IMM Course

The Intermediate Marina Management Course, AMI's most popular program, has been designed with the right balance of relevant management topics presented by leaders in their industry coupled with valuable facilitated group discussions to create the ideal setting for learning. The intensive participatory nature of this residency course will also provide one of the greatest assets, an invaluable life-long peer network.  The agenda has been designed to provide guidance on the issues affecting the industry today and to sharpen leadership skills to ensure successful management of these issues. The IMM program is the first step toward becoming a Certified Marina Manager (CMM) and Certified Marina Operator (CMO) and is a prerequisite for admission to the Advanced Marina Management course.

Course Highlights:

  • New ways of dealing with the issues and challenges common throughout the industry
  • Full contract review to provide proper contract language to significantly reduce risk of liability to your facility
  • Use of the Predictive Index to help students identify their management strengths and weakness and create a balanced team
  • Best practices for retruiting, retaining, and managing your team
  • Master planning and permitting
  • Exposure to OSHA and Environmental regulations that are industry-centric and critical in protecting your facility from crippling fines and your staff from life-altering injury
  • Direction on marketing and branding your facility and how to use social media to self-promote
  • A lifelong invaluable network of industry-leading peers
  • New perspective and fresh approach to management and leadership that will benefit a facility in its entirety
  • Invaluable tools for success

A Week of Learning Opportunities:
  •  Over 40 contact hours
  •  Formal lectures by leading experts
  •  Facilitated roundtable discussions
  •  Field trip to inspect and critique nearby marinas
  •  Marina/boatyard-industry networking
  •  Networking with peers & colleagues
  •  Introduction to the CMM and CMO Certification Program
Pre-requisites:
A minimum of two full year's experience working either as a marina manager or in a marina-leadership position, in which the applicant has performed day-to-day onsite work in a marina of 50 or more berths or at least $500,000 in gross revenues. Limit: 28 students

Faculty:
Dennis Nixon, Steve Chandler, Kellie Thornell-Crete, Jim Frye, CMM, Tim Mason, Shirley Adams  

Upcoming In-Person Intermediate Marina Management Courses:


Fees: $3,275 (members), $3,750 (non-members) includes four nights of lodging, opening reception, closing dinner, and breakfast, breaks and lunch daily and study tour of local marinas

March 3-7, 2024 - Seattle, WA Seats still available!
        
 March Application
            March Agenda


June 2-6, 2024 - Fort Lauderdale, FL Registration Now Open!
         
 June Application
           June Agenda

November 3-7, 2024 - Fort Lauderdale, FL


Upcoming Virtual Intermediate Marina Management Course:

Fees
Members: $1,995  - Non-Members: $2,495      
Course meets 2x per week (via Zoom) from 1pm - 4pm EST on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks 

September 4-26, 2024 
                    
For more information send email to: malves@marinaassociation.org or call (401) 247-0314.

A note about the IMM Course from Tighe Curran, Marina Manager at Pier 33 in St. Joseph, MI