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May 2020 MPI Ohio Virtual Chapter Meeting

May 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
MPI Ohio
Phone: 513-563-8674

Staying Engaged: The Power of Human Connections
Virtual Chapter Meeting

EIC Preferred Provider Logo 10.18.18

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Michael Owen

There's no point in cheerleading; this crisis is a tough row to hoe. We have limited points of reference about how we are to proceed, given the challenges we face. My MPI leadership experience includes work as chapter President on 9/11, as chapter facilitator working with the Gulf States Chapter in the months following Hurricane Katrina, and as an IBOD member addressing the financial crisis. There may be a few things we learned from those experiences that will help us now, but this crisis is so different, we will need to be agile, open to change, and as prepared as possible to operate in a new normal.
One constant theme through recovery in the aftermath of these crises is the value of a professional home, a community of peers, prospects, and even competitors who are all in the same boat as you.
Join us as we discuss the importance of community through continued engagement as a tool to maintain skills and connect with opportunities. Hear from your chapter leaders – who face the same business and personal challenges as you – about what it means to take on such extra responsibility in a crisis, and to share insight as to how the chapter operates, and steps they are taking to ensure sustainability. Learn what your leadership team is doing to support member engagement locally, and what resources are available through MPI Global.
Allowing others to help is hard, but it ultimately raises everyone's game, and suddenly that unattainable goal isn't nearly so far off.

Here are four compelling reasons not to go it alone:
1. Collective wisdom. No one person ever has all of the answers, and regardless of the amount of Google-ability you may have, consulting with others is always going to give you better information.
2. Support and belief. Some days those big goals just seem impossible. On those days when you most want to give up, you need to lean on your community the most. They believe in you—probably more than you believe in yourself.
3. New ideas. When you are working within a community of like-minded people that the wisdom of crowds is considerably higher than any one person working alone, divergent world views and lenses mean that we all approach the same problem slightly differently.
4. Borrowed motivation. Even on those days when your belief in yourself isn't waning, doing what needs to get done can seem overwhelming. Look around your community and be inspired!

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With decades of experience as a provider of corporate entertainment and event strategy consulting, Michael shares a wealth of knowledge gained through his career in the business events industry. His company, EventGenuity, LLC, supports meetings and events throughout North America and Europe. Michael recently received the MPI RISE Award for Meetings Industry Leadership and the MPI Tennessee Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award.
Michael is an in-demand presenter at industry conferences & learning institutions, speaking on what's now & what's next. He has published numerous articles in industry media outlets and as a guest columnist for The Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal.

Virtual Meeting
Official sign-in information will be sent out closer to the event

12:00pm - 12:45pm - Presentation by Michael
12:45pm -   1:30pm - Michael is joined by your MPIOH Office of the President to answer YOUR questions (you can submit questions during registration)

CMP Precheck logoMPI Ohio has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the below-listed continuing education courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

This program has been approved by the Events Industry Council under Domain E: Human Resources.

Due to the COVID19, we are offering this meeting complimentary out of concern for our community

Meeting Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price. Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's membership levels.

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