Michael Ayalon CEO, Greek University | Franklin, Tennessee   Contact Me

Biography

Mike Ayalon is the CEO of Greek University, an educational platform that has inspired countless institutions across North America in identifying, understanding and resolving current social issues. As a successful motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Mike has headlined over 300 presentations across 100 college campuses as well as corporate events to bring light on pressing problems, such as Sexual Assault Prevention, Hazing Prevention and Campus Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Strategies for Managerial Excellence, and Diversity in Student Organizations. Mike's strong technological background and varied professional experience in building companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales gives him a profound understanding of the ways these issues penetrate all levels of corporate and educational structures today. His unique insight and hands-on approach enable him to create dynamic, positive and results-driven keynotes and workshops that transform people's lives both in an academic and corporate context.

As a TIPS-certified trainer and the former Executive Director of the Sigma Pi Fraternity with 125 chapters and over 100,000 members nationwide, Mike has a deep understanding of the current situation on campuses and corporations as well as a structured plan on how to empower our own youth to stop being a part of the problem and become an active part of its resolution. With a strong focus on achieving greater transparency and engagement with regards to complex social issues, Mike integrates his vast professional and personal experience to create a dynamic, multi-level approach to assist organizations, educational structures and corporations in identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for leadership, social, academic, and personal development.


Topics

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention
Hazing Prevention
Sexual Assault Prevention
Strategies for Managerial Excellence
Networking: Unlocking Your Potential to Land The Job or Client You Deserve
The Transformative Power of Diversity
Leadership Rules
The Untapped Potential of Entrepreneurial Opportunities
The Importance of Values in Today's Society


Speeches

There are University and organizational policies in place to keep our members and guests safe at all times, yet among college students, daily drinking is up and daily marijuana usage is up significantly from 1994 to 2014. We need to understand the risks associated with alcohol and drug usage, group culture, and how students can safely intervene if you see someone struggling with addiction.

Over 35% of college students report binge drinking in the last 2 weeks (5 or more drinks in a row). Over 42% report that they have been intoxicated in the last month. Given these statistics, it's important to openly discuss the challenges associated with these numbers, and what we can do about it within our organizations.

Learning Objectives. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Illustrate the trends in drug and alcohol usage among college students.
2. Demonstrate how drugs affect the body and its functions.
3. Investigate how drug abuse conflicts with your purpose and values.
4. Define blood alcohol content.
5. List intoxication rate factors.
6. Evaluate behavioral cues in your members or guests and then safely intervene.
7. Evaluate group culture that leads us to dangerous situations.
8. Identify how much pure alcohol is in various types of drinks.
9. Summarize how we can keep our members and guests safe.

Sexual violence is a serious and complex public health problem. We focus on preventing sexual violence perpetration before it happens to achieve the greatest impact. Our prevention strategies are consistent with best practices and are theory-based. From the individual perspective, we will build consent, bystander intervention, and healthy relationship skills with an evidence-informed interactive session.

From an organizational perspective, we will show how to engage campus leadership to promote a campus culture of consent, safety, and respect. From a community perspective, we will highlight initiatives taken to strengthen and support enforcement, response, and reporting on and off campus. This session is only one small component of a comprehensive strategy. To change behavior in the long term, the challenge to the Greek community will be to develop a peer-to-peer awareness campaign to reinforce positive norms and skills related to consent and bystander intervention.

Learning Objectives. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Define sexual assault and other related terms.
2. Identify forms of consent.
3. Define Bystander Intervention.
4. Identify how you should respond when a sexual assault disclosure is made.
5. Describe Title IX reporting requirements.
6. List the steps we can take on your campus to prevent sexual assaults.
7. Locate the resources available on your campus.
8. Formulate ideas on student led peer to peer awareness campaigns on consent and bystander awareness for your campus.

By reading any newspaper across the country, you'll see that hazing has affected Greek organizations, sports teams, even the band. 55% of college students have been hazed, and 47% were hazed BEFORE they came to college. The unfortunate part is that 9 out of 10 students didn't consider themselves hazed. We often read about the hazing incidents that cause physical injury (or even death). What about the mental aspects of hazing? What are the ramifications over a lifetime to students?

We’ll review the early history of hazing in society, we’ll show hazing incidents highlighted in the media from 2012 – 2016, we’ll determine the sociological factors that contribute to the hazing mentality, and then review the hazing laws in your state.

We’ll teach students about bystander intervention as it relates to hazing and how to report it when they see it. We'll also give students ways to eliminate hazing in their chapter by offering a large number of replacement activities that truly promote team building for chapter unity.

Learning Objectives. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Analyze the origins of hazing.
2. Describe why hazing happens.
3. Illustrate the progression of hazing related media coverage from 2012 to present day.
4. Summarize the hazing laws in your state.
5. Develop bystander intervention techniques to stop hazing before it starts.
6. Produce substitute activities that actually bring the desired results of brotherhood and interaction among your members.


Videos

MY CAUSE

Children and Youth

Educating high school students all over the state of Tennessee on alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

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Sponsorship Opportunity

I currently have the opportunity to speak at local high schools in Tennessee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention for free. I'm looking for sponsors that are interested in the high school demographic to sponsor these important presentations.


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