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 "...As a result of your expertise and creativity, our nation has benefited..."               
                                                                                            -- Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister, Grenada

 "...Your presentation of the material was masterful and dynamic..."
                                              -- Judge Richard Conaboy, Chairman, US Sentencing Commission

 "...Most of the participants commented that your seminar was the best management class that  
  they had ever participated in – myself  included..."        -- Rod Huff, HR Dir, EMI Music Group

 "...The tangible value that has been added to our interaction with each other can be traced back 
  to this program..."                   -- Stephen Burkhardt, MRI Area Leader, GE Medical Systems

     

(Please treat this open letter as a site map -- read entire letter before clicking on hyper links)

Welcome to this Open Letter!  For 20 wonderful seasons I served as veteran mentor/chaplain for the NBA Washington Bullets/Wizards (retired 1998) professional basketball team. With big egos and big paychecks, some guys at the pro level have a problem with teamwork, customer service and leadership.    From some of my work in the NBA, I developed:

"DEALING  WITH  PEOPLE  WHO  DRIVE  YOU  CRAZY!"®
"WHEN  STRANGLING  SOMEONE  ISN'T  AN  OPTION!"
"A  WHITE  MAN'S  JOURNEY  INTO  BLACK  HISTORY"™
"DIVERSITY:  THE  VALUE  OF  MUTUAL  RESPECT"
"ALL  STRESSED  OUT  AND  NO  ONE  TO  CHOKE"
"IF NOBODY LOVES YOU, CREATE THE DEMAND!"

 

We won't say that we have the best seminar programs...but you might.


These uniquely powerful programs are examples of what can be customized to address:

BENEFITS  FOR  YOUR  ORGANIZATION
Each program can be viewed individually on Seminars Page.
But please read entire letter before clicking below.

Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Workforce Diversity Leadership Skills
Anger Management & Violence Prevention Family-Owned Business Issues Communication Skills Enhancement & Teamwork Customer Service
Core Values Mentoring 101 Black History Sales Training
Code of Conduct Cultural Diversity

 Disability
Change
Management
Stress
Management

Preview our new online
Diversity Course!


Earth At Night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Thesis:   We all are different. Some of us are thinkers, others are doers; some are passive, still others are aggressive. Most people come to work with pretty good intentions, but we get on each other’s nerves just by being ourselves. In the every-day stress of the work environment, the tiniest issues can escalate. And soon we are fighting about the way we are fighting, instead of dealing with the real issues. People do not respond to our intentions. They respond to our behavior.
Does any of this make sense?

 
Our work has received enthusiastic, rave reviews from the Prime Minister of Grenada and senior officials of Barbados to Frostburg State University, 8th Army (Korea), E! Entertainment Television, North East Foods, NASA, YPO, VA, ATF, HUD, Ikea, GE Medical Systems, National Security Agency,
Billboard Music Group, EMI, US Sentencing Commission, European Council of International Schools (ECIS), Giant Foods, Indian Health Services, Federal Judiciary, Baltimore City Department of Education, Tuscan Dairy Farms, Black Public Relations Society, many pro athletes, and others around the globe, including a number of urban youth initiatives. We have a ton of references - corporate, government, international, non-profit, white collar/blue collar. Here's a quick example of one of my past international seminars (TV ad, Sri Lanka) >

In August 2002, all of the Kings and Queens of Africa were invited to attend a Pan African Conference in Benin, West Africa. I participated as an invited speaker/facilitator at this event as we addressed ways to prevent conflict and tribal warfare.


    Joel's Latest Book
I presented at the US Bankruptcy Court Clerks Conference, early 2000. The Federal Judicial Center broadcasted an edited 6 minute segment via satellite during May 2000 -- view it below. 

Another arena of expertise has to do with  coaching. I am available to be kept on retainer for what could be called Critical Incident Debriefings (CID). This is a proven individualized and confidential 10-hour program, spanning almost three months, especially designed for senior executives and key employees who have exhibited racial insensitivity, inappropriate sexual advances, stress and/or anger problems in the workplace.

