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About the Faculty

Courses at The IHRSA Institute are taught by industry leaders, many who serve as college faculty, along with faculty from UNC. The faculty members have been chosen for their proven expertise and history of presenting at industry events. The faculty participates throughout the week giving students additional opportunities to learn and interact.

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AMY BANTHAM, MS, MPP

Health Promotion & Community Service
Thursday, August 3
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RICK CARO

Financial Management
Thursday, August 3
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JAROD COGSWELL

Personal & Group Training Management
Wednesday, August 2
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BRENT DARDEN

Strategic Planning for Club Executives
Wednesday, August 2
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HELEN DURKIN, J.D.

Day-to-Day Legal Issues
Thursday, August 3
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ALLISON FLATLEY

Strategic Planning for Club Operations Professionals
Wednesday, August 2

Preparing for the Future
Friday, August 4
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BILL MCBRIDE

Industry Trends, Research & Benchmarking
Wednesday, August 2

Sales Management
Thursday, August 3
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MARK MILLER

Non-Dues Revenue: Management & Growth Strategies
Thursday, August 3
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BRYAN O'ROURKE

Social Media & Digital Strategies
Thursday, August 3
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MATTHEW PEARSALL, PH.D.

Leading Resilient Teams Through Change
Friday, August 4
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MELISSA RODRIGUEZ

Industry Trends, Research & Benchmarking
Wednesday, August 2
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DENISE RYAN

Networking Activity
Tuesday, August 1
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AL SEGARS, PH.D., PNC

Building an 'Innovation Tribe'
Tuesday, August 1
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DEBRA SIENA

Employee Hiring, Training & Retention
Friday, August 4


Preparing for the Future
Friday, August 4

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CHRIS STEVENSON

Member Retention, Experience & Engagement
Thursday, August 3
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CHRISTINE THALWITZ

Marketing Strategies
Wednesday, August 2

SCHEDULE

The Institute provides graduate level education for health club professionals. The curriculum was developed through feedback from members, attendees, and faculty and input from an advisory group of industry leaders. Course content, roundtable discussions, management resources, and industry research provide insight on how to execute more effectively within the club setting, give perspective on performance within the industry, and allow participants to gain a broader understanding about how the industry works together to support healthy lifestyles. The courses are interactive to ensure that each attendee leaves The Institute with a strong understanding of the fundamental skills needed to run a successful health club, a new perspective on what it means to truly lead an organization, and a network of industry leaders to call on for advice for years to come.

 

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“Everything about the Institute exceeded my expectations, from the accommodations to the quality of the presentations. Having the faculty attending classes and all of the events with everyone was priceless. I would absolutely recommend the program to a colleague!”

-Katie O’Donnell, Stone Creek Club and Spa

The 2017 IHRSA Institute Brochure is Now Available

Get a jump start on learning about the exciting IHRSA Institute curriculum, the inspiring speakers, and the wealth of resources that will be included in the 2017 program.