Manager in Development (MID)


First introduced in 2000, the Manager in Development (MID) was designed as a mentor/mentee program to educate entry- and mid-level managers through exposure to diverse departments within a club operation. The MID program began as the brainchild of William A. Schulz, MCM, CCE, as he developed the concept for his successful MCM monograph, Club Management Opportunities Assistant Manager Development Program

Previously, this resource was available to the club industry as a hands-on training manual, which explored core competency areas for the assistant manager or department manager and senior supervisors in the club. This new modular program is designed to take approximately two to three years to complete, while working under the professional guidance of a mentor and now addresses all 10 CMAA Competency areas.

The revision and expansion process has taken more than two years under the direction of CMAA Senior Vice President of Professional Development, Jason Koenigsfeld, Ph.D., and MSU hospitality faculty guru Jack Ninemeier, Ph.D., and CMAA’s Academic Advisor Joe Perdue. New topics have been added and all of the materials have been reviewed and edited to reflect current practices in the industry.

The program will now be presented as an online, interactive 12 module program that can be completely in its entirety, by specialization or by individual topic. Each module will be accompanied by a PowerPoint to supplement the education from the mentor. This rich resource will be accessible online through CMAA University.  

MID Certificate of Specialization: Club Management Essentials   

1.    Governance - Club and Organization
2.    Financial Management
3.    Communications and Interpersonal Skills
4.    Careers in Club Management

MID Certificate of Specialization: Club Operations  

5.    Food Operations
6.    Beverage Operations
7.    Facilities Management
8.    Club Training

MID Certificate of Specialization: Club Leadership  

9.    Leadership Principles
10.  Golf, Sports and Recreation Management
11.  Human Resources
(Coming Soon!)
12.  Marketing for Club Managers (Coming Soon!) 

Five Club Management Institute (CMI) Credits will be awarded for the successful completion of each module. A manager who completes all 12 modules will earn 60 CMI Credits and a diploma. In addition, one Association Activity Credit will be awarded to the mentor for each session that he or she helps to deliver. 

Get started now at CMAA University through the CMAA Professional Development carousel. Select Manager In Development Program and review the Manager in Development Program Guide for MID Mentees, MID Mentors and MID Reviewers for further information on the program and process.

For questions, please contact the Education Department at (703) 739-9500.