National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) 1997-2002, 2005-2007, 2009, Top Program Award Recipient
Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association (WURHA) Conference 1997-1999, 2004-07, 2010 Top Program Award Recipient
Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) Conference 1997-1998, 2005-06, Top Program Award Recipient
Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH) Conference 2000-2001, Top Program Recipient
Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) Conference 2002
Wisconsin College Professionals Association (WCPA) Conference 2004-2006
Upper Midwest Region Association of College Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO) 2005
University of Wisconsin Green Bay: Leaderfest 2006
Association of Writers and Poets Conference 2009
Harlem Renaissance Festival Lecturer, Madison, Wisconsin, Fall 2013
LGBT, Harlem Renaissance Event, Academic Lecturer, Madison, Wisconsin, Spring 2014
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee: Night of Inspiration Spring of 1998
Hilbert High School: Be Yourself Leadership Conference Winter of 1999
Arizona State University: Fall Leadership Training 2001
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point: Winter Staff Training 2004
University of Wisconsin La Crosse: Dynomite Leadership Conference Winter of 2005
GLACURH Conference 2005 @ UW La Crosse Fall 2005
University of Wisconsin Green Bay "Dream Out Loud Day" January 2008
University of Wisconsin College System: Leadership Conference January 2010
WURHA Conference 2010 @ UW Eau Claire Spring 2010
SWACURH Conference 2013 @ Texas Tech University Fall 2013
Recurring Guest Classroom Presenter:
Kaukauna (Wis.) High School: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005
Onate High School (New Mex.) Writers in the Schools: 2009, 2010, 2011
Alma de Arte High School (New Mex.) Writers in the Schools: 2009, 2010
Connecting with Literature
What people are saying about Peter's presentations/speeches:
"Peter is a highly entertaining and engaging speaker! He has a truly wonderful gift of motivating students to make the most of their life experiences by showing them the inspiration in the personal stories of everyone we meet. It is hard not to be motivated by Peter's belief that everyone has the capacity to make a difference in the lives of others. By communicating this belief to others so effectively, Peter has made a difference in the lives of countless individuals who have had the pleasure of being in his audience."
-Paul Shepherd, Assisstant Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
"I have had the oppurtunity to see Peter Brooks twice in the last year and he has the ability to captivate an audience with his witty yet meaningful story telling. Much like 'Chicken Soup for the Soul', Peter connects with the spirit within us calling upon our care for others. In the end you are moved by Peter's message to want to make a difference."
-Patrick Heise, former Hutch Hall Director University of Wisconsin La Crosse
"Peter was a dynamic, highly interactive, and entertaining keynote speaker with a very positive and uplifting message. He involved the audience in a manner that was both enjoyable an thought-provoking. His messge was very powerful, motivating the listeners to better understand and empathize with others. He was very engaging, with an upbeat style that was quite compelling. His energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humor, combined with hismessage of recognizing the gifts of others set a very positive tone of our group."
-Dr. Bob Mosier, retired, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
"Peter Brooks did an awesome job that morning motivating us to get our leadership on. I remember it was early, well, early for college students, on a Saturday morning and we rolled out to hear him kick off our leadership conference. Peter did a great job telling stories within his speech to keep us all interested and excited about what he was saying. His motivations techniques were off the wall and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him."
-Adam Ludwig, former UW La Crosse Student & current Life Acquisitionist
"Peter has a tremendous ability to related to his audience through both humor and heart. He is an energetic speaker who captures the attention of an audience. He has the gift to make people laugh while also motivating them and making them think. He has the natural ability to connect with large groups of people."
-Craig Peterson, former Hall Director at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
"Peter highly motivated my students to take risks in life and discover the potential they all have inside."