NIRSA gladly invites proposals for our NIRSA Webinar Series presented by Cybex. NIRSA's 60 minute webinars are a fantastic platform for leaders in collegiate recreation to share valuable insight with NIRSA members—all without the challenges or costs associated with travel! Doing so allows you to further your own professional development, while also fostering the same for others in the field of collegiate recreation.
Past webinar presenters commend the intrinsic value of connecting our geographically diverse NIRSA community through live streaming educational webcasts.
"The Webinar provided a great opportunity for universities throughout the nation to come together and share information, without ever leaving their offices," said Jennifer Rose, Assistant Director of Sports, Youth & Family Programs at Southeast Missouri State University.
NIRSA is always on the lookout for thoughtful proposals addressing discussions at the forefront of collegiate recreation. Well-crafted webinar proposals include conceptual and theoretical framework, while also offering best practices in hands-on applications. NIRSA Webinar Series presenters have contributed to meaningful conversations in a variety of issues, including:
- Program advancement for sport clubs, intramurals, fitness, wellness, outdoor recreation, and aquatics
- Assessment of student learning and program effectiveness
- Facility building, remodeling, and sustainability
- Financial planning in terms of economic realities, sponsorships, generating income, and creating programming for the future with a budget that is stuck in the past
- Equipment maintenance scheduling, depreciation, and replacement
- Risk Management and Safety planning
- Standards guides for groups like CAS Recreational Sports and Specialty Standards
- Skill-building in research and writing
Upon proposal approval, the NIRSA team offers thorough, interactive support as you create a PowerPoint presentation with links to online resources and print publications — a worthwhile resource inspired and authored by your own vision.
The NIRSA team ensures a successful production by coordinating technical support from the media company, Infinite. With their support, we will plan the logistics of your presentation and coordinate a run-through. These accommodations provide a collaborative and comfortable experience from start to finish.
But don't take our word for it! Here's what past webinar presenter, Tracy Cocker, Associate Principal at Dewberry Architects, had to say about planning her webinar:
"This was one of the easiest commitments I have made of my time when it comes to presentations. The staff and IT support we had was excellent, and made the process go very smoothly."
While the process of preparing and presenting a NIRSA webinar is invaluable professional development in itself, you will reap the additional reward of five hours earned toward Professional Involvement Credits (PICs), applicable toward the renewal application for the Professional Registry. Presenters also receive a check or NIRSA credit in the amount of $100!
Let NIRSA webinars showcase your talents and expertise. Still debating over whether or not to do it? Take the advice of International Management’s principal and past NIRSA webinar presenter, Marcia Shaw:
"I'd encourage anyone who is tempted to try it; the NIRSA staff is supportive and can help you make your program successful."
Submit a Webinar Presentation Proposal Form today!