Keynote Addresses

“Servant Leadership and Team Building-Keys For Safe, Secure Success”

Mike Alden retired from the position of Director of Athletics at the University of Missouri in August of 2015.  Alden served in that capacity for 17 years, beginning in August of 1998 through his retirement in August of 2015.  Alden has also been the Director of Athletics at Texas State University (1996-98) and held executive management positions at the University of New Mexico and Arizona State University. 

Alden played college football at the University of Evansville and coached football at both Evansville and the University of Pennsylvania.  Alden holds degrees from the University of Evansville (B.S. Business Administration; B.A. Business Education) and Arizona State University (MEd Educational Administration/Supervision)

Some of the numerous accomplishments for Alden during his tenure in college athletics include:

  • President of Division 1AD’s Association
  • President of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
  • Chair of the NCAA Leadership Council
  • Under Armour Director of Athletics of the Year
  • Sports Business Journal Athletic Director of the Year (finalist)
  • State of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
  • National Association of College Director’s of Athletics(NACDA) Hall of Fame
  • Transitioned the University of Missouri to the Southeastern Conference

Alden is an Associate Teaching Professor in the College of Education at Missouri, focusing on leadership, ethics, management and process designing for higher education.  Alden is also establishing the Center for International Leadership and Learning which coordinates study/research for faculty and students worldwide.  Alden is currently focusing on Vietnam, in establishing/expanding research/study engagement. Following the initiation of efforts in Vietnam, Alden will expand these efforts in South Africa and South America.  A central priority in Alden’s teaching and international research/study is servant leadership.

Highly regarded by his peers in athletics and academia, Alden is seen as a leader in University, Conference and National initiatives.  He is a very visible and highly sought speaker on leadership and management nationally.

"Together Toward Zero: Becoming Resilient Leaders in Times
of Adversity, Change, and Uncertainty"

Dr. Tim CrowleyMaking a difference in the world can feel overwhelming. How can I possibly affect change? How can one person possibly hope to make a difference? In this Keynote presentation, Dr. Tim Crowley cuts through the doom and gloom to show people that not only can one person make a difference, but massive change boils down to people working together for the greater good and what’s more important than saving lives!

His message inspires and motivates participants to take action and to be the change in the world. Using personal stories, he highlights people who made a huge difference in his own life and shows how each of us can make a difference in the lives of those around us. With the perfect balance of inspiration, humor, and insight Dr. Tim explains that it only takes one person to change the world, and each of us can be that person!

Dr. Tim is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, leadership and resilience expert with more than 28 years of helping people to thrive at work and succeed at life. You can learn more about him and how his services can assist you at and connect with him on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.