Excellent presenter line up for MDP 1 and 2 in Dubai

The Club Managers Association of Europe’s (CMAE) Management Development Programme returns to Dubai this May with an excellent line up of club industry presenters.

The Club Managers Association of Europe’s (CMAE) Management Development Programme returns to Dubai this May with an excellent line up of club industry presenters.

The first two courses on the MDP pathway, MDP part 1 and part 2, will both take place during the week of 28th May to 1st June 2017 at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and the Park Hyatt Hotel providing a first class 5 days of education hosted by Dubai Golf.

The courses are delivered by leading club industry experts recruited to provide top rated education to delegates on the MDP. Presenters include former General Manager of the Beach Club in Santa Monica and world renowned speaker Gregg Patterson, Kevin Fish CCM who has over 20 years’ experience in the club industry as both a club manager and supporting clubs in Scotland on governance, business planning and manager development, Darshan Singh who has over 25 years of international experience in HR and people development, and business coach Bill Sanderson who has a reputation for delivering performance, through business and management coaching.

From left to right: Gregg Patterson, Kevin Fish CCM, Darshan Singh, Bill Sanderson

MDP part 1 focuses on Club Operations and aims to enhance the delegates knowledge so that they may better serve their club committee, owners and members. At the end of the week, those taking the course will have an excellent grasp of the basics in every area of club business, and will have established a valuable network of support for their career in this industry. Sessions included on the MDP part 1 are Management to Leadership, Employee Engagement, Managing Change, Food & Beverage Management, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Club Legislation, The Golf Course and external facilities, Club Governance, Marketing in Clubs, Financial Management and Health and Safety.

Part 2 of the MDP builds on the learnings of the Part 1 course and focuses on strategic and business planning, performance and service standards, and the professional and communicative skills to develop every aspect of both the individual’s performance and that of their club. Sessions included on the MDP 2 week schedule are Performance Management, Influencing skills, Managing service relationships / Service Score Board, Strategic Planning, Successful committee strategies, The politics, governance & Manager Survival Guide, Time and stress management and Communications and Presentations Skills.

One of the sessions on the MDP part 2 is Lumina Spark which helps delegates to identify areas of underlying strengths, and make personal development plans to improve their performance and relationships in and out of the workplace. Club Managers across the globe have evaluated the Lumina Portrait as one of the most illuminating sessions within the MDP curriculum.

Course Facilitator and CMAE Director of Education Michael Braidwood CCM said: “We are excited about the MDPs in Dubai this year, last year we had a record 34 delegates on our Part 1 programme and this year we are breaking new ground by running MDP 1 and MDP 2 at the same time, albeit in different venues! This year we have a great presenter line up and have world renowned club industry expert and motivational speaker Gregg Patterson joining us, as well two of our leading presenters Kevin Fish CCM and Bill Sanderson from the UK. To add in a regional flavour we have the excellent Darshan Singh from Bahrain. Supporting these great presenters are a host of local specialist subject experts. It looks set to be an excellent week of education at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and Park Hyatt Hotel”

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Mike Braidwood CCM