THE CLUB MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA AT A GLANCE
The Greater Southwest Chapter is comprised of club professionals from Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. We have approximately 150 active members that represent over 80 affiliated clubs throughout the region.
It is the goal of the Board of Directors to provide excellent, timely educational opportunities to our members. We provide education throughout the year including multiple-day seminars all focused on meeting the objectives of the CMAA. We work closely with our Allied Associations to ensure the betterment of our industry and professional growth.
In addition to providing excellent education, the Greater Southwest Chapter provides networking opportunities through social events such as family weekends, golf tournaments, conference dinners, wine tasting opportunities and community volunteer work.
To enhance the member's professional status through certification.
Club Management Profession and Individual Clubs
To advance the club management profession and to assist individual CMAA members and their clubs.
To effectively communicate with members, clubs, government, and the media through relevant content, publications, and other materials.
To provide a wide variety of educational programs and materials to meet the diverse educational needs of club management professionals.
To encourage CMAA members to be knowledgeable and diligent regarding the use of sound business and ethical principles in dealings with fellow club management professionals, club boards/members, and other associates.
To assist CMAA members in their career development and in job opportunities and to assist clubs in securing management personnel.
To develop new strategies, resources, and education to prepare club management professionals to influence outcomes in club boardrooms and the halls of government.
To recruit, retain, and engage members and to effectively demonstrate the value of CMAA membership.
Other Organizational Relations
To foster appropriate relations with other organizations that will contribute to the objectives of the club industry and CMAA's members.
To provide best practices, tools, and exclusive options that help club management professionals become stronger leaders and achieve exceptional club operations.
Research and Development
To conduct research and develop, analyze and disseminate information/data related to club management and the club industry.
WHAT WE DO
EDUCATION - NETWORKING - DEVELOPMENT
In many professions, a successful career is marked by an appropriate degree of professional development, verified by a credible certification program and recognized by both the public and one's peers. The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation has been the hallmark of professionalism in club management since 1965 and is the cornerstone of CMAA's certification program. It is a valuable and widely-respected mark of a manager's commitment to professional development and the club industry.
As with its education programs, CMAA’s certification program is a dynamic, continuing process. It includes two levels of further recognition: CMAA's prestigious Honor Society and the Master Club Manager (MCM) designation.
The entire certification program is under the jurisdiction of the Professional Development Committee with oversight provided by CMAA’s Board of Directors. It is the Professional Development Committee’s responsibility to consider suggestions from the members and to ensure that the certification program adapts to the ever-changing club management environment.