Redskins legendary head coach Joe Gibbs has accrued plenty of knowledge over his lifetime, which has included three Super Bowl rings, an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a NASCAR Hall of Fame nomination. This year, he's found an outlet to dispense it all.
Strayer University, a national leader in innovative educational programs for working adults, has partnered with Gibbs, the four-time NASCAR and three-time pro football champion, on the launch of the Joe Gibbs Performance Management program. The new program will provide courses that focus on improving employee performance.
"I've been blessed with the opportunities I've had in life and I've learned a lot of lessons that I believe are key to being successful," said Gibbs. "I've never had an opportunity to organize and share those lessons all in one place until Strayer developed this program. Strayer is a proven innovator when it comes to adult education and the courses they have developed will help students identify their purpose, maximize their professional value and elevate their ability to lead successful teams."
The online courses, which started on April 2, and will be available once more starting Oct. 1, will draw upon Gibbs' career and include short videos. The head coach will hold virtual office hours and make himself available for students. The business program will provide a five-course concentration for Strayer's undergraduate bachelor in business administration degree and a three-course graduate certificate.
The program will utilize innovative, documentary-style content produced by Strayer Studios, which has been proven to increase student satisfaction, engagement, and continuation. Course videos will contain personal lessons and insights from Joe Gibbs himself.
"This is an incredible opportunity for Strayer students to learn from one of the most versatile and successful leaders of our generation," said Brian W. Jones, President, Strayer University. "Strayer has a proud history of innovating — reimagining the ways we deliver content and building value-creating programs that align directly to market needs. Our experience educating working adults is a perfect complement to Coach Gibbs' playbook of positivity, determination, and success."
"Building a winning team starts with people. One of the key elements I will have the opportunity to share through this program is how to select the right people, motivate them and work within a team environment," said Gibbs. "Most of the victories I've had in life have been when I've stuck to the game plan. Now, Strayer has created the Joe Gibbs Performance Management program for me to share those principles."