What Can Pro Sports Teach Us About Career Development

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Paul DePodesta, Chief Strategy Officer, Cleveland Browns and Mike Tannenbaum, NFL Front Office Insider, ESPN

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In this webinar, two high-achievers from the world of sports management, Paul DePodesta and Mike Tannenbaum, sit down to discuss how lessons from their sports careers taught them how to put together teams on and off the field and develop individuals to reach the top of their game. In their strategic leadership roles for teams that spanned the New York Jets to the Los Angeles Dodgers, DePodesta and Tannenbaum often had to manage change and develop culture in ways that drove performance.

In this webinar, the two discuss how to:

  • Define and find the best people for your team.
  • Invest in the right ways in the right people.
  • Enhance performance by unifying employees behind common goals.

You won’t want to miss this discussion!


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Paul DePodesta
Paul DePodesta

Chief Strategy Officer, Cleveland Browns

Paul DePodesta was named the Browns’ Chief Strategy Officer on January 5, 2016. DePodesta came to Cleveland after spending 20 seasons in Major League Baseball. During his time in MLB, DePodesta was the only executive in the league to win divisional titles with five different organizations. He previously served in leadership roles for the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Dodgers. DePodesta was also featured with baseball executive Billy Beane in the New York Times bestselling book Moneyball.

Mike Tannenbaum
Mike Tannenbaum

NFL Front Office Insider, ESPN

Mike Tannenbaum joined ESPN as an NFL Front Office Insider in April 2019. A former NFL executive with more than two decades of experience in team front offices, Tannenbaum has also contributed to ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft since 2019. Before ESPN, Tannenbaum worked for several NFL franchises, most notably as executive vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins and executive vice president and general manager for the New York Jets. Tannenbaum’s tenure as general manager of the Jets marked the most successful seven-year period in franchise history.