Frances Lucas has served in higher education leadership positions for more than four decades and has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches and workshops for colleges, universities, associations and conferences across the United States.
She's given keynotes for a number of higher education associations, fraternities and sororities, and professional and civic organizations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Convention, American Council on Education Women’s Summit, Association of Fraternity Advisors National Convention, National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Conference, Association of College Unions International Conference, National Association of Campus Activities, American Society of Women Accountants, American Heart Association, and many more. She is the 2019 President of the New Orleans chapter of the National Speakers Association.
Frances Lucas believes today’s leaders have a responsibility to find their authentic voices and share their views with others. While it often takes courage and involves risk, these types of voices are the ones that have changed the world for the better.
Dr. Frances Lucas offers a unique point of view to topics such as:
Building high-performing, innovative & happy teams
Dealing with difficult people
Leading and adjusting to organizational change
Understanding Gen Y, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers and Seniors
Building trust and inspiring creativity
Resolving conflict in a team
Creating a culture of praise
Preparing for the workplace of tomorrow
Encouraging leadership vs. discouraging leadership
Influencing up: the leadership hierarchy
Challenges of college and university presidents
Working with governing boards
Mastering the first year of senior leadership
Using the Emergenetics tools to learn how team members prefer to think and behave
Creating Inclusive & Safe Workplaces
How women advance and help advance other women
Supporting women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Current women’s issues
Making the case for diversity to enhance results
What companies and institutions can do to create a more inclusive workplace
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Issues
Why hire people who are LGBTQ?
What can career centers and hiring organizations do to be sensitive to LGBTQ job applicants?
Gays and the Church
How to be an ally for LGBTQ
Fraternity and Sorority Enhancement
How to engage your membership
You are your brother/sister's keeper
Ten commandments to be the best chapter advisor
Seven steps to success for house directors
Understanding today's students
What presidents want from Greek chapters