Ted N. Strader - Top 100!
over three decades of committed leadership, profound contribution to multiple fields and life-changing service to youth and families, I believe Ted N. Strader
deserves to be recognized with a John C. Maxwell Leadership Award.
30 + year history of service to youth and families began as a local effort to prevent paint sniffing among youth, and grew into the nationally recognized prevention agency, Council on Prevention and Education
: Substances (COPES).
legacy includes leading an effort that successfully integrated a K-12 substance abuse prevention curriculum in both the local public and Catholic school systems.
Most profoundly, the Creating Lasting Family Connections® (CLFC) Curriculum Series he
developed is now in use in all 50 states, the US Territories, and in several other countries.
Those involved in his
programs have consistently showed significant increases in 9 crucial relationship skills.
curriculum series has also received an unprecedented 4 Exemplary Awards from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
(CSAP)'s National Prevention Network and three separate listings on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
has a warm approach and responds on a personal basis to each person in his
honesty, openness and frankness creates an immediate connection with almost everyone he
After only a short time in his
presence everyone comes to see that this is a special person, a born leader who is willing and able to assist anyone.
gives of himself, not as a job to do, but as an opportunity or a vocation.
is called and he
loves to serve others.
listens to people's concerns and raises their self-confidence.
helps to generate a mutual feeling of respect that creates fertile soil for positive change.
I support Ted's nomination for this most prestigious award.
is a very professional, analytical, and kind hearted man with a passion for the work that he
curricula has gone the rigors of SAMSHA, CSAP, and NREPP
is open to suggestions for adaptations.
The best part about that is when you have a question or concern, you actually talk to him, not a secretary, or a staff member.
has not forgotten where he
Leaders don't have followers, they create leaders.
I submit these comments without reservation.
Regardless of the outcome of the competition, He
is a winner!
exhibits tireless dedication to his
work, unending support to his
colleagues and staff and unconditional respect and commitment to CLFC program participants.
possesses a unique ability to speak the truth, no matter how difficult it may be, and to continually provide a sense of common respect and empathy that enables him to be an effective leader, trainer and facilitator.
I believe Ted
is deserving of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award.
worked with the u of L football team when I played ball there.
I was not a star player but that didn't matter.
had a way of making all of us equal.
worked with the city boys, the country boys like me, the white guys, the African American guys, the rich guys and everybody.
worked with the female athletes too.
I know he
has programs for kids, parents, teachers, prisoners, gang members, and special women's programs.
designed a special program for African American women called Sisters Who Care that is helping reduce HIV infection and reduce substance abuse.
God has used Ted
to carry on his
work and make a positive impact in people's lives.
It doesn't matter what walk of life you came from, there is always a welcome hand and a listening ear.
I believe that Ted
is deserving of this award and the entire COPES family would appreciate it.
I have the pleasure of collaborating with Ted Strader and COPES for over 10 years.
As a helping professional Ted's generosity in donating training materials and workshop fee waivers to my nonprofit organization Peg's Umbrella.
Through Ted's generosity I was able to assist over 150 families with the Creating Lasting Families model in the North Carolina area.
also serves as my mentor by making sure I am able to grow my business and stay on top of trending programs.
I am forever grateful for Ted's generosity in offering COPES programming and services.
I truly believe that Ted Strader
has great integrity and compassion towards all mankind.
For these reason and more I support Ted Strader
in the nomination for The John C Maxwell Leadership Award.
, over the past thirty years, has been one of the outstanding leaders in substance abuse prevention.
has demonstrated creativity and commitment in the development of a proven prevention program that addresses the need of families.
By developing a network of trainers across the country, he
has assured that the best practices in prevention reach a broader population.
Ted's leadership and professionalism has elevated the field of substance abuse prevention.
team have come down to provide coaching, support and training for our coalition with Orange County.
is definitely deserving of this leadership award!
I have worked with Ted
through evaluating several implementations of the Creating Lasting Families program over the course of the past three years.
I have found Ted
to genuinely care about the welfare of program participants and their outcomes in life, as opposed to many program developers who are more concerned about how an evaluation reflects upon their ability to make money with their program.
and I share a common desire to help families affected by incarceration.
was willing to speak for free (when he
was often paid to speak) to a group I work with in the prisons.
I consider Ted
to be both a friend and colleague.
Although I must admit some prejudice because Ted
is my brother, I can definitely say he
is very deserving of his
has worked tirelessly for more than thirty years to help people with addictions and family problems regain their lives and sense of dignity.
dedication to counseling has inspired countless other professionals, and his
eagerness to share hard -earned knowledge with others in training programs and seminars is nationally recognized.
The development of his
award-winning curriculums in recent years is just another example of his
desire and commitment to building other leaders who can help people in need.
I have known Dr. Strader
for a number of years.
has demonstrated commitment and integrity like no other and could not be more deserving of this award and recognition.
is the most creative and entrepreneurial non-profit leader I have ever encountered in my working with dozens of other organizations.
It is with pleasure to know Ted Strader
I've examined him to be a great leader, a man of strong character dedicated to his
team and the community that he
transparency and integrity shows in everything that he
I appreciate Ted
openness and willingness to change while allowing space to teach others as well as learn from them.
is a great leader, certainly
In the comparatively short time that I have worked at COPES
, I have been able to join a team led by Ted Strader
that is presenting a high-quality, well-researched program that was developed by Ted
demonstrates a strong commitment to employee excellence and client growth.
is an innovator and believes strongly that client growth and change requires not only excellent program content but the formation of meaningful personal connections with program participants as well.
I have known Ted
on a personal level for many years now, and am proud to call him my brother in law.
willingness to want better not just for myself and my family, but for all willing to sit and listen with a positive approach.
has such a strong desire to teach and improve the lives of so many people.
I am so proud of him for being nominated for the John C, Maxwell Leadership Award.
is definitely, in my eyes, deserving of such award.
It is with great pleasure that I endorse Ted Strader
for the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award.
Ted's programs have improved the lives of many people over the years with the programs he
developed and authored.
As a result of his
programs, prisoners have been able to successfully complete his
training programs and over 50% will not return to prison.
has given them the tools to become successful law abiding citizens and to be better family leaders.
has also touched the lives of those struggling with addictions and their families giving them a sense of hope, purpose and appreciation for life.
work is based off of proven methods and techniques which are backed by scientific data based off