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Frances Lucas believes engaged citizens 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. Read what former clients have to say about Frances.

She offers a unique point of view to topics such as:

  • Happiness:
    • How to create a happy workplace
    • Steps toward individual happiness
  • Motivating Others
    • Creating an engaging workplace
    • How to deal with difficult people
    • How to lead organizational change
    • Understanding Gen Y, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers and Seniors
    • Inspiring creativity
  • Team Building
    • How do you build the best productive and happy teams?
    • Dealing with conflict in a team
    • How to motivate instead of manage
    • Creating a culture of praise
    • Enhancing communities
  • Leadership
    • The courage to lead
    • Become an encouraging leader
    • Influencing up: The hierarchy
    • Challenges of college and university presidents
    • Working with governing boards
    • Women’s Issues
      • The courage to be yourself
      • Negotiating
      • Dealing with difficult bosses
      • Celebrating women
      • How to advance and help advance others
      • Supporting faculty women in STEM
      • Leaning in to support women
    • Diversity
      • Celebrating diversity
      • Why a diverse team is a better team
      • Reducing prejudice
      • What companies can do to create an inclusive workplace
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Issues
      • Why hire people who are LGBTQ?
      • What can organizations do to create a healthy workplace environment?
      • What can career centers and hiring organizations do to be sensitive to LGBTQ job applicants?
      • What can companies do to create an inclusive workplace?
      • Gays and the Church
      • How to be an ally for LGBTQ
    • Greek Issues (Fraternity and Sorority Life)
      • Stop hazing
      • 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
    • What Patients Want from Health Care Providers

     

     

    Frances Lucas has given over

    70 national and regional

    KEYNOTE SPEECHES

    Higher Education Association Keynotes

    • Alice Manicure National Symposium (two years)
    • National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Conference at Amelia Island (three years)
    • American Association of University Women
    • American Council on Education (ACE):
      •       ACE Women’s Workshop to Advance to President
      •       ACE National Convention: Women’s Network Association
    • Associated Colleges of the South, Student Affairs Conference
    • Association of College Unions International Conference (twice)
    • Association of Fraternity Advisors National Convention
    • College Personnel Administrators of Kentucky
    • First Year Experience National Convention
    • Georgia Association of Career Educators
    • Georgia Residence Hall Association
    • Louisiana Statewide Student Affairs Drive-In Conference
    • Mid-America Greek Conference
    • Mississippi Association of College Student Affairs Conference
    • Mississippi Foundation of Independent Colleges
    • Mississippi Association of Colleges State Meeting
    • National Academic Advising Association Region 4
    • National Association of Campus Activities
    • National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
      •       National Convention in Saint Louis, MI
      •       NASPA Region IV Conference (Great Lakes)
      •       NASPA Region III Conference (South)
      •       NASPA Region III Mid-Manager’s Institute (three years)
    • National Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers
    • National Symposium for the Recruitment and Retention of Students
    • Southern Association of Career Educators
    • Southern Association of College Student Administrators Conference
    • Southern Graduate Student and Faculty Forum
    • Southeastern College Housing Officers Convention
    • Women in Higher Education State Convention of Mississippi

