Nine Scottish Golf Club Managers and Senior Staff received their Diplomas at a recent presentation ceremony in Stirling. The European Diploma is awarded by CMAE as a key qualification in their Management Development Programme (MDP).
The nine attended the CMAE’s MDP Parts One and Two over a two year period, followed by an exam which included the submission of a work based assignment where they took on a problem at their club and resolved it by applying the key learnings from the MDP curriculum.
The successful recipients were Audra Booth, Scottish Golf, Colin Fairweather, Kirkintilloch Golf Club, John Forbes, Muir of Ord Golf Club, Maggie Paterson, Gourock Golf Club, Jim Burns, Stranraer Golf Club, Jacky Montgomery, Dunbar Golf Club, Nigel Scott-Smith, Lenzie Golf Club, Jim Halley, Prestonfield Golf Club and Andrew Munro, Elie Sports Club.
Kevin Fish CCM, Chair of CMAE’s Education Policy Board said of their success “it always gives me pleasure to hand out the Diploma certificates to my industry peers ; I have seen them work incredibly hard during their time at MDP, and then apply that knowledge at their clubs. These people are changing the perception of club management in our industry, and given the number of clubs now appointing trained and qualified managers, others are taking note.“
Launched in 2011 the highly regarded MDP Pathway has already been promoted and delivered in Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Spain and Italy. The programme delivers top class education to club managers and club industry professionals on the 10 core competencies of modern club management.
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 European Golf, Sports and City Club Markets.
In 2016 the CMAE will roll out another 14 MDP courses throughout the UK and Europe.
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