Understanding Career Transitions: An Extensive Look at Career Paths of PGA of Canada Executive Professionals
Encouraging career progression is of the utmost importance to the PGA of Canada. It is why the association has become a leader in the realm of employment research and why it continues to provide ongoing support and development for members seeking to get the most out of themselves as golf professionals.
For members who are aspiring to become an Executive Professional or a General Manager of a golf club, or existing Executive Professionals who are often asked to provide counsel to fellow members, the PGA of Canada has published Understanding Career Transitions: An Investigative Look at Career Paths Of PGA Executive Professionals. The report was produced by Tim Robinson, an executive leadership coach and organizational development consultant with over 25 years of experience researching, designing, facilitating programs, and coaching high performing individuals and teams. This report is an extension to the PGA of Canada’s career mapping research already existing for members of Head Teaching Professionals and Head Golf Professionals.
This report uses data collected from a) a survey of current Executive Professionals; and b) in-depth interviews with 10 of Canada’s top executive golf leaders. The result is a document that helps eradicate the myths of career progression by providing practical, researched and fact-based advice that promotes career growth.
The impetus for this work was the awareness that there are likely similarities in the career maps of successful Executive Professionals. Examples would be jobs held, education attained, experiences faced, and their leadership mindset. Uncovering and curating these parallels in one place will be beneficial to golf professionals looking for guidance and answers when trying to accelerate their careers. Simply put, there is no better way to learn how to become the next Alan Carter (General Manager, Edmonton County Club) or Sheryle Rowland (General Manger, Silver Springs Country Club) than through an in-depth investigation into what they did to become successful and land their current roles.
Robinson’s work will also help golf club owners and board members gain more insight and a better appreciation of the skills required to be an Executive Professional, as well as the PGA of Canada itself when assessing its programs and services aimed at supporting such aspiring individuals.
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