Posts Tagged ‘Sports Careers’

ISPA-Always Moving Forward

Friday, March 26th, 2010

It is a very exciting time to be the Executive Director of ISPA! There are so many incredible projects in the works, if I did not have a PDA I would lose track of all the projects we have in development. In addition to the Credentialed Professionals only website, we are EXPANDING our Accreditation scope to include top notch Organizations and Charities. Andrew Teunis (Director of Business Development) and Erik Nagy (International Business Consultant) have been making powerful contacts with some of the Worlds most prominent organizations. These contacts will bring even more visibility to the ISPA credential.

I am so proud to be part of an organization that is constantly moving forward, however, always remaining firmly rooted in the ethical principles that the organization was founded on. Keep checking the ISPA website for more information on all these exciting enhancements.

Yours in Sport,

Justin Mayer-Executive Director, ISPA

Publish or Perish

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Many professionals are desperate to find outlets for their publishing needs. I hope you remember that the ISPA has a publishing division that can serve as such an outlet. Whether it is a book or monograph or a CEU course, consider publishing with ISPA/NP2 Publishing and reach a global audience. Details are provided inside the web site.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President

ISPA- Credentialed Professionals Only Website

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Many ISPA Credentialed Professionals have emailed me asking what they can expect from the new Credentialed Professionals only website. My initial response is what would you like to see on this new website? The ISPA exists to support its Credentialed Professionals. This new exclusive website will be an amazing vehicle we will use to support our Credentialed Professionals. Comment on this thread, e-mail (Justin@thesportsprofessionals.com) or call 312-920-9522 and let us know what you would like to see on your new website. Keep checking this blog for more details on this great new enhancement!

Yours in Sport,
Justin Mayer- Executive Director, ISPA

ISPA- Exclusive Website!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Exclusive ISPA Credentialed Professionals only content coming soon! In April we will be launching a section of our website that will be exclusive to ISPA Credentialed professionals. There will be incredible resources for Credentialed Professional in this new website. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting new enhancement!

Yours in Sport,

ISPA-Management

ISPA Online CEU Portal

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Check Out ISPA’s new online CEU Portal in the below video.

In this video we show you the new ISPA Online CEU portal. After purchasing CEUs, this portal is set up for you to access at anytime from anywhere. ISPA is continually striving to deliver new innovations to its credentialed professionals. In April, we will be launching an exclusive section on the ISPA website for Credentialed Professionals. Individuals who are not credentialed through ISPA will not be able to access this exclusive content. Stay tuned for more information on the forthcoming exclusive content.

Sincerely,

ISPA Management Team

Are you Maximizing your Workplace Benefits?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

An idea that we have found very helpful is to suggest that you use your Education Benefits that your employer gives you toward your ISPA credentialing fees. This has been a great idea for many because of the simple math involved. Many companies set aside a small figure in their benefits package for Education, let’s say $200.00. Have you tried to sign up for a graduate course for $200.00? A conference fee? Buy books? Videotapes? But, ISPA credentialing starts at $195.00. Voila!

A presentation you attend is temporary, the investment in your career credentials is longstanding. Think about it.

Dr. Mayer, President

Only 7 Days Left To Submit Your Application For FREE!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

ISPA has waived its application fee for the month of February! There are only 7 days left to take advantage of this offer! Apply for ISPA accreditation and join the world’s leading accreditation body for Professionals serving Athletes today!

Download an application here!

www.thesportsprofessionals.com

Oprah Comes up Lame

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This time Oprah is lame, as in ‘Lame Duck.’ That is the only way I can explain how her production company (HARPO) is developing a new show with Nate Berkus. The show’s theme is: “Need help with your teenage daughter? Are you constantly fighting with your daughter? Whether it’s her wardrobe, boys, or her messy room, are you finding it hard to get through to her? Do you wish your daughter would listen to you more and take your advice? Let Nate Berkus help you maneuver through teen drama.” Nate Berkus is an interior designer. Ok, he’s going to tell us how to parent our daughters? Educators, psychologists, counselors, social workers should be furious. Where and when did this guy get his training to solve these problems? Does anyone at HARPO have a conscience? Have they considered the potential harm they could cause by an interior designer giving problem advice? Is Oprah paying attention to these people?

