MPI Academy Calendar

 

Designing PURPOSEFUL Experiences

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

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain G:  Meeting or Event Design

The industry is abuzz with conversation about designing better experiences, which is a critical component to increasing the value of meetings. The key is to design purposeful experiences so that you deliver ROI to both the participants and the meeting shareholders. While this can seem daunting, a simple and quick tool called “Learn…Feel…Do” can put everyone on the same page in delivering value-driven events. Play with this tool for one of your events as we walk through the how-to’s of getting to a truly WOW event.

Learner outcomes:

  • Use a simple tool to uncover real value in their meetings
  • Hold meaningful discussions with shareholders to get everyone on the same page by defining meeting outcomes
  • Produce more tangible experiences that deliver on participant needs and meeting objectives

Stop Compromising and Make All the Money You Want!

Tuesday, February 5 11:00 AM - Tuesday, February 5 12:00 PM


Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain D: Financial Management

In this engaging and timely session, Pat Mussieux is going to give you the one and only thing you need to know to GET the edge, KEEP the edge and generate the revenue you want and deserve to succeed in the new economy.

This is the age of ‘info-besity’ and Pat’s philosophy, having taken her own professional service business from zero to just under $1M in less than 6 years, is to keep it SIMPLE! Most business owners are ‘busy, so busy’ but the focus is on the wrong things. It’s a jungle out there when it comes to the competition – you not only want to get the EDGE, but you want to be ahead of the pack and away from the curb. It’s crowded as more and more people are stepping into the world of entrepreneurship………so what makes you stand out in the crowd, in the noise……..and attract ideal customers …….and make the money you deserve so you can live the life you want?

Join Pat in this session and leave with the one simple strategy that will change everything for you ……today!

Learner outcomes:

  • Understand the 4 barriers that are getting in YOUR way when it comes to having the edge in your business.
  • Learn the #1 strategy that will change everything for you, and put you ahead of the pack.
  • Feel confident about applying this strategy in your business today.

Live Online: Q1 HMCC Refresh 02.07.2019

Thursday, February 7 11:00 AM - Thursday, February 7 12:30 PM

Proposed 1.5 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning

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.

Live Online: Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals 02.13.2019

Wednesday, February 13 9:00 AM - Wednesday, February 13 4:00 PM

Developed in partnership with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG)

Proposed 6 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

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.

Learner outcomes:

  • 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.

Learner outcomes:

  • 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

Live Online: Emergency Preparedness For Meetings and Events 02.14.2019

Thursday, February 14 9:00 AM - Thursday, February 14 4:00 PM

Proposed 6 Clock Hours Domain C: Risk Management

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 security experts 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

New Member Orientation February 2019

Thursday, February 21 11:00 AM - Thursday, February 21 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.

Live Online: Q1 Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) 02.26.2019

Tuesday, February 26 9:00 AM - Tuesday, February 26 1:00 PM

Proposed 4 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning

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

Registrants have the option to purchase the textbook Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, 4th Edition and read prior to the start of the session. Books are available for US $89.95 at http://meetingcompliance.com.

What You'll Learn

  • Enhance healthcare compliance management skills
  • Recognize unique terminologies
  • Process reporting management with samples
  • Understand Transfers of Values Learn the who, what, where and how of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act - National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments
  • Better comprehend the “crossing the borders” compliance regulations

Maximize ROI of ANY Event (Capture It!)

Tuesday, March 5 11:00 AM - Tuesday, March 5 12:00 PM

Sponsored by Sonic Foundry

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain I:  Marketing

A lot of money is being spent on events – attendees are buying access to valuable content, and organizers are paying to enhance attendee experiences. Don’t let a roll of the dice dictate ROI for either party. The lights will go down and the doors will be locked, but what do you have left from your event? In a world where every dollar is accounted for and analytics is a key measurement of success, how can you provide the highest ROI for every event? In this webinar, Mediasite Events’ Scott Davis will walk you through how to leverage the treasure trove of captured video to generate revenue year-round. You’d be surprised at how valuable the videos can be.

Learner outcomes:

  • Supplement your marketing strategy
  • Create continuing education courses
  • Use video analytics to plan for your next event and much more

Live Online: Crisis Communications Anticipate and Communicate 03.15.2019

Friday, March 15 9:00 AM - Friday, March 15 4:00 PM

Proposed 6 Clock Hours Domain C:  Risk Management

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

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

When a crisis occurs at our events it is our responsibility to be prepared to communicate with our attendees and stakeholders. We need to make sure there is a crisis communications plan, that spokespeople are trained to respond in the moment, and that we're ready to communicate to our attendees across multiple platforms including social media. Being prepared ultimately comes down to developing a communications plan that includes three things; auditing your vulnerabilities, training your spokespeople, and establishing means of communicating. We’ll answer your burning questions about how to use social media and other forms of communication when it really matters. The basic steps of effective crisis communications are not difficult, but they require advance work to minimize risk and damage. Learn how to create a communications plan for your event and make critical decisions for your organization. Never be caught unprepared again!

