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Dr. MacHovec consistently receives enthusiastic audience evaluations, and his college and university and adult enrichment courses get the highest student evaluations. He is available for presentations ranging from brief talks to full-day workshops on a variety of subjects .
Inquiries about workshops and presentations should be sent to frankmachovec@yahoo.com. Don't forget to include your contact name and phone number and a brief description of the proposed presentation topic and its duration.

TOPICS OF PAST PRESENTATIONS

  • January, 2008 - May, 2008: PSY230 developmental psychology, and PSY235 child-adolescent psychology,   Piedmont Virginia Community College

  • March 26, 2008: Lead and manage, VaBOOK, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

  • March 19, 17,24, 2008:  Psychology of humor, Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning

  • April 28, May 5, 12, 2008: Psychology in the movies, Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning

  • GETTING ALONG, GETTING THROUGH: Improving communications
    Health Protection Branch (Halifax to Vancouver, Canada); University of Lethbridge (Canada); Virginia Employee Relations Directors; Virginia Podiatry Society; Potomac Paper Inc; Gloucester County VA staff training; Westmoreland County VA Schools office staff

  • EXPLORING INNER SPACE: The voyage of self-discovery
    Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning (University of Virginia); Levi Strauss Inc; University of Manitoba Continuing Education; Elim Christian Center (Canada); Workforce Development, Rappahannock Community College VA; Danville VA Ministerial Association

  • LIGHT FROM THE EAST: The wisdom of Asia
    Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning VA

  • CULTS AND PERSONALITY
    American Board of Medical Psychotherapy (ABMP); Society of Police and Criminal Psychologists; Virginia Tech University HAS-III Institute; Virginia Commonwealth University School Counselors Institute; Virginia Department of Children; Virginia State Mental Health Conference; Virginia 4-H State Conference; Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute; Western Tidewater Community College; Dejarnette Children’s Treatment Center VA; Ami Synagogue, Richmond VA

  • HUMOR AND YOU
    National Health and Humor Conference; Mary Baldwin College; Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute

  • COPING WITH PROBLEM PEOPLE: Survival manual
    International Marketing Association; Virginia Reimbursement Officers; American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)

  • LEAD AND MANAGE: the four cornerstones
    U.S. Coast guard Auxiliary, 5th District and others; Chesapeake Paper Products

  • TEAM BUILDING: You as coach and mentor
    Chesapeake Paper Products; Virginia Department of Corrections

  • FIGHT BURNOUT
    GTE Telephone; Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute

  • ASSERTIVENESS
    Nursing Alumni, Danville Memorial Hospital VA; Workforce Development, Rappahannock Community College VA

  • APPRECIATING DIFFERENCES: beyond cultural diversity
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Counselors Institute

  • COPING WITH CHANGE
    People’s Community Bank, Montross VA

  • PREVENTING WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
    Workforce Development, Rappahannock Community College VA; Gloucester High School faculty and staff VA

  • TALK DOWN: Coping skills for non-therapists
    American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET); Virginia Department of
    Corrections; Danville VA Rescue Squad

  • INVESTIGATING ABUSE
    Virginia Department of Mental Health

  • COPING IN COURT
    Kent State University Continuing Education; Seattle Area Family Psychology; American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); Virginia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Virginia Podiatry Society; Virginia Psychological Society; Rappahannock-Rapidan VA Community Services

  • LIGHT FROM THE EAST: The wisdom of Asia
    Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning, Charlottesville VA

  • EXPLORING INNER SPACE: Discover yourself!
    Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning, Charlottesville VA

  • BREAKING A BAD HABIT
    Southern Va Mental Health Institute, Danville VA

  • INTERACTING: Improving personal communications

  • SHE SAYS, HE SAYS: Male-female psychology

    AUDIENCE FEEDBACK
    "Loved it""excellent" "well done" "enjoyable" "fascinating" "yes, yes, yes" "kept my attention every minute" "easy to listen to" "time flew and I grew" "warm, friendly approach" "stimulating, superb" " informative, even inspiring" "entertaining yet educational" "engaging sense of humor" "he makes any subject fun to learn" "he really connects" "could make any subject interesting" "really knowledgeable yet down-to-earth" "knows and loves the subject" "relates the subject to everyday life" "goes out of his way to ensure you understand" "teaches thoughtfully and thoroughly" "simplifies complex subjects" "a great teacher" "best teacher I ever had" "awesome" "a Renaissance man" "a kick-ass guy" "gem of a teacher, I feel honored to have met him" "learned new ways to cope with stress."

    PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENT
    "I must tell you how much you have brought to our department with your wisdom, teaching excellence, and scholarship"   F.S. Bauer, Psychology Department Head, Christopher Newport University VA

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