2008 Toronto (Canada). Belfast (N. Ireland). Bahamas. Harrisburg (PA)
2009 Bangkok (Thailand). Singapore. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Jakarta
(Indonesia). Male (Maldives). Colombo (Sri Lanka). New Delhi (India). Bombay. Calcutta. Bangalore.
15% of financial & career
success can be attributed to
technical competence; 85% is due to good interpersonal
you increase enrollment, raise funds -- along with enhanced
awareness of your business/entrepreneurial courses?Two
"Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"
importance of the "people side" of business.
(or re-ignite) Your Entrepreneurial Passion:
Loves You, Create The Demand!"
personality impacts your entrepreneurial success.
Curiosity. Marketing. Branding. Bartering. Reinvention. Humor.
The Freeman Institute Foundation is the
The primary purpose of the foundation is to help
opportunity for world-class
faculty/staff development and student event seminar experiences for all -- regardless of age, race,
class or religious affiliation -- who would be
unable to afford Dr. Freeman's regular, general market fees for such
training. Based upon the recommendation of Dr. Freeman and
the board, The Freeman Institute Foundation will help
subsidize a limited number (ten) of seminar events each year
for educational institutions.
The Freeman Institute's signature seminar
program is affectionately titled, "Dealing With
People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
(Check out the
programs especially designed for Business Schools
"real-world" example of a seminar event co-sponsored by
Hampton University School of Business.
Dr. Freeman rarely facilitates open registration seminars,
but when he has, the seminars typically attract many small business owners, non-profit
leadership teams, government workers, family business
leadership teams and others interested in experiencing how personal
development can enhance family and business relationships.
Email your request, with information about your
institution and when/where you want to co-sponsor a
seminar event. Near the bottom of this page, watch Dr. Freeman
Freeman Institute ~
Joel Freeman has served as the mentor/chaplain of the
NBA Washington Wizards for 19 years ('79-'98) and has worked
personally with many professional athletes and business
executives. From these experiences Dr. Freeman has developed
a number of proven training programs.
1994 The Freeman Institute has experienced enthusiastic
response from the Prime Minister of Grenada and senior
Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA), E!
Entertainment Television, North East Foods, NASA, VA,
ATF, HUD, Ikea, GE,
TV ad example of one of Dr. Freeman's
business seminars (Colombo, Sri Lanka).
National Security Agency, Reliable Contractors, US
Bankruptcy Courts, European Council of International
Schools (ECIS), Billboard Music Group,
Sentencing Commission, Bowie State University, 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
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.
that 15% of one's career and financial success is dependent
upon technical competence, while 85% of one's success is
dependent upon interpersonal skills.
individual flips hamburgers at a fast food restaurant or
occupies a mid level position of a Fortune 500 company,
Freeman's passion is to enhance the "promotability potential"
of people of all ages, shapes, sizes and colors. In his
seminars Dr. Freeman blends a sense of humor and personal
vulnerability with sharp wit and practical concepts to reach
a broad audience.
How You Can Participate In
The Question: Do you represent
an educational institution with
the infrastructure set up to
host a co-sponsored area-wide open-registration seminar event with The Freeman Institute?
This is a very workable program.
us or call us (cell: 410.991.9718) for specific information on how
these seminar events can benefit you, your educational
the surrounding community. Freeman also has a program
specifically designed for the Business/Entrepreneurial
Department of any educational institution.
T E N
S E M I N A R E V E N T S A
Y E A R
Some educational institutions have utilized The Freeman Institute
seminars as training for their leadership team -- as well as a
unique event for the student body
an outreach to the community at large. The Freeman
Institute Foundation is willing to help subsidize up to
ten seminar events each year designed for students,
faculty and area business people.
prolific author (6 books in 28 foreign editions), professional
speaker and world traveler, Dr. Freeman is a seasoned veteran.
He is a seasoned veteran, having worked with people
in many levels from many industries. Freeman
has made himself available to facilitate such seminars, but he
wants to make sure that each event is successful -- hosted at
a venue large enough to make an impact upon the institution
and also the community.
seminar event Dr. Freeman will cast a wide net in terms of
evocative content and practical application -- customizing the training experience to include
everyone from the faculty and support staff to the
student body and business people in the surrounding community.
Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.
BUSINESS SCHOOLS >>>>>
Specialized Program Ideas
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or Half-Day Entrepreneurial Seminars
(or re-igniting) Your Entrepreneurial Passion!" If Nobody
Loves You, Create The Demand!®
"Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
The People Side of Life and Business Success
Freeman has a
number of interests, but he especially loves working
with Business Schools (Entrepreneurial Studies) with a
special emphasis seminar that is designed to help
increase enrollment and also to raise awareness of the
school. He loves a win/win event where "all of the
boats float to the top together."
There are both inreach and
outreach benefits for your school:
B E N E
F I T S
i. Staff/personal/leadership/faculty development for a
school. A certain
number of your instructors can
attend without charge.
ii. Exposure for your school to the surrounding business community,
iii. Some tickets to be given to your prime benefactors.
iv. We can determine the mutually-beneficial
percentage split on the per-
person ticket price.
a group of students can receive additional credit for developing
and implementing the marketing plan for
this specific event. This concept
prepares the participating students for the
"real business world." Since the
"Dealing With People
Who Drive You Crazy!"
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school will be receiving a percentage
of each ticket sold -- if the ticket sales
exceed a certain number, the school
can give the students a partial or full
for the following year
without feeling any financial pain. An
incentive for everyone!
vi. Perhaps a few local corporations
could co-sponsor some aspects of the
event, like the lunch on the day of
event or the printing required to
market the event.
vii. We also would like to give a block of
your school's name) to
disadvantaged youth who want to
succeed in life.
AN ALTERNATIVE IDEA
A few local corporations or a large grant from a
foundation can sponsor the entire seminar event, giving Dr. Freeman his normal honorarium. Several
students can receive
for the "real world" experience of raising the funds
for a win/win scenario. Everyone attends the seminar
without charge...if the entire event is sponsored.
Dr. Freeman's Latest Book Another "Out-Of-The-Box"
For Increasing Enrollment
by Steve Forbes, Ken Blanchard, Brian Tracy, Cathy Hughes, Ben Carson, Rich DeVos, George Fraser,
Teri Woods, Pat Williams, Roger Dawson, Janice Corley, Peter Shea (CEO,
Entrepreneur Magazine) and many others. Click on cover
and read an overview of the book -->
Dr. Freeman's new book is about starting
and expanding an entrepreneurial pursuit -- "If
Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand" The
publisher is willing to private-label this book for
your school (min. 2500 copies)...affordable.
Your business school can have
the school logo on the left-hand corner of the
cover, along with the first couple pages to do with
what you want. This special edition can be financially
sponsored by local corporations, placing their ads on
the pages in the back of this special edition to make
it a win/win scenario. More info? EMAIL
This edition is timeless,
allowing you to use it over a number of semesters --
sending copies to small business owners in the
community who will then be encouraged to sign up for
evening classes. Another option is to sell it for
retail as a fund-raiser --
Do you have a
large group of
motivated people who would be willing to experience a
half-day or all-day seminar experience with Dr. Freeman?
Email your thoughts
as soon as possible so that you can get on The Freeman