#1 RATED MPI Certificate Course!

A great way to get the basics or a refresh on the fundamentals of event and meeting planning.

Career starters:

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals

Most attendees rate this course 4.5 or more stars ratings

What You'll Learn

  Identify meeting stakeholders, and employ your role as intermediary and mediator to design right-fit experiences

  Define event goals and SMART objectives, and employ strategies for measuring the value of your meetings

Develop budgets and blueprints, and assess potential risks associated with your meeting or event

✓  Plan menus and arrange transportation and attendee movement plans


  Manage the RFP process, conduct well-thought-out and precise site inspections, select vendors and develop contracts

   Design your meeting using key elements that enable your organization to achieve its meeting goals and objectives

   Manage speakers and conference content design, design room sets, work with audiovisual teams and design technical plans

 Oversee pre-and post-conference meetings and onsite logistics and conduct program evaluations

There’s a reason “Start with the basics” is a phrase so commonly used to introduce any learning. The basics are the most important aspects or principles that you should learn first. In the world of meetings and events, the basics are a necessary foundation on which to build your planning skills.

Whether you 1) are new to event planning, 2) are planning events even if that’s not your job title, or 3) need a refresher, MPI’s Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals Certificate Program teaches you the must-perform tactics that ensure successful event execution, delivery and measurement.

This Events Industry Council-certified, six-hour course offers a deep dive into the building blocks of successful event planning. You’ll learn how to define objectives and identify stakeholders through meeting design development. As well, you’ll learn how to create RFPs, contracts and menus, and identify staging, audiovisual needs and more.

Led by an expert facilitator from MPI, this certificate class touches on every element of the meeting planning process, offering you the opportunity to employ best practices for your business, make changes to your processes and ensure that your operations conform with industry-leading standards.

Participants of this course receive the following after program completion: 

  • Part 1 - Meeting Sourcing & Strategy & Part 2 - Meeting Design & Logistics
  • 6 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
  • Certificate in Meeting Fundamentals

What Our Attendees Say

"The Basic’s Bootcamp was great! I “helped” my way into planning and I’ve been an official Events Planner since 2003, planning 10+ conferences each year. I learned so much new information and have a better understanding of the how’s and why’s to doing certain things. The instructor was very knowledgeable and presented the information in a way that everyone could understand it. I took the class as a refresher/learning course to help in working toward obtaining my CMP and CMM certification"

~ Wanda Woods

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Instructor: Nancy Snowden

Nancy Snowden serves MPI as the Manager of Educational Experiences. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Adult Education and has worked for nearly a decade creating meaningful developmental experiences for students and adult learners. She loves connecting individuals with the resources they need to maximize their potential and is excited by the opportunity to bring fresh and innovative learning experiences to the meetings and events industry.


phone   Contact us: 972-702-3063




Course Dates:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

May 31, 2023 (Live-Online)

December 6, 2023 (Live-Online)

Members: $505 / Non-Member: $705