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Learn and discuss best practices with other Athletic Professionals

It is now taken for granted that a good Athletic Director should understand the nuances of operations, facilities management, scheduling, transportation, officials, uniforms, budgets, etc.


More importantly, after those functional prerequisites, the truly great Athletic Director must have an innate ability to relate to students, and ALSO understand the newer, critical issues that factor into a child’s athletic experience at a school: club teams, social media, strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, total wellness (physical and mental), marketing/branding, enrollment pressures, working collaboratively with admissions departments, and the role of athletics in concert with academics and the arts.

Our Workshops

10-15 Athletic Administrators are invited to collaborate monthly via Zoom to discuss current best practices in their field.


WHO CAN JOIN: Any aspiring, new or veteran Athletic Administrators

COST: $300 - entitles you to participate in any and all of the 2022-2023 Workshops

LENGTH: 1 Hour

QUESTIONS: Email Carol Hatton:

The Finney Search Group
The Finney Search Group understands the challenges facing the modern Athletic Director and how the profession has evolved tremendously over the past two decades. We also appreciate the unique challenges facing those professionals just starting in the field of Athletic Administration.

Our Virtual Workshops will help you navigate the many challenges you face, through collaborative discussion and networking with peers from across the country. 

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(All Workshops start at 1:00pm EST. Workshop topics are set through the end of 2022. Participant feedback will help us determine   Workshop topics for the 2023 sessions.)


October 17th, 2022

Recalibrating post Covid-19: Managing new challenges and identifying areas for opportunity post-pandemic


November 14th, 2022

Working with the modern athlete: how to help support your students' mental health and wellness


December 5th, 2022

Learn and discuss best practices for evaluating coaches and setting their preseason expectations