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MDP Strategy and Leadership set for Edinburgh return

1.51pm 15th July 2016 - Management Topics

Top row: L- Kevin Fish, Scottish Golf. R- John Bull, Tall Tree Bottom row: L- Rob Hill, Global Golf Advisors. R- Gregg Patterson, Tribal Magic
Top row: L- Kevin Fish, Scottish Golf. R- John Bull, Tall Tree Bottom row: L- Rob Hill, Global Golf Advisors. R- Gregg Patterson, Tribal Magic

CMAE is delighted to announce that its 5th Management Development Programme (MDP 3, Strategy and Leadership) on the MDP pathway will take place again in Edinburgh from the 23rd to 27th January 2017.

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 their club at a higher level.

Delegates will understand the responsibilities and characteristics required to exert the appropriate levels of power and influence so that their club can develop its creativity while focusing its strategic aims in line with its established culture and traditions.

Particular attention will be paid to establishing and enhancing an effective working relationship with the Committee, whilst mentoring, developing and leading the staff team. Delegates will also be invited to review their knowledge in all competency areas required to achieve success at their club and in their career.

One key component included within the week’s learning is the Lumina Traits and Leadership Assessment. “Lumina Learning” maintains a global network of practitioners who specialise in helping individuals to identify areas of underlying strengths, and make personal development plans to improve their performance and relationships in and out of the workplace. Club Managers across the globe have evaluated the Lumina Portrait as one of the most illuminating sessions within the MDP curriculum.

CMAE’s Education Policy Board member Kevin Fish, who has developed the MDP 3 – Strategy and Leadership programme in conjunction with Jason Koenigsfeld, Ph.D, CHE, Senior Vice President Professional Development, Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), said of the programme:

“The MDP pathway has been designed to build a manager’s knowledge in the ten core competencies culminating in this fifth training course, which as the name suggests, enables delegates to lead their clubs, and address strategic issues within them.

The “Strategy & Leadership” course explores the nature of leadership in modern clubs, and the emotional intelligence required to lead in a variety of situations, depending on the club’s circumstances and the manager’s own experience. We won’t be afraid to explore our managers’ weaknesses in a safe environment, as well as build on those strengths that every manager brings with them.

With sessions covering subjects as broad as club ethics, financial management and professional image, the course is designed to polish the performance of our industry leaders, and is open to managers who have already invested in their career with CMAE, as well a those who feel that this course is the most appropriate at this stage of their professional development.”

The impressive presenter line-up includes John Bull of Tall Tree, Gregg Patterson formerly of Santa Monica Beach Club, Russell Conde, Club Benchmarking, Rob Hill, Global Golf Advisors, Kevin Fish, of Scottish Golf, Elaine Patterson HR Consultant and Ken Harvey of Edinburgh Leisure.

The programme is being held at the convenient city centre location of the Macdonalds Holyrood Hotel which is 10 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley railway station.

The cost of the course is £1,100 + VAT for CMAE members and £1,205 + VAT for non CMAE members which includes a CMAE membership and is inclusive of 4 nights half board accommodation and the Lumina profiling.

Click here to download the course brochure and registration form

To book your place please contact Debbie Goddard at CMAE HQ.

For more information about CMAE and their Management Development Programmes visit:

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