The CMAE’s Management Development Programme (MDP) is a structured education programme for European Club Managers

MDP is the result of over 10 years of work by a dedicated group of club managers, educationalist and leading industry figures worldwide, to whom the CMAE and the club industry owe a debt of gratitude.

The CMAE MDP is a series of courses and learning opportunities designed not only for those working as club general managers, club secretaries and in other senior positions at sports, city and business clubs today, but also for those who aspire to these roles in the future. Whether you are a student leaving university seeking a career in club management, or an established business manager seeking a new challenge in the club industry, the CMAE Management Development Programme is for you.

By being on the CTP preferred suppliers list – You get Recognition by Service leavers as a supplier of quality approved training.

The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.

This means that MDP is now available for these people and they will be reimbursed.

"This is a good opportunity for the industry to get highly trained people into clubs and also getting the right training for the roles", says CMAE Director of Education Torbjörn Johansson.

"We have had delegates on our courses already, but they could not benefit from this. We are happy to be able to provide this service and feel very proud of the opportunity."

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