It is the goal of the PGA of Alberta along with the Education Committee to support our Members with continued educational initiatives to assist them with the provision of superior instruction, club management and promotion of the game to ensure the most relevant Industry information is available to them at all times.
The PGA of Alberta is dedicated to providing Apprentice Professionals and Class A Members with opportunities to better themselves as golf professionals. As a Member, you have access to a tremendous body of world class education through our Professional Development Series, Spring Seminar, and Buying Show Education Series.
The Professional Development Series have been designed by the PGA of Alberta Education Committee to assist members in all membership categories gain the knowledge they need to perform their duties at the golf club.
This year’s Education topics have been pinpointed by the Education Committee and from the various surveys of our members throughout the year as skills that are necessary in order to lead any Golf Professional down a path of success in the industry, no matter what your career aspirations – Teacher, Head Professional, General Manager, etc.
The PGA of Alberta Podcast
The Education Committee is excited to launch our new Professional Development Podcast series. With the impact of COVID-19 our committee agreed that we would not be able to provide our familiar educational offerings throughout the off-season. Like everything else, we were forced to adapt to the circumstances of the world. As you have seen we have moved our Spring Education Conference to an on-line format and now we are thrilled to launch our PGA of Alberta Podcast Series to replace our Professional Development seminars that are typically offered throughout the off-season.
This new opportunity allows us to provide our members with more relevant topics from our industry leaders. The episodes are an easy listen, and we are confident that you will be able to extract some information that will help you professionally and personally. Our committee has enlisted the following guests for season 1 of the show; Dean Ingalls, Adam Werbicki, Riley Fleming, Bob Paley and Tahlon Sweenie. Each episode will be unique and cover specific topics that are relevant to our industry.
The Education Committee is happy to present the fifth episode in our new Podcast series featuring various PGA of Alberta Members. Our fifth guest will be Mr. Adam Werbicki of The Derrick Golf & Winter Club. He will be discussing a variety of topics which include, his life, journey in the golf industry & the plethora of experiences that come from running a highly regarded & well recognized national junior program with our Host, Chris Ward of The Edmonton Petroleum Club & PGA of Alberta Education Committee Member.
The Education Committee is excited to announce that the 2021 Spring Seminar Presented by Gordon Food Service, E-Z-GO, and Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers has been green-lit for operating as a digital education conference due to the ongoing uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Switching to a digital conference will allow us to provide a safe education alternative for our members and provide the opportunity to try some new things in terms of format and technology which will benefit the show for years to come.
The Seminar will be held Monday, February 22nd & Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 , and will be held via the Whova App/Platform - which allows video integration with a variety of video hosting platforms, sharing of agendas with attendees for presentations, sharing of any presentation related documents the Speakers provide and many more features. Click here for a YouTube video on Whova. The Education Committee has diligently been working through the survey results from last year’s seminar, proposals received from various speakers on relevant industry topics and are excited for this year’s line-up.
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Keys to a Successful Junior Program Webinar - March 18, 2021
In conjunction with the Assistants’ Board of Directors, we are pleased to offer a webinar geared for Assistant/Apprentice Professionals on Thursday, March 18th from 10-11:30am via Zoom.
The session will be on the topic of “Keys to a Successful Junior Program” and will be moderated by a panel of experienced Professionals in the area of junior golf. More information will be released closer to the webinar date and after you register.
This is a free webinar for all attendees with the purpose to give Assistants’ a chance to talk with their peers and collaborate on best practices/new ideas heading into the 2021 season.