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Power Plays

These FREE Power Play sessions are perfect for on-the-go training for busy professionals. Each session will give you a quick insight into relevant topics in the Sports Events and Tourism industry. This is an ever expanding collection of sessions, so come back often to see what it new!

Newest Power Plays

DEI: Beyond the Basics

Greg Deshields

Expand your knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how organizations can effectively cultivate all three within a workplace environment to catalyze organizational culture.

Creating & Communicating New Business Solutions

Jackie Reau

This session will discuss how companies and organizations are responding with creative and business solutions in this ever-changing industry.

Pros & Cons of Event Ownership

Kathy Nelson, Jason Clement, & Ray Palmer

In this session, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of creating your own events to drive revenue and direct economic impact for your market. 

Most Recommended Power Plays

Creating & Owning Events & Programs for Your City

Jessica Blubaugh, Jon Lugbill, & Russ Bookbinder

Learn from three of the industry experts as they discuss all the ins and outs of creating and owning events and programs across the nation.

Sports Events & Community Development: Targeting Urban Growth or Resident Needs?

Dr. Kiki Kaplanidou

Join Dr. Kaplanidou as she discusses how to use sports events to develop the host community.

Analytics Certificate Sneak Peek

Session 1, with Bill Nielsen

Get a sneak peek at the first session of the Analytics Certificate Playbook course. If you enjoy the content, purchase the remaining sessions. Complete all five sessions, and earn the Analytics Certificate as well as 4 Sports Tourism Strategist credits.

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DEI: Beyond the Basics
Description:

Greg DeShields, Executive Director of Tourism Diversity Matters and PHL Diversity discusses DEI: Beyond the Basics.

During this session, participants will expand their knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how organizations can effectively cultivate all three within a workplace environment to catalyze organizational culture.

ATTENDEES LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
• Essential DEI Best Practices and Fundamentals to implement at your organization.
• Dimensions of Diversity and appropriate Diversity Vocabulary
• Personal and Professional DEI Certificate and Certification

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Analytics Certificate Sneak Peek
Description: Get a sneak peek at the Certificate Playbook course, Analytics Certificate. This sneak peek will give you access the first of five sessions. If you enjoy the content, purchase the remaining sessions and skip right to the second session. Upon completion of all five sessions, you will have earned the Analytics Certificate as well as 4 Sports Tourism Strategist credits.

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Innovation Certificate Sneak Peek
Description: Get a sneak peek at the Certificate Playbook course, Innovation Certificate. This sneak peek will give you access the first of four sessions. If you enjoy the content, purchase the remaining sessions and skip right to the second session. Upon completion of all four sessions, you will have earned the Innovation Certificate as well as 4 Sports Tourism Strategist credits.

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Stream and Monetize Every Game Without Staff

Description: Learn how your venue can cost-effectively expand your audience and introduce new revenue channels.

Presenters:

Dave Shapiro, President, Pixellot North America

Frank Losquadro, President, Jet Media

Jared Brown, Manager, Louetta Automotive Sports Complex

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Athletic Trainers 101

Description:

In this webinar, Ellis Mair EdM, ATC and Robin Baxter of Go4Ellis outline the safety, financial, and legal advantages of having athletic trainers at games and tournaments. Also covered, how athletic trainers are able to implement and enforce state and local COVID-19 regulations.

Presenter(s):

K Ellis F Mair, EdM, ATC / Chief Medical Officer, Go4Ellis and Robin Baxter, MS, / Business Development, Go4Ellis

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Sports Events and Community Development: Targeting Urban Growth or Resident Needs?

Description:

Join Dr. Kaplanidou as she discusses how to use sports events to develop the host community.

Presenter(s):

Dr. Kiki Kaplanidou
Associate Professor in Sport Management, Department of Sport Management, University of Florida
President of the Board for the Gainesville Sport Commission

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Sports ETA Leadership Series: Mike Gamble

Description:

Join the discussion as Sports ETA President and CEO Al Kidd has a candid conversation with Mike Gamble, President and CEO of SearchWide Global, on how COVID-19 is impacting the personnel management and employment side of the industry.

