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Instructions for Registering for CSEE Online Course

January 21, 2016

Registration for our very first online CSEE course, Strategic Planning for Successful Sport Tourism, will open on Monday, January 18. This course is Core Course 1 as outlined in the CSEE Program Redesign document and is the first of three mandatory courses required for certification for those who enroll in CSEE from this point forward.  The course is open to ALL members enrolled in CSEE.

Registration will remain open until Noon ET on Friday, February 5.

To register, go to your My Account Members section of the NASC web site.

Click on Register for Events.

Click on Online CSEE Course(s).

All new students registering for a CSEE course for the first time will be provided with a copy of the NASC Whitepaper “Report on the Sport Tourism Industry.” This paper must be completed to get full benefit of the first course taken.

An orientation session will be required before taking your first course. After the close of registration each participant will be provided with a student ID and instructions on how to access Ohio University’s web site. It will take 10 days to process the student list and assign these numbers.

On February 15 the Orientation Course will open. It will lead you through what you need to know about using Blackboard, the online system that will be used for every course.

Each registered student will have seven days in which to log on, take the orientation course and be ready for the opening of our first core course on February 22.

This course will remain open until Friday, April 1. It will close at that time and all students will need to complete the course by then or lose credit and the course registration fee.

Timeline:

January 18 – Registration for Core Course 1 opens

February 5 – Registration closes

February 15 – Orientation course opens

February 22 – Orientation closes and Core Course 1 Opens

April 1 – Core Course 1 Closes. All students must complete course work by that time

Contact
Direct any questions to Don Schumacher, CSEE, Executive Director at Don@SportsCommissions.org.

CSEE Program Redesign

January 4, 2016

As CSEE Program participants are aware, the NASC conducted a complete review and restructuring of the course of study. A number of changes are being implemented, including: 

  • Our first online course, ready by February 2016.
  •  A commitment to at least one new online course every year with a target of two.
  • Moving to a credit system; this will allow different numbers of credits for a variety of learning events.
  • Establishment of a higher level of certification by early 2017.
  • Establishment of a partnership with Ohio University to provide expertise in online learning and reviews of each live learning session.

We are excited about this restructuring and the resulting more focused program leading to certification.

For more information about the CSEE program, please visit our website.

Don Schumacher, CSEE
Executive Director
National Association of Sports Commissions

Communication is the Key

July 13, 2015

It may be summertime where you are, but in sports you know you’re always planning a season (or more) ahead. I was reminded of that this week, when a local high school sent out a letter to parents and boosters regarding this year’s football season. Some of the points in the letter are applicable not just for football, but for all youth sports. Some excerpts:

  • “Each coach will hold a USA Football Heads Up Certification and will instruct with positive feedback, excitement, fun and plenty of repetition for every player. Our philosophy is kids will not get better standing on the sideline.”
  • “Each parent will be asked to contribute a small amount of time to help our league put together an organization we can all be proud of. We will not be successful in giving our kids the experience they deserve unless everyone takes some personal interest in the success of the league.”
  • “Our mission is to get kids on the field and provide them with a safe and fun atmosphere to display their efforts and talent….we want our sport to be available to anyone that wishes to participate so there are three ways (to) pay the..registration. Another option is scholarship. No one…that wishes to play football will be denied that opportunity based on finances.”

There are some good points in that letter, including having coaches properly trained, asking parents to get involved and making sure everyone participates, regardless of their ability to pay. And isn’t that what we want for all our kids, no matter what sport they may want to play?

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Seventeen graduate from the NASC’s Certified Sports Event Executive programNA

April 24, 2013

At this year’s National Association of Sports Commissions Symposium held in Louisville, the latest class from the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) program graduated.

The Certified Sports Event Executive Program is a certification program open only to NASC members. Since its inception, the NASC has been dedicated to raising the standards of professionalism in the industry. The NASC Staff and Professional Development Committee assist presenters in preparing sessions and case studies to ensure that the needs and concerns of the sports event industry are addressed.

