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MPI Chapter Leader Newsletter

October 2023

October 12

Leadership and Engagement

FY2023-2024 Chapter Performance Metrics Update

The FY2023-2024 Chapter Performance Metrics will not change as currently reflected in the FY2023-2024 Business Plan template, however, the way the Chapter Performance Metrics Awards are calculated has been updated to pre-pandemic levels. To qualify for the Top Performing Award, chapters will need to achieve High Performing status in 6 out of the 7 metric areas. To qualify for the Chapter of Excellence Award, chapters will need to achieve High Performing status in 7 out of the 7 metric areas. 

Chapter Bylaws & Policy Manuals Revised

As shared during Global Updates during your Annual Retreats, the MPI Chapter Bylaws and MPI Chapter Policy Manual have been updated to reflect the new fiscal year alignment and simplified chapter minimums rolled out in 2022.  All MPI Chapters must adopt the MPI Chapter Bylaws and update the MPI Chapter Policy Manual.  Complete revised MPI Chapter Bylaws & MPI Chapter Policy Manual must be submitted to MPI before May 1, 2024.  Documents can be found on the CLRP, Office of the President, Governance section.  

Annual Chapter Awards All Hands Call

Join your fellow Volunteer Chapter Leaders as we recognize our 2023 Award Winners.  Come see if your Chapter will be recognized as the Chapter of Excellence, Top Performing Chapter, or Chapter of Merit based on your FY2022-2023 performance.  Register in advance and invite your entire FY2022-2023 Board!  

Chapter Leader Office Hour

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

Chapter Leader Session: The Solution Room Winter 2023

Connect with your colleagues from other MPI Chapters in the same position as you! The final  Solution Room Call of the year allows you the opportunity to collaborate and share with others in your position. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link.  

European Calls

Presidents and PE – October 25 

VP membership – November 7 

Join our EMEA community here 

What’s New on the CLRP

  • Regional Council: Chapter Appointed Representative Info – NEW DOCUMENT 

  • Regional Council: Chair, Vice Chair, Chapter Rep Roles Description 

  • Regional Council: FAQ for Chapter Leaders – updated Sept 26 

  • FAQ on Fiscal Year Alignment - updated Oct 10

  • Fiscal Year Alignment Four Year Calendar – updated Sept 27 

Chapter Leader WEC Registration Rate Now Available

All FY2023-2024 Volunteer Chapter Leaders and, NEW FOR WEC24, all Chapter Administrators who are MPI members in good standing are eligible for the WEC Chapter Leader discount rate of USD$700.00. This is the absolute lowest registration rate that will be offered for WEC24.  

FY2022-2023 Metric Incentive Request Form

Please note that, if applicable, your FY2022-2023 Metric Incentive Request Form is due no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2023. If your chapter earned metric incentive points during your Annual Performance Review, you must submit your request form no later than Halloween to ensure you do not get tricked and lose your points. 


Membership Update

Administration and Finance

Fiscal Year Alignment – Short Year Tax Return Update

Each chapter who submitted their point of contact in late August should have received an email from MPI’s accounting firm, NGL, with a link to Suralink.  Be sure to check your junk/spam folders. This is the online portal chapters will use to submit their short year tax documents.  View a copy of the email and necessary documents in the FAQ on Fiscal Year Alignment Project. The point of contact for your chapter must click on the link in the email to create the online account.  There are deadlines in 2023 to submit the preliminary documents needed by NGL. 

MPI Foundation

2023 Scholarship Opportunities End Soon!

Share this year’s scholarship opportunities with your chapter! You can copy/paste the following message to get the word out to your chapter.  

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Scholarships for MPI Members.  October 15 is the final day to submit an application for Destination Toronto HMCC Scholarships. Log in to the portal and submit your application before the deadline! 

Special Committees

Anti-Human Trafficking Committee Meets with Industry Leader Sandy Biback

The MPI Anti-human Trafficking Committee recently met with Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, founder of MPAHT (Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking), based in Canada. Biback is an anti-human trafficking in the meetings and events industry subject matter expert. Her current initiative, which will roll out in Canada first, will place informational cards in participating hotels to raise awareness about human trafficking (the crime that often hides in plain sight). Our committee provided her with an update on our own projects; this collaborative call served to both expand our knowledge and strengthen our relationship with an accomplished pioneer in this field.  Thank you, Sandy!

Volunteer Engagement

2024 Call for Volunteers

As a Volunteer Chapter Leader, we are so grateful for all you do to serve your chapters, it’s time to share your love of volunteerism internationally!  

All members are invited to apply to serve on an MPI International committee, council or advisory board. As a chapter leader, we encourage you to jump into an international level volunteer position too. In 2024, we have many new opportunities and want to spotlight our newest addition: The Council of Regional Chairs. This council will be composed of each Regional Chair from our eight regions worldwide. The Council of Regional Chairs will share and discuss strategies and best practices from a global perspective. *These applications are due October 27.  

For Board Governed, Advisory Boards, & Foundation opportunities, we are accepting applications until November 5, 2023, with notifications in December 2023. All International volunteer terms are 1 year (January - December 2024). 
Please share this with fellow MPI members who would be interested and thank you in advance to everyone who applies to be a critical part of our organization. Volunteers are the heart of MPI! Questions? Please reach our Volunteer Experience team: 

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Want to serve on an MPI International Committee, Council or Advisory Board in 2024? When you volunteer you not only help strengthen our profession, but you get to meet other members from around the world.  Learn more about our 2024 opportunities available.  [Link to:]

RISE Award Nominations are Open!

The MPI RISE awards are a great opportunity to showcase the success and efforts of your chapter as well as the members of your chapter. Every year MPI honors four chapters and three individuals. Recipients are announced and celebrated annually at WEC (May 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky).  

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RISE Award nominations are open for 2024 RISE Awards and will close November 17, 2023. Once you submit your nomination, a formal application will be sent to the nominee.  Don’t miss your chance to be recognized by your global community.     

To learn more and to nominate a chapter or individual, visit the link here: RISE Awards - Celebrating MPI Event Planners | MPI.  Please reach out to for any questions!  [Link to:]