Feb. 21, 2018 – Dr. Michelle Brimecombe and Dr. Rocco Porreca, Assistant Professors of Sport Management, traveled to Jacksonville, Florida for the 4th Annual Commission on Sport Management Accredidation (COSMA) Conference. The Conference, “Academics and Practitioners: Building Bridges, Part 2” was hosted by the University of North Florida from February 8-9, 2018.
Dr. Brimecombe and Dr. Porreca presented during the second day of the conference on Soft Skill Development Within Sport Management Curriculum. Dr. Porreca said, “This presentation focused on identified soft skills from within the sport industry and how to best incorporate the development of those skills from inside the classroom. The uniqueness of sport management curriculum allows for different soft skills to be worked upon while in each class. This presentation took previous research efforts and applied the findings towards curriculum development. Our presentation was well-received by those in attendance as we were both approached by multiple attendees throughout the conference looking to extend the conversation.”
Both Dr. Brimecombe and Dr. Porreca enjoyed attending the conference. Dr. Brimecombe said, “In addition to seeing some great presentations and us giving a presentation at a major conference in sport management. I enjoyed getting to see some old friends, colleagues and professors.”
Dr. Porreca agreed, “What I most enjoyed about the COSMA Conference was being able to interact with other professors in the field and see what they are doing in and out of the classroom. It is always great to share ideas and gain valuable insight.”
Find more information on Newbury’s Sport Management Program here.
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