The most recent graduating class of 17 includes:

  • Karin Aaron, Visit Loudoun
  • Ariana Andis Klein, US Lacrosse
  • Lindsay Arellano, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Anna Barlow Cumming, Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Dietz, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center
  • Josh Dill, Visit Lubbock Inc.
  • Roy Edmondson, Team San Jose
  • Karen Hubbs, Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Carolyn Lee, GWN Dragon Boat
  • Mona Murphy, Flint-Genesee Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dave Patrone, Kentucky Exposition Center/International Convention Center
  • Dave Plevich, Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Erik Sabato, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Darien Schaefer, Wausau/Central Wisconsin Sports Authority
  • Justin Stine, Overland Park Sports Alliance
  • Kim Strable, Greensboro Sports Commission
  • Jason Williams, Butler County Visitors Bureau

CSEE Fall 2012 Module: “Bidding… From A to Z” Recap

October 16, 2012

Dale Neuburger of TSE Consulting facilitated the CSEE Module on “Bidding … from A to Z” held on October 2, 2012 at the Cobo Convention Center Hall in Detroit, MI.  Nearly 140 current and prospective CSEE members were in attendance.  The primary theme of the presentation was the components necessary to develop a winning sports event strategy, including researching, strategizing, campaigning and activating.  In addition, four NASC members (Buddy Wheeler, Janis Schmees , Terry Hasseltine and Sean Krabach) provided input and examples of specific bidding practices they have each utilized to benefit their destinations.  At the conclusion of the module, six individuals were recognized for completing the requirements to earn their CSEE designation.

Fall 2012 CSEE graduates:

Karin Aaron, CSEE, Visit Loudoun
Lindsay Arellano, CSEE, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Josh Dill, CSEE, Visit Lubbock, Inc.
Roy Edmondson, CSEE, Team San Jose
Dave Plevich, CSEE, Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau
Justin Stine, CSEE, Overland Park Sports Alliance

NASC Symposium…Endless Possibilities!

October 5, 2012

With Louisville being “Possibility City” the 2013 NASC Symposium will fit right in! There will be endless possibilities for you at the Symposium, so how are you supposed to know what options are best and how you can most efficiently use your time?

Here are a few tips and some of my personal favorites from the Symposium schedule along with some local options from a Louisvillian’s perspective; feel free to use as you wish.

1) Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program – The CSEE Spring module will be taking place on Monday from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. I highly recommend this certification program for any new comers to the industry as it has helped me a great deal! For those of you who have already earned your CSEE, this is a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and earn your annual credit while attending the NASC Symposium.

2) Rapid RFP ReviewsThe Rapid RFP Reviews are an excellent opportunity to really fill in the gaps on your appointment schedule. If you use this time wisely and plan ahead there should be no reason that you were not able to get in front of everyone that you were hoping to speak with at Symposium. These sessions allow you to really improve your efficiency at the show and get in front of the right people on the fly.

3) Extra Innings Lounge – Okay…this one is a no brainer, but TEAM Kentucky always does a great job with their sponsorship and since the Symposium is in their backyard there is sure to be some extra special treats for everyone! Come out Tuesday and Wednesday evening and take in all that the home of Bourbon has to offer. I promise…you will not be disappointed!

4) Education Sessions – Make sure you attend as many as you are able in the time you have! Education is the NASC’s bread and butter and you can really take away so much if you put in the effort and pay attention during these sessions. I would highly recommend looking at the final schedule and planning which sessions you want to attend BEFORE the symposium so that you do not end up in a room listening to something that doesn’t apply to you. You get out what you put in here so be prepared to walk in the room focused and ready to learn!

