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In addition to hundreds of presentations for private clients, Shawn Herbig is a regular speaker at local, regional, and national conferences.  He is known as a data expert who makes research and statistics entertaining.  His high energy, common sense approach to presenting ensures that the audience understands the message and enjoys what they are hearing.

Shawn has presented to audiences of various sizes and types including small professional groups consisting of twenty or fewer members to groups with over four hundred people.

Topics available for presentation:

The transition between high school and college – helping students succeed – The junior and senior years of high school are critical for enabling college success for children.  Not only are academics important but so are the cognitive and attitudinal perceptions that students hold.  This presentation focuses on the perceptions held by students about the role of education, the importance of college, the transition from high school, what they see as important and where they turn for help.  This talk is ideal for parents of high school students, educators and community or business groups working with this portion of the population.

Educational Barriers in the Home – There has been a lot of talk about what makes a supportive home environment but there are several hidden obstacles to student success.  Beyond traditional demographic splits, there are several known factors that exist within traditional middle class households which are traditionally ignored.  By understanding the barriers that exist educators can create workable solutions to enable student success.

Perceptions of Math and Science Importance – Everyone knows that math and science are important to the educational success of a child.  Right?  Perhaps, however the underlying truth is much more complex and leads to some unexpected outcomes when comparing attitudes of mothers and fathers and even those without children.  This talk focuses on the underlying perceptions about when and why math and science are important and who are the real opponents.

55,000 More College Degrees – In conjunction with the research performed for the 55,000 Degrees program this presentation outlines a community’s perceptions about the importance of attaining a college degree.  Stratified across adults and children this study reviews perceptions of importance, intentions, barriers and fears. The study analyzed interviews with 1,000 adults and 300 children (grades 7-12.)

The Decision Making Process for Aging Care Services – Whether they be in-home care, nursing care or other services the decision making process involves multiple parties and changes dramatically across genders.  This presentation reviews the findings of several years of research that has been done of the way these decisions are made, who makes them, what are their needs, and what do they want from a care provider.

Physician Referral Patterns – Many in the medical profession are seeking the holy grail of the primary care physician referral but are baffled by what it takes to make this happen.  At the same time the landscape is complicated by myths and false assumptions.  This presentation is based on hundreds of interviews with physicians looking at what they consider important when they provide a referral, how they want the process to work and their concerns.

Physician Reimbursement – This is always a topic that generates interest as all physicians would like to generate additional reimbursement income from the private insurance companies.  However the challenges and obstacles can be challenging. Furthermore, variance in regions, specialties, and practices can lead to dramatic swings in what a physician receives.  This presentation looks at the influencing factors in reimbursement for a region and what drives higher reimbursement.

Driving Employee Engagement – More than a number, employee engagement is a tool to make sure the internal gears of your organization are continuing to turn without too much friction or wear. But engagement is more than just making sure your employees are smiling it involves understanding their needs, their interactions and their desires.  This presentation focuses on what holds employees back from becoming fully engaged in their work, the impact of their relationship with their manager, the need for growth and other factors that are involved.  This presentation gets beyond the simple number and addresses how employee engagement can become a driving force to grow your company.

Capturing Market Share – We designed this program to help answer the question about how to grow a company by capturing additional market share.  The opportunity here is to understand where your product fits into the lives of your …

Conducting Market Research Inside a Large Organization – Many of our clients are Fortune 500 companies and we are often asked how a single department can conduct small scale research projects to help move their projects along.  This presentation is designed to assist managers in understanding the tools available to help them answer many internal questions and how to deploy low or no cost research solutions.

Prior Presentations Include:
  • – STATS-DC
    Educational Statistics, national conference
  • – Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA)
    National Convention
  • – MGMA local chapters in KY, IN and OH
  • – Destination Management Association International (DMAI)
    National Convention
  • – Metro Council Town Hall Meeting
  • – Louisville Merger 2.0 Public meeting
  • – State of the Downtown
  • – Educational Attainment Conference
  • – Young Professionals Downtown Advisory Group
  • – Greater Louisville Medical Society PPAC meeting
  • – Metro Medical Society – Medical MBA program
  • – Louisville Sales Club
  • – Kentucky Society of Association Executives