Many schools spend too much time teaching procedures and/or generating school spirit. While these things are important to successful college transition, we need to give new students more emotional support.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
Motivational college speaker Scott Greenberg recently gave the opening keynote address for the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Region Two conference. The conference was attended by 300 colleges students and university professionals who facilitate new student and transition programs for schools throughout California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. The conference was held March 1-3, 2013 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Greenberg’s presentation was entitled “Survival of the Finest: Thriving During Times of Change & Transition.” The program focused on how to help incoming students more easily transition into college life.
“As exciting as it is to go to college, the change in lifestyle can also be overwhelming,” says Greenberg. “With all the new freedom comes tremendous change and responsibility.”
Greenberg himself was an orientation counselor while a student at UCLA and has since given many new student presentations at colleges throughout the United States. During his 30-minute program, he talked about the insecurities and fears faced by new college students and noted how some orientation programs fall short.
“Many schools spend too much time teaching procedures and/or generating school spirit. While these things are important to successful college transition, we need to give new students more emotional support. Orientation programs have got to dig deeper if they really want to help students adapt to college life.”
Greenberg has been a motivational college speaker for a number of years since 1993. Clients include Georgetown University, Boston University, Penn State and many other higher education institutions throughout North America. For the last three years, he has presented to 6000 incoming students at his alma mater, UCLA. Greenberg has written three books on student leadership and is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the College Soul.
NODA is an international association that provides education, leadership and professional development for college personnel who work in student orientation, transition and retention programs. More information is available at http://www. https://noda.site-ym.com .
About Scott Greenberg
Greenberg is a motivational speaker specializing in resilience, leadership and peak performance. His personal battle with cancer and inspiration from his “Schindler’s List” holocaust surviving grandmother are the basis for some of his motivational stories. Since 1993, Scott has spoken to a variety of schools and organizations looking to improve their leadership and work environment. Scott has written three books on leadership and is a contributing author to “Chicken Soup for the College Soul.” For more information about Scott Greenberg, visit http://www.scottgreenberg.com or call 1-800-450-0432 (or outside the U.S. 1-818-785-5202).