MPI Academy Calendar

MPI Academy 2018 Calendar

 

Track and Leverage Meeting Spend for Maximum Success

Tuesday, May 29 11:00 AM - Tuesday, May 29 12:00 PM

We have all heard the term "information is power" and clearly this is true when it comes to consolidating meeting activity and spend data to enhance negotiations and deliver ROI. Meetings are big investments and stakeholder expectations for measurable value based outcomes are at an all-time high. Additionally, the strong interest in Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) standards by corporate and association planners have made it essential to track and access key meeting and spend data at all phases of the life cycle for each meeting.

Learner Outcomes:

• Understand trends that validate the need for a meeting activity, data & spend management process.

• Examine the umbrella of meeting data and value categories to track and incorporate into an action plan.

• Learn how to assess and leverage this data to enhance hotel negotiations and assure value-based outcomes.

New Member Orientation

Thursday, May 31 11:00 AM - Thursday, May 31 11:30 AM

Your first year of membership to Meeting Professionals International is full of opportunities, some of which you may not even be aware of. You may have joined MPI for a very specific reason and we want you to fully understand all the ways to achieve your goal. Our 30 minute webinar will give you an overview of the benefits you now have access to which will make you successful.

World Education Congress Virtual Pass

Saturday, June 2 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 5 5:00 PM

If you can't join us in person, the WEC18 Virtual Pass will give you complimentary access to nearly 20 clock hours of CMP-IS and CAE-eligible credits. Content will be live-streamed from our "Pep Rally" general sessions as well as from each of the WEC Villages. Sessions will range in length from 30 minutes to 2 hours. You'll also have access to special virtual-only content like behind-the-scenes interviews. Our virtual moderators will ensure that you have a voice in the sessions you attend. 

While full, in-person registrants have post-WEC18 access to the entire archive, our free virtual pass attendees have to watch the sessions live to gain clock hours. For Virtual Pass attendees to gain complete access to on-demand WEC18 missed, there are three options:

  1. Be a Premier-level MPI Member and gain access to all archived MPI event content
  2. Purchase the WEC18 virtual library pass post-event
  3. Attend WEC in person!

World Education Congress: CMP Master Class: Preparing for the Exam and Applying it at Work

Saturday, June 2 10:00 AM - Saturday, June 2 5:00 PM

Are you sitting for the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) in the near future or thinking about taking it “someday?” No matter where you are in the process (including recertification) it will be time well spent. This open floor, interactive session covers industry best practices as outlined in the CMP-International Standards (CMP-IS). This is about preparing for the exam and applying it on the job. It also includes proven study methods, test taking tips, relaxation techniques and stories that make the concepts “sticky.” Laughter includedat no additional cost.

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 CIC’s APEX Glossary.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn the key concepts behind the CMP-IS and how to apply them on the job and the exam
  2. Discuss best practices for preparing for and taking the exam
  3. Develop a personal study path based on where you are in the process

World Education Congress: Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events

Saturday, June 2 10:00 AM - Saturday, June 2 5:00 PM

In partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), this advanced-level course will take a deep dive into incident management strategies as needed for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from all-hazard emergency incidents. Learners will be introduced to techniques to prevent and respond to extraordinary crimes, violence, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and ordinary incidents such as fights, or drunkenness to ensure the safety and security of all attendees, limit damage and restore services in the event of emergencies.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Identify stakeholders and describe the importance of collaboration.
  2. Discuss the differences between events and incidents.
  3. Describe the risk assessment and management process.
  4. Identify the steps of the emergency planning process.
  5. Discuss the role training and exercise plays in emergency preparedness. Participate in a table-top exercise.

World Education Congress: Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals

Saturday, June 2 10:00 AM - Saturday, June 2 5:00 PM

Have you been tasked with running the leadership conference at your job? Did you get assigned to manage a new training event within your organization? Or, have you been planning board meetings for a few years, but want to keep up to date with the latest trends and technology? If so, this program will provide a quick and easy plan for your meeting and event needs, or it will improve your existing skills. Whether you are new to the role or just need to improve, Basics Boot Camp will provide a quick and easy plan for you to be successful.

