Supporter, thinker, cross-pollinator, idea generator, project manager. Interested in service design, creativity, marketing and innovation in higher education and student affairs.
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Gary Alan started our conference with a bang. I'm inspired by his talents in staying on the cutting edge. Consider inviting him to your conference. Your members and clients will appreciate his insights.
Amy Losordo, NCCDA Board Member
He always has good ideas and is thinking big picture. Gary never comes with problems, he always comes with solutions. He is also an innovative thinker, presenter and leader.
Ross Wade, NACE award-winning counselor, Elon University
Gary's enthusiasm immediately captured the audience's attention and members were motivated to enact many of the ideas generated during the presentation. I received such positive feedback after his presentation.
Heather Rush, SCACE Conference Co-Chair
SAMPLE SEMINAR AND KEYNOTE TOPICS
What's Your Innovation Style?
If you have difficulty innovating, perhaps it's because you don't know what kind of innovator you actually are. Articulate, then innovate!
Benchmarking is for Suckers
A humorous look at when benchmarking fails -- sometimes it simply makes sense to seek inspiration from places other than your peer institutions.
Sythesizing Experiences into Action
Too often we "lose" the information gained at conferences. This closing keynote will help attendees reflect on and internalize new ideas for action.
Inbound Marketing: Your Missed Opportunity?
Draw your audiences in with content that will educate and entertain, while taking social media to the next level.
Social Media Best Practices
We all know that social media is a necessity for connecting. But, some approaches are better than others. Are you seeing ROI on your efforts?
Spark Innovation Through Crowdsourcing
Tap into the "wisdom of the crowd" in this fast-paced, highly interactive session to generate ideas in volume.
Storytelling: An Engagement Tool
Stories are memorable and versatile. Improve your advising, your presentations, your writing and more by telling better stories.
Lateral Thinking for Student Affairs
Move from "best practices' to "next practices" by drawing the best from disparate sources and improving in ways you may have never considered.
Select Speaking Engagements
2012 SCACE Annual Conference
2012 SoACE Technology Webinar
2012 NCCPA President's Forum
2012 Kenan-Flagler Employer Conference
2011 Princeton University CSCTF
2011 Career Counselor Tech Gathering
2010 NCCDA Annual Conference
2010 NCCA Annual Conference
2010 NCACE Annual Conference
Past and Current Involvement
NC College Personnel Association
Triangle Interactive Marketing Association
Southern Assoc for College Student Affairs
Career Counselor Technology Forum
Student Affairs Collborative Blog
Nat'l Association of Colleges & Employers
NC Association of Colleges & Employers
NC Career Development Association
National Academic Advising Association