NCCP workshops cancelled for the remainder of 2020

NCCP workshops cancelled for the remainder of 2020

After careful consideration and as a precautionary health and safety measure during COVID-19, the PGA of Canada has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshops for the remainder of 2020. This notice also extends to the Coach of Developing Competitors workshop typically conducted in January following the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

The PGA of Canada is recognized globally for its industry-leading practical training. We consulted with the Coaching Association of Canada and other national sport organizations under the NCCP umbrella to explore all possible options—including online learning—prior to arriving at this decision. 

While we have transitioned two of our NCCP workshops to a blended learning format (a combination of in-person and online training), we believe maintaining a hands-on instructional component is critical to the overall learning experience for members. 

The PGA of Canada will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments across the country and advise of plans for reinstating NCCP workshops when travel restrictions lessen and it becomes safe and responsible to conduct face-to-face sessions again. Additional NCCP workshops will be added to the 2021 schedule to ensure ample registration opportunities are available. 

If you are a first-year Apprentice Professional:
  • Your membership status will not be affected as a result of being unable to take Instructor of Beginner Golfers in 2020, however, you are still required to complete the other three remaining core courses* through the PGA of Canada Training Academy presented by Titleist and FootJoy prior to December 1, 2020, to remain active.
  • If you have already registered for the workshop, you will be refunded in full within the next 24-48 hours.
*Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program; Career Literacy Part 1: Map Your Career; and History and Background of the PGA of Canada

If you were required to complete Instructor of Beginner Golfers prior to 2020 and...

Have not yet signed up for a workshop this year:
  • You are still required to pre-register for a workshop in 2021 prior to December 1, 2020, to remain active. PRE-REGISTER HERE.
Have already pre-registered for the workshop:
  • No further action is required.

There remains a wide range of courses available through the PGA of Canada Training Academy presented by Titleist & FootJoy. Fall offerings include Managing Your Club Governance, Developing Executive Leadership, Building Success Through Diversity & Inclusion, and several new courses that will be announced in the coming weeks.  

To explore current course offerings, CLICK HERE

Updated invoices are available HERE.

Please note: This cancellation notice encompasses Instructor of Beginner Golfers, Instructor of Intermediate Golfers, Instructor of Advanced Golfers, Coach of New Competitors, Coach of Developing Competitors and Community Golf Coach programming.

For more information, please contact:

Kate Lawson
Senior Coordinator, Education and Program Development
PGA of Canada
P: 519-853-5450 ext. 225