Going Local Certificate Program

Destination Focused Meeting Planning.
Discover How to "Go Local" Here.

The Going Local certificate course is designed for meeting planners who intend to meet the needs and desires of their attendees who want to learn more or incorporate elements from the destinations where their meetings take place. It is ideal for organizations involved in hosting, organizing or planning a meeting or event for themselves or others. Going Local is applicable to any organizational meeting from board meetings and training sessions to annual conferences and global conventions.

Members: $249 / Standard: $349

What You'll Learn

  • Define what it means to “go local".
  • Explain the benefits of going local for meeting outcomes and business objectives.
  • Describe the business, environmental and social case for going local.
  • Recognize how to successfully incorporate local supply chains.
  • Share a "go local" roadmap for events in the areas of environment, food and beverage, culture, community and thought leadership.


Participants of this course receive:

  • Certificate of completion
  • 3 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning


Certificate Courses Scholarships 
The MPI Foundation provides MPI members with professional development opportunities through grants and scholarships. We have scholarships available for all of our certificate courses.