July 27th 2009
Q. What are some professional organizations/associations and/or journals, magazines, and websites that you find useful?
A. I’m a long-time member of the American Marketing Association, the National Association of College Athletic Marketing Administrators, and a number of other online (and offline) networks and associations.
For sports business magazines, I recommend Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily and the SportsBusiness Journal. I also enjoy Harvard Business Review, Forbes, a number of blogs and newspapers, and Alltop, an online magazine rack.
May 1st 2007
Q. How do I look for a new opportunity to grow professionally while keeping my eye and dedication on what I’m presently doing?
A. There are endless opportunities for each of us to grow personally and professionally, and balancing our current commitments with expanding our knowledge and experiences can be challenging, but also rewarding. (more…)
March 30th 2007
Q. As someone who started your career at an NCAA Division II school and eventually worked with NCAA Division I colleges, what would you recommend to those who would like to do the same?
A. I actually started my career in sports at an NAIA school – Winona State University in Winona Minn. – which is now an NCAA Division II school. (more…)
March 29th 2007
Q. How do you know when the time is right to make the transition from assistant director to director?
A. Great question and I’m sure the time is right at different times for different people. I believe you can put yourself in a great position to be elevated from an assistant director to a director when you make the decision to work with a director who you’re confident will be a great mentor to you as an assistant director. (more…)
January 31st 2007
Q. Is there a sports event workshop or Symposium you could recommend for professional development and networking?
A. The 2007 National Association of Sports Commissions will be hosting its annual Sports Event Symposium April 16-20 in Dallas, Texas. You can check out the details here.
January 29th 2007
Q. Is there a sports management association, or several different associations, available for young sports professionals?
A. There are several sport management associations for the young and not so young. A few to get you started would be the National Sports Marketing Network and the North American Society for Sport Management.
You can find a list of sports association links here.
January 25th 2007
Q. Could you provide a list or link to college sports management programs in the United States?
A. Check out the list on the North American Society for Sport Management web site and the list they’ve provided of sport management programs.
July 19th 2006
Q. I’d like to increase how much I read and learn, but it seems like there’s never enough hours in a day and I’m usually too tired (or busy) to read during the evenings. What do you recommend?
A. You may want to consider setting aside 30 minutes each morning and gradually build up to one hour – a power hour - for professional development. This could involve reading, viewing a DVD of best practices, or listening to a CD or cassette.
Ron Goch, The Telios Group
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March 29th 2006
Q. What are two or three professional development ideas or recommendations you have for collegiate athletics marketing administrators?
A. Here are three ideas I encourage you to consider:
One: Commit to lifelong learning. Have a thirst for knowledge each and every day, and be open to learning from everyone and every experience.
Two: Have a goal plan. Write specific goals and review each of them daily. You’ll be amazed how this provides clarity, focus and how much you will accomplish as a result of setting specific goals and reviewing them on a daily basis.
Three: Seek out a mentor or put together a mastermind team of associates to meet with at least once each month to share your goals, update one another on your goals, hold one another accountable and encourage each other, and seek to challenge and support one another.
Your turn to take a shot!
What are you doing to be a lifelong learner and continually develop your professional skills?
Ron Goch, The Telios Group