Club Managers Association Australia

Industry Support - Professional
Development - Peer Networking

Phone: 02 9746 4199 CMAA Care: 1300 464 262 Email:
Club Management Development Australia



6 August 2020


 COVID-19: Clubs Industry CMAA Support


As always CMAA can provide SUPPORT for YOU during this uncertain and challenging time!

Making sure you and those around you are OK is now more important than ever. Why? None of us have ever experienced a time during our professional lives where our workplace and our wider community has been subject to sudden closures, dynamic restrictions on club operations, the standing down of others or having been stood down yourself or worse where you are now unemployed in a shrinking job market.

These factors as well as the obvious health risks associated with the COVID 19 virus has increased anxiety leading to depression, and more so in our workplaces negative behaviour towards others which could be best described as bullying and harassment; behaviours which impact on a managers health, stress levels and confidence.

CMAA's IR team have dealt with a spike in matters where members have sought advice and representation in dealing with workplace bullying and harassment claims, and in some instances physical assault by directors on managers. This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and has to stop immediately!

Executive Officer Ralph Kober has recently met with ClubsNSW to raise this issue and is gratified that an undertaking to join with the CMAA in highlighting that such negative and damaging behaviuor is unacceptable at all levels of a club's hierarchy.

Further a meeting of all of the club industry Association CEOs will be convened in the upcoming weeks where the CMAA will again raise this important matter and seek universal support.

ALL members are encouraged to contact the CMAA IR team
(02 97464199) in the first instance if you are experiencing any type of bullying or harassment which will be treated in a confidential manner. If further action needs to be taken be assured that the CMAA will endeavour to make this happen.

CMAA Care (1300 464 262) is the Association's confidential counselling line which is there for any member to access and its partner the Black Dog Institute can be contacted on for digital support tools and education if needed.

Be SAFE, and TALK about your concerns with others, DO NOT suffer in silence.


Ralph Kober
CMAA Executive Officer