5) Louisville Originals – If you are looking for a few things to do after arriving, or if you have any downtime before you head out please get out and take in our wonderful city! There is so much to do here, but here are a few options including some hidden gems. We really do have something for everyone, especially if museums are of interest. Check out our many museum options and see everything you can, but in my opinion the Louisville Slugger is a MUST if you have the time! If you are looking for a casual stroll with some great shops, restaurants and entertainment you should check out NuLu, which is a new vibrant area in Louisville that has really grown over the last few years. There are all kinds of hidden gems here and it is a short walk east from the hotel to Market Street. Also towards the river there are plenty of options including the historic Belle of Louisville. If you are looking for some outside options for dinner you have to check out the Rivue Restaurant on the 25th floor of the Galt House Hotel. It is a duel revolving restaurant that overlooks the beautiful Ohio River. While you are there you should also check out Jockey Silks on the 2nd floor, which is the in-house Bourbon bar with over 150 different kinds of the world’s finest bourbon.

Hopefully this helps as you prepare for your trip to Louisville for the 2013 NASC Symposium, and we cannot wait to host you here in “Possibility City”!

Nick Hope
Business Development Manager
Galt House Hotel

What NASC Membership Means to Me

September 25, 2012

If you are like most of us, when you acquired your position you also acquired a “membership” in NASC because your CVB or Sports Commission was already a member of NASC.  And, quite possibly, you probably knew little about the NASC or what an impact it could have on your job and your career.

You are part of a rapidly growing industry-the sports tourism travel industry-and the rules we operate by are changing almost daily.  How do you stay ahead of your competition? How do you identify and act on trends when they occur?  How do you go about your “business as usual” when the “usual” keeps changing?

It’s a tough job and sometimes it’s easy to get the feeling that you’re overwhelmed with change and are having to go it alone in your job.

Well, if you haven’t thoroughly studied the NASC website, if you haven’t attended the Market Segment meetings, haven’t yet attended a Symposium, or become involved in the CSEE program, then you couldn’t know that many of the answers to your problems lie as close as your NASC  membership.

The longer you are involved in NASC the more you’ll come to realize that you’re not alone.  The problems you encounter are the same problems others in our industry face and oftentimes, the best way to resolve the problems is to communicate with our peers.  The NASC certainly provides this opportunity through all of its programming services.

I have often said, I have learned more about this industry and learned more about my job through my association with the NASC than with just about anything else I have done throughout my career.  The NASC has provided me the opportunity to establish relationships with rights holders, with event owners, NGB’s, and with my fellow peers within the industry-and we all know it’s all about our relationships.

I would certainly encourage you, whether you are a newcomer to the industry, or a seasoned veteran, to let your NASC help you become a significant contributor to this industry.  And I would also encourage you to get involved with the NASC.  Serving on committees, contributing at market segment meetings, participating in our webinars, and attending and being a part of the Symposium will help you build those relationships that are so crucial to success.

We all have growing pains as we go through life, the NASC can help ease those pains and make us successful.

Jim Dietz, Director of Sports
Columbus Indiana Visitors Center

jdietz@columbus.in.us

Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Indiana Visitors Center (CIVC) for seven years and as an officer for three of those years. Jim currently serves as Director of Sports Tourism for the CIVC and oversees over 50 annual athletic events in Columbus. Jim has been involved in the hospitality industry for over 30 years having owned and operated his own restaurants in Indiana and Illinois. A former high school teacher and coach, he has also held management positions in a Fortune 500 company and has served on numerous boards including the Western Illinois University Foundation Board and the Western Illinois University Athletic Board.  Jim is currently serving on the NASC Board of Directors and enrolled in the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program.  He is the co-chair of the NASC Mentoring Committee.

What NASC Membership Means to Me

September 24, 2012

If you are like most of us, when you acquired your position you also acquired a “membership” in NASC because your CVB or Sports Commission was already a member of NASC.  And, quite possibly, you probably knew little about the NASC or what an impact it could have on your job and your career.

You are part of a rapidly growing industry-the sports tourism travel industry-and the rules we operate by are changing almost daily.  How do you stay ahead of your competition? How do you identify and act on trends when they occur?  How do you go about your “business as usual” when the “usual” keeps changing?

It’s a tough job and sometimes it’s easy to get the feeling that you’re overwhelmed with change and are having to go it alone in your job.

