The Sports & Entertainment Impact Certificate is an unparalleled virtual training program at the intersection of sports, entertainment and philanthropy.
This certificate program is offered in partnership with Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University. The SEIC Certificate offers students the opportunity to earn a non-credit professional certificate from a world class academic institution.
WHO WE ARE.
Our certificate’s leadership team, faculty and students are leaders in the field of sports and entertainment philanthropy, working with athletes, actors, singers, teams, leagues, nonprofit organizations, major consultancies, top firms and other sports and entertainment industry stakeholders.
Certificate program students are Executive Directors, Nonprofit Employees, Community Relations, Public Relations and Media professionals, Agents, Publicists, Attorneys, Managers and other thought leaders currently working in or transitioning into the field of sports and entertainment impact.
Each week of the Certificate program is taught by an industry-leading faculty member. Focus will include a different topic of the sports and entertainment impact field as well as opportunities for cultivating individual leadership skills.
Our Certificate provides access to a network of top tier professionals, faculty, peers and organizations as well as professional development including essential tools, perspectives and meaningful relationships that will help you and your organization adapt and capitalize on future trends and opportunities. Take advantage of the flexibility of a virtual program while building long term relationships with a community of alumni and students from around the world.
Bakst co-founded WCPG after surviving cancer, and has grown the company to a staff of 6 people with gross revenues over $1.2M. With Harrie’s leadership and vision, WCPG was named by Fast Company in 2014 as a Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Sports.
Lisa helps foundations fulfill their dreams and achieve long term sustainability. She recently served as Interim Executive Director for the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. Prior to Anchor, Lisa served as Executive Director of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for over eighteen years.
Michael is a 25-year veteran of global philanthropy, corporate responsibility, strategic communications and leadership development. As Senior Vice President at the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) for a decade, he reached millions on issues of education, health, military families, and youth.
In her role as Vice President, Garden of Dreams Foundation she works with all areas of Madison Square Garden (MSG) and MSG Networks to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles.
Kathy has served as Vice President of Programs and Education, TGR Foundation for over 12 years. Her responsibilities include providing direction to the personnel, programs and operations of both the TGR Learning Lab and the Earl Woods Scholar Program.
Cindy has extensive experience in fundraising, board training and corporate event production. Currently Cindy leads a consulting firm focused on providing strategic advisement for clients who have budgets up to $5 million.
STUDENT & FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS.
Students and faculty come from the following premier entities in sports, entertainment and philanthropy.
Border Youth Tennis Exchange
Bundy Family Foundation
Downtown Boxing Gym
Lacrosse the Nations
Little Prince Children's Hospital
Madison Square Garden
Major League Baseball
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Portland Trail Blazers
San Francisco Giants Community Fund
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Steve Nash Foundation
TGR Foundation (Tiger Woods)
The Sanneh Foundation
Why Not You Foundation
You Can Play
Erik Nilsen, Executive Director, Baseball Assistance Team-Major League Baseball
(Fall '17 Student)
“I have seen great improvement in myself, my staff and I can’t stress enough how important (the Certificate) has been for my growth and the growth of my organization. I have learned so much from the engaged faculty, collaborating weekly with students and all of the materials that have been implemented immediately into my day to day operations... I [also] received good advice during the capstone project in regards to fundraising ideas and saw donations increase from $2.8M to $3.3M.”
T-Neisha Tate, Director of Programs, Jacksonville Jaguars
(Spring '18 Student)
"My overall experience was amazing. (The Certificate) staff, instructors, and other participants were all knowledgeable and engaging. The program content was great and practical. This program should be a requirement of all incoming managers working either in Community Relations or the Foundation of any professional sports club."
d'Alary Dalton, CEO and Founder, Sol Soccer Club
(Fall '17 Student)
“In a very short amount of time, (the Certificate) has had an enormous impact on my organization, my effectiveness as a leader and it is having direct impact on the girls in my program. Through networking, mentoring and coursework, I now have invaluable tools and resources and feel fortunate to have had this opportunity.”
Supporters & Partners.
SEIC has collaborated with the following educational partners and financial supporters: