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New operating committee structure provides increased industry engagement

Photo credit: Alberta Golf / Wendy Davies

Executive Director/CEO Phil Berube and Volunteer Dan McDougall at the 2017 Spring Launch.  

Volunteers, industry stakeholders, board members and staff met in Sundre, AB during the 2017 Season Launch. The meeting marked the next step in the evolution of an operating committee structure which will help to provide strong, thoughtful and representative operating recommendations to the Alberta Golf Board of Directors.

The model was designed to both simplify Alberta Golf’s internal processes and further engage all industry stakeholders in the province. The four operating committees that met included: Brand & Business Development, Competitions & Performance, Membership & Golf Course Services, and Recreational & Community Events.

“The four operating committees at Alberta Golf provide all industry stakeholders, including our network of volunteers, with a clear channel in which to provide input into the strategy and future direction of Alberta Golf.  It is part of our engagement process”, said Phil Berube, Executive Director/CEO of Alberta Golf.

Each committee is comprised of specialists and experts in their various fields. From club managers and journalists, to executive directors and competitive players, the broad spectrum of knowledge and experience was evident. The operating committees will continuously meet and connect with one another throughout the year to share ideas and formalize plans. Task forces will then be created within in each area to help with identified operational goals and specific projects.

Berube added that “as these committees continue to meet and deliberate over specific issues in the coming years, our decision making process will clearly reflect the opinions and expectations of all golfers in our province, providing our Board of Directors with strong recommendations for consideration.”

The model was introduced to give those at the table an opportunity to be fully engaged and to directly impact the business of Alberta Golf. The committee structure will support the associations business plan and related tactics. Berube said “from a staffing standpoint, I am looking forward to announcing very soon how our structure and roles will support these committees.”

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