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Warwick ‘Wonderland’

6.03pm 24th November 2016 - Management Topics

The delegates at the MDP 2 course
The delegates at the MDP 2 course

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 2 was a complete success when it was delivered at Warwick University during the first week of November.

Twenty three international delegates from the golf industry enjoyed presentations by leading educators, including Bill Sanderson (Leadership), Tory Brettell (Service Standards) Darshan Singh (Time Management and Communication) Kevin Fish, CCM (Lumina Spark and Strategic Planning) and Michael Braidwood CCM (Problem Solving, Decision Making and Report Writing). Delegates also worked in teams on a case study problem solving exercise throughout the 5 day programme.

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.

CMAE logoLaunched 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 hosted by CMAE’s London and Homes Counties and Midland and North Regions and supported by Circle Golf insurance who all firmly believe that progressive CPD will contribute to the continuing growth and development of all clubs.

Michael Braidwood CCM, CMAE’s Director of Education who facilitated the week said of the programme “we had a wonderful group of delegates attending MDP 2 in Warwick. Delegates who had attended our MDP 1 programmes in Dublin, Stirling, Dubai, Bournemouth and Warwick provided an excellent mix of experience and diversity, which really enhanced the programme. The groups case study presentation on Friday morning was excellent and certainly set a high bench mark for future MDP 2 groups”

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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