Labelle Visits Wyoming Athletics for Presentation

Sept. 14, 2015


As part of the Excellence at 7220 programming, Keith Labelle, of LNL Training Consultants, Inc. and an Assistant Director of the Center for Equity & Diversity at the University of Rhode Island, was on the University of Wyoming Campus recently. Keith Provides training programs and consultation to higher education institutions throughout the country, speaks at numerous local and national conferences on violence prevention issues, serves as a member of the NCAA Speaker’s Bureau and conducts annual trainings for the National Football League (specifically, the New England Patriots). Keith was on the UW campus Aug. 9-10 presenting to student-athletes on the football and soccer teams, as well as to staff members and coaches in the athletics department. Keith’s presentation was titled: “Without Consent”. Throughout his presentation, he discussed Sexual Assault/Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, Bystander Intervention and how to help a friend in his 90-minute presentation.

The feedback from the student-athletes was outstanding. Here are some of the comments the student-athletes provided on their evaluation form:

  • Awesome
  • Solid points, opened my eyes
  • Really raised my awareness
  • Thank you for coming. I feel much more prepared to deal with these situations
  • Going to show my girlfriend this
  • One of the best presentations I’ve listened to
  • I liked how you related
  • Great presentation. Kept me listening. Good message
  • Very good and thoughtful
  • It was great insight. I learned a lot
  • Great presentation, powerful
  • I really appreciate you asking us to step up as men
  • I appreciate you coming to talk to us – it was informative, as well as engaging
  • Really fun but also informing presentation. Learned a lot

    Keith teaches at the University of Rhode Island - Full semester, three-credit online course entitled "Men & Masculinities." A multicultural and interdisciplinary approach in considering some of the questions, themes, methodologies, and findings of women's studies scholarship and the examination of masculinity.

    “We feel very fortunate to have developed a relationship with Keith Labelle. He is a gentleman that relates with the student-athletes as well as anyone we have ever had present to our student-athletes. He addresses topics that are often very difficult to present on in such a unique manner, that our student-athletes, staff and coaches, will carry this important information with them during their time at UW”, said Julie Manning, Sr. Associate AD and who provides oversight of the Excellence at 7220 program.

    “Keith was exactly what we were looking for to kick-off our academic year and the E 7220 programming. Plans are being finalized to bring Keith back late next spring to present to student-athletes on these topics, as well as diversity and inclusion.

    “We do applaud Coach Bohl for taking the lead on this and asking that we find a speaker to come in and talk with his football student-athletes on these difficult topics. The football student-athletes were very engaged in Keith’s presentation as were the soccer student-athletes.”