The Confederation of Professional Golf has activated the first step in its vision to modernise and further advance education of PGA Professionals and the workforce for golf with the imminent launch and subsequent rollout of its new online education platform.
The Learning Management System [LMS] will increase collaboration between the CPG and its Member Countries around educational activity and provide each PGA Member with a centralised digital tool that raises their learning experiences.
Ian Randell, Chief Executive of the CPG, commented: “This new platform will elevate each of our member’s education offerings irrespective of size and it reiterates our commitment to invest in technology and invest in our members to create collective benefit for them, for the CPG, and for the workforce of the game.
“The LMS launch also provides a strong proof-of-concept around our 5-year strategic plan, CPG Thrive, and the collective #oneCPG approach we have taken with our membership, as it encourages each Member Country involved with the platform to share relevant information and educational content with others.”
Following a number of pilots throughout May, official launch of the new LMS across the entire CPG Membership is imminent and will be available for Member Country PGAs to license, customise and use for their basic and on-going education programmes.
Canadian-based software company, D2L – creators of the Brightspace Learning Management Tool who already work with the PGA of Canada – are tasked with delivering the educational platform.
Alan Hiddleston, Director Corporate Learning EMEA at D2L, said: “The CPG’s dedication to the continuous professional development of its membership is inspiring and we’re very pleased it has chosen Brightspace to help modernise golf education.
“Once launched, PGA Members will benefit from increased and more flexible learning opportunities that are more impactful for them as learners and more easily measurable for CPG Member Countries”.
Wojciech Waśniewski, Executive Director, Knowledge Development for the CPG, said: “The new LMS system will have significant benefits to all of our member countries and in my dual role heading up the education of both CPG and the PGA of Poland, it is evident that smaller associations such as the PGA of Poland will be able to streamline their educational delivery and tracking, as well as create access to new educational opportunities for members through use of this LMS. Investing in such a platform would be unfeasible for the vast majority of our members on their own.”
For further details about the Learning Management System and its launch, please contact Wojciech Waśniewski [firstname.lastname@example.org].