Banding Together

“Banding Together”

Keynote Presentations


FEMININITY: The Real Deal on Being a Young Adult Female

Do you ever feel like you can’t take another day of dealing with school, your job, your social life and your boyfriend? Research shows that college life in America in the 21st century for women is filled with pressures coming from every direction. In response, rates of depression, self-mutilation, suicide attempts, eating disorders and substance abuse are at all-time highs.

In addition there is the pressure to take the time to exercise and eat right in an environment that makes it extremely difficult to do. You are expected to look like a supermodel and make it seem like you haven’t even had to make an effort to pull it all off.

Research also shows that young women can be empowered to be resilient against such pressures by developing a focus on long term success, getting motivated, cultivating positive self-esteem, gaining self-regulation skills and creating connections to experienced, caring mentors in their lives. Students can also be educated in a healthy holistic lifestyle that will vastly improve their wellness.

Dr. Malone explores background biology and social psychology to create a foundation for a new self-understanding. He also draws on his personal background of having over 20 years of experience working with young women as a personal trainer and health educator. Altogether this presentation can be an enlightening and even life-changing experience.

Topic: Wellness and Women’s Issues & Empowerment

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

Understand that the feeling of being overwhelmed by a demanding life is shared by many college women and stress is rampant

Learn healthy and natural ways to cope with the expectations they are facing

Understand the importance of collaboration rather that competition and the resulting value of community

Gain a feeling of confidence and empowerment

Intended Audiences: Sorority Advisers, Sororities


MASCULINITY: The Real Deal on Being a Young Adult Male

Socrates said “Know Thyself”. This profound advice is especially important for college males in the 21st century. Starting at the university level life can be challenging. Over 60% of students who have completed their undergraduate education are now females. By 2020 projected college enrollments only include 41% men.

As we age there are further challenges. Over 92% of workplace deaths are male and 80% of completed suicides are by men. Nearly 70% of the homeless in the United States are males. Men are more likely to be both the perpetrators and the victims of violent crimes and much more likely to be put in prison. For example, over 10 times as many men as women were put in prison in the U.S. in 2010. In only two categories of violence are women more likely victims: domestic violence and sexual assault. Most college men are not interested in committing sexual assault or rape. Serial rapists that various research studies show average 6 to 14 rapes each commit most of these crimes. Our collegiate sisters have to endure rape at a rate that is 4 times higher than the rest of the female population. With improved knowledge we can improve on this deplorable situation. Not only in the area of violence but we can make improvements in all relationship areas between the sexes.

“The Testosterone Trap”

Dr. Malone explores the biology, psychology and sociology behind young men’s sexual behavior. He does so in an effort to help college men understand the forces that are at work in the brain and body that that have both biochemical and societal origins. The circumstances these forces help create can truly fashion a “Testosterone Trap” in which our young men find themselves ensnared. This is to their detriment as well as those with whom they have interacted.  By learning to know themselves and especially their chemistry college men may be able to better self-regulate and forge a more positive future for themselves and the greater society. They are sure to become wiser and better men in the process.

Topic: Men’s Issues & Empowerment/Sexual Violence Prevention

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

Know themselves better as men and understand some of the forces that affect them and how they can be controlled

Realize that in many cases men are more vulnerable to negative life outcomes

Understand that a very small percentage of the male population commit acts of sexual violence

Recognize that as men’s leaders we all must take responsibility to protect women’s safety

Intended Audiences: Fraternities, Men’s Groups


SEX IQ: Empowering Smarter Sexuality

SEX IQ takes a scientifically-based look at relationships between young adult females and males and gives them insight into how and why sex differences have developed and their profound effects on their entire lives. It helps young men and young women understand their own sexual nature and that of the opposite sex and develop sexual empathy for them. It gives discernment into the mismatch both sexes have to endure between our rapidly changing culture and our inherited nature and the resulting battles both have to fight. Its goal is to raise SEX IQ in order to lower sexual conflict and empower long-term romantic love.
Dr. Malone examines the underlying brain chemistry and physiology as well as sociology and psychology in an attempt to help both males and females gain deep insights into the drives that fuel many of their relationship decisions. Healthy relationships are crucial to living a great life and college is the training ground for establishing your self-identity and learning what you are looking for from somebody else in relationships. This workshop is a lesson in gender communication and a boost to individual confidence.
Topic: Relationships
Learning Outcomes
As a result of attending this program, students will:
Understand themselves better as well as the opposite gender
Learn the basis of friendship, family and romantic relationships
To create healthier friendships, family relationships and lasting romantic relationships
Understand the differences between lust, love and long-term attachment
Intended Audiences: Human Sexuality and Health  Classes, Fraternities and Sororities