About CMAA Professional Development

Professional Development is at the center of the CMAA’s mission. CMAA's curriculum is based on 10 competency areas covering every aspect of a club manager's job. CMAA's Education Department delivers educational content in a variety of ways through five-day university-based Business Management Institute (BMI) programs, chapter-based programs, conference education and online education. CMAA's education programs are part of its certification program. The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation is the center-piece of this program.

Learn more about the Professional Development department by viewing the Professional Development Brochure or contacting the staff.


The Club Foundation’s Scholarships and Grants Program encompasses a wide variety of scholarships and grants aimed at supporting and enhancing the life cycle of a club managers’ professional development. Whether you need financial assistance to attend Business Management Institute courses or to attend World Conference, The Club Foundation’s scholarships provide managers with a wide array of educational opportunities. Explore the Foundation’s Scholarships and Grants Program today.

Professional Development Staff

Jason Koenigsfeld, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Professional Development
Responsibilities: Curriculum development, certification pathway, global programs and research development

David McCabe, Senior Director, Education
Responsibilities: Conference Education, MCM designation, speakers and workshops, and webinars

Sarah Bal, Director, Virtual Education and Research Initiatives
Responsibilities: Online learning, CMAA University, Manager in Development program and Research

Joe Patrick, Director, Campus-based Programs
Responsibilities: Business Management Institutes

Brian Watkins, Manager, Certification and Education
Responsibilities: Chapter Education credits, certification, CCM designation, Honor Society designation, CCE designation