David A. Kelly

America’s Student Leadership Trainer

Dave Kelly is the leading authority on student leadership and community service on college campuses today. As a professional trainer, motivator, and servant leader, Dave is an expert on all aspects of running and leading campus organizations and developing the character of a servant leader. Dave has 20+ years training leaders and advisors from student government associations, campus activities boards and campus clubs of every kind on organizational leadership and community service projects. He has trained students and advisors at more than 150 different colleges and universities,presented for dozens of youth events, and is the national coordinator for the APCA Serves! Initiative by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.

His keynotes, workshops, retreats, training sessions, and leadership conferences are content-rich, interactive, and fun.  Dave shares his experience through stories and anecdotes in a practical way that students can use immediately.  His talent and ability before audiences is unmatched by other speakers!


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“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)