One of the most unique elements of the Global Club Management & Leadership major is the industry engagement requirement. We require majors to attend at least six (6) on- or off-campus industry events that expose them to private club and golf resort managers and ancillary businesses. The exposure provides exceptional networking opportunities and a chance to learn from leaders and key stakeholders in the industry.
Industry events attended annually
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) National Student Education Conference
A club industry association conference held each fall semester, typically in a northeastern U.S. city, at which CMAA students from all across the country attend education sessions and club tours. Recent conferences have been in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York.
The Club Managers Association of America World Conference
The largest annual gathering of private club professionals and in the world, held in a different U.S. city each year. Special programming for club management students, as well as multiple networking events, a business expo and job fair are offered. Recent conferences have been held in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando.
The PGA Merchandise Show
The PGA Merchandise Show is the largest expo for the golf and club merchandise industries, held every January in Orlando. Club and golf resort managers, buyers and golf professionals attend each year to review and purchase the latest apparel, equipment and technology for their businesses. Students attend this show to witness the vast array of ancillary business related to the industry and to network with professionals.
The Dedman School of Hospitality's Founders Leadership Summit
The Founders Leadership Summit is an annual gathering on the FSU campus of general managers from the world’s top ranked private clubs and golf resorts. Typically, between six and eight leaders attend for two days of networking, panel discussions and round table dialogs with students majoring in Global Club Management & Leadership and PGA Golf Management.