THE MANAGEMENT CLUB OF SRI LANKA
Nearly 17 years ago, the outgoing President of the Chartered Management Institute-UK, Sri Lanka Branch, Mr Fayaz Saleem made an observation that two institutions required to be initiated in Sri Lanka to address some of the weaknesses encountered with professional managers who needed to develop their personalities, work ethics and leadership skills through constant interaction with those in their fields and also those in other disciplines to emerge as good managers. The first need was that of a Leadership Institute, which is yet to be born and of immense importance. The other was the formation of a Management Club, not as a social club but one where the mid level managers and those in the higher rungs such as GMs, CEO’s and MDs could meet, interact, keep abreast of new developments in management through networking and participation at in regular management forums and add value to themselves and their business.
These observations resulted in the incoming CMI committee, headed by the President of Year 2000/2001 Mr Anil Weeratunga teaming together to form the first Management Club on 12th February 2001 at a ceremony at the Galle Face Hotel officiated by Chief Guest Ms Linda Duffield, then British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka. The Inaugural General Meeting of the Club was held on 5th March 2002 with a special ceremony to unveil the Founder Members plaque.
Today, TMC as it is popularly known has among its membership, managers representing the cream of practically all professional firms in the country. With a combined membership of around 500, the Chartered Management Institute-UK, Sri Lanka Branch and The Management Club strive to bring to management practices and business ethics to international standards and heights of excellence which in turn filters down to the organizations represented by individual members for the betterment of the individual manager, their organization and the country.
VISION AND OBJECTIVES
The VISION of TMC is to bring together professional managers in order that they may interact with one another within, develop their potential management, leadership and business skills to the fullest and make a substantial contribution to society.
Its OBJECTIVES are to provide an opportunity for the growing population of professional Managers to meet and greet regularly through interacting programs of value and worth meant to infuse, sharpen and develop managerial, leadership and business skills beneficial to its members all year round through management presentations and other fora, to provide an acceptable, congenial venue for members and their families to mingle with exclusive access and use of certain facilities free or at discounted rates.
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01. Sponsorships & Constitutional affairs
02. Media and public relations
04. Sponsorships and fund raising
Individual Clubs as franchisees would comprise a Chairman and a committee of twelve members. TMC’s sub-committees plan and implement special events continuously to strengthen the knowledge and skills of the management fraternity. Individual as well as corporate members are invited to join and contribute to the working committees.
06. Club operations & membership benefits
07. Club operations & sponsor participation
08. Website and membership directory
09. Management programs & special events
10. Reciprocal arrangements
Call For Inquiry
0094 11 586 0000
Mail For Inquiry
TMC operates from four Clubs:
TMC Colombo at Suite 204 and 206 ,Galadari Hotel, formerly known as TMC Galle Face (principal club established February 2002);
TMC Mt. Lavinia at the Berjaya Mount Royal Beach Hotel, Mt. Lavinia, Sri Lanka.
This Club commenced in September 2002 at the Mt. Lavinia Hotel with the support of the management of the Mt. Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka. After two years of operation at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, TMC moved to larger premises at the Berjaya Mount Royal Beach Hotel, Mount Lavinia in December 2004.
TMC Kalutara at the Hibiscus Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. This is our third Club inaugurated on 1st June 2009 for the benefit of professionals in and around the South Western province of Sri Lanka
Ran Mal Holiday Resort, Moratuwa, second base of TMC Kalutara, serving senior management from the Moratuwa/Panadura areas.
TMC Negombo at the Camelot Beach Hotel, Negombo, Sri Lanka was the fourth Club to be inaugurated on 1st June 2009 to serve professionals in the North Western province of Sri Lanka.
TMC Kandy was recently initiated at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel and is at fledgling stage.
TMC also has restricted reciprocal arrangements with the Dickoya-Maskeliya Cricket Club (DMCC) wherein the club members could visit the plantations en route to other locations and likewise members of DMCC may visit any of the TMC clubs in any part of the country.
All TMC’s Management Clubs offer a host of benefits to members including discounts on food and beverages and substantial discounts on other services offered by the hotels. Facilities include board rooms, meeting rooms, family rooms and lounge equipped with telephones, administrative staff, hotel service staff, broadband TV etc. between 9.00 am and 11.30 pm. Discounts of up to 20% are available on food and beverages at both locations. The hotels offer discounts of up to 25% during season and 50% off season on rooms and up to 25% on laundry. Discounted rates of consumables are available at the business centres. Members may maintain their own foreign liquor at the Club’s locations. The Clubs specifically serve as a popular venue for management programs, special events, fellowship and family events. Special rates may be negotiated by members for banquets and conferences. More associate/reciprocal Clubs are planned in some regions out of Colombo and in due course, members would be given the opportunity to avail of reciprocal facilities with a few selected bodies overseas. Reciprocal arrangements would ensure that TMC members, irrespective of the Club they are registered with would be free to visit any TMC reciprocal Club in any part of the island or overseas and avail of the fair discounts available only for members upon production of their membership cards.
MEMBERSHIP TO TMC
Membership to the Club is by invitation. The criteria for eligibility is a minimum of three years in management with academic or professional qualifications or a minimum of five years in management with no academic or professional qualifications.