    University Keynotes

    • Allegheny College: Greek Week
    • Baldwin-Wallace College: Convocation
    • Bowling Green University: Greek Week
    • Case Western Reserve University: Student Affairs Retreat
    • Cleveland State University: Residence Life Conference
    • Colorado College: Greek Week
    • DePauw University: Greek Week
    • Emory University: Convocation
    • Hiram College: Convocation
    • Huntington College: Convocation
    • Florida State University: Alumni Association Hardee Celebration
    • Furman University: Student Affairs Conference
    • Georgia State University: Student Leadership Conference
    • Kennesaw State University: Student Affairs Retreat, Boulevard to Better, Keynote Address, Seven Steps to Courage in the Workplace
    • Kentucky Wesleyan College: Supporting a New President, Enrollment Management, Emergenetics, Strategic Planning
    • Lewis and Clark College: Student Affairs Retreat, Emergenetics
    • Louisiana State University: Student Affairs Drive-In Conference, Greek Advisors Workshop, Enrollment Management, Emergenetics, Student Affairs Workshop on Change Leadership
    • Loyola University: Student Affairs Retreat, Academic Advising Retreat, Meeting of the Minds, Emergenetics 
    • Memphis State University: Student Affairs Regional Conference
    • Ohio University: Cultural Conversations
    • Piedmont College: Convocation
    • Samford University: Student Leadership Conference
    • Southern Methodist University: Student Affairs Conference, Women’s Week
    • Texas Christian University: Student Affairs
    • University of Alabama: Higher Education Program, Greek Leadership Retreat, Emergenetics Retreat
    • University of Alabama at Montgomery: Student Leadership Conference
    • University of Miami: Emergenetics, Meeting of the Minds for Student Affairs Leadership Team, Wellness and Recreation Department, Continuing EducationDepartment, Housing and Residence Life Department
    • University of Mississippi: Greek Leadership Retreat,  Student Affairs Retreat
    • University of South Alabama: Lean In Conference for Women in STEM, Student Affairs Retreat
    • University of South Carolina: Student Affairs Keynote Address, Workshop on Happiness
    • University of Southern Mississippi:  Student Leadership Retreat, Emergenetics
    • University of Texas: Student Affairs Retreat Keynote,  Workshop on Leadership Change
    • University of West Florida: Emergenetics; Meeting of the Minds for President's Leadership Team Workshop, Student Affairs Leadership Team, and University Advancement Department; Lean In Women's Keynote  
    • Washington University: Student Affairs
    • Wright State University: Finding Happiness 

    Greek Organizations Keynotes

    • Association of Fraternity Advisors National Convention
    • Colorado College, Greek Week
    • DePaul University, Greek Week
    • Delta Gamma: National Convention (twice), National Officers Training, and House Director National Convention 
    • Kappa Delta National Convention
    • Lambda Chi Fraternity Convention
    • National PanHellenic Conference National Conference
    • Phi Delta Theta National Emerging Leader Institute
    • Southern Inter-Fraternity Association
    • Southeastern PanHellenic Conference
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon National Convention
    • Tri Delta National Convention, twice
    • University of Alabama, Greek Leadership Retreat

    Professional and Civic Organization Keynotes and Speeches

    • American Society of Women Accountants State Conference
    • American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon in Hattiesburg, MS
    • American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon in Jackson, MS
    • American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon in Biloxi, MS
    • Boys and Girls Club Annual Awards Dinner in Jackson, MS
    • Business and Professional Women State Convention
    • Business and Professional Women Young Career Convention
    • Caring Women of South Mississippi, Mississippi Gulf Coast
    • Celebration of Strong Women Luncheon,  Jackson, MS
    • Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference for Mississippi
    • Jackson Legal Professional Association
    • Junior League of Jackson, MS
    • Kiwanis Clubs
    • Leadership Gulf Coast Education Day
    • Long Beach Historical Society
    • Mississippi Association of Realtors Leadership Program
    • Mississippi Bar Association State Convention, Inaugural Evelyn Gandy Lecture
    • Mississippi Business Journal Awards Luncheon
    • Mississippi Development Authority State Conference
    • Mississippi State Conference for Retired Teachers
    • Mississippi Women’s Lawyer Association State Meeting
    • Mississippi United Methodist Annual Conference, 2007
    • National Association of State Employers
    • Necumen Mississippi Statewide Awards Banquet
    • Optimist Clubs
    • Rotary Clubs
    • Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. 
    • Saint Andrews Episcopal School Board of Trustees Retreat
    • United Methodist Church
    • Lay Sunday Preacher
    • Leadership Retreats
    • Regional Meetings
    • State Conferences
    • Youth Rallies