Concentrated in a single day, this six-hour session will walk you through the process from start to finish and equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed. This certificate program is designed for those who are just starting out, need a quick lesson on managing an entire event on their own, or want to get better at creating the occasional meeting. For everything from board meetings, to training sessions or annual conferences, this program will provide you with best practices, step-by-step procedures, useful tools, resources and more to get you started on working through the process in the most efficient and effective way.


Learner Outcomes:
  1. Define a meeting by setting goals and objectives
  2. Create a blueprint, develop the budget and prepare the RFP
  3. Conduct a site inspection and implement the six steps of meeting planning
  4. Plan food and beverage, design the meeting, incorporate technology and determine accommodations and transportation 

World Education Congress: Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC)

Saturday, June 2 1:00 PM - Saturday, June 2 5:00 PM

Earn your Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate and Gain a Foundation in Key Healthcare Disciplines in a Condensed Format.

Every healthcare professional must balance unprecedented changes and demands when understanding the global impact of healthcare compliance. The four-hour 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.


Learner Outcomes:
  1. Gain healthcare compliance management skills
  2. Recognize unique terminologies
  3. Process reporting management with samples
  4. Understand transfers of value
  5. Learn the who, what, where and how of international healthcare guidelines and laws including the U.S. Open Payments, the EFPIA Code on Disclosure of Transfer of Value and other country codes and regulations

World Education Congress: Women in Leadership: Executive Leadership Skills

Saturday, June 2 1:00 PM - Saturday, June 2 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 action 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 

Be Hip with the Way You Ship

Tuesday, June 12 11:00 AM - Tuesday, June 12 11:30 AM

No matter event length or type, meeting professionals most likely will need to ship things there. Make sure your materials arrive on time and in good condition with tips on best and next practices in shipping goods and services from recent MPI research.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Understand service providers, roles and responsibilities.
  • Discover best practices to help you prepare shipments for your next event, and learn how to pack like a pro.
  • Learn the ins and outs of international shipping.

Please note: This 30-minute webinar is available free of charge to everyone. To receive unlimited free on-demand education, join Meeting Professionals International. Learn more here.

Successful Negotiations in a Seller’s Market

Tuesday, June 19 11:00 AM - Tuesday, June 19 12:00 PM

Meeting demand is up, way up and new hotel room supply is low, especially in the four and five star brands. In 2015, hotel occupancy, average daily rate and RevPar (revenue per available room) was an all-time high. In this high impact workshop, attendees will learn specific methods to utilize a strategic RFP process and assess their leverage based on multiple hotel revenue management criteria. The ultimate focus is on value based negotiations, cast savings, hotel contract risk reduction / cost containment and improving hotelier communications and partnerships.

Learner Outcomes:

• Understand issues and trends that impact hotelier and meeting planner negotiations

• Discuss essential components of hotel revenue management and hotel profit centers

• Review methods to assess your leverage from each RFP and create a negotiations plan

LIVE ONLINE: Going Local Certificate Program

Friday, June 22 1:00 PM - Friday, June 22 4:00 PM

The Going Local certificate course is designed for meeting planners who intend to meet the needs and desires of their attendees who want to learn more or incorporate elements from the destinations where their meetings take place. It is ideal for organizations involved in hosting, organizing or planning a meeting or event for themselves or others. Going Local is applicable to any organizational meeting from board meetings and training sessions to annual conferences and global conventions.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Define what it means to "go local".
  • Explain the benefits of going local for meeting outcomes and business objectives.
  • Describe the business, environmental and social case for going local.
  • Recognize how to successfully incorporate local supply chains.
  • Share a "go local" roadmap for events in the areas of environment, food and beverage, culture, community and thought leadership.

