Request a Speaker

If you are searching for a speaker for an upcoming program or event, please fill out our online Speakers Bureau Form to request this complimentary service. Sessions can be interactive or presented as a lecture and possibly scheduled with as little as one week of notice based on the requested speaker’s schedule. It is not necessary to have audio/visual equipment as our speakers can bring their own.

Our speakers have been invited to present at various types of locations, such as:

  • Assisted living facilities
  • Community-based non-profit groups
  • High school classrooms
  • Local companies’ staff development trainings
  • Public libraries

Examples of recent speaking engagements that have been coordinated through the College of DuPage Speakers Bureau include:

  • An interactive session for a small group at an assisted living facility with Amelia Barrett, associate professor of theater arts, titled “Use Improvisational Exercises to Get People in a Playful Mood, Promote Spontaneity, Trust, and Foster Both Physical and Mental Activity”
  • A lecture at a local investment firm with Dr. Kenneth Gray, professor of psychology, titled “Behavioral Finance: How Married Couples Choose Their Investments” 

For more information, contact Ami Chambers at (630) 942-3823,

Topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Admissions Processes
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Technology
  • Counseling and Advising
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Fashion Studies
  • Financial Aid processes
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Fire Science
  • Geography
  • Graphic Arts/Design
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Administration
  • Human Services
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Languages (almost any)
  • Library Information Services
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Motion Picture/Television
  • Multimedia Services
  • Music
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Office Technology Information
  • Philosophy
  • Phlebotomy/EKG
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Sonography
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Speech/Communications
  • Surgical Technology
  • Theater

Creating the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Big Business


COD Speakers Bureau Presentation

COD Speakers Bureau: Empowering Employees to think like an Entrepreneur. Presented by Peter A. James, College of DuPage Business Professor and Corporate Coach.