Below are the topics that are currently available. Please let us know if you would like to have a different topic discussed. We may be able to find a speaker to accommodate your needs.


  • The Five Advisors Every Business Needs
  • When Expenses are Cut, What Gets Cut Last?
  • What Do You Do When You Can’t Pay the Bills?
  • Starting a New Venture
  • What is this Thing Called a Business Plan?
  • Strategic Planning – When and How
  • What are the “Financials” Used For?
  • In Business, How Do You Protect Personal Assets?
  • Justifying a Capital Expenditure
  • What is a Mystery Shopper?
  • How Do You Approach a Bank for a Loan?
  • What is the Role of the Small Business Administration?
  • What is the Role of Main Street? – Main Street vs. Wall Street
  • In-house Print Publishing:  Client-centered Flyers & Brochures


  • Getting a Job in Today’s Market
  • Career Planning—What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up?
  • Preparing for Careers in Health Professions
  • Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Nursing Shortage
  • Cognitive Development & Reflective Writing
  • Path to Promotion & Career Advancement: MCAS National Certifications –  Microsoft Office 2007
  • Building Internship Partnerships for Administrative Support Technology Students
  • Careers in Science; Women in Science
  • Pre-STEM: Preparing for a Career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics


  • Understanding College Processes – How to Get in and Pay for College
  • Ensuring a Successful College Experience
  • Helping Your Child Prepare for the College Experience
  • Millennial Students
  • Academic Cheating/Prevention
  • College Opportunities for High School Students
  • Transitioning into College
  • Nontraditional Students in Higher Education
  • The Virtual Lifelong Learner
  • Preparing for College: How does College Differ from High School?
  • Academic Programs at LFCC-Fauquier Campus
  • Partnerships with Parents and Supporters of College Students
  • The Passionate Student!


  • Developing the Heart of a Speaker
  • Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking
  • What’s Your Point? Taking the “Lard” Out of Business Correspondence!
  • Information is Not Communication
  • Improving Your Communication Skills
  • How Full is Your Bucket – The Power of Positivity


  • The Economic Impact on our Nation of Increased Levels of Educational Attainment
  • Lord Fairfax Community College’s 40 Years of Positive Impact on the Shenandoah Valley


  • Improving Your Leadership and Negotiation Skills
  • Nursing Leadership / Management / Budget
  • Leading with Others / Teamwork
  • Goal Setting and Change Management/Building Winning Programs
  • The Compassionate Leader
  • Developing Compassion
  • Keeping the Good Ones
  • Leading…but is Anyone Following?
  • The Art of Employee Engagement


  • Athletics
  • Shenandoah Valley History
  • Cost Models for Education
  • Using Longitudinal Data for Educational Research
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • How to Take Better Pictures
  • Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
  • Human Sexuality
  • The Global Energy/Climate Challenge
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Antarctic
  • Ecology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Stress Management
  • Energy Healing

If you are interested in scheduling a speaker, please contact Ashley Hansen at or 540-868-7101.