West Coast Intermediate Marina Managers course scheduled for February

The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is offering its Intermediate Marina Manager (IMM) program from Feb. 19–23, 2017, in Seattle through a partnership with Boating BC, Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Captains, and California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains (CAHMPC).

IMI offers the IMM course as a stepping-stone to its Advanced Marina Management (AMM) school. Candidates must successfully complete the IMM course in order to enroll in the AMM school, which in turn qualifies them to apply for the Certified Marina Manager/CMM and Certified Marina Operator/CMO designations.

As preparation for advanced studies in marina management, the IMM course covers marina-specific topics including marina law, contracts, risks and liabilities, staff management, fire- and emergency-response planning, environmental management, health and safety compliance, and the timely issue of how best to market your marina to stay competitive in a difficult economy.

“This will be a new model for us in that we will be hosting both Canadian and domestic instructors at the same course,” said Kayce Florio, IMI training coordinator. “The Canadian marina market has been interested in our training for many years and we are excited to finally be able to offer them what they have been seeking. This is a great first step in our goal to train all marina managers in Canada.”

Class fees — including lunches and all course materials — are $2,995 for AMI members or $3,470 for non-members.

The International Marina Institute (IMI) has been training and certifying marina personnel for over 30 years and offers courses in Intermediate Marina Management and Advanced Marina Management. Over 350 marina managers, representing many of the top marinas in the world, have been awarded the coveted CMM or CMO designations.

AMI is a nonprofit membership organization that provides management training, education and information about research, legislation and environmental issues affecting the marina industry.

For more information about IMI’s courses, visit www.marinaassociation.org and click on “training.” You can also email imitraining@marinaassociation.org or call 401–247–0314.

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