USITT (The Association for Performing Arts and Entertainment Professionals) is offering programs for on-demand learning, theater safety, and mentorship.


INNOVA is the online on-demand learning platform brought to you by ESTA and USITT. Whether you are seeking continuing education credits or simply wish to increase your knowledge, INNOVA’s programming allows you to view courses from anywhere at any time. INNOVA also offers free “quick-fire” sessions as a service to the industry. These are short presentations on a range of subjects from writing resumes and interviewing techniques to introductions to each of the American National Standards developed under ESTA’s Technical Standards Program.

Explore online opportunities at

Rigging Safety Initiative

The RSI offers free stage rigging inspections and safety training for secondary schools across America. Schools can apply for the service twice a year, in spring and fall. The RSI is open to all secondary schools nationwide.

The application is open until November 19. Apply at

Board Mentorship

The Board Mentorship Program creates an opportunity for future leaders to learn more about nonprofit governance and servant leadership. With feedback from former participants, the program has refocused to become a flexible, 12-18-month long Mentorship with particular emphasis on finding the future leaders of USITT and investing in their growth. This opportunity serves as a bridge to connect emerging professionals with current leaders in the theatre and entertainment industry, as well as an opportunity to learn new skills that will help the Mentee develop valuable expertise on their journey to nonprofit leadership.

Apply to receive mentorship at