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Pre-conference certificate programs are half-day to full-day sessions focused on giving you critical job skills,
resulting in critically-improved meetings and events. Extra fee required.

 

 

 


CMP Academy LIVE!

Instructor: Nick Estrada, CMP, CAE
Format: In-Person Only
Course Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
Course Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PST
Course Cost: $499 Member/$699 Non-Member
Clock Hours: 6 clock hours

The Certified Meeting Professional designation is a must-have for event organizers, designers, and strategists who want to demonstrate their professionalism to employers, peers and clients. But the test is challenging, and meeting professionals who want to pass it must prepare in various ways—including self-study, skills gap, needs analysis, and prep courses.

Join Nick Estrada, CMP, CAE, for this open-floor and interactive CMP Academy class that will help you feel confident going into the exam room with best practices as outlined in the CMP-International Standards (CMP-IS).

Learn proven study methods, test-taking tips and other tools from an association and higher education professional. Gain insight into how you cannot just read the questions, but how to read between the lines and contextually analyze this logic-based exam. No matter where you are in the process (including recertification), this course will help prepare you for the exam and apply standard practices it on the job.

You will learn key concepts behind the CMP-IS and how to apply them on at work, discuss best practices for preparing for and taking the exam and develop a personal study path based on where you are in the process. The study materials for this session are the referenced recommended reading: 9th Edition Convention Industry Council (CIC) Manual, 6th Edition Professional Meeting Management and the Events Industry Council’s APEX Glossary.

Note: This is not your standard study course! We do not work to provide sample tests and memorization tools – because at the end of the day, the CMP and its questions are as unique as YOU. Instead, we want to give you the tools and knowledge to help you navigate it with ease and answer each question with confidence.

Course Details

What you’ll learn:

  • Describe and apply standard professional practices across the CMP-International Standards domains
  • Use test-taking tips and problem-solving tools to help you better contextually analyze information
  • Develop a personal study path for taking the CMP test
  • Feel far more comfortable ahead of and in preparation for sitting for the CMP exam
  • Learn from and connect with your peers an become part of the aspiring CMP community as you continue your preparation journey.
CMP Academy LIVE!

 

 

 


Contract & Negotiation Specialist Certificate

Instructor: Therese Jardin
Format: In-Person Only
Course Date: Monday June 20, 2021
Course Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST
Course Cost: $499 Member/$699 Non-Member
Clock Hours: 6 clock hours

Contracting and negotiation are crucial—yet complex—roles for meeting professionals. Understanding legal terminology and common contract clauses (and the liabilities they protect against) allows meeting professionals to negotiate from a position of strength.

Learn proven study methods, test-taking tips and other tools from an association and higher education professional. Gain insight into how you cannot just read the questions, but how to read between the lines and contextually analyze this logic-based exam. No matter where you are in the process (including recertification), this course will help prepare you for the exam and apply standard practices it on the job.

You will learn key concepts behind the CMP-IS and how to apply them on at work, discuss best practices for preparing for and taking the exam and develop a personal study path based on where you are in the process. The study materials for this session are the referenced recommended reading: 9th Edition Convention Industry Council (CIC) Manual, 6th Edition Professional Meeting Management and the Events Industry Council’s APEX Glossary.

Note: This is not your standard study course! We do not work to provide sample tests and memorization tools – because at the end of the day, the CMP and its questions are as unique as YOU. Instead, we want to give you the tools and knowledge to help you navigate it with ease and answer each question with confidence.

Course Details

What you’ll learn:

  • Describe and apply standard professional practices across the CMP-International Standards domains
  • Use test-taking tips and problem-solving tools to help you better contextually analyze information
  • Develop a personal study path for taking the CMP test
  • Feel far more comfortable ahead of and in preparation for sitting for the CMP exam
  • Learn from and connect with your peers an become part of the aspiring CMP community as you continue your preparation journey.
Contract & Negotiation Specialist Certificate

 

 

 


Women in Leadership Certificate

Instructor: Nancy Snowden
Format: In-Person Only
Course Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
Course Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PST
Course Cost: $299 Member/$399 Non-Member
Clock Hours: 4 clock hours

Women play key roles in the hospitality and meeting industries, but many find it challenging to move into leadership positions. Recent studies show that women are 28% less likely to get an executive-level position even if they possess the skills that make other job applicants attractive candidates for C-Level positions.

What are the skills necessary to be considered for high-level leadership roles, and how do they translate to the level of leadership you seek for your career? In MPI’s Women in Leadership: Executive Skills Certificate Program, you’ll learn about the key roles women play in the hospitality and meeting industries and how to overcome career obstacles to executive-level positions.

Through the program, based on where you want your career and leadership to grow in the next three to five years, and you’ll create an action and development plan that advances your career, your leadership and your influence.

Course Details

What you will learn:

  • Identify the skills that help women ascend to executive leadership roles in the meeting and event industry, and self-evaluate where you excel and where you can improve.
  • Utilize best-practice methods for overcoming common challenges women face in obtaining leadership opportunities.
  • Follow your personal action plan for leadership success and career development and find success in right-fit leadership roles.
  • Locate additional resources available to women seeking leadership roles in the meeting and event industry.
Women in Leadership


Sponsored by:

Discover-Puerto-Rico

 

 

 


Inclusive Event Design Certificate

Instructor: Antwone Stigall
Format: In-Person Only
Course Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
Course Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PST
Course Cost: $299 Member/$399 Non-Member
Clock Hours: 4 clock hours

Research indicates that while meeting and event professionals continue to plan safe, engaging events using virtual and hybrid platforms or in-person, the question remains, what is next? How do we prepare for a world of events where attendee hesitation still exists?

When designing an event, attendee safety is always top of mind, but taking safety to the next level and focusing on attendee wellness is the next step in industry recovery. Stop planning stand-alone activations and start envisioning wellness as a fundamental component of your event design.

Join us for a four-hour course where we will discuss the primary components of holistic attendee wellness, and how you can apply event marketing and design principles to create a sense of safety, belonging and mental peace for your attendees using the eight dimensions of wellness & 10 strategic domains as a learning framework. As a bonus, you will walk away with knowledge on how wellness can also benefit you as a professional.

Course Details

What you’ll learn:

  • Define the eight dimensions of holistic wellness.
  • Align the eight dimensions of wellness to the 10 strategic domains.
  • Communicate the value of integrated wellness experiences for your attendees.
  • Apply the neuroscience of wellness to your meetings or events.
  • Elevate your wellness approach to meet more than the physiological needs of attendees.
  • Use practical skills to better incorporate wellness into your professional toolbox.

Inclusive Event Design Certificate


Sponsored by:

Marriott-International

 

 

 

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