Bernhard and Company has recently announced that the application process is officially open for the 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip.
Open to all full BIGGA members, the Bernhard and Company BIGGA Delegation is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after personal development opportunities for greenkeepers and turf professionals in the UK.
The 10 successful applicants will embark on a week-long trip with BIGGA and Bernhard and Company to the coveted GCSAA Trade Show and Conference in Orlando, USA, in February 2023.
During the trip, delegates will participate in numerous specialist educational experiences, and benefit from site visits to leading golf facilities.
The GCSAA educational conference takes place from the 6th – 9th February 2023, in Orlando, and the deadline for applications is Sunday 18th September 2022 at 5 pm BST.
The most recent delegation included: Joe Curtis, Matthew Dobbs, Allan Duncan, Craig Haldane, Colin Hopper, Matthew Houseman, Chris Low, Darren McLaughlan, Scott McTaggart, and Andrew Wilson.
Steven Nixon, Managing Director of Bernhard and Company, added:
“We are once again excited to take the successful applicants on this incredible educational experience. We are passionate about giving back to the industry we love so much and, in collaboration with BIGGA, we are able to offer 10 of its members a potentially career-defining opportunity.”
Importance of employee & professionals’ recognition
I see that an employee reward and recognition policy that focuses on the efforts and achievements of employees for learning and development can be extremely beneficial for golf clubs.
Golf club employees – too – want to feel valued and fulfilled, and have meaningful work where they can grow on a personal level. It is good for avoiding employees
The efficiency of the above-mentioned initiative of Bernhard and Company will be better if the participating greenkeepers will get sufficient social visibility. In other words, if their colleagues will know that due to their outstanding work they were selected to participate in the 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip.
Therefore help your greenkeepers to apply for this trip….and then communicate the lucky selected ones on your communications channels (e.g. social media, newsletter, internal meetings, etc.).
By motivating your employees to participate in such initiatives you are improving your golf clubs’ company culture at the very same time. This will help you to attract and retain the best professionals. Your reputation as an employer will get a much better opinion.