Presenter(s):

Al Kidd Mike Gamble

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Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Description:

COVID-19 has turned sports tourism upside down, and the hospitality and travel industries have experienced unprecedented losses and turmoil. However, some cities will emerge stronger and better prepared, while others may never regain their former position. This webinar focuses on practical solutions, opportunistic strategies, and new approaches to kick-start sports event attraction and hosting in the post-pandemic period.

Presenter(s):

Dale Neuburger and Michelle Perry, BCW Sports Practice – North America

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Young Professionals in Leadership

Description:

Moderated by: Ariana Tyler, Events Manager, Greater Columbus Sports Commission Luchie Javelosa, CSEE, Sports Sales Manager, Visit Tucson Sports Join us for an hour of education surrounded around how Young Professionals whom have excelled within their career at a young age. You’ll leave this session inspired.

Presenter(s):

Bree Nidds, Vice President of Sales, Discover Lehigh Valley Sports Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Research and Education, Sports ETA Adam Andrasko, Chief Executive Officer, USA Artistic Swimming

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The New Sports Organization Paradigm: Agility, Empathy, Problem-Solving, and Inclusiveness

Description:

All sport-related organizations are trying to determine how to plan for a substantially changed future that will undoubtedly include‚ winners‚ and‚ losers. While the basic elements of event attraction and hosting remain the same, the current environment is unsettling and intimidating. This webinar helps sports industry professionals understand how to adjust to the new attitudes, perceptions, and lifestyle decisions of their stakeholders. We seek to answer the most basic question: what do our constituents need most, and does our purpose or our values need to change to provide for these needs?

Presenter(s):

Dale Neuburger and Michelle Perry, BCW Sports Practice ‚ North America

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First Out of the Gate: Learnings and Perspectives from Destinations that have Hosted Post-COVID Events

Description:

As communities begin to recover, hear lessons learned and best practice tips from destinations that have already hosted sporting events. Panelists will discuss specific procedures and implementations for hosting their safe and successful sporting event.

Presenter(s):

Mike Price, Greater Lansing Sports Authority George Linley, Palm Beach County Sports Commission Chris Wilson, Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Creating and Owning Events and Programs for Your City

Presenter(s):

Jessica Blubaugh, Director – Win for KC, Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation
Jon Lugbill, Executive Director, Richmond Sports Backers
Russ Bookbinder, President & CEO, San Antonio Sports

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Contract Deep Dive

Description:

Contracts are an important part of every event. Whether your organization has canceled events, rescheduled events, or still has events on the books that are in limbo, this session will take a deep dive into contract considerations. We will also discuss best practices for all sports tourism industry segments moving forward in the future.

View free resources and webinars regarding COVID-19 on Ogletree’s website.

Presenter(s):

Jeffrey Schagren, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Q&A with Industry Leaders

Description:

Q&A webinar with industry leaders.

Presenter(s):

Al Kidd, Sports ETA, and Don Welsh, Destinations International.

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Pros and Cons of Event Ownership

Description:

In this session, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of creating your own events to drive revenue and direct economic impact for your market. Learn from subject matter experts and determine if this model might be advantageous for your organization.

Presenter(s):

Panelists Include:
Kathy Nelson, President/CEO, Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
Jason Clement, Founding Partner & CEO, Sports Facilities Management, LLC
Ray Palmer, CSEE, President and CEO, Pensacola Sports

Moderator:
Mike Price, Executive Director, Greater Lansing Sports Authority / Incoming Chair, Sports ETA

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Creating and Communicating New Business Solutions

Description:

In these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, we will discuss how companies and organizations are responding with creative and business solutions.

From using digital solutions to offering rescheduling options, we will review how to keep your business on the books or replace revenue with new opportunities.

Presenter(s):

Jackie Reau, CEO, Game Day Communication

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2019 State of the Industry Podcast

 

Presenter(s):

Al Kidd, Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Jason Gewirtz

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