IMI schedules 2nd marina design workshop for November 16–17

International Marina Institute
May 7, 2013
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Marina training group offers two days of hands-on case studies

Warren, RI—Building on the success of last fall’s marina makeover workshop, the International Marina Institute (IMI), a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has scheduled a second “Marina Makeover: An Interactive Experience” for November 16–17, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

“We had initially planned only one of these workshops, but it was so well received, we’ve chosen to offer it again,” AMI’s Chair Gary Groenewold, CMM, says. “AMI strives to offer training events that translate to real- world experiences, and this intense workshop really dives into marina design and maintenance so participants can return to their facilities with real, practical knowledge.”

Marina Makeover: An Interactive Experience is based on the same proven methods IMI uses in its Advanced Marina Management courses to train hundreds of Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) worldwide. At the workshop in November, attendees will choose one of five existing marina facilities from different parts of the United States and work in small, facilitated teams to perform a case study. The teams will then redesign those facilities, thereby increasing the participants’ overall ability to design, upgrade, and maintain marina facilities. Each group will present their findings and suggestions to the rest of the workshop participants.

To learn more about the event, contact IMI at 401-247-0314 or email

The International Marina Institute (IMI) has been training and certifying marina personnel since 1986 and offers courses in Intermediate Marina Management and Advanced Marina Management. IMI also provides qualified members with the coveted Certified Marina Manager designation.

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is a nonprofit membership organization providing management training, education, and information about research, legislation, and environmental issues affecting the marina industry.


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