CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 2 was a complete success when it was delivered at The Marriott Victoria & Albert hotel in Manchester on the 26-30 November 2018.

Nineteen international delegates from the golf and city club industry enjoyed presentations by leading educators, including Darshan Singh (Performance Management & Influencing Skills), Bill Sanderson (Time Management and Communication) and Kevin Fish, CCM (Lumina Spark, Strategic Planning and Governance), Tory Brettell (Team Dynamics/Customer Service) and Peter Kirk from Jonas (Technology in Clubs) whilst also working in teams on a case study problem solving exercise throughout the 5 day programme.

MDP Part 2 is the second course of the CMAE’s Management Development Programme and will see a number of delegates awarded the European Club Management Diploma, which is awarded to delegates who successfully deliver the executive case study set during the week of MDP 2, pass the course test and successfully complete a work based assignment where they take on a problem at their club and resolved it by applying the key learnings from the MDP curriculum.

Launched in 2011 the highly regarded MDP pathway has been promoted and courses held throughout the UK and Europe. Each course delivers top class education to club managers and senior staff on all 10 Core competencies of modern club management.

Torbjorn Johansson, Director of Education at CMAE and the course facilitator commented: “We are delighted to see many of our delegates having completed part 1 of the MDP returning to complete part 2 and gain their Club Management Diplomas, a qualification which shows to their employers and club members that they are knowledgable and committed to their clubs future through continuous professional development”.

The MDP pathway was originally developed by the Club Managers Association of America and thanks to their vision and generosity has been given to CMAE who have adapted the materials for the European Golf, Sports and City Club Markets.

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