Well, if you haven’t thoroughly studied the NASC website, if you haven’t attended the Market Segment meetings, haven’t yet attended a Symposium, or become involved in the CSEE program, then you couldn’t know that many of the answers to your problems lie as close as your NASC  membership.

The longer you are involved in NASC the more you’ll come to realize that you’re not alone.  The problems you encounter are the same problems others in our industry face and oftentimes, the best way to resolve the problems is to communicate with our peers.  The NASC certainly provides this opportunity through all of its programming services.

I have often said, I have learned more about this industry and learned more about my job through my association with the NASC than with just about anything else I have done throughout my career.  The NASC has provided me the opportunity to establish relationships with rights holders, with event owners, NGB’s, and with my fellow peers within the industry-and we all know it’s all about our relationships.

I would certainly encourage you, whether you are a newcomer to the industry, or a seasoned veteran, to let your NASC help you become a significant contributor to this industry.  And I would also encourage you to get involved with the NASC.  Serving on committees, contributing at market segment meetings, participating in our webinars, and attending and being a part of the Symposium will help you build those relationships that are so crucial to success.

We all have growing pains as we go through life, the NASC can help ease those pains and make us successful.

 

Jim Dietz, Director of Sports
Columbus Indiana Visitors Center

jdietz@columbus.in.us

Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Indiana Visitors Center (CIVC) for seven years and as an officer for three of those years. Jim currently serves as Director of Sports Tourism for the CIVC and oversees over 50 annual athletic events in Columbus. Jim has been involved in the hospitality industry for over 30 years having owned and operated his own restaurants in Indiana and Illinois. A former high school teacher and coach, he has also held management positions in a Fortune 500 company and has served on numerous boards including the Western Illinois University Foundation Board and the Western Illinois University Athletic Board.  Jim is currently serving on the NASC Board of Directors and enrolled in the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program.  He is the co-chair of the NASC Mentoring Committee.

Recent Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Graduates Recognized

April 28, 2011

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The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) held its annual Sports Event Symposium on April 12-14, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The conference included the recognition of 25 recent graduates of the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program.

CSEE logo new S The Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) Program, open only to NASC members, is a continuing education program providing participants with cutting edge knowledge increasing their efficiency and effectiveness in the sports event industry while enabling them to earn the designation of  “Certified Sports Event Executive”.

The CSEE program currently has 315 participants, and with the additional of these individuals, has 109 graduates.

James Barger, Clermont County Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ben Boldt, Rochester Amateur Sports Commission
Joleen Cacciatore, Gainesville Sports Commission
Cindy Chancellor, Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau
Travis Dancy, Visit Lake Norman
Greg Fante, Louisville Sports Commission
David Galbaugh, Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stephanie Gigliotti, Butler County Visitors Bureau
Matt Hawkins, Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mike Hill, Hilton Worldwide – Sports Sales
Eric Kulczycky, Visit Fairfax
Linda Maher, Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau
Angel Natal, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission
Jesse Newsom, Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission
Chris O’Brien, Tallahassee Sports Council
Ryan Pickles, Central Floridas Polk County Sports Marketing
Hank Pivarnik, Hilton Worldwide – Sports Sales
Jason Sands, South Shore Sports Promotions
Janis Schmees, Harris County – Houston Sports Authority
Merri Sherman, Columbus, GA Sports Council
Aaron Soroka, GWN Dragon Boat
Kenneth Tatsch, United States Dog Agility Association, Inc./World Cynosport Ltd.
Mary Tricaso, Akron/Summit CVB
Patrick Wesley, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Visitors Bureau

For more information on the CSEE program, or to enroll, visit http://www.sportscommissions.org/Programs/Certified-Sports-Event-Executive-(CSEE)-Program

Future conference dates are April 17-19, 2012 in Hartford, CT and April 23-25, 2013 in Louisville, KY.

For more information on the National Association of Sports Commissions, visit www.SportsCommissions.org.

 

 

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