CMAE and Dubai Golf, who have joined forces to host a Management Development Programme (MDP) for club industry professionals in the Middle East, have added a new education session to the programme.
The Learn from the Middle East Golf Industry leaders session will take place on the Tuesday night of the programme and features a ‘round table’ debate on the club industry with Julian Small MD of Jumeirah Golf Estates, Chris May CEO of Dubai Golf, Mark Chapleski VP Troon Golf and Nick Tarratt of the European Tour. Each will be giving details of their recipes for success in operating in the Middle East.
The MDP Part 1 takes place at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club from Sunday 29th May to Thursday 2nd June 2016.
The MDP 1 focuses on Club Operations and the 10 core competencies of the modern club manager.
The 5 day residential programme will see leading club industry experts from USA, UK and Middle East delivering the education.
CMAE’s Director of Education Michael Braidwood said of the additional session, “We are delighted to have such a positive interest in our programme from leading club operators in the region. The additional session will give delegates an excellent insight into what is needed behind the scenes to run a successful organisation in the region. This session also compliments CMAE’s philosophy of positive networking at our programmes, so to have four distinguished industry professionals present will really add to the overall experience of the week. I believe this will make the programme extremely attractive to club industry personnel who are thinking about a career in the Middle East.”
A Club Management Diploma is available to all CMAE delegates who attend the MDP 1 and MDP 2 courses, then pass the multiple choice exam on the 10 core competencies of a modern club manager, successfully fulfil the obligations of the group executive case study, including a presentation to a ‘Board’ on their findings and finally submitting and passing a work based assignment of 1,200 – 2,000 words on a situation at their club that they have resolved using the strategic management tools learnt during the two programmes.
Commenting on the forthcoming course, Dubai Golf’s Chief Executive Chris May CCM said, “We are excited about bringing club executive education to the Middle East. It is important to drive club management education here with clubs being such an important part of the tourism and corporate fabric of the region. Dubai is the perfect venue with so many clubs in our Emirate and as it is such an easy place to get to from around our region. Our partner hotel the Park Hyatt is also a great place for the delegates to stay during the week. I am looking forward to participating in the additional education session on the Tuesday night and networking with the delegates.”