AGCSA Future Turf Managers' Initiative (FTMI)
Presented in partnership with Jacobsen
The AGCSA recognises the importance of preparing golf course maintenance personnel to take on the role of superintendent, course manager or assistant. Jacobsen has successfully developed and runs the Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) across many countries for just this purpose. Together, the AGCSA and Jacobsen now offer this highly successful training opportunity to Australian course maintenance staff.
The FTMI has been designed to provide practical tools and guidance to help assist candidates with their career aspirations through this interactive, professional development programme.
Working with qualified trainers, mentors, AGCSA and Jacobsen staff, participants will leave FTMI with a clear understanding of what the future holds and a realistic overview of the expectations that come with their climb up the management ladder.
"FTMI was a great experience and would highly recommend all aspiring superintendents to apply. The skills we were able to learn in such a short time were amazing and the classes were all very professional."
Mark Harkness, Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club, VIC
"The FTMI program is a must for each up and coming Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. The training and exposure to certain situations I received in 2 days would have taken 12 months to gain."
Brock Agnew, Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club, QLD
The FTMI will take place during the Australian Turfgrass Conference and is an intensive two days of seminars, talks and workshops covering subjects such as;
• Team management
• CV writing and interview techniques
• Career development
Sessions will be presented by keynote speakers, established and respected superintendents/course managers (mentors) and other industry professionals while content and the agenda will be determined by the AGCSA and Jacobsen.
All travel, accommodation and transfers will be organised for the successful applicants with meals and any extra travel also provided over the two days.
Applications for the 2017 AGCSA Future Turf Managers Initiative, made possible by Jacobsen are now open. Click here to apply
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