Five CMAE members were awarded with their Club Management Diplomas (CMDip) at a special presentation ceremony at the CMAE’s recent Annual General Meeting.
The successful recipients were Simon Baker, Iain Lancaster, Sharon Heeley, Andrew Hill and Michael Newland. All five members were presented with their Club Management Diploma Certificates by CMAE President Marc Newey CCM at the AGM on the 8th October which took place at the Royal Air Force Club in London and followed a half day education session during BMI International.
Other members from England who gained their Club Management Diplomas but were not able to attend the presentation were Steve Cockram, Fraser Liston, Alastair Higgs, Graham Collins, Andrew Johnson and Nick Sinclair.
All of the diploma recipients attended MDP Parts One and Two and attained their Diplomas by passing the end of programme exam, successfully fulfilling the requirements of an executive case study (that takes place during the week of MDP 2) and submitting and passing a work based assignment on a problem at their club that they resolved by applying the key learnings from the MDP curriculum.
In the 2015/16 term 35 CMAE members have gained the Club Management Diploma bringing the number of CMDip holders up to 143.
Launched in 2011 the highly regarded MDP Pathway has already been promoted and delivered in Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy and Dubai. Each course delivers top class education to club managers and club industry professionals on the 10 core competencies of modern club management.
Michael Braidwood CCM, CMAE’s Director of Education said of the recent diploma success “It is always good to recognise the achievements of club industry professionals. They have worked hard to obtain the qualification of the Club Management Diploma and are putting to good use their knowledge in the work place to further develop the clubs they are managing.”
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, who adapted the materials for the Golf, Sports and City Club Markets across Europe and the Middle East.
In 2016/17 CMAE will roll out another 12 MDP courses throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
The next MDP 1 course scheduled for England will take place at the University of Warwick from 30th January – 3rd February 2017, for more information please download the course brochure.