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SackTastic 11-12-2012 11:27 AM

Sabres University getting some pub
 
I think most of us knew about this already, but for those that didn't, the Sabres University project is getting some good pub.

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/n...ss-during.html

Quote:

While waiting for the National Hockey League lockout to end, Buffalo Sabres executives have been taking the time to educate each other, literally.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays this month, team staffers are attending what’s being called Sabres University. It’s a program that has Sabres employees acting as teachers for their colleagues, with courses ranging from “Salary Cap and Player Transactions” and “Media Buying” to “Fitness and Nutrition” and “Photoshop for Beginners.”

Sabres University was created in response to team owner Terry Pegula’s mandate to use the downtime during the lockout to become better as an organization. Sabres staffers have not sustained any layoffs or pay cuts as a result of the lockout.
Really a great idea, and another piece of the puzzle in Pegula making this organization over. (Although someone might quibble with Regier teaching “Salary Cap and Player Transactions”. :P )

drew5580 11-12-2012 12:09 PM

Lindy Ruff teaching interpersonal relations w guest lecturers, Dimitri Kalinin and Slava Kozlov

haseoke39 11-12-2012 01:41 PM

Rick Jeanneret to teach Advanced Elocution.

brian_griffin 11-12-2012 01:46 PM

Harry Neale: Malaprops - how to void them and all their cost.

Duddy 11-12-2012 02:17 PM

The Buffalo news: How to not be a journalist.

TehDoak 11-12-2012 03:04 PM

Trolling for Idiots, a special Guest Lecture by Jerry Sullivan and Bucky Gleason

New Sabres Captain 11-12-2012 04:37 PM

How to Rappel from the Ceiling with Prof. Sabretooth

Crazy Tasty 11-12-2012 04:39 PM

Kiss Cam 101 - Taught by Clock and PK.

Taro Tsujimoto 11-12-2012 04:49 PM

Emceeing for Dummies, with Nicholas Picholas and the Why Guy

haseoke39 11-12-2012 05:10 PM

The Art of the Deal with Ville Leino.

ZZamboni 11-12-2012 05:39 PM

An educational lecture on ...

The best buffalo spots to picks up "legal drinking age" girls errr women! By Derek Roy.


The art of jamming the ax and professional hockey by Drew Stafford


How to not win fights ... By Andrew Peters


English is my first language, I swear! By Rob Ray


My favorite soups ... By Brian Campbell


Honey draws more flies ... By Ryan Miller

Connor McDavid 11-12-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by brian_griffin (Post 55713291)
Harry Neale: Malaprops - how to void them and all their cost.

ahahahahha

Burgmania 11-12-2012 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Taro Tsujimoto (Post 55717761)
Emceeing for Dummies, with Nicholas Picholas and the Why Guy

I'll pass on that class, thanks.

scooch151 11-13-2012 12:19 AM

"Technology 101: Using Your Fax Machine" with Darcy Regier and special guest lecturer Mike Zigomanis

"Speed Skating 101" with Brad Brown

Afino 11-13-2012 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Duddy (Post 55714013)
The Buffalo news: How to not be a journalist.

So obvious yet still cracked up

thahamer 11-13-2012 01:15 PM

Marketing and Sales - Professor Conehead

Taro Tsujimoto 11-13-2012 03:36 PM

Dance Instruction, with the Earl of Bud
Chorus, taught and conducted by Doug Allen
Money and Finance 101, with Terry Pegula and special guest lecturers Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr
How to play efense, with An y elmore

BUCKSHOT 11-13-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by scooch151 (Post 55729033)
"Technology 101: Using Your Fax Machine" with Darcy Regier and special guest lecturer Mike Zigomanis

"Speed Skating 101" with Brad Brown

best one ever !

5 Minute Major 11-13-2012 08:21 PM

Book Cook, uh, Keeping 101 taught by Professor John Rigas.

Woodhouse 12-06-2012 11:10 PM

More press... Coach Lindy Ruff joins rest of organization at ‘Sabres University’:
Quote:

The courses ranged from “The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media,” to “The Scouting Process,” headed by general manager Darcy Regier. There was a seminar from the ice-making crew in detailing techniques required to create a smooth sheet of game-ready ice. And even Kim Pegula got involved by outlining the team’s mission under her and husband Terry Pegula’s ownership.

As for Ruff, he taught a class explaining how he gets his defenceman involved in the offensive rush.

Bosswally 12-08-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodhouse (Post 56326715)

Ruff also taught How to use constant ownership changes to your benefit

Adam Mair and the anatomy of a joke


Dave Andreychuk and the art of the garbage goal

Steve Bernier How to make a great first impression

enrothorne 12-09-2012 07:30 AM

You, too, can have an impressive resume! feat. Ronan Tynan

Sabretip 12-16-2012 12:44 PM

A little more detail on "Sabres U" in latest Hockey News:

Quote:

Instead of making layoffs, president Ted Black and vic-president of marketing Brent Rossi devised a new and exclusive concept: Sabres University. "It was really the direciton of Terry and Kim Pegula, who have a culture of growing and bettering ourselves within the organization," Rossi said. "During the lockout, they challenged us to come up with something that talked to that culture."

Students were given a leather binder, schedule, core curriculum and options for electives. Classes were three credits each anmd 30 credit hours were required to "pass" the semester. "It put everyone on an equal plane in terms of trying to learn more about how each of us does our job,", Black said.
Sounds like a concept often used in some occupations of mandatory continued education to maintain licensure or certification - I hadn't realized that credit quotas were in place that all employees had to meet. Initially, it had sounded like a goodwill / morale building program that the Sabres were using to pass the time and which their employees could choose at their option to participate in or not.

Superhero 12-24-2012 03:21 AM

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Originally Posted by haseoke39 (Post 55718243)
The Art of the Deal with Ville Leino.

Yes how to make over $4.5 million/season while lacking grit, leadership, penalty kill skills, and goal scoring

SackTastic 12-24-2012 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Superhero (Post 56777887)
Yes how to make over $4.5 million/season while lacking grit, leadership, penalty kill skills, and goal scoring

That was the joke. You probably didn't need to explain it. KTHX.


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