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MPI Chapter Leader Newsletter

August 2023

August 10

Leadership and Engagement

RISE Award Nominations are Open!

It's time to reflect on your Chapter’s 2022-2023 achievements and recognize the efforts of the MPI community.  
Is there an MPI member who inspires you? Has your chapter led the way and shown amazing leadership, impact or innovation? See the RISE Award categories and learn more here.  
Don’t wait, NOMINATE today! 

We are accepting nominations until November 17, 2023 | 11:59pm CST 
Application links will be sent directly to nominees once their nomination is received. The application deadline is December 10, 11:59pm CST. 

Membership and Chapter Satisfaction Survey (MCSS) Summary Report Now Available

The long-anticipated Chapter-specific MCSS summary report is now available via the Chapter Metrics area of the CLRP (where you also find your Chapter Dashboard Report and Chapter Demographic Report). Please note that since we have added/removed some questions, a multi-year comparison of results may not be available for every topic. The MCSS Executive Summary is also available in the same area but please note that due to a technical glitch, the name on the link for the Executive Summary has not been updated and still says 2022, but the report is for 2023. We are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.

Chapter Redesign All Hands Call – August 16, 2023, at 10:00am CST

A special All Hands Call on MPI's Chapter Redesign, following on the heels of our recent Phase One (Simplification) implementation.

Watch the recording here.

European Calls

Presidents and PE's – August 23 

VP Membership – September 5 

Join MPI EMEA community forum here.

Chapter Leader Training: Solution Room Summer 2023

Come Meet Your Colleagues from other MPI Chapters in the same position as you!  Our Solution Room Call this month will allow you the opportunity to collaborate and share with others in your position.  Register in advance here to receive the Zoom link. 

August 23 at 10 AM Central

Chapter Leader Office Hours

Have a question on anything chapter related? Do you need some support to help you succeed? Hop into our Zoom call at any point during the office hours to connect with an experienced Chapter Leader and Chapter Operations Team member.  You can jump in for as long or short of a time as needed. 

Something BIG is Coming in September!

Its super hot out, but membership has something really COOL coming in September! Be on the lookout for further communications.

Chapter Leader Session: The Solution Room Fall 2023

Connect With Your Colleagues from other MPI Chapters in the same position as you! The Solution Room Call allows you the opportunity to collaborate and share with others in your position. Register in advance here to receive the Zoom link.

October 4 at 10 AM Central


Membership Update

New Renewal Messaging

Check Out the New Look for Membership Retention 

MPI introduced new membership renewal messaging in August 2023.  The new messaging with eye-catching graphics and an updated focus on membership benefits are emailed with renewal invoices.  Membership renewals are emailed monthly 60-day, 30-day and current to membership expiration.  Members also receive a printed and mailed letter and invoice 60 days before membership expiration.  We look forward to seeing increased retention with the updated look. 

To view full messages, download the PDF.


Membership Affinity Program

Affinity Program Partners

MPI members can save on travel, shipping services, office supplies and more! Through MPI’s Affinity Membership Program, you get exclusive discounts on products and services to make it easier to do what you do.  Learn more on our program page!


Medical Meeting Professional Certificate Course

There is a science to planning medical meetings, and MPI has the education you need to do that with the Medical Meeting Professional Certificate Course. Earn your MMP designation to demonstrate your verified skills in the complexities of planning medical meetings, mitigating risks and consequences for your business or organization. Join us for the August 30 session. As a thank-you for your dedication as a chapter leader, the MPI Academy is offering a 15% discount. Register here and use coupon code MMP_Chapters to get 15% off.

MPI Foundation

Foundation Updates

Congratulations on the start of a new year to all of you fearless Volunteer Chapter Leaders! I know there is SO much to learn, retain and do in your role so I want to start by simply saying THANK YOU for choosing to be in this position. As your term progresses, think about the legacy you want to leave behind when it comes to giving back to the MPI Community. For many chapters, that legacy has come in the form of the Chapter Contributions Program which has picked up steam over the past few weeks!  

Special welcome to MPI Kansas and MPI Southern California for hopping on board! If your chapter has any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly:  

As always, the MPI Foundation is forever grateful to our partners for extending their resources to our MPI community through scholarships. We encourage you to take advantage of the scholarship opportunities below:  

$500 Anti-Human Trafficking Education Grants from ALHI, apply here.

View All Scholarships here, or share the direct links to apply below! 

Hyatt MPI Academy Certificate Courses for planners, apply here.

Hilton Hotel New & Renewing Membership scholarships for planners, apply here. 

Larry Lee IMEX America Scholarships, apply here.

Destination Toronto HMCC scholarships for planners, apply here.

Discover Puerto Rico MPI Academy Certificate Courses for select chapters, apply here.


Special Committees

Anti-Human Trafficking training available for Chapters

Over the past several years, MPI has been committed to the fight against human trafficking and raising awareness about this industry-critical issue. As announced during the Chapter Leadership Summit, all Chapters are required to include Anti-Human Trafficking education in one of their educational events.  To support this requirement, an MPI Foundation grant has been created to help those chapters who need the support. 

MPI Global’s Anti-Human Trafficking Committee has an active Ambassador team, and every chapter has been assigned an Ambassador.  Your Ambassador has reached out to you in the past few weeks to offer assistance on hosting a meeting.  If you have any questions about the new mandate to host an anti-human trafficking meeting for your chapter, please reach out to your Ambassador.  If you’re not sure who your Ambassador is, please contact the team leader Jennifer Berkemeier who will be able to assist you.   

 Here are some dedicated tools available for Chapters: 

MPI Foundation Application
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document                                                            

MPI's Anti-Human Trafficking page

Volunteer Engagement

Global Board of Trustees Applications Close August 15!

The International Board of Directors Applications closed earlier this week, but we’re still accepting applications for the Global Board of Trustees. Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your application by August 15!  
Global Board of Trustees members must have the ability to use their sphere of influence to raise funds and have a passion for the meeting and events industry.  
Learn more and apply for the Global Board of Trustees (GBOT) here.  
*All applications will be under review through August and September. If you applied and you have any questions, please contact MPI’s Volunteer Engagement team (