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.

- Governance and Leadership Summits
Beginning in June, CMAA will be offering regional one-day summits designed to bring together a club's General Manager/CEO and the Club President or a Board Member for cooperative education on club leadership and governance. Each summit will provide a concentrated day of education around the topic of Private Club Board Governance and Leadership. The subject matter will encompass what "model clubs" are doing with regard to best leadership practices.
2017 BMI Schedule Posted

Make your plans now to attend a Business Management Institute (BMI) in 2017! These programs are in-demand and generally sell out in advance. Register now
Conference Attendees: 2016 Conference Sessions Are Now on CMAA University
Recorded education sessions from the 2016 World Conference on Club Management are now available to attendees under the CMAA Member Education area of CMAA University. Attendees can earn up to five CMI credits by watching at least five hours of Conference education that they did not already earn credits for in San Diego, CA, by submitting the 2016 World Conference Credit Request in the File Vault. Sign in to access these courses today.

Mid-Management Conference Comes to Washington, DC
The Mid-Management Conference is a great opportunity for assistant managers to attend a number of educational seminars as well meet and network with their industry peers while earning CMI credit and working toward their workshop requirement. Starting in 2016, CMAA National will host this event annually in cities throughout the nation with the support of the local chapters. Learn more.


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.