Win AD Webinars

Win AD Google Hangout: Improving ‘Political Skill’ for Personal and Organizational Advancement

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2015

Watch this Hangout to learn how you can improve your ‘political skill’ for application in fundraising, marketing, on- and off-campus constituency engagement, job interviews and even student athlete recruiting. The authors of Political Skill at Work: Impact on Work Effectiveness, Pamela L. Perrewé and Gerald Ferris, define political skill as ‘the ability to understand others at work and to use that knowledge to influence others to act in ways that enhance one’s personal or organizational objectives.’ Personal, professional and social adeptness can significantly impact your effectiveness in ‘ideal selling’, communicating a shared vision, advancing organizational goals and even reduce personal stress.

Pam and Jerry discuss the findings of their book and cover topics such as:

  • How to assess and improve your own political skill
  • Specific tactics to succeed in job interviews
  • How you can apply these skills to specific athletic department goals (marketing, fundraising, leadership, etc.)
  • Strategies for organizational improvement of political skill



Win AD Hangout: FLSA Overtime Regulations – What They Say, What They Mean, and Planning Steps for ADs

Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Watch this hangout to learn how the impending FLSA regulation changes may impact your athletic department + planning steps for ADs. The U.S. Department of Labor issued its long-awaited proposed rule change that would revise the federal regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime provisions on June 30, 2015. The proposed updates to the regulations, if enacted, could mean higher minimum salaries for certain employees and significantly alter the way overtime pay is administered to coaches and administrators.

What you’ll learn by watching:

  • What you need to know now about the new regulations
  • When could this new standard be in place & how to prepare for it
  • Which employee roles these regulations would impact
  • Specific steps athletic departments can take for contingency planning

We were joined by attorney Maria Greco Danaher of Ogletree Deakins, who specializes in labor relations, employment litigation and in training, counseling and advising human resource departments and corporate management.



Win AD Leadership Forum – FCOA Considerations for FCS & DI-AAA, Talent Management & Facilities Optimization Strategies

Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Brian Hutchinson (AD at Morehead State University) and Greg Burke (AD at Northwestern State University) join us to discuss pragmatic leadership strategies and lessons learned for FCS & DI-AAA programs in three topical areas.

  • Identifying and signing cost effective, winning coaching talent in D-II head coaches and D-I coordinators
  • Making the case to university leadership and donors to fund full COA in select sports
  • Squeezing every dollar from your facilities budget to maintain competitiveness among recruits, coaches and fans



Win AD Hangout: The O’Bannon Appellate Decision – Recap, Implications and Planning Steps

Date: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

In this hangout, we interview Len Simon, professor of sports law and practicing attorney to review the O’Bannon appellate decision, what it may mean for the future of college athletics and planning steps for athletics leaders. Our discussion with Len includes:

  • What the O’Bannon appellate decision means for athletics leaders and student-athletes + what ADs should do now.
  • Is the O’Bannon appellate decision headed for further appellate review or to the Supreme Court; and if so, when will we know and what could that mean?
  • How the O’Bannon appellate decision (and its potential further appeal), impacts the possible outcome of the Jenkins / Kessler suit – which seeks an open market with no scholarship cap – and what that pending suit could mean for college athletics in the future.



Win AD Hangout: Title IX & Full cost of attendance: Best practices to remain compliant

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

In this hangout, we discuss how full cost of attendance is impacting Title IX compliance and explore opportunities to increase revenue for your program. We’re joined by attorney Dan Cohen, leader of Baker Donelson’s Higher Education Group, who provides Title IX audits and compliance reviews to colleges and universities across the country.

Dan shares his expertise in several key areas:

  • Understanding how full cost of attendance impacts Title IX compliance
  • Best practices for assessing risk and implementing compliance strategies
  • Success stories for creating incremental revenue with Title IX


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