Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Traveling From: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Facebook: Bryant Smith
- Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Affairs & International Student Services
- Associate Director Student Union (Advisor: Greeks, Media, Minority Programming Board)
- Assistant Coordinator of Summer Orientation for First Year Students
- Admissions Counselor (Coordinator Minority Recruitment)
- Graduate Assistant Multicultural Center
Taught Collegiate Courses on: Public Speaking; Communication Theory; Leadership; Black Cinema; Hip Hop History & Leadership; Racism and Communication.
- Illinois State University Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication (Broadcasting)
- Illinois State University Master of Science in Organizational Communication
He “helps good people become great and great people become memorable!” "Recruiter", "Professor", "Author", and "Coach" are all titles Bryant K. Smith has worn while helping to guide people to their success in the halls of academia, corporate America, and on and off of the basketball court. Bryant K. Smith is a man with a vision. He is an expert in identifying, cultivating, and maximizing human potential. His work "often helps to make good people great and great people become memorable".
For the past two decades Bryant has been at the forefront of assisting business, athletic, and educational institutions train, inspire, and develop their employees, athletes, and students into potentially world altering people.
Bryant makes a living traveling the country as an author and inspirational speaker, but more importantly he makes a difference in the lives of young people every day through his work, volunteerism and philanthropy. Bryant is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, incorporated. He is a board member of the Palmetto Team Youth Association, the founder and creator of "Life Station" male development workshop and "The Remix Hip Hop Leadership Institute". He is a distinguished faculty member for the "Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB)", and the "Am I My Brothers Keeper?" annual conferences and is recognized across the country as a leader in diversity training, student success and male development and empowerment.
Bryant is also the author of a social commentary on race relations in the United States entitled "Black Not Blind", a book about the power of human potential entitled "Five", "M.A.N.-U.P. Master And Nurture (your) Unlimited Potential: How to Coach a Male into Manhood”, and his newest book “For My Sons & Brothers”.
With a decade of higher education experience, Bryant has the ability to meet his clients and students where they are and guide them to where they need to be. Bryant uses his life motto, "Difficult does not equal impossible" as a reminder that success is only one more attempt away. He is Bryant K. Smith, "The Human Potential Specialist."
Brother 2 Brother:The Definition of Manhood
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What does it mean to be a brother? The question is examined on three different levels: first as a man (generally), next as a man, and finally as an undergraduate college student. The facilitators reinforce basic core values such as respect, humility and image, with a special sensitivity to these different cultural contexts. These, along with other personal characteristics are explored to challenge participants to reexamine their behaviors in an effort to improve them both in a personal and professional context. The facilitators also focus on short term and long-term strategies for participants to implement to improve academic performance while better serving their communities.
Co-Optation of the "N" Word
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The most thorough and honest examination of a term that is both decisive and empowering. The Co-Optation of the “N”-word will have your audience enthralled, enraged, and informed. Most of all it will have them ENGAGED!
Contact us today to bring this thought provoking and controversial program to your campus. Strong language advisory.
The Ideal Man Institute
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"If you could design and build the ideal man, what would he look like?" That question is the basis for the newest workshop by award winning workshop creator and facilitator Bryant Smith. "The Ideal Man Institute" will help participants examine manhood in several phases. They will be challenged to critically dialogue about the history and image of men, the personal and professional development of men, and the obstacles, and opportunities that exist for men. This highly interactive and thoroughly engaging workshop will also provide participants with methods for self-reflection and evaluation, and improvement of their understanding of and appreciation for what it takes and means to be a man.
Beyond Tokenism: Student Experience and the Successful Black Male
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This workshop is designed to identify strategies that will help with the recruitment and retention of Black males. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and removing barriers to success in three major areas: 1) recruitment; 2) retention; and 3) student engagement. This multimedia approach will utilize theory, research, and case studies to help attendees develop strategies for measuring and improving Black male success and engagement on campus.