Stadium Managers Association Educational Resources

SMA's educational initiatives include peer groups, webinars, hosted education videos and regional forums. We look forward to this resource providing opportunities for connection, knowledge and service elevation!

Upcoming SMA Events

Regional Forum: MetLife StadiumJuly 11
New Member Peer GroupJuly 25
Regional Forum: First Horizon ParkJuly 30
Regional Forum: CITYPARKAugust 14

Click on the educational category button above or scroll down for more details on the events listed above.

Peer Groups

 The SMA Operations Peer Groups were created to:

  • Provide education and resources to all members that is timely, consistent, relevant, valuable, and delivered via a variety of mediums for maximum impact.
  • Create a SMA network of members that spans departments and focuses on both peer discussion groups as well as deep dives into ALL operations groups that "make the gameday go!"

Operations Peer Groups are virtual roundtable discussions highlighting hot topics within Safety & Security, Guest Services, and Facility Management. All SMA members are invited and encouraged to participate in these roundtable discussions to exchange information and talk about key business issues. These sessions are included in your member benefits, but we do ask all members to register to attend.

These discussions will be recorded and available for later viewing.

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Upcoming Discussion Topics

July17

Safety and Security: Training Using Tabletop Exercises

Join us for an engaging discussion on utilizing tabletop exercises to elevate your safety training programs. Discover how these interactive simulations can effectively prepare your team for real-world emergencies, enhance decision-making skills, and foster a culture of safety within your stadium

Date: Wednesday, July 17

Time: 10:30a PT/ 1:30p ET

July25

New Member Peer Group Huddle

Discover the power of your membership in our upcoming huddle! Learn how to make the most of your benefits and elevate your experience. Sign up now to unleash the full potential of your membership journey!

Date: Thursday, July 25

Time: 10a PT/ 1p ET

To view previous recordings please login to GlueUp and visit the Resource community!

Do you have a suggestion for Peer Group Topics?

Submit your session ideas by clicking the button below and filling out the form.

Submit a Topic Here

Webinars

The SMA Education Committee works with vendor and manager members to identify trending topics and bring relative information to the membership. Access to these webinars is included in SMA membership, but registration is required.

If you are a current member and are interested in submitting a proposal to present a webinar, please click the button below.

To access materials from past sessions, sign in to your Glue Up profile and then visit the Resource Community in Glue Up. 

To view previous recordings please login to GlueUp and visit the Resource community!

Do you have a suggestion for Webinar presentations?

Submit your session ideas by clicking the button below and filling out the form.

Submit a Topic Here

Regional Forums

Regional Forums allow for an additional opportunity, outside of seminar, to connect with other members face-to-face. SMA is lookiing to launch new Regional Forum locations in 2024, to allow for more members to participate in a Forum close to their communities.

If you have any questions or wish to be considered as a host location, please reach out to the SMA team.

 

Upcoming Regional Forums

July11

Regional Forum - MetLife Stadium

9:00am-5:30pm ET

Join us at MetLife Stadium this July for in-person education, networking and a stadium tour that will help you bring back new ideas and improvements for your venue. Regional Forums are complimentary and you can register through GlueUp.

Thank you to Delaware North for their sponsorship of this event! Click here for more details about this event, including speaker and session information.

July30

Regional Forum: First Horizon Park

9:00am-5:30pm CT (tentative)

Our second Regional Forum of the year will be held at First Horizon Park in Nashville. This is your opportunity to connect in the southwest for in-person education, networking and a stadium tour that will help you bring back new ideas and improvements for your venue.

Regional Forums are complimentary and you can register through GlueUp.

Aug14

Regional Forum - CITYPARK

9:00am-5:30pm CT (tentative)

We'll be rounding out our trio of Regional Forums with educational sessions and networking at CITYPARK in St. Louis. This MLS stadium is sure to offer excellent insights and opportunities for take home ideas. Registration is available through GlueUp for this SMA activity.

Click here for more details about this event, check back often for updates.

Key Stakeholders

SMA's Education Initiative is the product of much planning and is fueled by commitment to our members and our strategic plan. It takes many dedicated hours from our committee members, brainstorming topics, securing speakers and venues. For more information on those members devoted to this initiative, click the button below.
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