Gabrielle Boase of Datchet Water Sailing Club has become the first Sailing Club Manager to attain the CMAE Club Manager Diploma.
Gabrielle Boase of Datchet Water Sailing Club has become the first Sailing Club Manager to attain the CMAE Club Manager Diploma. The Diploma is awarded across Europe by CMAE as a key qualification in their Management Development Programme (MDP).
Gabrielle was one of 18 club industry professionals to pass the diploma examination that was set at the CMAE MDP course in November in Bournemouth. Each had attended CMAE’s MDP Parts One and Two during the last 2 years, followed by an exam which included the submission of a work based assignment which looked at and resolved a problem at their own clubs by applying key learnings from the MDP curriculum.
Commenting on her success Gabrielle said “I am delighted to have attained the Club Manager diploma. The two Management development programmes I attended have been extremely beneficial to me and my club. I hope this will inspire others from the Sailing sector to enrol in the CMAE education programmes”
Pictured – Gabrielle Boase Datchet Water Sailing Club Manager with CMAE Vice President Marc Newey
Launched in 2011 the highly regarded MDP Pathway has already been promoted and delivered in Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Spain and Italy. The programme delivers top class education to club managers and club industry professionals on the 10 core competencies of modern club management.
Marc Newey, Vice President of the CMAE, said of Gabrielle’s success “it always gives me pleasure to hand out the Diploma certificates to our industry colleagues; Gabrielle has worked hard to attain the Diploma and is putting the knowledge to good use back at her club”
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 then adapted the materials for the European Golf, Sports and City Club Markets.
In 2015/16 the CMAE will deliver another 14 MDP courses throughout the UK and Europe.
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