The latest Club Managers Association of Europe Management Development Programme Part 1 course took place in Celtic Manor Resort in Wales from March 11-15.
The five-day course was attended by 26 delegates from the club industry from Wales, England, Ireland, Italy, Australia and South Africa, and included attendees from variety of backgrounds, including general managers, trainee managers, catering managers and PGA Professionals.
The delegates benefitted from education sessions focused on club operations delivered by top-rated club industry presenters, including Darshan Singh on Managing Chance; Steven Brown on Food & Beverage; Jamie White on Club Legislation; Steuart Fotheringham on HR and Health & Safety; Bill Sanderson on Marketing in Clubs; Kevin Fish CCM on Club Governance; Duncan Ritchie on Finance, and James Newman on Facilities Maintenance.
Graeme Pryde, Secretary of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, who was a delegate on the course, said: “Anyone thinking about a career in club management or who is already in a role, the MDP programme is the ideal self-development pathway to build your skill set, build a network of like-minded people, test your knowledge, and build your credibility. It can also open doors to career opportunities not just in the UK and Ireland, but globally.”
Andrew Minty, Director of Golf at Langland Bay Golf Club, added: “It was a fantastic week, and the programme exceeded all of my expectations. There was plenty of great content, and I have taken a lot of things home to implement. I also met some amazing people too, and I’m already looking forward to the next course.”
MDP part 1 is the first of 5 Management Development Programmes that CMAE run, all designed to help club industry supervisors and managers become more informed, perform better at their jobs, and help them progress on their career path in club management.
For more information, visit www.cmaeurope.org
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