Corporate membership is another value offered by TMC to any corporate entity wishing to nominate a minimum of five of their managerial cadre, enjoying the same facilities described above at discounted subscription rates. There is no upper limit to the numbers that may enroll. Prevailing charges applicable for individual members would apply to corporate members too. A corporate firm may include small entities such as partnerships or family owned enterprises having been in existence for five or more years. Corporate membership could be transferred from one individual to another within the company during the tenure of membership. Corporate members are recognized as any ordinary member and granted all facilities of a normal member.
MANAGEMENT RELATED ACTIVITIES
TMC has held numerous management related evening programs and day workshops aimed at continuously sharpening knowledge and uplifting management practices to international standards. Regular evening presentations have been held on topics such as Effective Management, Leadership, Emerging Challenges in HR, Empowerment, Logistics, Marketing and Branding, IT, Banking, the Hospitality trade and a host of other areas relevant to management. In year 2008 a series of evening programs commenced titled “The Way Forward …” covering such topics of vital interest to managers in their day to day affairs and delving into current economic and political climate and its impact on business. These presentations are made by well known personalities from large corporate firms as well as local and foreign professional trainers of repute who impart the wealth of their knowledge to young as well as experienced managers.
In 2011, TMC invited Martin Roll, Swedish management specialist to conduct a two session seminar on Strategic Branding that extended not only to members of TMC but to any professional wishing to avail of knowledge. Several programs have been held regularly under the title An Evening with Business Leaders whilst in July 2012, another international management specialist, Bob Feldman concluded a two day residential workshop on Leading with a Creative Edge where participants were taken through novel aspects of leadership generally not known, yet highly effective. Mr Feldman is a regular trainer who is reputed to bring out the best in managers with lasting effect. Throughout its ten years of existence TMC has lived up to it vision and mission of introducing world trends in management to its members.
The Club does not restrict itself to management development. Among the large scale events organized have been the annual Cricket Fiesta which brings managers out of the boardroom to the cricket field, a TMC Super Grand Raffle Draw in aid of ETD, TMC Fun Motor Rally, Sing-Along programs to raise funds for various charities, health and well-being programs. During the national tsunami disaster, TMC an CMI immediately set up a Disaster Relief Trust to render substantial assistance the tsunami affected under a 2 year program. In fact all TMC Clubs vie with each other to present a continuous flow of professional advancement programs to suit all business disciplines.
Since the Club is a service oriented, not-for-profit organization, funds are brought in to administer its Secretariats through membership subscriptions, nominal charges for management programs and by way of corporate sponsorships from large and well known firms aligning themselves with the Club.
TMC’S CORPORATE FINANCIAL SPONSORS, CO-SPONSORS, SERVICE SPONSORS AND MEDIA & COMMUNICATION SPONSORS
The following are our corporate sponsors
Sponsors: First Capital , UB Finance and Sponge Pastry Shop.
Service Sponsors: Ninehearts Color Labs (paper), Sharp Graphic House (printing), Singer Sri Lanka (electronic), Soft Logic IT & Office Automation and Sunquick
Media: Daily Financial Times (Print Media)
Enable the Disabled
A CSR endeavour of TMC
On very much a humanitarian note apart from all its professional activities, TMC has been engaged in many CSR activities, notably setting up the Enable the Disabled national program to Make Sri Lanka a Disabled Friendly nation. ETD is now a stand-alone project running a nation wide program to improve significantly the lives of Sri Lanka’s approximately 1.7 million disabled people working with the support of the public, private firms, NGO’s, the Government and all others. The long term goal would include appropriate public infrastructure to enable disabled persons to move unhampered, public awareness, awareness at grassroots level commencing at school level and places of religious worship and boost entrepreneurship to enable disabled persons to be self reliant etc.
ETD is also proud to have been the first to introduce sight impaired young people to the Toastmasters movement in Sri Lanka where they received training, enabling them to train others through the first ETD Toastmasters Club for the sight impaired.
Another of its novel programs encompasses differently abled people island wide through the ETD National Dirijaya Programs. Differently abled high achievers, those who have made their mark in the fields of Sports, Education, Entrepreneurship, Music and the Performing Arts etc are sourced, recognized and publicly awarded by personalities such as the Hon Prime Minister and other such dignitaries in an effort to encourage those with disabilities to shine in spite of their limitations. In July 2013, ETD achieved another ‘first’ – facilitating a musical extravaganza where disabled musicians and singers performed along with Sri Lankan artistes of repute in a medley of song and dance that left the audience enthralled –Dirijaya Prathiba 2017. Proceeds were donated to selected disabled entrepreneurs to alleviate their struggle to make a livelihood which also acted as a motivator for others with skills and ability to push themselves to achieve the maximum of their potential. ETD also works with other organizations to promote measures to draw disabled persons into the workforce and mainstream society.
+ Programs and Events
Years in existance
Get In Touch
The Management Club Secretariat:
Location: Suite 204 and 206, Galadari Hotel. Colombo.
Telephone: 0094 11 586 0000
President, Board of Management, Mr Murali Prakash
President Emeritus, Mr.Fayaz Saleem