Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals - Part 1: Sourcing & Strategy

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals - Part 1: Sourcing & Strategy

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals was designed with the working professional in mind. Whether you have the title "meeting planner" or not, if you plan meetings, this boot camp in the fundamentals will help you get more strategic and feel confident sourcing destinations, vendors and creating your meeting blueprint.

Learner objectives:

  • 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

Course overview:

  • Module 1: Define Your Meeting
  • Module 2: Create a Blueprint
  • Module 3: Develop the Budget
  • Module 4: Prepare the Request for Proposal
  • Module 5: Site Inspections
  • Module 6: Vendor Selection
  • Module 7: Contracts

This course is worth 3 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning. After completing this course and evaluation, learners will receive a certificate in Meeting Fundamentals: Sourcing & Strategy.

Part 1 and Part 2 are offered in a package deal here!



Basics Boot Camp was developed in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Standard: $399.00
Preferred: $299.00
Essential: $299.00
Premier: $269.10

Lessons

Learner Objectives:

  • 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


This course is worth 3 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning. It is made up of seven modules and a final activity. 

  • Module 1: Define Your Meeting
  • Module 2: Create a Blueprint
  • Module 3: Develop the Budget
  • Module 4: Prepare the Request for Proposal
  • Module 5: Site Inspections
  • Module 6: Vendor Selection
  • Module 7: Contracts

Once the course is complete, take the evaluation. That will generate your certificate of completion for Meeting Fundamentals: Sourcing & Strategy and add three clock hours to your MPI Academy transcript. You can use the certificate to self-report hours to the Event Industry Council from your CMP account.


To complete your educational boot camp in Meeting Fundamentals, take Part 2: Design and Logistics.

Activities Included:

Sourcing & Strategy

Lesson Evaluation