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About Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 15,500 engaged members.

Curriculum Needs Assessment

MPI can help you better understand your students; current skill sets—and where custom education can bring marked improvements in meeting strategy, design, execution, and delivery with our Curriculum Needs Analysis. Gain oversight of skill levels by individuals, cohorts, or specific academic programs, so you can use data to make critical business decisions on the curriculum needs of your students to make them competitive, next-level, job candidates’ post-graduation.

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Crafted Educational Experiences

MPI offers two distinct courses that you can license to add to your current Hospitality & Tourism or School of Business curriculum. Designed by industry experts, these programs come fully equipped with slide decks, instructor notes, student resources, videos, and activities, as well as a year-long student membership for each participant. Contracting is flexible and can be done collectively by the university itself or purchased through our online store by individual students to best accommodate financial aid needs.

Below are summaries of both our current course offerings.

The Meetings 101 program is a program designed specifically to teach the fundamentals of meeting planning as prescribed by the strategic domains of the meeting and events industry’s certifying body, the Events Industry Council. Meetings and events serve as a crucial component of most successful businesses and provide a space for stakeholders, business partners and other constituents to connect, share information and elevate the way that they work together.

Meeting professionals must understand the value of the events they deliver to ensure that they successfully achieve business goals and objectives, justify costs and other expenditures, design authenticate and deliberate experiences and improve their events over time. Understanding the role that meetings play for their overall organizations is an integral industry skillset that fuels better, more strategic meetings and events and motivates businesses to look at their meeting managers as strategic and essential players on senior leadership teams. In this course, students will learn the process for measuring the business value of meetings from identifying stakeholders and implementing change management systems (if necessary) and creating goals and objectives to setting measurements and reporting out results. Students will practice delivering on the business value of meetings through case studies and best practices from organizations around the globe.

The MPI Academy has curated its more than 350 recorded events into robust packages in critical topic areas to help organizations up-skill their students and members. Purchase access to a package of 10 or more recorded classes in the topical area of virtual & hybrid events as a meaningful resource addition to your current meeting and events education offerings. 

Emerging Meeting Professional (EMP) Designation

The Emerging Meeting Professional (or EMP) designation differentiates and elevates emerging professionals who want to set themselves apart when seeking employment. Individuals with the EMP designation signify that they possess mindsets indicative of the realities and competencies that make a meeting professional successful.  Want to learn more about how your students can earn the designation of Emerging Meeting Professional (EMP)?

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