CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 2 was a complete success when it was delivered at The Marriott Victoria & Albert hotel in Manchester on the 11-15 November 2019.

The course has sold out two months in advance and twenty six delegates from the golf and city club industry enjoyed presentations by leading educators, including Bill Sanderson (Performance Management & Influencing Skills), Darshan Singh (Time Management and Communication), Kevin Fish CCM (Strategic Planning and Governance), Torbjorn Johansson (Lumina Spark), Jules Murray (Team Dynamics/Customer Service), Rab Lindsay (Decision making & Report Writing) and Peter Kirk from Jonas (Technology in Clubs) whilst also working in teams on a case study problem solving exercise throughout the 5 day programme.

MDP Part 2 is the second course of the CMAE’s Management Development Programme and will see a number of delegates awarded 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.

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

Torbjorn Johansson, Director of Education at CMAE commented: “The fact that our MDP 2 in Manchester sold out well in advance of the course is a sign that there is an increasing demand in the club industry for high quality education for our managers. With more and more managers wishing to enhance their knowledge and gain a recognised qualification this can only be a positive for our industry”.

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.