Global Volunteers

MPI Volunteers

MPI relies on its volunteers in support of achieving its strategic objectives and mission. We rely on our volunteers’ knowledge, skill and time and in return our volunteers learn, grow, meet new people and expand their network. Numerous opportunities are available at the chapter and international levels. So join us now and build those relationships within our community while helping us make this industry stronger. For more information please contact us at volunteerexperience@mpi.org

IBOD and GBOT Applications

The IBOD application deadline has been extended until August 7th.
GBOT applications will close August 15th.
Learn more about applying by clicking the links below.

 

Global Board of Trustees       International Board of Directors 

 

 


 

 

RISE AWARDS

Each year, MPI honors its best and brightest chapters and volunteers through the Recognizing Industry Success & Excellence (RISE) Awards.

Rise-Awards

MPI International Volunteer Committees

International committees serve a vital role to the organization. Each council, committee, or task force is commissioned on an annual basis by that year's chair of the International Board of Directors and MPI's president and CEO to provide MPI vital industry perspective on urgent concerns in the community, as well as perform fundamental governance functions for MPI Global. These committees have an objective for the 2022 year, which they seek to accomplish for purposes related to needs identified by the MPI International Board of Directors.


2021 Diversity & Inclusion Committee, WEC Las Vegas
2021 Diversity & Inclusion Committee
WEC Las Vegas
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Event-Planning-Community

Provide feedback and input on MPI Global initiatives and strategy as requested by MPI staff on issues directly impacting chapters and members. Provide input on issues presented through the MPI Cares program. Will provide input and recommendations on the RISE awards educational programs and the FACT (Facilitator & Chapter Training) Program.

CHAPTER & MEMBERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL

Provide feedback and input on MPI Global initiatives and strategy as requested by MPI staff on issues directly impacting chapters and members. Provide input on issues presented through the MPI Cares program.

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Event-Planning-Community

Identify objectives and key results that will help MPI achieve its inclusion, diversity and equity goals across leadership, chapter membership and communities. To build upon the three pillars; maintaining the equality & justice resource page, promoting the value of data collection and advising collaborative methods to build a diverse community of MPI members empowered to reinforce MPI as a thought leader that contributes to the development of a culture of belonging across the overall industry.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE

Identify objectives and key results that will help MPI achieve its inclusion, diversity and equity goals across leadership, chapter membership and communities.

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Event-Planning-Community

Act as the “voice” of the MPI European community in providing recommendations and input regarding the MPI’s European strategy, with a focus on elevating MPI’s Global brand within Europe. Input focuses on membership growth, chapter stability and implementation of event strategies that consistently deliver education, networking and increased business development opportunities for global sponsorship and MPI Foundation.

EUROPEAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

Act as the “voice” of the MPI European community in providing recommendations and input regarding the MPI’s European strategy, with a focus on elevating MPI’s Global brand within Europe.

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Event-Planning-Community

Act as the “voice” of the MPI Canadian community in providing recommendations and input regarding the Canadian MPI community and strategy that will elevate the MPI Global brand within Canada. Input focuses on membership growth, chapter stability and implementation of event strategies that consistently deliver education, networking and increased business development opportunities for global sponsorship and MPI Foundation.

CANADIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

Act as the “voice” of the MPI Canadian community in providing recommendations and input regarding the Canadian MPI community and strategy that will elevate the MPI Global brand within Canada.

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Event-Planning-Community

Act as the “voice” of the MPI Latin America Community in providing recommendations and input regarding the Latin American community and strategy that will elevate the MPI Global brand within Latin America. Input focuses on membership growth, chapter stability and implementation of event strategies that consistently deliver education, networking and increased business development opportunities for global sponsorship and MPI Foundation.

LATIN AMERICA ADVISORY COUNCIL

Act as the “voice” of the MPI Latin America Community in providing recommendations and input regarding the Latin American community and strategy that will elevate the MPI Global brand within Latin America.

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Event-Planning-Community

Develop the strategy and plan to harness and activate the influence of the MPI community in the fight to end human trafficking across all MPI channels (chapters, social, publishing, social media, live events, web), including the development of market messaging, educational programming, social engagement calendar (e.g., social media, e-newsletters, chapter newsletters, etc.), market activation plan (e.g. where MPI is engaged and “shows-up” ; i.e., WEC, EMEC, IMEX, chapter events).

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE

Develop the strategy and plan to harness and activate the influence of the MPI community in the fight to end human trafficking across all MPI channels including chapters, social, publishing, social media, live events, and web.

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Event-Planning-Community

Lead the annual promotion and evaluation of RISE awards submissions, ensuring the winners represent the diversity of our community, and make recommendations to the International Board of Directors. Regularly assess the program design, impact and awareness of the RISE awards.

RISE AWARDS COMMITTEE

Lead the annual promotion and evaluation of RISE awards submissions, ensuring the winners represent the diversity of our community, and make recommendations to the International Board of Directors.