EMPLOYMENT LAW SERIES: OSHA in Hospitality and Service Organizations

Tuesday, June 26 11:00 AM - Tuesday, June 26 12:00 PM

Hospitality and service industry workers have a right to a safe workplace. What does this mean? Join legal experts from employment law firm Campbell Litigation and explore key concepts of a safe workplace in the hospitality and service industry, including most common violations and guidance for limiting liability.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn key principles of a safe workplace in the hospitality and service industry.
  • Consider the most common OSHA violations in the hospitality industry.
  • Develop a better understanding of how to minimize the risk of workplace injuries and keep proper records.

Change Your Mindset: From Sales to Strategic Partner

Thursday, June 28 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 28 10:00 AM

The meeting cycle looks a lot different than it did 10 years ago, and the challenges meeting professionals face continue to stymie their progress and impede the success of their events. But what does that mean to you, the supplier? It means that you are no longer being tasked with just providing a product, but also with providing education, leadership and strategic solutions. Discover what challenges meeting professionals encounter regularly, and start thinking and brainstorming with your peers about how you can help your partner clients exceed their goals.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn about the challenges facing modern meeting and event professionals.
  • Discover how you can provide solutions to these challenges.
  • Begin to see yourself as a strategic partner and not a salesperson.

New Member Orientation

Thursday, June 28 11:00 AM - Thursday, June 28 11:30 AM

Your first year of membership to Meeting Professionals International is full of opportunities, some of which you may not even be aware of. You may have joined MPI for a very specific reason and we want you to fully understand all the ways to achieve your goal. Our 30 minute webinar will give you an overview of the benefits you now have access to which will make you successful.

The Science Of Healthcare Professional Meetings

Tuesday, July 10 11:00 AM - Tuesday, July 10 12:00 PM

Join the session to better understand how healthcare professionals decide whether or not to attend a professional meeting or event, and what meeting professionals can do to maximize upon the educational objectives of HCPs.

New research titled, The Science Of Healthcare Professional Meetings, explores the optimum meeting duration and time away from the practice for healthcare professionals. Discover some of the most challenging factors impacting HCP attendance at scientific meetings, and how the growing number of digitally native HCPs are impacting the content and format desires of healthcare meetings. HCPs want to expand their knowledge, connect with peers and discuss new advances in treatment, but are they content with traditional formats, or are they seeking more inventive and innovative solutions?


Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover findings from recent research into why healthcare providers attend meetings and events
  • Learn how maximizing content and networking at a medical meeting can impact attendee experience
  • Discuss whether or not traditional meeting formats are still viable, and what's on the horizon healthcare meetings and events

Basics Boot Camp 1: Meeting Planning Sourcing & Strategy (7/18)

Wednesday, July 18 9:00 AM - Wednesday, July 18 12:00 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 (7/18)

Wednesday, July 18 1:00 PM - Wednesday, July 18 4:00 PM

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

EMPLOYMENT LAW SERIES: Immigrant Workers in Hospitality and Service Organizations

Tuesday, July 31 11:00 AM - Tuesday, July 31 12:00 PM

Generally speaking, about 20 percent to 30 percent of hospitality and service industry workers are immigrants. As the Trump Administration moves to reduce immigration, explore the potential impact on the hospitality and service industry with legal experts from employment law firm Campbell Litigation.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn legal options for immigrants to continue working in the hospitality and service industry.
  • Consider the impact of the Trump administration’s push to reduce immigration.
  • Develop a better understanding of how hospitality and service organizations rely on immigrants to fill their workforce.

HMCC Refresh Q3 2018

Thursday, August 2 11:00 AM - Thursday, August 2 12:30 PM

To keep our Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate recipients up to date on healthcare meeting compliance regulations, cross-border compliance, CMS Open Payments changes and updates, the EFPIA Disclosure Code, and other healthcare trends, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) requires all current HMCCs to attend a refresh webinar on the second anniversary of their class date.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Hear about new legislation and compliance laws impacting life science meetings.
  • Understand cross-border compliance challenges and how to navigate them.
  • Discover new trends for life science meetings and events.