Learner outcomes:
• Discover the results of poorly developed, poorly executed, and non-existent crisis communications plans.
• Learn how to conduct a vulnerability audit for your event.
• Identify the varying types of crises and how to respond to them.
• Understand the basic principles of creating a crisis communications plan and effective emergency management.
• Learn best practices for internal and external communications during a crisis.
• Experience an exercise in real time crisis communications.

Inclusion: Beyond The Law for Meeting Professionals Focus on Gender, Allergies, Families, Ability, and Class before it is legally required

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

Proposed 1 Clock Hours Domain C: Risk Management

As a Meeting or Event Professional, you want to foster inclusion for employees, members, volunteers, and participants. What is legally or culturally expected varies state to state and it is fiscally responsible to improve event practices to meet these expectations. This program will teach meeting and event professionals how to keep attendees feeling safe, welcome, and included as well as how to implement free to cheap elements to foster an inclusive environment and meet expectations before accidentally excluding others.

Learner outcomes:

  • Know what you don't know to manage risk and unexpected exclusionary actions;
  • Utilize existing tools, resources, and spaces without having to spend any of your limited budget to foster inclusivity and a sense of belonging to increase retention; and
  • Develop new questions to address invisible needs.

New Member Orientation March 2019

Thursday, March 21 11:00 AM - Thursday, March 21 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.

Inclusive XP: Designing Incredibly Welcoming Experiences

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

Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

You want to create warm and inviting experiences that embrace all of the differences your participants bring with them—ensuring that every single attendee feels welcome and cherished. But how do you even get started? Discover recent findings from research conducted by Meeting Professionals International in association with the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and examine best and next practices in ensuring that all attendees at meetings, conferences and exhibitions feel welcome through inclusive event design. And finally, discover information about a new certificate course from MPI and Greater Fort Lauderdale on creating truly welcoming experiences.

Learner outcomes:

  • Learn why it is important for all attendees to feel welcome and wanted at your meetings and exhibitions.
  • Discover ways you can change the way you design experiences to be more inclusive.
  • Share your own best practices and learn how your peers are creating inclusive experiences.

Your Killing Your Business Because You’re Killing Yourself – 5 Steps to Turn It Around!

Tuesday, April 2 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 2 12:00 PM

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain E:  Human Resources

In this day and age of high expectations in the business, stress is at an all- time high! People are overwhelmed, overworked, overweight and unhappy. People feel a lack of control when it comes to the work that must get done. What I know for sure is that it is critical for us to take care of ourselves before we can handle anything or anyone else. I am going to share the 5 fundamentals to transforming your health – and provide 5 strategies you can then use to transform your life and transfer all of that into the workplace.

Learner outcomes:

  • Identify the 3 major causes of stress in their life because awareness is the first key to ‘change’.
  • Learn the #1 success technique to take back the locus of control in their life so that you can create the business and life of your dreams.
  • Implement new habits on a daily basis that will bring joy back to the work they are doing, and the life they are living.

Live Online: Q2 HMCC Refresh 04.03.2019

Wednesday, April 3 11:00 AM - Wednesday, April 3 12:30 PM

Proposed 1.5 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning

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.

Live Online: Business Value of Meetings 04.11.2019

Thursday, April 11 9:00 AM - Thursday, April 11 4:00 PM

Proposed 6 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning

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

Facing Trans: Education, Advocacy, and Inclusion of Transgender Needs for Meeting Professionals

Tuesday, April 16 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 16 12:00 PM

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

This program is designed to help Meeting and Event Professionals provide a safe and supportive climate for all and become better advocates for the trans community. By understanding the needs of this community and being able to advocate and educate others, employees, volunteers, members, and participants can feel safe and welcomed with zero additional costs. Venues, cities, and states are evolving and passing legislation to provide the public with accommodations, and organizations are updating non-discrimination polices to understand gender identity and expression. Now it is your turn.

Learner outcomes:

  • Increase awareness of the existence of the trans/gender-variant populations.
  • Create more association and venue advocates for trans needs.
  • Elevate your meetings and events as a leader in serving trans populations.

Live Online: Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals 04.17.2019

Wednesday, April 17 9:00 AM - Wednesday, April 17 4:00 PM

Developed in partnership with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG)

Proposed 6 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

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.

Learner outcomes:

  • 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.

Learner outcomes:

  • 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

New Member Orientation April 2019

Thursday, April 18 11:00 AM - Thursday, April 18 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.

Live Online: Q2 Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) 04.25.2019

Thursday, April 25 9:00 AM - Thursday, April 25 1:00 PM

Proposed 4 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning

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.

Registrants have the option to purchase the textbook Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, 4th Edition and read prior to the start of the session. Books are available for US $89.95 at http://meetingcompliance.com.

Learner outcomes:

  • Enhance healthcare compliance management skills
  • Recognize unique terminologies
  • Process reporting management with samples
  • Understand Transfers of Values Learn the who, what, where and how of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act - National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments
  • Better comprehend the “crossing the borders” compliance regulations