December 15 (Tuesday), 2015 | 11:00 am - Noon CST
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
Successfully Conquering Your Event Technology Management
Technology adoption accelerates when there are processes, standards, and resources in place to simplify and support its usage. The same is true for the digital ecosystem of your events. Learn breakthroughs from a groundbreaking research study sponsored by PSAV and MPI that examined: network and Wi-Fi registration and badging, mobile, engagement, social, digital signage, hardware acquisition, attendee tracking, content capture, and streaming across different event types. Identify best practices in creating and managing digital ecosystems by looking at them from a variety of perspectives. Examine how decisions are made in terms of planning and executing technology as well as how to use best practices at your organization.
- Explore how leading companies are managing their events' technology ecosystems.
- Examine how decisions are made in these organizations in regarding technology.
- Incorporate best practices into your own meetings and events.
December 8 (Tuesday), 2015 | 11:00 am - Noon CST
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design, 1 Clock Hour
Transforming Your Event into a Peer-Learning Hub
The sharing economy is changing everything: from the way we travel to the way we learn. Increasingly, human beings are moving from spectators to actors in their lives and claiming the authority to become active in fields where they have been passive for so long. As learners, we set up our curriculum for the year, not relying on a new diploma, but rather on our own gumption, events, peer-learning communities and MOOCs (massive open online course) to learn new critical skills. Yet, many events rely mainly on an expert driven educational model. How can event organizers better support attendees in curating their own learning experience?
- Discover what lessons events can learn from the recent whirlwind of changes that have been taking education and learning by storm.
- Explore best practices to boost the peer-learning component of their event.
- Rethink the traditional conference model, to ensure it is in sync with participants’ new learning habits.
December 1 (Tuesday), 2015 | 11:00 am - Noon CST
CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning, 1 Clock Hour
Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends
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.
- 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.
November 17 (Tuesday), 2015 | 11:00 am - Noon CST
CMP-IS Domain Professionalism, 1 Clock Hour
Ask CIC: Answers to Your Burning CMP Questions
Timothy Gunn, Gayle Dahlman
Are you thinking about getting your CMP? MPI Global hosts the Convention Industry Council for a Q&A session so you can find the answers to your unique questions. Listen in on the conversation, or participate yourself. The webinar will begin with general information on CMP test requirements and then review the resources MPI members have available to them that can help you accumulate and track clock hours.
- Become familiar with the requirements needed in order to sit for the CMP exam.
- Learn about the resources available to MPI members to help you accumulate and monitor your clock hours.
- Listen to the questions other individuals have that you may not be aware of.
November 10 (Tuesday), 2015 | 11:00 am - Noon CST
CMP-IS Domain E: Human Resources, Sub-Skill 11.02, 1 Clock Hour
SMM: Advancing from Event Manager to Director of Events
In order to progress your career and ensure that you continue to be a valued member within your organization—especially if there is a structured meeting management program in place—you need to do more than successfully manage a meetings department. You must challenge yourself, expand your skills and evolve from management to strategic director, and that's not always as instinctive and effortless as it seems. Learn how to develop a road map to purposefully achieving the next level in your career path. Through individual and group exercises, examine core competencies required to demonstrate that you are qualified to move up to the role of meeting director.
- Know and understand the necessary competencies for a director-level position, and compare those to your current skills
- Pinpoint gaps and areas of development for yourself.
- Create and execute a plan to upgrade your capabilities and advance your career.
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