bring the discussion of diversity and inclusion to your organization.
THE LEADER’S ROLE IN EQUITY, RACE AND OPPORTUNITY
- The attendees
- The virtual technology platform
- Emcee to moderate the virtual session
- Expertise in diversity in sports
- Information, stats and perspective
- 20-minute live prepared remarks
- 20+ minutes Q&A
- Insights about racial inequities
- History and perspective around the NFL’s Rooney Rule
- Confidence to use your leadership platform for change
With Global Leadership Series for The Ireland Funds irelandfunds.org
Duquesne Alumni Association for the Atlantic 10 Sports Conference goduquesne.com
Guest lecturers at University of Miami Law School
On the RISE Champions of Change podcast
Opinion piece in Yahoo! Sports
American Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Forum americanbar.org
Contributor to article in The Undefeated
Rooney Rule influence in Sports Business Journal
Jim Rooney is a published author, consultant and national speaker. Jim’s book “A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule” details his father’s long and successful career. Released in November 2019, the book quickly became an Amazon Best Seller and was selected on President Obama’s 2019 Book List.
He is co-partner of Rooney Consulting, which assists organizations with enhancing culture, building strong teams and growing their businesses. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, The American Ireland Funds and Gilmour Academy. He is the 2019 recipient of the Lewis L. Glucksman Award for Business Leadership from New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House.
N. Jeremi Duru
N. Jeremi Duru is a professor, author, lecturer, researcher, frequent media contributor, and advocate – and is among the nation’s foremost sports law authorities. Currently a professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law, he is also a counselor for sports industry professionals and organizations, and is former counsel to the Fritz Pollard Alliance of minority coaches, scouts, and front office personnel in the NFL.
Duru has authored (and co-authored) books on sports law and examining the NFL’s movement toward increased racial equality. One of these books is Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL. Duru is a member of the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti-Doping Review Board and the National Sports Law Institute’s Board of Advisors. He has been a legal analyst for Yahoo! Sports and has provided commentary for numerous media outlets, including CNN, BBC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, ESPN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
"I recruited Jim and Jeremi as featured speakers for the American Bar Associate's Forum on Entertainment and Sports. Each brings a unique and personal connection to diversity and equity issues within sport, as well as deep understanding of the history, players, and events that shape the discourse in professional football. They were incredibly easy to work with and together delivered a thoughtful and engaging insider's perspective on matters of critical importance to the industry."
"Having been recently named the co-chair of the Atlantic 10 Commission on Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, it was critical that we deliver a strong launch with our initial efforts. Jeremi Duru and Jim Rooney provided a deep understanding of the issues that was second to none. More importantly, their ability to create a highly-engaged, lively experience for our audience was tremendous. They allowed us to communicate on a critical and complex subject in a relevant and meaningful manner."
TECHNIQUES FOR A LONG, SUCCESSFUL CAREER
INSPIRE YOUR TEAMS WITH DAN ROONEY'S STORY
Get Jim Rooney’s book about his father, one of the most influential sports executives of his generation. An Amazon Best Seller and selection to President Obama’s 2019 Book List, the book underscores the value in developing long-term winners on both sides.