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9.10am 22nd March 2016 - Management Topics

The delegates at the MDP 2 programme in Dublin
The delegates at the MDP 2 programme in Dublin

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 2 was a complete success for its hosts the Irish Golf and Club Managers Association (IGCMA).

Both Irish and International delegates from the golf industry enjoyed presentations by leading educators, including Ronnie Malcolm (Leadership), Helen Bennett (Team Roles), Bill Sanderson (Time Management and Communication) and Kevin Fish, CCM (Strategic planning). Delegates also worked in teams on a case study problem solving exercise throughout the 5 day course.

MDP Part 2 is the second course of the European Club Management Diploma which is awarded to delegates who successfully deliver the executive case study set during the week of MDP 2, pass the course test and successfully complete a work based assignment where they take on a problem at their club and resolved it by applying the key learnings from the MDP curriculum. Previous delegates have reported significant savings and efficiencies at their clubs from application of the outcomes from their work based assignments.

Launched in 2011 the highly regarded MDP pathway has been promoted and courses held throughout the UK and Europe. Each course delivers top class education to club managers and senior staff on all 10 Core competencies of modern club management.

This latest week long course was underwritten and hosted by IGCMA along with support from Skillnet. These bodies firmly believe that progressive CPD will contribute to the continuing growth and development of clubs and golf in Ireland.

Michael Walsh, the Executive Officer of IGCMA said of the course “we were delighted to host the first MDP2 in Ireland. IGCMA is committed to the ongoing development of its members. The CMAE MDP courses are the perfect platform to help enhance the educational offerings to those wishing to develop their career in club management and gain relevant qualifications. We are delighted to see many of those who attended our first MDPs in 2015 returning to continue their MDP journey by taking further modules. IGCMA look forward to working with CMAE over the coming years and are already planning with the Confederation Golf Ireland another MDP Part 1 for February 2017.”

The MDP pathway was originally developed by the Club Managers Association of America and thanks to their vision and generosity has been given to CMAE who have adapted the materials for the European Golf, Sports and City Club Markets.

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