Pandemic Meeting & Event Certificate

Navigate the Next Normal for Event Strategy in a Post-Pandemic World.

Program Overview

While risk has always been a part of our events, the novel coronavirus pandemic has tested all assumptions we have made on risk planning as an industry. As events start to come back into live formats, rethinking the on-site event strategy and design is critical not only to surviving in the short-term but creating a sustainable model for the future. In partnership with the Event Leadership Institute (ELI), MPI's Pandemic Meeting & Event Certificate will assess the current environment and map new ways to prepare your event strategy, design, execution, and evaluation – no matter what comes next. From risk management to venue protocols; contract clauses to user experience; food and beverage to marketing, we cover the areas most impacted by the pandemic to help you develop and design well-informed, future-forward events.


Course Details


At the completion of the program, you’ll be able to: what-you-will-learn

  • Rethink your event strategy for maximum adaptability in an increasingly disrupted global environment
  • Develop checklists for safer event design
  • Establish and deploy event tactics to reduce COVID-based risks (based on current circumstance primarily in North America)

Participants of this course receive:

  • Live Q&A class meetings, access to one year of course updates and a community forum to support each other during this difficult time

  • On-demand learnings, readings and courses

  • Live Calls: (If you’re not able to attend, recordings will be provided)

  • 20 CMP clock hours

  • Event Leadership Institute digital credential

The Event Leadership Institute and MPI recognize meeting professionals are under tremendous pressure to understand and adapt to the changing pandemic. To address these needs, this course includes the following bonus resources.

  • Live scheduled online class meetings with the instructor and other learners registered in the course. Join instructor Kevin White to discuss real-time updates, ask pressing questions, and hear from industry experts.
  • A peer-based community forum to exchange ideas, network, and communicate with other learners to support each other during this challenging time.
  • Access to continual course updates for one year. As the event industry experiences seismic shifts, stay current with new course material releases featuring the latest event-related pandemic information and insights.

Course Overview:

  • Week 1: Developing a New Event Strategy
  • Week 2: Project Oversight & Risk Management
  • Week 3: Design Formats
  • Week 4: Site Selection & Evaluation
  • Week 5: Attendee Experience & Safety
  • Week 6: Onsite Event Guidelines & Response Plans

Sponsored by

Event Leadership Institute

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. 



Pandemic Meeting & Event Certificate

Next Available Course

January 19, 2021
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