Technology: Fad or New Normal

Tuesday, August 7 11:00 AM - Tuesday, August 7 11:30 AM

Meeting professionals see many challenges as they look to the future of events, and one of the biggest is how to make better technology decisions in the face of so much choice. Discover a framework to refer to when considering and investing in technology. From virtual reality and telepresence to RFID and near-field communication make sure you making the best technology decisions based on a system that prepares you for the future and the technological changes that come with it.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of leasing and buying.
  • Learn how to manage technological risks by asking the right questions and finding the best options.
  • Find out how to move forward with confidence when investing in technology.

Please note: This 30-minute webinar is available free of charge to everyone. To receive unlimited free on-demand education, join Meeting Professionals International. Learn more here.

LIVE ONLINE: Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Course (HMCC) Aug18

Thursday, August 9 9:00 AM - Thursday, August 9 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 

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals

Friday, August 10 9:00 AM - Friday, August 10 4:00 PM

Basics Boot Camp:  Meeting Fundamentals is a 6-hour certificate program designed for people who are responsible for planning meetings and events but have no formal training, whether or not they are called “meeting planners.”  This program was developed in partnership between Meeting Professionals International and Plan Your Meetings, with support from developmental sponsor IHG.

Whether or not planning meeting and events is your full-time job, Basics Boot Camp will improve your existing skills while giving you a strong foundation of core skills needed to enhance your career.


PART 1 (SOURCING & STRATEGY)

PART 2 (DESIGN & LOGISTICS) 

Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends 8/18

Tuesday, August 14 11:00 AM - Tuesday, August 14 12:00 PM

Meeting professionals are so over-taxed in the present, they often forget—or don't have the time—to look ahead. Take a moment to preview the future based on MPI's most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers. Brainstorm ways to start planning for the uncertain future with case studies and best practices from around the globe.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
  • Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
  • Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

Event Design Certificate Program

Saturday, August 18 9:00 AM - Monday, August 20 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.

Sunshine Education Summit: Women in Leadership: Executive Leadership Skills

Wednesday, August 22 8:00 AM - Wednesday, August 22 12:00 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 

Emergency Preparedness For Meetings and Events

Wednesday, August 29 9:00 AM - Wednesday, August 29 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

Did you know that 50 percent of meeting and event professionals don't have a risk management plan in place? Meeting Professionals International hopes to close this gap by partnering with safety and securityexperts to provide education that increases the level of security of events worldwide. 

Created in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), this 6-hour, intensive course will take a deep dive into incident management strategies as needed for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from all-hazard emergency incidents. 

Learners will be introduced to techniques to prevent and respond to extraordinary crimes, violence, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and ordinary incidents such as fights, or drunkenness to ensure the safety and security of all attendees, limit damage and restore services in the event of emergencies. 

Learner Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between events and incidents for purposes of managing risk
  • Examine the roles of various stakeholders in communication and collaboration
  • Apply risk assessment and management techniques to mitigate, transfer, accept and/or avoid risk
  • Explain the critical components of the emergency planning process
  • Summarize post-event reporting and lessons learned for continuous improvement 

Event Design Certificate Program

Thursday, August 30 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 1 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.

STRENGTHEN Everything You Write

Tuesday, September 18 11:00 AM - Tuesday, September 18 12:00 PM

Meeting planning professionals spend lots of time communicating, often in written form. Poorly written messages can be hurried or unclear, cause a need to double back too often. Beware! Mistakes in writing can affect your reputation and credibility as well as your productivity.

This webinar with Barbara McNichol serves as an insightful refresher for using fundamental writing skills well. Fun and interactive, you’ll focus on specific techniques to improve everything you write.

You’ll learn to:

  • Write more clearly with fewer words: Whack Wordiness
  • Employ a planning tool to set objectives.
  • Tap into the Power of 3 in your writing.
  • Use parallel structure to add rhythm and cadence.
  • Punctuate and proofread with fresh eyes before sending it out.
  • Differentiate between commonly misused words: Word Trippers

Plan to come away with easy-to-apply techniques that will maximize your time, prevent embarrassing mistakes, and strengthen everything you write. And you’ll reap the benefits every day (not everyday)!

Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events

Thursday, September 20 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 20 4:00 PM

Did you know that 50 percent of meeting and event professionals don't have a risk management plan in place? Meeting Professionals International hopes to close this gap by partnering with safety and securityexperts to provide education that increases the level of security of events worldwide. 

