Sponsored by the MFHA Foundation and Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation
The MFHA Foundation is now in its 12th year of the Professional Development Program (PDP), an exciting program for hunt staff. The goal is to enhance the experience of professional hunt staff by encouraging professionalism, improving competence in the hunt field and the kennels and allowing hunt staff the opportunity to network - exposure to other hunts, other staff and their styles of hunting and kennel management.
If you are a subscribing member, employed by a member hunt and want to improve your skills; any huntsman, whipper-in, or kennelman can apply.
This year-long course runs from May 1st to May 1st, in parallel with the traditional employment year of hunt staff. Each participant receives an extensive library of hunting books, audiotapes, DVD’s and pamphlets published by the MFHA & MFHA Foundation that may be kept for future reference. Professional staff participants receive a small monetary grant to assist with their expenses during the course. This grant does not apply to honorary staff. Much of the class is conducted online through e-mail. All participants will have access to the course instructor via e-mail or phone at any time.