Scottish Club Manager wins bursary for MDP 3 Strategy & Leadership

The European Club Education Foundation has awarded their annual Joe Perdue Bursary to Iain Russell, Club Manager at East Renfrewshire Golf Club. The Bursary covers the costs of attending the MDP Part 3 Strategy & Leadership course run by Club Management Association of Europe (CMAE).

The Joe Perdue Bursary was established in 2015 in memory of CMAA’s Joe Perdue, the pioneer of club management education in Europe, who was instrumental in assisting CMAE to establish its now extremely popular Management Development Programmes.

On receiving his bursary award, Iain said: “I am extremely grateful and privileged to be the Joe Perdue Bursary award winner. The positive impact CMAE has had on my career is unmeasurable and the continued educational programmes offer a wonderful pathway to become a CCM.

The many great people I have met on my pathway continue to inspire me and the support given from East Renfrewshire Golf Club has offered me the opportunity to continue on my journey.

 Thank you to the ECEF Board of Directors for this award and also to the Board of Management at East Renfrewshire Golf Club for their continued support.

I will endeavour to work hard to pass my MDP3 to ensure my gratuity to you all for this award.”

 Marc Newey CCM CCE from ECEF confirmed that “ Iain’s application stood out from the rest and the Board were unanimous that he deserved to receive the award. We know he will make the very most of it”.

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