The Club Managers Association of Europe is celebrating a significant milestone for the Management Development Programme (MDP) this week as the MDP Strategy & Leadership course taking place in Edinburgh from 23rd – 27th January 2017 marks the 50th MDP to date.
The Club Managers Association of Europe is celebrating a significant milestone for the Management Development Programme (MDP) this week with the Strategy & Leadership course taking place in Edinburgh from 23rd – 27th January 2017 marking the 50th MDP to date.
Back row from left to right, James Burns CCM CMAE, Gordon Campbell CGI, Mary Lou Watkins CMdip CMAE, Front row from left to right, Michael Braidwood CCM CMAE, David Roy CCM VP CMAE, Michael Walsh CCM IGCMA, Kevin Fish CCM, Lindsey Paris Circle Golf, Pierre Chevallier CMdip CMAE, Marc Newey CCM, President CMAE
The programme consists of five residential courses, each lasting one week and is designed to help club industry supervisors and managers improve their knowledge and skills and support career progression in the club management industry. The programme delivers top class education to club industry professionals in all the recognised core competencies of modern club management.
MDP was launched in 2011 with the first part 1 course, hosted by Scottish Golf, taking place in Stirling. This highly regarded initiative has benefitted Club Managers from all over Europe with over 900 delegates from 29 different nationalities attending courses delivered in Scotland, England, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Dubai.
Delegates can attain two different levels of certification and to date 150 delegates who have completed parts 1 and 2 of the programme have gone on to achieve the Club Management Diploma (CMDip) and 36 CMAE members currently hold the highly regarded and globally recognised Certified Club Manager (CCM) status.
The MDP pathway was originally developed by the Club Managers Association of America, who have authorised CMAE to adapt the content for the European golf, sports and city club markets.
CMAE President Marc Newey CCM commented: “CMAE’s objective is to advance the profession of club management throughout Europe, promote best practice in the club industry, and provide a certification programme which recognises and rewards club managers that can demonstrate the highest standards of knowledge and competence in club management.
Thanks go to our European and Middle East partners who have hosted the 50 programmes to date, CMAA who allowed us to bring the programme to Europe, in particular Joe Perdue and Jason Koenigsfeld and to our various Corporate Partners who without their support we would not be able to provide this world class education”.
For more information on the CMAE’s Management Development Programme visit www.cmaeurope.org