Enough with the resume'/obituary-type stuff. Perhaps you need a leadership-training program, an anger management/violence prevention program or some other program. All day workshop? Half day? Two-day retreat? Need me to travel (and I travel a lot) from the DC region? Need me for staff development training for your team? Need me to be a

"velvet hammer"? Convention speaker? Executive coaching? Need a long-term process for organizational culture change? Whatever your need, I will do my darndest to make you look good - plus we'll have a lot of fun. And that's a promise!!

Check out the five arenas of expertise of The Freeman Institute™:

a. Workshop Facilitation
b. Keynote Addresses

Organizational
Culture Change

a. Executive Coaching
b. Critical Incident Debriefing

a. Cultural Competency
b. Black History

To discover the fifth arena of expertise (Entrepreneurship), click on the book cover above. Contact us by e-mail or by phone and we’ll email you a "digital propaganda letter". Draw a target and I’ll do my best to hit the bulls-eye for you.

Here’s my cell phone: 410.991.9718 -- or perhaps you can take a few moments right now to email your initial thoughts about how we can customize a program to fit your organization's needs. Here's a six minute streaming video clip ready for you to see right now.

Also, I thought you might be interested in a recently published book I co-authored -- Return To Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man. Endorsed by Bill Cosby, Julius Erving, Ben Carson, Joe Frazier and many others, this unique book is about black heritage and cross-cultural understanding. I am White and co-author is African American. The response to this book has been incredible! It is well-researched and reader-friendly.  The award-winning 45-minute film version (DVD) of this book is now available online.

Out of the experience of writing this book has come a strong diversity program and a well-received 120-150 minute Black History presentation (and subsequent DVD) with PowerPoint, entitled "A White Man's Journey Into Black History"™. This presentation has been enthusiastically received at NASA, USDA, Seattle Port Authority, BIG and a number of other organizations. This presentation has been enthusiastically received at NASA, USDA, Seattle Port Authority, Blacks In Government (BIG) and a number of other organizations. You can see an overview of this presentation here.   Feel free to let me know what you're thinking. Perhaps you will resonate with its message. 

  I have put together an expansive collection of Black History. Ask me how some pieces can be brought to a presentation at your organization.
 
T
he next time Freeman makes a presentation at your organization, you are invited to play a very special version of Bingo. Let him know that you are playing and he may even help you win.

THANK YOU!

Warmest regards,

  Joel
  Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

 President, The Freeman Institute™
   
Severn, Maryland
    Cell Phone: (410) 991.9718 (* Best number)
 
   Organizational Culture Change Specialists

    P.S.   The bottom-line results from these programs are both immediate and long lasting!   Ask me why...

"Dealing With People
Who Drive You Crazy!"


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 The Freeman Institute™ (TFI™), of which Dr. Freeman is CEO/President,
is a company with eight main arenas of expertise:

  E I G H T      A R E N A S      O F      E X P E R T I S E

                     i.       Workshop / Seminar / Retreat  Facilitation / Keynote Addresses
        ii.  
  Reality-Based Organizational  Culture  Change
        iii.    
Executive  Success  Coaching / Critical Incident Debriefings

        iv.    Diversity  &  Cultural Awareness / Black History  &  Diversity Day Presentations
        v.  
   Entrepreneurship / Business Intelligence and Creativity
        vi.     Open-Registration Seminar Events
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(click HERE for an example)
        vii.   The Freeman Institute® Foundation / Rosetta Stone Replica Project
        viii.  freeman multi media group -- publisher of books, DVDs, films, ebooks, etc.
 

Four Major Transformations: A Global Briefing for CEOs -- Learn More

 

Check out the resources authored by Dr. Freeman.

 

Benefits For Your Organization
~ Optional Action Plans ~

                                   Ask Dr. Freeman about...
 
