WASHINGTON – The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has recently designated its 200th Certified Marina Manager (CMM): Jean-Michel Gaigne, managing director of Saint-Quay Port D’Armor in St. Quay Portrieux, France, the association reported in a statement yesterday/ This also marks IMI’s first CMM from France.
“IMI’s presence has grown significantly both within the United States and internationally. This past year alone, we’ve awarded the Certified Marina Manager designation to 14 candidates and our international presence is growing exponentially,” said Alex Laidlaw, chairman of AMI. “This is our first Certified Marina Manager from France, as well. Jean-Michel Gaigne’s award is very significant for these two reasons.”
The Advanced Marina Manager course provides training in site planning, marina-development skills, marina-operation techniques, business strategies, risks and liabilities, environmental policies, and other topics as final preparation for IMI’s CMM designation. Since 1985, hundreds of managers representing 18 nations have completed the AMM training, which includes pre-course assignments, case studies within small groups, and student presentations, as well as interactive workshops and some informal lecture formats within a carefully screened peer group. The intensive training and participatory nature of the course leads to strong networking with experienced colleagues and legitimate long-term contacts within the industry, according to the association. AMM participants must be AMI members.
Upcoming IMI courses include the Intermediate Marina Manager course in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 20–25, and in West Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 11–15; and the Advanced Marina Manager course in Poole Dorset, United Kingdom, Nov. 18–24, and in West Palm Beach, Fla., Dec. 10–15.
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