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ACCREDITED COURSES WITH FORBES

IMPACT now offers accredited programs in partnership with the University of Arizona Knowledge Innovation Center (KIC) at the Forbes School of Business & Technology.

APPROACH: Our unique approach to education and passion for mentoring students through transitionary stages has inspired the creation of this series of new courses. The U of A Forbes courses complement traditional college degree programs by educating students about specific industries and providing tactical learnings they can apply to the next stage in their professional development.

INSTRUCTION: Our extensive network of instructors is composed of influential executives in the Entertainment, Media, and Sports industries who share our passion for teaching, training, and mentoring the next generation of leaders.

CURRICULUM: Our expert-informed, specialized courses maximize the real-world experiences of our instructors to provide students with practical lessons that enable them to stand out amongst their peers and lay a formidable foundation for future success. Within each course, there is invaluable first-hand insight into our instructors’ fields of expertise that excel professional development, enhance personal growth, and instill life-long leadership skills.

Course Experience

Each course incorporates elements designed to maximize students’ learning potential:

  • Key Takeaways: Highlighted throughout to reinforce important lessons in each module.
  • Supplemental Materials: Readings, articles, and videos that provide additional context and education.
  • Interactive Activities: Designed to promote critical thinking and measure students’ understanding of the topics.

 

Relationships & Reputation

Designed to educate students on the tremendous impact that building strong professional and personal relationships will have on their careers and how to put themselves in positions to establish and maintain their reputation. This course provides a comprehensive curriculum with case studies of relevant industry examples, interactive activities, and high-level discussions from an industry leader with one of the most wide-reaching, established professional networks that anyone can have.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of earning trust, respect, and credibility throughout all stages of their professional careers.
  2. Recognize the value of relationships and feel comfortable growing their personal network.
  3. Cultivate a strong personal brand, positive self-image, and establish their professionalism and credibility.

Game Presentation & The Fan Experience

Designed to educate students on the behind-the-scenes of Game Presentation in professional sports and provide an understanding of how to create authentic, memorable Fan Experiences. This course provides a comprehensive curriculum inclusive of industry case studies, interactive activities, and high-level discussions with Felisa Israel, an industry leader in fan engagement.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand how to assess and execute various components of a Game Presentation at the highest level.
  2. Utilize all available tools to engage fans in compelling and creative ways, and capture the emotion of powerful, live moments.
  3. Analyze traditional sports entertainment elements with an educated, enlightened perspective and drive innovation with new insight.

More Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for more courses releasing throughout the year featuring instruction from some of the greatest minds in Entertainment, Media, and Sports!

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Felisa Israel

After a 20+ year career in the NBA, including serving as NBA Entertainment’s Director of Live Programming and Entertainment and helping to start the WNBA, Felisa started her own live event production company, 10 Fold Entertainment.

Guided by a passion for creating memorable live moments and a philosophy of doing everything tenfold, Felisa and her team have partnered with some of the biggest names in Sports, Entertainment, and Media to produce a variety of successful events using their unique blend of expertise to excite audiences and exceed expectations at every stop.

After leaving the NBA, Felisa wanted to make an impact beyond the world of sports. She has since worked with charities such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Straight But Not Narrow to produce fundraising and awareness events, moderated and participated in panels with industry experts to help further positive and creative discussions and built a strong relationship with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, teaching students, hiring and training interns, and influencing the next generation of rockstars in their fields.

Through her experience hiring interns from, and teaching at, UCLA Anderson, Felisa saw an opportunity to create her own program to further help students, IMPACT Internship. IMPACT Internship is a professional development training and internship placement program for college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates that are interested in pursuing careers in the highly-competitive Sports, Media, and Entertainment industries.

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