The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) is a non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs, health & fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs located throughout Europe.

The CMAE is also the pan-European ‘umbrella’ organisation for a variety of national professional associations for club managers and secretaries. National associations can affiliate to the CMAE, thereby giving their membership access to the CMAE education programme and other CMAE international activities and events.

The main focus of the Association is education and it offers 5 different week long management development programmes on the following subject matters –

  • Club Operations
  • Building and Leading the club team
  • Food and beverage management
  • Golf operations
  • Strategy and leadership

These programmes are offered throughout Europe during the academic term. For details of forthcoming programmes can be found by following this link

CMAE also administers two industry recognised qualifications, the Club Management Diploma and the coveted Certified Club Manager designation. These qualifications are becoming the bench mark qualifications for clubs.

CMAE is closely aligned with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and actively participates in the annual World Conference for club managers and other international events.


For advice on education planning for your career contact the CMAE’s Chief Executive – Torbjorn