Today’s guests serve as the Executive Director and the Associate Executive Director of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association or NIAAA, Dr. Mike Blackburn and Mr. Phil Rison. These two leaders took some time out of their busy schedules and planning for the NIAAA Conference in Denver, Co this December to talk shop and leadership with Josh and I and you will not be disappointed as we learn from these two leaders in the industry. Let’s settle in and get to know Dr. Mike Blackburn and Mr. Phil Rison.
6:14- Roles of the NIAAA Executive & Associate Executive Director
11:43- NIAAA LTI Courses-Professional Development for ADs
12:50- Characteristics of Building a Successful Team
17:37- A Leader’s Vision
19:59- Learning & Growing as a Leader
21:51- Stretching Those That You Lead
25:55- National AD Conference-Why is it Beneficial?
31:00- 2-Minute Drill
About Hangin With The AD Podcast….
Hangin with the AD is an interview style podcast where Don Baker, Cobb County School District Director of Athletics, partners with Josh Mathews, Pope High School (GA) Athletic Director, to discuss hot topics and lessons learned with leaders in the world of athletics. These leaders include high school athletic directors at the district and local school levels; college athletic administrators; leaders in spaces that connect to athletics such as nutrition, wellness, recruiting, student-athlete recognition; current and former athletes; and others, who can help athletic administrators develop themselves and their programs for a better daily experience for their athletic communities.
We hope you enjoy the time we spend with these special guests. Please leave us a review or rating to help us know how you were benefited from this podcast or how we can improve it. Thank you for listening. And until next time, thank you for spending your time, Hangin with the AD.
Don Baker, CMAA.... Director of Athletics for the Cobb County School District in Georgia. @CCSD_AD (twitter & instagram)
Josh Mathews, CMAA...Athletics Director at Pope High School in Marietta, GA (East Cobb) @jwmathews14 (twitter & instagram)