Cardinals president Bidwill to take part in NFL Career Development Symposium

Arizona Sports News online

Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill will be among 64 NFL coaches and front office executives that will take part in the NFL Career Development Symposium on May 6-8 at the Wharton School of Business on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

The group will speak to aspiring head coach and general manager candidates in various keynote speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions.

There will also be chances for the candidates to network with owners, team presidents, coaches, general managers and league executives.

“We are pleased to offer this program to provide a diverse group of coaching and front office talent with the tools and networking opportunities to take the next step in their careers,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “This symposium will help develop our coaching and front office pipeline and build on the progress we have made over the last decade.”

Other owners/presidents that will be in attendance alongside Bidwill include Jaguars owner Shad Khan, Giants owner John Mara and Falcons president Rich McKay.

Participants in the Symposium will be selected by the league after each team submits nominations within their respective staffs.

The Career Development Symposium previously ran from 1998-2008.

Some of the session titles include: “Expectations of Leadership,” Player Health and Safety,” “Managing Key Relationships,” “Brand Building/Media Training,” and “Developing and Describing Your ’90 Day Plan.'”