Presentations

Dr. Pappas provides presentations that impact diverse populations including: professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and coaches; military personnel; teachers, administrators, and students at all levels including college and Greek organizations; parent and community groups; health service providers; youth and athletic organizations; business and corporate personnel; and achievers from all walks of life.

– In Pursuit of Excellence and Peak Performance

– Addressing Sexual Assault, Deviancy, and Abuse and Out-of-Sport Aggression: Education, Intervention, and Prevention

– How to Effectively Manage Your Stress and Energy Leaks

(*Programs are tailored to meet the needs of the audience).

 

In Pursuit of Excellence and Peak Performance

Utilizing material from Dr. Pappas’ new upcoming book on excellence, this presentation addresses essential elements that are found in successful individuals and achievers from all walks of life using captivating methods for improving performance and solving problems. People in today’s fast-paced society have the challenge of expanding their levels of excellence into multiple areas of life and different aspects of the self. This is important because when various facets of the self are overlooked and neglected, this creates imbalances that limit one’s abilities and potential to consistently achieve excellence and peak performance. Fortunately, the elements that are essential for success can be learned and developed, and these can have a greater impact on achievement than even intelligence and natural ability. As personal and/or athletic excellence becomes a goal and priority more each day, this is certain to produce a winning attitude that is conducive to exceptional performance in every task pursued. This presentation promotes excellence using a holistic approach that addresses multiple aspects of the self and empowers individuals to succeed in every area of life.

Addressing Sexual Assault, Deviancy, and Abuse and Out-of-Sport Aggression: Education, Intervention, and Prevention

This presentation provides provides essential information on different types of sexually deviant and aggressive behavior that flourish within a variety of organizations including athletic teams at all levels, the military, and male groups such as fraternities while simultaneously promoting the concept of personal and team excellence. Although sexual deviancy, abuse, and assault negatively impact its victim(s), the offender(s), staff, the entire program, organization, and community, these problems have not been consistently addressed or effectively prevented in many male cultures. This has enabled an array of negative practices to silently thrive in a variety of athletic teams beginning in high school according to Dr. Pappas’ startling book, The Dark Side of Sports: Exposing the Sexual Culture of Collegiate and Professional Athletes. Factors such as masculinity issues, power and control displays, sports, military, and/or group socialization and training, peer pressure, media, and family influences often combine with substance abuse and even addiction to contribute to a host of negative behaviors that can be rampant. This presentation includes information on hazing and physical aggression targeting both women and men outside of the group or team, while examining underlying motives, consequences, and practical ways to prevent negative attitudes and harmful behaviors using bystander intervention and a holistic approach that addresses multiple aspects of an individual in addition to a variety of group dynamics.

How to Effectively Manage Your Stress and Energy Leaks

This presentation offers essential stress and energy management information along with practical ways to handle and reduce the adverse effects that stress has on both athletes in sports and achievers in all walks of life. Although stress is a daily fact of life that no one can completely escape from, every person can learn how to effectively lessen his or her individual stressors and difficulties. More importantly, it is not so much the kind of stress that someone encounters, but rather the way in which a person chooses to deal with his or her stress that matters most. Competitors, especially in sports and business, confront unique pressures and stressors relating to their highly competitive worlds in addition to their own distinct personal stressors. Being continuously bombarded with double-doses of stress can leave a person feeling overwhelmed, especially when stressors are not effectively processed or addressed. This presentation provides vital information with techniques for reducing stress and gaining more energy using a holistic framework that addresses multiple aspects of the self.

Interview Recordings

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Watch the Beginning of a Presentation Discussing “The Dark Side of Sports”

Read a Dr. Pappas Article on Out-of-Sport Athlete Aggression (#14 Most Read and #50 Most Cited Article in Men and Masculinities Journal as of March 1, 2016)

Exposing the Dark Side of Sports: Sexual Deviancy Thrives in All Sports and Levels

Parents Beware: Athlete Sexual Deviancy and Aggression Thrives in All Sports and Levels

How Females Can Avoid Being Victimized by Sexual Predators in the Sports World

Parents Beware: Coaches’ Sexual Deviancy, Abuse, and Aggression Thrives in All Sports and Levels

Coaches and Managers Beware: Athlete Sexual Deviancy and Aggression Thrives in All Sports and Levels