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MPI GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Enhance your career with the MPI Academy.
With hundreds of hours of free education for MPI members, the MPI Academy is your one-stop shop for meeting and event industry skills training, CE credits and certificate courses. Featuring online and in-person classes and webinars, it's the perfect resource for the job you have - or the job you want.
 
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MPI CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Executive Education Series
 
 
Earn your CMM. Gain Your Seat at the Table.
 
Earning your Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) shows the world that you are ready to assume a leadership role as a meeting professional. This intensive three-part executive program packs the highlights of a world-class MBA program into a long weekend (3.5 days), followed by eight hours of advanced-level online coursework and a final project focused on solving a real-world business problem.
 
According to a recent MPI member survey, the average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is roughly $20k/year more than members with a CMP and nearly $30k/year more than members with no credentials.
 
 
The Event Design Certificate Program is an immersive three-day training course that will innovate the industry by teaching a systematic 10-step visual approach to event design for meeting planners. Program participants will learn critical skills that will enable them to design events based on stakeholder needs and then prototype event designs using the #EventCanvas, a strategic event management template for developing new or documenting existing events and conference models.
 
 
Created in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi, 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. Event and meeting planners 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.
 
 
The MPI Experiential Event Series takes you behind the scenes of the world’s most impressive entertainment, sports, culinary and mega-events and introduces you to the people who produce them, program the content, manage the thousands of volunteers, develop the security and crisis management protocols, set the marketing strategy and design the event experience.
Women in Leadership Hyperlink https://www.mpiweb.org/education/certificate-programs/women-in-leadership
In this 4-hour course, you'll examine the key roles women play in the hospitality and meeting industries and how to overcome career obstacles to executive level positions. This instructor led course will guide you in creating a personal action plan to help you move into leadership roles within the meeting planning industry and more.
 
 
This interactive training course is perfect for those event professionals who are looking to become leaders in the industry and develop their career around sustainability. The course is designed to guide participants through the basics of sustainability and provide them with the knowledge and confidence needed to start taking practical actions each day. For those who are already implementing sustainable practices, this course is ideal for advancing knowledge and creating more of a focus.
 

In this 4-hour course, you'll examine the key roles women play in the hospitality and meeting industries and how to overcome career obstacles to executive level positions. This instructor led course will guide you in creating a personal action plan to help you move into leadership roles within the meeting planning industry and more.
Participants of this course receive:
  • 4 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain E: Human Resources; Domain F: Stakeholder Management
  • Access code for Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
  • Individual Development Plan worksheets to create a personalized action plan
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Certificate in Executive Leadership Skills

 

Essential Business Skills Series

 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
This Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate course is designed for those who make sustainability a priority and wish to improve sustainability efforts in planning their meetings and events. It is a perfect fit for organizations involved in hosting, organizing or planning a meeting or event for themselves or others. Sustainable planning is applicable to any organizational meeting from board meetings and training sessions to annual conferences and global conventions.
 
A key benefit of participating in the SMPC course is learning about the comprehensive nature of the SMPP® system. Knowledge of the SMPP system will help you plan sustainable events immediately. It provides education, training and implementation steps to begin planning.
 
 
MPI's Venue Sales certificate program is designed to help sales directors, associates, sales managers and event teams to discover how to create high impact, powerful sales tools that position their venue for more wins.
 
This course delivered two ways:
  • Self-paced online module (VIP Instructor Led Online Cohort)
  • 7-week long instructor-led online course (Limited Availablity)
 

Additional Certificate Courses

 
Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Planning Fundamentals is a 6-hour certificate 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.
  • Part 1 - Meeting Sourcing & Strategy
  • Part 2 - Meeting Design & Logistics
 
MPI’s Meeting Essentials are two certificate programs offered to novice and mid-level meeting and event professionals who want to enhance their skills and competencies.
 
The courses are geared towards the length of time in the industry and are aligned with the MBECS (Meeting and Business Events Competency Standards). The courses represent a foundation of knowledge that every event professional needs to execute and deliver high-quality, relevant meetings. The Meeting Essentials course is a prerequisite to the CMP Boot Camp before taking the exam.
 
 
This interactive session highlights which types of meetings or events should be conducted onboard as well as provides valuable cost comparisons. In addition to a live or virtual tour of an actual ship, the session provides insight into incentive trips, examines things to consider when hosting your event at sea and walks participants through the meeting planning process to outline what to expect before, during and after your meeting or event at sea.

Upcoming Events

Sat Jan 20 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
CMP Introduction
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