February’s Featured Member Benefit – Allied and Rights Holder Member Mentoring

We continue our Featured Benefit for the month of February with a blog post by Mentoring Committee members Hank Pivarnik and Glen Schorr. They explain why mentors are useful for the Allied and Rights Holder levels of membership and some of the ways mentors can be utilized.

With a combined 23% of total NASC membership, the Allied and Rights Holder members comprise an important part of NASC. However, the needs of these categories of members differ from those of the Active members, which include destinations represented by sports commissions, DMOs, and parks and recreation departments, from across the country.

The primary purpose of the NASC Mentoring Committee is to connect new member organizations with an industry veteran to help guide them through the first year of membership and beyond. New members also get the “lay of the land” before the Symposium from their mentors. Not only prior to the Symposium but throughout the year, new members and first time attendees can rely on their mentor to answer any number of questions, offer ideas, share industry best practices, and more.

The primary benefit of mentoring for both Rights Holders and Allied Members is that it gives us a chance to speak with peers in a common language. We face the same issues. We have the same questions. We need the same information. And whether we have been in this business for one or thirty years, sometimes we just need to raise our hand and ask the question so we can do our job smarter. That is what the Mentoring Committee is for … to answer the question; whether you are an Allied Member, Rights Holder, or Active Member.

To learn more about how you can benefit from the NASC’s Mentoring Committee contact Elizabeth Young, Director of Membership and Marketing, at elizabeth@sportscommissions.org.

Hank Pivarnik, CSEE
Director of Sport Sales, Hilton Worldwide
Member Mentoring Committee – Allied Representative

Glen Schorr
Executive Director, Orienteering USA
NASC Board of Directors & Member Mentoring Committee – Rights Holder Representative

Whether you’re a brand new member wanting advice about the Symposium or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for a second set of eyes on a proposal, the Mentoring Committee is here to help. Take a look at the committee roster and reach out today!

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