Twenty seven delegates from the Scottish and European Club industry attended the latest CMAE five day residential programme focused on Club Operations.
Twenty seven delegates from the Scottish and European Club industry attended the latest CMAE five day residential programme focused on Club Operations. Delegates from Scotland, England, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Russia enjoyed presentations from leading industry educators including Steven Brown (F&B), Ronnie Malcolm (Management), Duncan Ritchie (Finance), Kevin Fish CCM (Governance) and Claire Middleton (Membership Marketing) along with a host of specialist presenters from our UK education partners including BIGGA and the PGA.
MDP 1 Stirling delegates
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. The course was once again underwritten and hosted by Scottish Golf, which, since 2011, has placed education for club managers at the forefront of its support of the industry in Scotland.
Scottish Golf Club Services Manager, Kevin Fish CCM said “By the end of the week it is clear to delegates that Scottish Golf is serious about supporting them and their clubs, not just with this excellent education product, but also with the support tools we make available to our club managers. As CMAE moves towards the landmark of 50 MDP programmes, Scotland is proud of the role we have taken putting education on the agenda at golf clubs, and we are certainly seeing improvements at those clubs who want to help themselves.”
On the Wednesday evening of the MDP week the Scottish Golf and Club Managers Association (SGCMA) organised a special education seminar focusing on driving participation levels.
Over 70 delegates were welcomed to the session sponsored by insurance company Circle Golf.
Following the session, CMAE’s Director of Education took the opportunity to present Club Management Diplomas to ten Scottish Club industry professionals who achieved the qualification this year.
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.