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Event-Planning-Community

Assist in the development of strategy and project plans designed to connect young leaders with MPI chapters and MPI global offerings that support those new to the industry and the transition from student to industry professional. Identify key data trends related to young leaders that helps better address their needs and research and identify a mentorship model that best suits MPI and its members. The goal would be to deploy a scalable, economical, and practical solution to be deployed during our 50th year, 2022.

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Assist in the development of strategy and project plans designed to connect young leaders with MPI chapters and MPI global offerings that support those new to the industry.

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Event-Planning-Community

Develop an industry-wide celebration effort marking MPI’s 50th anniversary. Develop a plan to recognize and honor Community of Honorees who were paramount to the association’s founding, historic achievements and successes. Provide insights and input to a marketing and promotional plan, in coordination with the MPI’s Marketing, Communications, publications and volunteer experience staff.

MPI @ 50 TASK FORCE

Develop an industry-wide celebration effort marking MPI’s 50th anniversary. Develop a plan to recognize and honor Community of Honorees who were paramount to the association’s founding, historic achievements and successes.

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Event-Planning-Community

Create a succession plan landscape for volunteers that includes a toolkit for chapters on how to recruit volunteer leadership for their chapters.

VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP RECRUITING COMMITTEE

Create a succession plan landscape for volunteers that includes a toolkit for chapters on how to recruit volunteer leadership for their chapters.

 

 

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MPI Management-Governed Advisory Boards

These Advisory Boards have been commissioned by MPI Staff. Their objectives reflect needs identified by specific business units.


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Event-Planning-Community

Provide guidance on creating an engaging digital experience for The Meeting Professional; offer insight into content coverage on all MPI editorial publishing platforms (TMP, blogs, e-newsletter, video, podcast); help in the development of content to be developed for MPI’s 50th anniversary in 2022.

Media Review Advisory Board

Provide guidance for The Meeting Professional; offer insight into content coverage on all MPI editorial publishing platforms (TMP, blogs, e-newsletter, video, podcast).

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Event-Planning-Community

Advise MPI around relevant education through reviewing and validating speaker proposals for MPI’s signature event, WEC and act as a sounding board, providing input for topics, advice on speakers, and educational format.

Event Program Review Advisory Board

Advise MPI around relevant education through reviewing and validating speaker proposals for MPI’s signature event, WEC and act as a sounding board, providing input for topics, advice on speakers, and educational format.

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Event-Planning-Community

Provide consultation and recommendations to aid MPI’s research initiatives, specifically on new education, industry advocacy, thought leadership, new efforts and expanded partnerships. Serve as facilitators for recommended research efforts, composing, fielding, and providing analytics and data-oriented recommendations. As appropriate, develop white papers for use by MPI as lead gen/thought leadership.

Research Advisory Board

Provide consultation and recommendations to aid MPI’s research initiatives, specifically on new education, industry advocacy, thought leadership, new efforts and expanded partnerships.

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Event-Planning-Community

Leading into the launch year for a restructured MPI Communities and coinciding with MPI’s 50th anniversary, provide feedback and insights to MPI Global, as it relates to Communities’ operations. Offer recommendations to MPI Global on any issues and/or concerns that arise through the Communities, its associated Forum, marketing efforts and/or event activations.

Community Advisory Board

Offer recommendations to MPI Global on any issues and/or concerns that arise through the Communities, its associated Forum, marketing efforts and/or event activations.

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Event-Planning-Community

Provide insights, support and feedback as needed for MPI Global public relations initiatives. Offer potential media relations contacts and exposure, as available.

Public Relations Advisory Board

Provide insights, support and feedback as needed for MPI Global public relations initiatives. Offer potential media relations contacts and exposure, as available.

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Event-Planning-Community

The purpose of this committee is to identify meeting, event, and travel industry associations for partnership opportunities. Once identified, the committee members would identify specific ways to partner with the group and pursue discussions with key stakeholders based on existing relationships and knowledge of the group. Partnership opportunities could include membership, revenue share concepts, educational projects, key event participation, etc.

Strategic Partnerships Select Board

The purpose of this committee is to identify meeting, event, and travel industry associations for partnership opportunities.

Event-Planning-Community

The Emerging Global Markets Volunteer Committee works closely with MPI Global marketing, sales and Academy teams to identify new revenue opportunities, membership and educational assets to be developed in non-traditional markets. These markets include, but are not limited to, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East.

Emerging Global Markets Advisory Board

The Emerging Global Markets Volunteer Committee works to identify new revenue opportunities, membership and educational assets to be developed in non-traditional markets.

 

 

MPI Foundation Regional Councils

These councils work with members of their regional community to fundraise and develop programs in support of the MPI Foundation and are governed by the Global Board of Trustees.


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Event-Planning-Community

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees EMEA appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities. Responsibilities include engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

EMEA Council

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees EMEA appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities.

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Event-Planning-Community

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees Canada appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities. Responsibilities include engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

Canada Council

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees Canada appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities.

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Event-Planning-Community

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees LATAM appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities. Responsibilities include engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

LATAM Council

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees LATAM appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities.

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Event-Planning-Community

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees United States appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities. Responsibilities include engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

US Council

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees United States appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities.