ECA Club Management Programme

Further to requests from ECA Member Clubs and as a follow-up to the first ECA Club Management Guide published in 2015, ECA is offering an additional platform to clubs for the sharing of club management knowledge and expertise: the ECA Club Management Programme (CMP).

The CMP is designed and organised by ECA in collaboration with its academic and strategic partners. The programme is aimed at strengthening the knowledge of ECA Member Clubs in all areas of club management. The participants taking part in this programme, made exclusively for clubs and by clubs, will gain an insight into all aspects of football club management in a learning environment created firmly with football club executives in mind, from the scheduling of the sessions during international breaks through to the content delivered by some of the club football's top practitioners as well as renowned academics.

The programme, starting in January 2016, will run for over a year and a half and will be split into six two-day seminars taking place in different cities across Europe, each dealing with a different topic of club management, from strategy to sport activities, from business and community activities to club operations.

The seminars are a mix of academic lectures, talks from professionals, case studies from clubs executives as well as interactive group work sessions. Participants will gain a clear view of how the club football industry operates as well as learning to deal with specific challenges and issues that the industry is facing.

The target group for this education programme is the middle and top management staff for clubs from small and medium national associations who wish to get a wider and more detailed knowledge of different club functions, to eventually grow within the club structure.

A dedicated website has been created for the CMP and can be accessed by clicking here. This website contains all necessary information, including details on the application procedure (deadline 27th of November). Applications can be submitted via the new website and by directly clicking here.

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