innovative approach to engaging participants, provide the necessary puzzle pieces to create a successful model for violence prevention. By empowering individuals within communities to harness the power of their collective actions, we believe they can create realistic solutions to the unacceptable rates of violence within our culture.

GROWTH GUIDERS

Growth Guiders believes in delivering inspirational programs ranging from small group facilitation to large group keynotes to academic presentations at professional conferences. Growth Guiders takes extra steps to ensure that our learning experiences not only engage students, but lead them on a path to discovery and extend learning into action.

NOVAKTALKS

Founded in 2009, NovakTalks provides consulting and advocacy for Campus Safety, Hazing Prevention, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development. We have a dynamic tam of facilitators all trained in the Novak education model. Services can be tailored to meet the needs of your campus/community, organization/chapter or staff.

PREVENTION CULTURE

Prevention Culture’s founder, Aaron Boe, is a nationally recognized consultant, trainer, and speaker on preventing sexual misconduct and abuse in relationships. He combines subject matter expertise, insights from the social sciences, and perspectives from his own experience as a fraternity man to creatively design programs that fraternity men appreciate.

THE CATALYST AGENCY

The Catalyst Agency is straightforward. We provide premier professionals that help make change happen. Period. Our speakers are some of the most well-known professionals involved in inspiring college students and professionals to make bold choices about their future and create amazing change in their organization.

GOOD ENOUGH NOW/JESSICA PETTIT

Jessica Pettit, M.Ed., pulls together her stand-up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

GREEK UNIVERSITY

As a successful motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Greek University’s Mike Ayalon has headlined over 300 presentations across 100 college campuses. Mike’s strong technological background combined with his varied professional experience in building companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales gives him a profound understanding of the ways the complex issues of today penetrate all levels of educational structures. Mike is a TIPS-certified trainer and the former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

LIMBERLOST CONSULTING

David Westol is an alumnus of Michigan State University and The Detroit College of Law. He served as Advisor to the IFC at Michigan State; as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for nine years and as CEO of his national fraternity for 18 years. Dave has been recognized by 14 men’s and women’s national organizations and the NIC for his interfraternal service. He has spoken on over 475 campuses and frequently consults with chapters and councils during visits.

PLAID

Plaid is a professional, evidence-based consulting company specializing in all aspects of personal and organizational development. We assist individuals with their self-awareness in their commitment to personal growth and development, while helping organizations stay true to their purpose and achieve the highest possible performance.

RISE PARTNERSHIPS

RISE helps fraternity/sorority leaders do their best work. We provide training, consulting, and curriculum to help students, volunteers, and professionals build their capacity and unravel the most complex problems. Our partners gain the expertise of our staff members, who combine research, evidence, and best practice from a variety of fields to find new and better ways to advance fraternity and sorority communities.