Created in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), this 6-hour, intensive course will take a deep dive into incident management strategies as needed for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from all-hazard emergency incidents. 

Learners will be introduced to techniques to prevent and respond to extraordinary crimes, violence, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and ordinary incidents such as fights, or drunkenness to ensure the safety and security of all attendees, limit damage and restore services in the event of emergencies. 

Learner Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between events and incidents for purposes of managing risk
  • Examine the roles of various stakeholders in communication and collaboration
  • Apply risk assessment and management techniques to mitigate, transfer, accept and/or avoid risk
  • Explain the critical components of the emergency planning process
  • Summarize post-event reporting and lessons learned for continuous improvement 

Going Local Certificate Program

Wednesday, October 10 1:00 PM - Wednesday, October 10 4:00 PM

Proposed 3 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning 

The Going Local certificate course is designed for meeting planners who intend to meet the needs and desires of their attendees who want to learn more or incorporate elements from the destinations where their meetings take place. It is ideal for organizations involved in hosting, organizing or planning a meeting or event for themselves or others. Going Local is applicable to any organizational meeting from board meetings and training sessions to annual conferences and global conventions.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Define what it means to "go local".
  • Explain the benefits of going local for meeting outcomes and business objectives.
  • Describe the business, environmental and social case for going local.
  • Recognize how to successfully incorporate local supply chains.
  • Share a "go local" roadmap for events in the areas of environment, food and beverage, culture, community and thought leadership.

Signs of the Times

Tuesday, October 30 11:00 AM - Tuesday, October 30 11:30 AM

For years, meeting professionals have used event signs for directional and informational purposes, helping participants navigate event spaces and the experiences therein. Increasingly, however, they’re leveraging these signs to transform meeting spaces into brand experiences, to create a sense of place and to achieve education or networking objectives. Review best practices in sign design and production and identify trends that can create a real wow for attendees around the world. Consider traditional uses, sense of place, sign strategy, the science behind signs and a roadmap for sign success.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover best practices around leveraging signage bat your events to benefit the attendee experience.
  • Learn the science behind color selection and sign placement.
  • Find examples of sign usage that will inspire your imagination.

Please note: This 30-minute webinar is available free of charge to everyone. To receive unlimited free on-demand education, join Meeting Professionals
International. Learn more here.

HMCC Refresh Q4 2018

Thursday, November 1 11:00 AM - Thursday, November 1 12:30 PM

To keep our Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate recipients up to date on healthcare meeting compliance regulations, cross-border compliance, CMS Open Payments changes and updates, the EFPIA Disclosure Code, and other healthcare trends, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) requires all current HMCCs to attend a refresh webinar on the second anniversary of their class date.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Hear about new legislation and compliance laws impacting life science meetings.
  • Understand cross-border compliance challenges and how to navigate them.
  • Discover new trends for life science meetings and events.

Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends 11/18

Tuesday, November 13 11:00 AM - Tuesday, November 13 12:00 PM

Meeting professionals are so over-taxed in the present, they often forget—or don't have the time—to look ahead. Take a moment to preview the future based on MPI's most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers. Brainstorm ways to start planning for the uncertain future with case studies and best practices from around the globe.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
  • Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
  • Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals

Friday, November 16 9:00 AM - Friday, November 16 4:00 PM

Basics Boot Camp:  Meeting Fundamentals is a 6-hour certificate program designed for people who are responsible for planning meetings and events but have no formal training, whether or not they are called “meeting planners.”  This program was developed in partnership between Meeting Professionals International and Plan Your Meetings, with support from developmental sponsor IHG.

Whether or not planning meeting and events is your full-time job, Basics Boot Camp will improve your existing skills while giving you a strong foundation of core skills needed to enhance your career.

PART 1 (SOURCING & STRATEGY) 

PART 2 (DESIGN & LOGISTICS) 

LIVE ONLINE: Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Course (HMCC) Dec18

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 

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 

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.


Apply by emailing: mail@edco.global