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Tuesday – Thursday, February 5-7, 2013The Bicycle Chautauqua “Does” Southern California: Riding, Reflecting and Pursuing the CCM MissionGregg PattersonTrack: AllCompetency Area: AllIn this fast paced day and age, club management professionals are hard pressed to find time for substantive, casual conversation with fellow practitioners. These stressed out professionals need the Chautauqua Experience.Chautauquas were developed in the mid-nineteenth century as “mobile universities” that moved across America offering popular talks intended to bring insight and entertainment to rural America. The Bicycle Chautauqua has updated the concept by creating a reflective opportunity for working professionals to escape from the trenches; to bond and connect with ideas and people; and to think deeply about club management in a physically stimulating social setting.Interspersed amongst the three days of bicycling will be four two-hour debriefs focusing on issues raised during the day’s ride. Each debrief will be preceded and followed by hours of discussion during breaks, maintenance periods and dinner. The Bicycle Chautauqua will start at a hotel in the Temecula Valley wine country north of San Diego and will, using “hub and spokes tactics” (that is---leaving from and returning to the same hotel each day), head into the California countryside for three days of riding and reflecting. Country clubs and wineries will be visited during the rides and a club will be used each evening, whenever possible, for the debrief, cocktails and dinner. Bicycles can be rented at a “pre-approved” bicycle shop near the Chautauqua hotel if the riders choose not to bring their own. All dinners and accommodations will be paid for separately by each rider. The seminars and debriefs will be free. All riders must be registered through CMAA. Contact Gregg Patterson, General Manager of The Beach Club at email@example.com for further information.Thursday, February 7, 20137:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Private Club Executive Leadership at a Higher LevelDick Kopplin & Kurt Kuebler, CCM, Kopplin & Kuebler, LLCTrack: ExecutiveCompetency Area: LeadershipThis highly rated workshop is back for an all-new third installment. This program will examine best practices not only in the club business but also in other business disciplines not to related private clubs. What have the most successful leaders done in their respective business environments to ensure their company’s success in a challenging economic environment? And what are the observable leadership characteristics in these executives that have application in the private club industry? This workshop will include presentations by Kurt Kuebler, CCM, and Dick Kopplin in addition to other guest speakers and round-table problem solving exercises. The previous two installments of this workshop have sold out so reserve your space early.
Presentation Power WorkshopGary Hankins, Pygmalion, Inc.Track: AllCompetence Area: Interpersonal SkillsGet ready for an intensive, customized program that will give you tremendous power in your quest for greater career success.Your ability to powerfully communicate your ideas to members and team members is many times more valuable than technical knowledge and experience. As you perform your daily managerial duties, how you look, how you sound and what you say are constantly being observed and critiqued. The perception you create can zoom you to superstar status or doom you to mediocrity. In this dynamic, interactive program, communication expert and past club president Gary Hankins will give you the tools you need to be a winner.
A Taste of the Temecula Valley Wine CountryCMAA International Wine SocietyTrack: AllCompetency Area: Food & Beverage ManagementLocated less than 60 miles from San Diego, the Temecula Valley has been making word-class wines for years. Comprised of 35,000 rolling acres and more than 30 wineries, the valley is bathed in ocean breezes nearly every day that cool the vineyards planted in its granite-based soils.The day will consist of a visit to four wineries in the valley with lunch included. The first stop is Lorimar Vineyards which specializes in making handcrafted wines with a fruit forward profile served in a Tuscan-style tasting room. The next stop will be at South Coast Winery and Spa. South Coast is a winery accompanied by a total resort. Lunch will be served at this location and the tasting will feature wines from the Wild Horse Peak Vineyards that are located high on the side of Mount Palomar.Following lunch the group will venture to the other side of the valley and visit Oak Mountain Winery. Oak Mountain is really two wineries in one with the Oak Mountain label producing Bordeaux varietals and the Temecula Hills showcasing Rhone classics. At Oak Mountain, attendees will also get to partake in an avocado oil tasting and tour their new cave.The last stop of the day will be Danza del Sol which has made wines under the Filsinger label for more than 30 years. Under new ownership and winemaker, the wines have become some of the best in the valley.Yacht Club Managers SymposiumTrack: AllCompetency Area: AllComing Soon!