A structured education programme for Club Managers in Europe, Middle East & Northern Africa
The CMAE’s Management Development Programme (MDP) is the leading education programme for club industry professionals and provides the pathway to the european Club Management Diploma (CMDip) and the global Certified Club Manager (CCM) certifications.
The CMAE MDP is a series of courses focused on the core competencies of club management designed not only for those working as club general managers, club secretaries and in other senior positions at sports, city and business clubs today, but also for those who aspire to these roles in the future.
MDP Part 1 – Club Operations
Part 1 is a week long course targeted in particular towards those managers who are either new to a post, recently appointed or simply want to enhance their 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.
MDP Part 2 – Building & Managing the Club Team
The Part 2 course is also a week long and builds on the foundations of Part 1 to focus 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. At the end of Part 2 there is an optional examination to attain the CMAE Diploma in Club Management.
MDP Part 3 – Strategy & Leadership
MDP 3 Strategy and Leadership is aimed at those managers who wish to learn how to enhance their management style and tap into their leadership potential in order to operate the club as a business.
MDP Food & Beverage Management
This course is aimed at Managers with particular responsibility for successful clubhouse operations. It will take an in depth look at food and beverage operations from a management and control perspective. Delegates will study trends in menu and service delivery, as well as evolving legal requirements. Particular attention will be paid to the creation of successful special or themed events and how best to marketing these events. The course will also enable managers to create and deliver appropriate training sessions for clubhouse staff to ensure that service excellence is the norm at your club.
MDP Golf Management
This course is aimed at Managers with particular responsibility for successful golf operations. By attending this course, delegates will learn to maximize their working relationship with the key personnel employed in this area of the business, including the Course Manager, Professional and Club Manager. The course will cover in detail areas such as agronomy, golf shop operations, merchandising, fleet management and business planning to fit with the club’s overall aims and traditions. Delegates will have a thorough understanding of the history, evolution and future trends of the golf industry, to better serve their clubs and committees.
MDP Sport & Recreation Management
This course is aimed at Managers who wants to have a wider view of sports, fitness, recreation and wellness operations. By attending this course, delegates will experience all parts of the club world when it comes to these elements. The course will cover a lot of areas within racket sports, aquatics and junior programming as well as recreational sports but also listen to the trends within wellness and fitness. Delegates will have a thorough understanding of the history, evolution and future trends of the wellness in clubs, to make better decision for the future for their clubs and committees.
More about MDP
- MDP Brochure
- Course Content
- Dates of forthcoming courses
- MDP Educators
- Justification to attend
- Frequently Asked Questions
For further information, please contact CMAE HQ: [email protected]