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Women in Leadership Certificate Course

25 April, 2019
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
The Inn at Bay Harbor
3600 Village Harbor Dr
Bay Harbor, MI
United States
MPI Michigan

MPI Michigan Chapter is excited to announce the Women in Leadership Course for our April 25 meeting!  


About the Course

In this 4-hour course, you'll examine the key roles women play in the hospitality and meeting industries and how to overcome career obstacles to executive level positions. This instructor led course will guide you in creating a personal action plan to help you move into leadership roles within the meeting planning industry and more. 

Participants of this course receive:

  • 4 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain E: Human Resources; Domain F: Stakeholder Management
  • Access code for Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
  • Individual Development Plan worksheets to create a personalized action plan
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Certificate in Executive Leadership Skills

What you'll learn:

  • How to identify which skills help women ascend to executive leadership roles in the meeting and event industry and more
  • How to identify methods for overcoming common challenges women face in obtaining leadership opportunities
  • How to create a personal action plan for leadership success.
  • How to locate resources available to women seeking leadership roles in the meeting and event industry

Course overview:

  • Module 1: Executive Leaders Around the World and in the Meetings and Events Industry
  • Module 2: Challenges and Solutions
  • Module 3: Creating Your Personal Action Plan
  • Module 4: Resources for Further Development


Register early!  The class is limited to 50 participants.  Registration for MPI Michigan members is just $75 per person that is a savings of over $200 from regular registration rates.  Registration for non-members is $399.  Join the MPI Michigan chapter now and attend the class for free!  (This applies to new members only.  For more information and to join, contact Karalee McKinstry at

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April 25, 2019

8:00am – 9:00am:  Breakfast
9:00am – 11:45am – Women in Leadership Certificate Course
11:45am – 12:45pm – Lunch and social time
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Women in Leadership Certificate Course conclusion

This program will be worth 4.0 clock hours in Domain E:  Human Resources and Domain F:  Stakeholder Management


Jessie States, MPI Academy Instructor

Jessie oversees learning design and delivery for the MPI Academy across delivery channels—from live events and webinars to online learning and chapter programs. She acts as an educational advocate for MPI, designing, creating and sourcing education for MPI and its partners and chapters. She also manages and executes MPI’s overall chapter education strategy and acts as the educational and MPI Academy liaison for MPI partner associations and companies. She also determines the direction for research initiatives that fuel education and resource creation and help MPI make key business decisions. 

Jessie received the 2018 Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, an honor that recognizes emerging leaders and industry supporters who exhibit individual excellence based on innovation, impact, vision, leadership, influence, collaboration, courage, perseverance and other achievements. In 2017, she earned a place on the list of 25 Most Influential People in Meetings and Events (Successful Meetings magazine) and the title Trendsetter (Meetings Today magazine).

Jessie has been a part of the meeting and event community since 2006, when she joined MPI as a storyteller for The Meeting Professional magazine. She has written hundreds of articles and blogs on meetings and events and served as primary editor for MPI’s research initiatives on strategic meetings management, meeting design, corporate social responsibility, business value of meetings and virtual and hybrid events. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 2001, and she has won several honors for her writing from the Texas Press Association, the Society of Business Publication Editors and APEX.

Hotel Information:
Inn at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor, MI 
3600 Village Harbor Drive Bay Harbor, Michigan 49770
Book before March 25, 2019 to take advantage of the group rate!
Click here to register before March 25.
After March 25, please call BRIE KEAR 231-549-7111 and ask for the April Signature Series to book a room, based on availability. 

Hope to see you there!

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