Casey J. Cornelius

Casey J. Cornelius

Casey J. Cornelius is a leading national voice on the topics of personal development and healthy masculinity. A proud fraternity man and member of his chapter’s Hall of Fame, Casey travels the country helping organizations and individuals be extraordinary. He serves as a "SpokesMo" (their word, not his) for the Movember Foundation and has received awards and recognition for his signature program Be The Man.

Casey J. Cornelius is a leading national voice on the topics of personal development and healthy masculinity. A proud fraternity man and member of his chapter’s Hall of Fame, Casey travels the country helping organizations and individuals be extraordinary. He serves as a "SpokesMo" (their word, not his) for the Movember Foundation and has received awards and recognition for his signature program Be The Man.

Born in Cincinnati, he holds a Bachelors, two Masters degrees and a 4.0 in his doctoral studies despite once being advised “college isn’t for everyone.” Casey is the Founder and President of ForCollegeForLife, America’s Leading College Speaking Agency, and works with campuses and organizations across the country who aim toward extraordinary.

He resides in Michigan with his wife and daughter and, in his spare time, is a Coach and practitioner in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

PROGRAMS

Be The Man: A Movement for Healthy Masculinity

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual | Retreat

America is worried about young men. They point to issues of poor conduct, declining academic success, and a lack of positive male role models and use words like problematic, dangerous, and toxic to describe behavior.

The problem has been identified; now is time for a movement toward a solution!

Casey J. Cornelius is recognized as the leading voice on the topic of healthy masculinity for college men.  His signature program, Be The Man, works to engage audiences in a meaningful dialogue about these issues and proposes a path toward a healthier form of manhood.  After seeing campuses and organizations grapple with persistent concerns and daily headlines, Casey decided to act.

The program (keynote, workshop or retreat) addresses four main topics:

Current issues (where we are)
Socialization of masculinity (how we got here)
Performance of masculinity (how we act/interact)
The “Be The Man” Challenge (where we can go)

Campuses and organizations across the nation have worked with Casey to create environments and experiences to better engage men. Be The Man is the beginning of a discussion and Casey is ready to lead it.

Audience members will…

  • Investigate current issues facing college men

  • Identify how their relationships with others and themselves are impacted by the stigma of the “bad man”

  • Consider how their daily choices influence other’s perceptions

  • Develop strategies to positively challenge other men to be better

Ideal Audiences

  • Men’s Development Groups
  • Fraternities
  • Athletes
  • First-Year Experience​

Audience members will…

  • Explore the core concepts of CARE (concern, awareness, respect and empathy)

  • Consider the collective lived experiences leading to enthusiasm fatigue

  • Evaluate ways in which long-term goals, habits, and individual daily choices are connected

  • Develop a powerful mantra to sustain CARE beyond today

Ideal Audiences

  • Leadership
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Building Community
  • First-Year Experience
  • Professional Development
  • Community Colleges​

The Extraordinary Art of Caring (When No One Else Seems to Give a F*ck)

Keynote | Workshop | Retreat | Virtual

Does it seem like folks don’t really care anymore? Common decency is lacking, attendance is low, and even leadership positions are going unfilled. There must be a way of re-energizing our members-and ourselves-to have more passion and empathy.

There is. And it starts with CARE.

Casey J. Cornelius has been a leading voice with topics moving the needle on college campuses and in large organizations for years. Now he is turning his attention to one of the most-pressing concerns of our day: enthusiasm fatigue. Casey wants to help individuals and groups recapture the love of membership, friendship, and service by blending a message of mindset and strategy. The art of caring, he says, is extraordinary and needs to be connected to long-term goals, habits, and daily choices.

In our complicated, challenging world, what we need is care. And we need it now!

Note: This program has an alternate title which reads The Extraordinary Act of Caring (When No One Else Seems To)

Every Day Greek​

Keynote | Workshop

We have all seen the headlines which paint fraternity and sorority life in the worst possible way.  We cringe when we read articles and hope our organizations aren’t named. We know big changes need to be made but sometimes feel unsure how to start.

Casey Cornelius is a fraternity man and advocate for the transformative and lifelong impact of our organizations.  He has also seen the tone and tide of national coverage cause members to “go silent” and dissociate themselves from their groups.

In this program Casey shares how he defends and champions membership in Greek-letter organizations and how audience members can as well.  Our membership cannot only be meaningful to us on Thursday nights or during chapter meetings; instead Casey argues that we should develop ways to positively convey the experiences we have to those on campus and in our communities.

Ideal Audiences

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • New Member Programming
  • Greek Week
  • Recruitment Training

Audience members will…

  • Consider some of the most commonly held views of fraternity/sorority

  • Determine how to challenge these assumptions with alternative, positive messages

  • Develop strategies to foster positive fraternal experiences to promote recruitment, retention and lifelong membership