...an all-day teambuilding/leadership seminar or retreat for your organization's leadership team.
 ...an all-day seminar event for all members of your organization.
 ...an all-day multi-organization, area-wide seminar event.
 ...a thorough assessment of your organization.
 ...a speaker for an upcoming special event/conference.
 ...a process whereby diversity can be introduced into your organization.
 ...executive coaching for your senior leadership.
 ...mediation regarding some conflict your organization is  experiencing.

Email Dr. Freeman with your initial query
or call his cell phone: 410.991.9718

  Streaming Video Clip of Dr. Freeman
It's kinda scary, but you've been warned!

Studies have shown that 15% of financial and career success can be attributed to technical competence, 85% is due to good interpersonal skills. Allow me to showcase the 85% to the folks in your organization.

 
 
"...I have never seen a management program so well  received..."
                                                                            
-- Don Griffin, VP Human Resources, Tuscan Dairy Farms

 "...Our staff, without exception, came away from the meeting empowered and better 
 equipped to work with others as a team..."
                                                                               
-- David Ruleman, Vice President, WAVA Radio Station

 "... people here are still commenting on how much they gained  from the 
 experience..."       
-- Ken Schlager, Director of Strategic  Development, Billboard Music Group

 "...I have received favorable comments from other courses, but  not nearly to the 
 degree I have received from your course..."
                                                        
-- Thomas Barritt, Central Office Training Officer, Veteran Affairs

Check out the Cultural Diversity Links
Native American Indians       Latinos / Chicanos / Hispanics
Asians and Asian Americans     African Americans
European Americans      Multiracial and Inter-racial

Some Popular On-Site Seminar Programs With Rave Reviews:

"Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®

"When Strangling Someone Isn't An Option!" Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect
 Two-Day Problem-Solving Program A White Man's Journey Into Black History™
"All Stressed Out And No One To Choke!"

 Succeeding in Your Organization With a Disability

For More Seminar Programs

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The Freeman Institute Speakers Bureau
Veteran NBA Stars, Echoes of MLK, Jr., Singer/Performer, etc.

 

"...I highly recommend The Freeman Institute's programs to all  federal agencies as well 
 the private sector..."             
-- Ellen Metsch, INS, Department of Justice

 "...thank you for your efforts in assisting us through this  difficult  situation..." 
                                
-- Ricky Fischer, USPS Postmaster, Cumberland, MD

 "...the Organizational Development Team would like to thank you  for a job well done..." 
                                                             
-- Stacey Day, Team Leader, NASA, Goddard

 "...Your style of presentation was superb, and we would gladly entertain follow-on 
 sessions with you as well as recommend yourself and this workshop to other 
 organizations..."                      
-- John Cashour, Deputy Chief Workforce Skills Development,
                                                                                                                    National  Security Agency

 "...Our CFO had previously worked for a Fortune 500  company,  which frequently 
 conducted off site training sessions,  and he told me that your seminar, "Dealing With
  People Who  Drive You Crazy!"® was the best training session he had  ever attended..."
                                                                 
-- Richard Faint, CEO, Sequoia Software Corporation

 

I S   L I F E   F A I R? 

NOT ALWAYS. 

LIVE RIGHT ANYWAY!

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self centered;
LOVE THEM ANYWAY!
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
DO GOOD ANYWAY!
If you are successful, you will have false friends and true enemies;
SUCCEED ANYWAY!
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable;
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY!
The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by
the smallest people with the smallest ideas;
THINK BIG ANYWAY!.
People favor underdogs, but only follow top dogs;
FIGHT FOR AN UNDERDOG ANYWAY!
What takes years to build may be destroyed overnight;
BUILD WELL ANYWAY!
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow;
DO WHAT’S RIGHT ANYWAY!
People really need help but they attack you if you help them;
HELP ANYWAY!
Give the world the best you’ve got and you’ll get kicked in the teeth;
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU’VE GOT ANYWAY!
                                         -- Used by permission. Copyright Kent M. Keith, 1968, 2001

 

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The Freeman Institute Speakers Bureau
Veteran NBA Stars, Echoes of MLK, Jr., Singer/Performer, etc.



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