I must admit to a guilty indulgence. I had respected Oprah, even admired her in the past. For every 16 programs that had incestuous hillbillies and 11 of celebrities jumping on couches, she would have 1 or 2 that raised the level of intelligence of the USA. By George, she should be forgiven for that 27:2 ratio just on what she has done for reading in this country. I looked away at Dr. Phil, shuddered as he paraded out his son as an expert on teens based on the boy’s credentials of just having been one, the arrogant Art Smith was/is irksome but I could just avoid those shows, the Wizard of Oz, well he seems to enjoy himself, to hell with everyone else. But, an interior designer giving parenting advice? Is this an extended middle finger to America in the last year of the show? Take this America, it doesn’t take years of training and experience and decades of research to tell you how to care for teen girls, just consult the cutest interior designer you can find. It’s easy. I don’t know how much more of this I can take Oprah.

Isn’t it about time that organizations like the APA, the NASW and NEA spoke out to defend their professions? Isn’t that what we pay dues for? For them to protect our professions and guide the public so they turn to trained people to help with these issues? If such a folly as this invaded medicine, the AMA would shut this nonsense down in a heartbeat-probably right after mini-Phil started spouting out as an expert on teens. Maybe it’s time we all question where our dues goes to these organizations? Are they protecting you and I? ISPA speaks out to defend and build our professional’s careers.

Oprah, don’t be alame (duck) control your people. You only have a few more months, go out in style.

Dr. John Mayer

ISPA Participating in exciting Conference!

Monday, February 15th, 2010

May 26-28 at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI.

ISPA is participating in an exciting conference, “A Mirror Of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” May 26-28 at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. Dr. Mayer will be presenting on multiple topics. (Link to conference: https://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety/schedule.html). We encourage you to look at the link, and if any ISPA professionals would like to co-present with ISPA, please contact Justin Mayer at Justin@thesportsprofessionals.com ASAP. General registration opens on February 1st.

“A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” is a distinctive, intimate, and affordable three-day event that provides opportunities for sports academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and to share their expertise about American sports. The conference will cover the following issues:

•        Economic Issues in Sports

•        Sports History

•        Amateur and College Athletics

•        The Business of Sports

•        The Sociology of Sports

•        Sports and Education

•        Sports Communications

•        Sports and Race

The conference includes a number of elements meant to create a unique experience for all those who participate and attend. Paul Tagliabue, former Commissioner (CEO) of the National Football League, and Carl Vogel, Partner of SCP Worldwide, will give major addresses offering their perspective on “Sports in America” and “The Future of American Sports.” Dr. Robert Kustra, President of Boise State University, will be presenting “Modern College Athletics: A View from the Top.” Also, Kevin B. Blackistone of ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland will be speaking on “Race and Sports in America.” Academics and practitioners will be able to network with each other and to give and hear papers and presentations on a wide range topics related to American sports.

The conference will also include a gallery exhibition of the finest American sports photography, and a juried festival of sports-themed films and videos.

ISPA and ATI Physical Therapy

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

We had a great meeting at ATI Physical Therapy at their Carol Stream, IL complex! Talk about beautiful – this complex had absolutely EVERYTHING. Weight training, cardiovascular training, gymnastics training, aquatic training, you name it! ISPA management was meeting with Dr. Chris Stout, and his team, once again to discuss some upcoming projects that will hopefully be made public in the next month or two. We are also working on putting our minds together to put together some online video training. Exciting stuff to say the least! More to come ~

– Andrew Teunis, Director of Business Development ISPA