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Certification

The Sports & Entertainment Impact Certificate is an unparalleled virtual training program at the intersection of sports, entertainment and philanthropy.
 

WHO WE ARE.

Our certificate’s leadership team, faculty and students are leaders in the field of sports philanthropy 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.
 

WHY SEIC

SEIC offers the gold standard in trusted professional development for leaders across the sport, entertainment, and philanthropy industries. The student experience stands apart from any other program. Co-led by credible industry pioneers, the directors are nationally recognized for their experience and leadership.  Our team of nearly 20 faculty is unmatched in size as is the quality of our 17 course curriculum.

 

SEIC is reimagining executive education for leaders in sports, entertainment and philanthropy.  As an independent certificate program, SEIC operates with the freedom to deliver a personalized learning experience to each student, while still upholding a rigorous academic standard.

 

SEIC stands for equity and access. Our program is for traditional and non-traditional learners and emphasizes connection across industries. We prioritize faculty real-world experience and as a result SEIC students learn from the most talented and relevant practitioners. 

STUDENT & FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS.

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OVERVIEW

Students and faculty come from the following premier entities in sports, entertainment and philanthropy.

 

  • America SCORES

  • Beat the Streets Providence

  • Border Youth Tennis Exchange

  • Boston Youth Wrestling 

  • Bundy Family Foundation

  • Detroit Lions

  • Downtown Boxing Gym

  • Everfi

  • Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) 

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Lacrosse the Nations

  • L.A.C.E.S.

  • Little Prince Children's Hospital

  • Madison Square Garden

  • Major League Baseball

  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • NIKE

  • North Toronto Soccer Club

  • Oakland Lacrosse Club

  • PepsiCo (Gatorade)

  • Planned Parenthood

  • Portland Trail Blazers

  • Pure Game

  • San Francisco Giants Community Fund

  • Sol Soccer

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  • Steve Nash Foundation

  • Tao Group Hospitality

  • TGR Foundation (Tiger Woods)

  • The Sanneh Foundation

  • The StepTribe Foundation

  • Under Armour

  • UNICEF USA

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Why Not You Foundation

  • WNBA

  • Wrestle Like A Girl

  • You Can Play

TESTIMONIALS.

Erik Nilsen, Executive Director, Baseball Assistance Team-Major League Baseball

(Alumni)

“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, VP of Social Responsibility and Impact, Jacksonville Jaguars

(Alumni)

"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

(Alumni)

“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.”

TESTIMONIALS.

Erik Nilsen, Executive Director, Baseball Assistance Team-Major League Baseball

(Alumni)

“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, VP of Social Responsibility and Impact, Jacksonville Jaguars

(Alumni)

"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

(Alumni)

“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.”

Erik Nilsen, Executive Director, Baseball Assistance Team-Major League Baseball

(Alumni)

“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, VP of Social Responsibility and Impact, Jacksonville Jaguars

(Alumni)

"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

(Alumni)

“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.”

TESTIMONIALS.

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Stacey-Ann Easy, Garden of Dreams (Madison Square Garden)
(Alumni)

"I am used to pouring so much into my work and not putting anything back into myself in terms of learning, this was so important for me to learn from all of the faculty. This was a big stage to develop and gain confidence. Now I feel like I have a voice on these topics. I am [also] very proud and thankful that (the program) has helped me to collaborate with an academic partner to measure the impact of our programs at Garden of Dreams."

T-Neisha Tate, VP of Social Responsibility and Impact, Jacksonville Jaguars

(Alumni)

"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

(Alumni)

“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.”

Erik Nilsen, Executive Director, Baseball Assistance Team-Major League Baseball

(Alumni)

“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, VP of Social Responsibility and Impact, Jacksonville Jaguars

(Alumni)

"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

(Alumni)

“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.

Educational Partners

SEIC has collaborated with the following educational partners and financial supporters:

Sponsors

Student
Experience.

Our Certificate is designed for working professionals and the commitment from participants can be estimated between two to three hours each week over a four month period.

Enrollment &
Tuition
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The next session of Sports & Entertainment Impact Certificate will launch October 7, 2021.