Past Life Leaders Events at Troy University


Trustee Melvin Carrington Smith addresses African-American Leadership Conference at Troy University on Financial Fitness, with co-author Dr. David Dyson of Financial Fitness Plan Book

African-American Leadership Conference

Life Leaders Trustee Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr. addressed the African-American Leadership Conference held at Troy University February 3, 2018, with Dr. David Dyson. Smith and Dyson co-authored the Financial Fitness Plan Book (PDF) published by Life Leaders Institute. 

Set Your Achievable Resolution
Partners: College of Education, JWS Center for Student Success, Troy for Troops
The Montgomery Campus Center for Student Success hosted a similar workshop presented by Dr. Dyson.







Veterans Celebration led by the College of Education and Troy for Troops

Veterans Day Founding Education: History, Character, and Leadership
America’s Veterans Day started in Alabama in 1947: teachers and students should know.

Each participant received a handout (PDF) that can be used in classrooms and civic events. Here are the slides (PDF).

Seminar topic selected by students

The Lunch & Learn seminar was co-hosted by students and donated by Life Leaders Institute.
Lunches discounted by local restaurants and paid by Life Leaders to support student, faculty, and staff development.

Assess Your Attitude and Ability

You will receive your own copy of this time-tested assessment of the 7 Components of Attitude and Ability developed by Dr. Dyson to help professional organizations wanting to improve leadership and professional development. You will receive guidance to complete your assessment privately and identify actions you could take to boost commitment, courage, and confidence. The assessment is donated for you to keep and use.

In a discussion with students they told of areas where they wanted to grow.

…need to get more inspired because I have more to give
…want to get more involved in leadership on campus
…need a better plan for my time and action to focus on priorities of school
…need to learn how to listen to others better because I am usually thinking about what I will say next

Prior to 2017, Life Leaders and Dr. Dyson had been a guest at Troy several times, including recording tv and radio programs and public service announcements on the founding of America’s Veterans Day in Alabama.

  • speaking in a communications class invited by Dr. Jim Vickrey, former professor.
  • speaking to a Troy U student leadership program years ago.

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