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Penn State & Napsa Intensive Experience™

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This in-residence foundational program is based on NAPSA’s High Impact Performance (HIP) Curriculum ™ and provides for an accelerated transition to gainful employment and career occupations. Sessions develop competencies that help participants enhance their career trajectory and excel in a professional business environment.

Program Benefits

Improve your ability to effectively:

  • Increase business knowledge and advance operational skills
  • Develop a growth mindset for adaptation, flexibility, and progress toward improvement
  • Realize new potential within you
  • Lead off the field in brand new ways

Program Content

The Penn State & NAPSA High Impact Performance (HIP) Curriculum™ is built around three Core Competency Modules™ and uses a proprietary Inside-out Instruction (IOEC) System™ emphasizing “hands-on,” practical, role-playing scenarios to develop skills and anchor learning. The program uses four assessment instruments as onboarding pre-work to assure a personal and customized learning experience. The onboarding process begins with a one-hour phone interview to capture the participant’s expectations, goals, and concerns. Participants also complete a Getting to Know You Questionnaire, Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI), and a Multiple Intelligences Inventory. On the first day of the program, results are reviewed and provide valuable insight in preparation for the Core Competency Modules™.

  • Module 1: Performance-Driven Leadership
  • Module 2: Business and Financial Acumen: The Power of Numbers
  • Module 3: Secrets to High-Performing Teams

Value For You and Your Organization

This course will make you a more valuable professional through the ability to apply your football experience to real work in the corporate world. Because the program is guided by an employer-driven and learner-centric philosophy, employers can hire accomplished athletes with confidence, knowing that the skills and knowledge developed in a football career experience can have direct business application and value.

Who should attend

The Penn State & NAPSA Intensive Experience™ is ideal for individuals who are approaching NFL retirement. This program unlocks hidden value and transforms conventional paradigms regarding the preparation, perception, and value of elite athletes as they conclude the active playing phase of their careers. Seating is limited to 15 participants.


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