NIRSA Events

2021 NIRSA Intramural Sports Virtual Institute

June 28 & 29, 2021 — Registration is open!

Registration opens early June

NIRSA’s Intramural Sports Virtual Institute will offer focused spaces to brainstorm and exchange ideas with expert practitioners as we navigate staffing and programming challenges in a post-pandemic world.

Join us June 28 & 29, 2021

Register for this Institute

Who should attend

Intramural Sports professionals of all levels seeking education on programming strategies and rebuilding our staff post-pandemic.

Core competency domains

  • Programming

  • Business Management

  • Human Resources Management

Learning Outcomes

  • Debate and design strategies for rebuilding our student staffs.
  • Examine new training and evaluation methods for officials development.
  • Identify key programming elements of successful drop-in and non-traditional events.
  • Formulate financial structures to support program viability and growth.
  • Connect and collaborate with a network of Intramural Sports peers for ongoing support and guidance.

Topics Covered in this Institute

  • Non-Traditional and Walk-Up Events

  • Pay to Play Structures & Strategies

  • Rebuilding Our Student Staff

  • Ask the Experts: Officials Development

Registration Information

Registration is open!

Institutional Bundle
Applies to: institutional members -Up to 5 people from same member institution, they do not need to be NIRSA individual members
Additional Institutional Registration
Applies to: more than 5 registrations in an institutional bundle
Applies to: individual members from a member institution
NIRSA Members
Applies to: individual members
Non-Members $199

Join us June 28 & 29, 2021

Register for this Institute
  • Live program registration capacity: 500

  • Price includes live program & recorded content until August 31, 2021


Programming Day

Monday, June 28 – 10:00am-1:30pm PST

  • Non-Traditional & Walk-Up Events

    Description: What league, tournament, and event formats best match the wants and needs to today’s intramural sports participant? Join the conversation to discuss strategies for walk-up events, register-on-site opportunities, and non-traditional formats outside of the traditional regular season + playoffs structure.

    Moderator: David Peters, Florida State University
    Panelists: Jim Powers, Lorraine County Community College; Shana Kessler,
    Central Washington University; Jason Darby, University of Southern Mississippi

  • Pay for Play Structures & Strategies

    Description: Transitioning from a free to pay program or looking to streamline your current pay-for-play processes? Experts in this session will present recent models that balance revenue generation with ease of participation and encourage sharing of ideas of other promising practices.

    Moderator: Ashley Lax, University of Wisconsin Madison
    Panelists: Matt Dunigan, University of California-Riverside; Drew Devore, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Megan Normansell, UCLA

Staffing Day

Tuesday, June 29 – 10:00am-1:30pm PST

  • Rebuilding Our Student Staff

    Description: Following a year with limited or no Intramural Sports staff from site managers to sports officials, this session will provide a space to exchange ideas on how to rebuild our student staffs and set expectations for participants and administrators in a future where experienced staff will be at a premium.

    Moderator: Katherine Geter, University of Houston
    Panelists: Stephanie Calhoun, West Virginia University; Tori Landron, Northern Kentucky University; Jason Hess, University of Maryland-College Park

  • Ask the Experts: Officials Development

    Description: There are always new methods to learn when it comes to officials development from preseason clinics to in-season training and evaluation. Get tips from our experts and ask your questions as you prepare for this year’s seasons.

    Moderator: Jarrode Davis, The Ohio State University
    Panelists: Leanne Surmin, DePaul University; Justin Ford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kelsey Jones, Western Carolina University

The 2021 NIRSA Intramural Sports Virtual Institute is a CEU opportunity for Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSPs). Registrants for the institute can earn 5.0 NIRSA CEUs.

Core Competency Domains
Programming | Business Management | Human Resources Management |

For more information, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development Brittany Rejda.