The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, will offer its Intermediate Marina Manager program from Feb. 19-23 in Seattle.
The program is being made available through a partnership with Boating BC, the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Captains, and the California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains.
IMI offers the IMM course as a steppingstone to its Advanced Marina Management school. Candidates must successfully complete the IMM course to enroll in the AMM school, which in turn qualifies them to apply for Certified Marina Manager/CMM and Certified Marina Operator/CMO designations.
As preparation for advanced studies in marina management, the IMM course covers marina-specific topics that include marina law, contracts, risks and liabilities, staff management, fire- and emergency-response planning, environmental management, health and safety compliance, and the timely issue of how best to market your marina to stay competitive in a difficult economy.
“This will be a new model for us in that we will be hosting both Canadian and domestic instructors at the same course,” IMI training coordinator Kayce Florio said in a statement. “The Canadian marina market has been interested in our training for many years, and we are excited to finally be able to offer them what they have been seeking. This is a great first step in our goal to train all marina managers in Canada.”
Class fees — including lunches and all course materials — are $2,995 for AMI members and $3,470 for non-members.