MPI Academy Calendar

MPI Academy 2018 Calendar


LIVE ONLINE: Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Course (HMCC) 12.04.2018

Tuesday, December 4 9:00 AM - Tuesday, December 4 1:00 PM

The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment. 

A broad range of healthcare topics including cross-border healthcare compliance, industry trends, global regulations, and compliance, codes, laws and mandates will be covered. Participants of this course receive the following.

  • Four clock hours of continuing education credit
  • Certificate of achievement and the HMCC designation for two years 
  •  HMCC Designee Directory 

The Unsung Hero: Second Tier Cities

Wednesday, December 5 11:00 AM - Wednesday, December 5 12:00 PM

Second tier cities can be a superb option for many meeting planners. Depending on the size and needs of your meetings, if you could enhance your meeting and save money, why wouldn’t you want to explore your options?

Meeting planners continue to struggle with doing more and more, and yet shrinking budgets and higher expectations seem to be the norm from both our internal and external clients. Second tier cities may just be the answer to your struggles.

Join us for an informative webinar about the benefits of holding your next meeting in a city that may be that “uncovered gem” of city for your group!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how hospitality and convenience are key benefits
  • Discuss budget saving options
  • Learn how and why second tier cities are motivated to make your meeting successful
  • Have you thought of exploring these options?

Women in Leadership: Executive Leadership Skills

Tuesday, December 11 1:00 PM - Tuesday, December 11 5:00 PM

Women play key roles in the hospitality and meeting industries, but many find it challenging to move into leadership positions.  In fact, recent studies show that women are 28% less likely to get an executive-level position if they possess the skills that make other job applicants attractive candidates for CEO, COO, CMO and CFO positions.  In this four-hour course, we’ll examine why this is, what you can do about it and help you create a personal plan to overcome some of the common career obstacles women face.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Describe which skills help women ascend to executive leadership roles in this industry (and beyond).
  2. Identify methods for overcoming common challenges women face in obtaining leadership opportunities.
  3. Create a personal action plan for leadership success.
  4. Locate additional resources available to women seeking leadership roles in the meeting and event industry 

LIVE ONLINE: Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals 12.13.2018

Thursday, December 13 9:00 AM - Thursday, December 13 4:00 PM

Basics Boot Camp 1: Meeting Planning Coursing & Strategy is a three-hour program designed for people who are responsible for planning meetings and events but may not have any formal training. Basics Boot Camp Part 1 will give you a strong foundation of core skills needed to plan your next meeting or event. Basics Boot Camp is divided into two parts each 3 hours in length. Attendees of Parts 1 and 2 will receive a certificate.

Part 1: What You'll Learn

  • Define meeting goals and SMART objectives
  • Identify meeting stakeholders
  • Develop a meeting budget
  • Create a meeting blueprint
  • Manage the RFP process
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Assess potential risks
  • Select vendors
  • Develop contracts

Basics Boot Camp 2: Meeting Planning Design & Logistics is a three-hour program designed for people who are responsible for planning meetings and events but may not have any formal training. Basics Boot Camp will give you a strong foundation of core skills needed to plan your next meeting or event. Basics Boot Camp is divided into two parts each 3 hours in length. Attendees of Parts 1 and 2 will receive a certificate.

Part 2: What You'll Learn

  • Understand how elements of meeting design help you achieve meeting goals and SMART objectives
  • Manage speakers and conference content design
  • Design room sets
  • Plan menus
  • Work with audiovisual teams
  • Design a technical plan
  • Arrange transportation and attendee movement plans
  • Oversee pre-con/post-con meetings and onsite logistics
  • Conduct program evaluations
  • Communicate success metrics to meeting stakeholder

Three for Free: Safety & Risk Management Summit

Friday, December 14 11:00 AM - Friday, December 14 2:00 PM

Join MPI for this timely and necessary summit on safety and security in the meeting and event industry. It had never been more important for meeting professionals to embrace their roles when it comes to emergency preparedness and safety around the experiences they create. Whether it’s a board meeting for 12 or a city-wide for 25,000, meeting professionals across the globe are discovering that while they continue to drive behavior change and business results for their organizations and participants, their number one job is the safety of everyone onsite—from participants and staff to vendors and sponsors.

During this summit, you will meet three of the industry’s preeminent experts in different areas of emergency preparedness, risk management and security, as we explore three areas of particular concern for meeting professionals worldwide: crisis communications, risk management and cybersecurity.

LIVE ONLINE: Business Value of Meetings Certificate 12.17.2018

Monday, December 17 9:00 AM - Monday, December 17 4:00 PM

Session One: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Session Two: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Time

Meeting professionals must understand the value of the events they deliver in order 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 skill set 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 online course, 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. Practice delivering on the business value of meetings through case studies and best practices from organizations around the globe.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn the basics behind delivering business value for business through meetings and events
  • Discover how to gain traction for measurement programs through stakeholder commitment
  • Enhance your financial literacy
  • Learn how to set goals and SMART objectives
  • Learn how to create measurements that matter
  • Learn how to analyze and report your results

Event Design Certificate Program

Thursday, January 10 9:00 AM - Saturday, January 12 5:00 PM

Participants will get a full scope of skills and techniques needed to understand and apply the #EventCanvas methodology. The training will provide ample knowledge, skills and tools to help participants better design their event and elevate the dialogue to include senior stakeholders and event owners. Ultimately participants will be equipped with the confidence and ability to articulate how the event is designed to create value for its stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

1. Hands-on with the co-creators of the Event Canvas. Participants learn by listening, doing and interacting guided through level 1 2 and 3 of mastery.

2. Newest Event Design concepts and the freshest visual thinking. Learn how visual thinking can help you articulate your events’ design.

3. How to use it for prototyping and how to implement it in your next event designs and lead a team through the process.