Day One: Thursday January 27, 2011. Start Time – 1PM
Board Meeting: Careers in College Athletics
ELS participants will be separated based on their area of interest as indicated on their registration form. The categories are administration, coaching, compliance, media and student services. To promote more intimate round table discussions, the participants will speak to one NCAA staff member and one external person in their specified area of interest.
Economics of Development: Lessons in Effective Leadership
Danny Morrison, President of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, will deliver the first keynote address of the 2011 Emerging Leaders Seminar. Morrison will discuss his 25 year career at the collegiate level and his transition into professional athletics a year ago. He will also explore how the four frames of leadership (structural, human resource, symbolic and political) have driven him to be an effective leader and how they can drive you as well.
Day Two: Friday January 28, 2011. Start Time – 8AM
Evaluating Your Assets: DiSC for the Individual
What motivates YOU? What do you need to know that can make it easier for you to work with others? The DiSC assessment is a tool to help individuals understand their personal priorities and behavioral styles. With this interactive session, you can learn more about your own traits and build effective social and workplace relationships. Our experts in Student-Athlete Affairs and Leadership Development will guide you through the DiSC model and impart strategies to increase your success.
Cost-Benefit Analysis: Managing Work/Life Balance
Just like Wall Street traders working overtime to track foreign markets, a career in sports will take you beyond the world of 9-to-5. Listen as senior leaders at the NCAA share their strategies for managing their careers and finding balance. Take steps to determine what is important to you, and learn how to apply those values to your daily work and career choices.
Know Your Net Worth: Negotiating Your Contract
So now that you’ve got the job, what’s next? The goal of this session is to discuss what you should consider when it comes to accepting a new position. Topics will include understanding what “compensation commensurate with experience” means, negotiating your salary and becoming familiar with employment contracts.
Investing in You: Knowing What’s Important and Effective Goal Setting
You will be challenged to prioritize your values in this interactive session led by Gary Williams, Associate Athletics Director of Carthage College. By the conclusion of this workshop you will have developed your personal mission statement deeply rooted in what matters most to you.
Managing Your Portfolio: Personal Branding
In an inclusive industry that rewards personal connections, it pays to be remembered and it pays to have a portfolio. Your portfolio represents your set of values, accomplishments and goals that project a personal brand to your co-workers and future colleagues. Chris Plonsky, The University of Texas’s Director of Men's/Women's athletics external services, will make sure you learn the tools needed to leave your mark!
Share the Wealth: Bringing Positive Change to the Community
Unlocking the transformative power of sport requires leaders with an appreciation of community engagement and teamwork. In this session, you will hear from an accomplished industry professional who embodies these values by stepping outside normal job functions and using sport as a vehicle to bring positive change to the community.
Sell, Sell, Sell: Interviewing 101
You’ve got your foot in the door; now how can do you close the deal with a stellar interview? During this session an expert in identifying talent will offer interviewing tactics and techniques that will be invaluable for our participants looking to move forward into full-time positions and managerial roles.
Day Three: Saturday January 29, 2011. Start Time: 8AM. End Time: 1PM
Rules of the Trade: Sports Ethics
You may be safe from Ponzi schemes, but the world of college sports is often subject to thorny ethical issues. How do you navigate these challenges and react when faced with tough situations? Gain valuable insight that will ensure you and your department or conference stays on the right side of the rules.
Growing Partnerships: Call to Action
Now that you’ve put many skills and advice in the bank, the 2010-11 NCAA intern class will set you on a path to grow your wealth. Through facilitated breakout sessions, the NCAA interns will enact a “Call to Action” and encourage participants to take the connections made at ELS 2011 and use them to create advantages. By engaging your peers in the months ahead, you will likely discover a meaningful return on your investment.
Investment Opportunities: NCAA Opportunities to Get Involved
Speakers from Student-Athlete Affairs and Leadership Development Programs, Championships and Governance will speak about opportunities the NCAA provides to get involved in intercollegiate athletics. Opportunities include the NCAA Postgraduate Internship, Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s, NCAA Championships volunteering, NCAA committee service, and much more.