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December 14, 2023
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CMP Virtual Study Group
January 9, 2024
Tuesdays, January 16 - March 5 | Earn 8 hours CEU credits
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CMP Study Group

January 16, 2024 - March 5, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you’ve expressed interest in pursuing a CMP certification but have not started studying, mark your calendars! MPI THCC’s virtual study group, facilitated by Carol Benavidez, is coming your way soon, and you can take part in it by reserving a spot today!

About the CMP
The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program was launched in 1985 to enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession and advance uniform standards of practice.
Today, the CMP credential is recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the events industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a rigorous testing process.
According to recent industry studies conducted by PCMA, meeting planners who hold the CMP earn (on average) more than $10,000 annually than their non-certified counterparts. So whether you're a hotelier, supplier or meeting planner, THIS COULD BE YOU!

Current sessions are on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT for nine weeks: 
(Orientation on January 9)
January 16 | January 23 | January 30 | February 6 | February 13 | February 20 | February 27 | March 5 

Contact education@mpithcc.org if you have any questions and requests or need additional assistance.

CMP-logo-75tThis program has been approved by the Events Industry Council for 8 CEU credit hours.

MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter is a CMP Preferred Provider.

Carol Benavidez, CMP, CMM, HMCC - The CMP Experience

Carol Benavidez, CMP, CMM, HMCC strongly believes in continuing education, as evidenced by her own discipline in studying for and obtaining respected industry certifications. Carol is passionate in her desire to help elevate others professionally; this is what led her to start The CMP Experience Boot Camps in late 2017.

Her education includes graduation from the University of North Texas in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Management and a minor in Business. In addition, she achieved the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2000 and the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) in 2012. In 2018, she pursued and earned her Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC), which focuses on protocols to accommodate the medical meeting industry.

Carol’s work experience encompasses management positions in many hotel departments including restaurants, bar, room service, catering and group sales at Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Radisson Plaza Hotel Fort Worth, Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West and Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas.

Carol is currently a Managing Director with HelmsBriscoe, where she began her career in 1999.

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