Club manager certification programs

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In an effort to keep private club management current with trends and issues in the private club industry, the Club Managers Association of American (CMAA) offers professional development courses that lead to educational and professional designations. This type of program is important to note because a private club manager’s success within a club setting requires a willingness and commitment to professional development. The professional development programs offered through CMAA are multi level courses that are designed for entry level to senior management. These certification programs are university based courses that are structured as one week courses as composed of five unique levels of Business Management Institute (BMJ) I V. The titles of the five levels are BMI I The Basic Club Management School; BMJ II The Leadership Edge; BMJ III The Chief Operating Officer Concept; BMI IV Managerial Excellence: Tactics for Today; and BMI V Strategies for Tomorrow, Realities for Today. In addition, the Business Management Institute program offers elective courses that enhance the BMI courses. The elective courses include sports management, food and beverage management, culinary orientation, and culinary update for club managers. In addition to the Business Management Institute, CMAA offers professional development courses through that annual world conference on club management, leader ship and legislative conferences, and local chapter education opportunities.

Reference
Perdue, Joe (1997). Contemporary club management. Lansing, Michigan: Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

RANDALL S. UPCHURCH
UNIVERS ITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT, USA

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