Seventeen delegates from the Italian and European Club industry attended the latest CMAE five day residential programme focused on Club Operations
Seventeen delegates from the Italian and European Club industry attended the latest CMAE five day residential programme focused on Club Operations. Delegates from Italy, England and Spain, enjoyed presentations from leading industry educators including Sharron Ruttledge (F&B), Bill Sanderson (Management), Duncan Ritchie (Finance), and Michael Braidwood CCM(Membership Marketing) along with a host of specialist presenters from Italy.
Pictured – the delegates at the MDP 1 course in Rome with CMAE’s Director of Education Michael Braidwood
Launched in 2011, the highly regarded Management Development Programme (MDP) delivers top class education to club managers and senior staff throughout Europe, covering all 10 core competencies of modern club management. This programme was hosted by Terre dei Consoli Golf Club and was organized by Associazione Italiana Tecnici di Golf (AITG) who are members of CMAE.
Terre dei Consoli’s General Manager Ascanio Pacelli who is also a CMAE Board member said of the programme “we are delighted by the success of the MDP in Italy to date. We ran our first Part One course in April 2014 and a follow up MDP 2 in February 2015. This week was well subscribed due to the quality of the education along with the fact that our delegates are seeing positive results back at their clubs and are spreading the positive word. Terre dei Consoli was also delighted to play host to such an important educational event.”
On the Thursday evening group dinner CMAE’s Director of Education took the opportunity to present a Club Management diploma to Italian Club Manager Simeone Diozzi from Golf Club Carezza who attained his diploma though his attendance of MDP 1 and 2 in Dublin.
Simeone Diozzi (R) with Michael Braidwood (L)
The MDP pathway was originally developed by the Club Managers Association of America and thanks to their vision and insight has been shared with CMAE which has adapted the materials for the European Golf, Sports and City Club Markets.