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winning edge leadership game changing retreat

miami, fl

June 21 - 24, 2018

Retreat Objectives

  • Increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure positions in sports business
  • Increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in sports business
  • Introduce student-athletes to industry professionals creating positive relationships
  • Raise awareness of the existing talent pool of current and former student-athletes who have a passion and interest to work in sports business.

Retreat Mentors


Corinne Milien

Winning Edge Leadership Academy

Will Baggett

College Football Playoffs


Dell Robinson

Spelman Johnson


Dr. Julie SHaw

Women's Sports Foundation


Maria Taylor



Lynda Tealer

University of Florida


retreat Schedule

Thursday, June 21

  • Student-Athlete arrival
  • Welcome dinner

Friday, June 22

  • Breakfast conversations with a mentor
  • Large group presentation 1
  • Small group discussion 1
  • Spotlight
  • activity/Enrichment trip
  • Large group presentation 2
  • Small group discussion 2
  • Dinner of Influence 1

Saturday, June 23

  • Breakfast conversations with a mentor
  • Large group presentation 3
  • Small group discussion 3
  • Spotlight
  • Activity/Enrichment trip
  • Large group presentation 4
  • Small group discussion 4
  • Dinner of Influence 2

Sunday, June 24

  • Reflection
  • departure

Dinner of influence

  • an opportunity for participants to have meaningful conversations with industry professionals
  • Invitational only for industry professionals

Eligible applicants:

  • Current and former student-athletes at all divisions of collegiate athletics
  • women and ethnic minorities
  • leaders on and off the court/field


  • Transportation to and from Miami, FL
  • Hotel: $80 per day for a total of $240

Financial assistance available for those who qualify.

winning edge will provide:

  • All ground transportation
  • all meals
  • all retreat materials

accepting applications December 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018.  participants will be announced February 28, 2018. 

additional retreat details will be provided to selected participants.

Please note, in leiu of an essay, all applicants will be required to upload a video no longer than 2 minutes Telling us more about who you are, why you should be selected to participate, and how the Game Changing Retreat can help you.