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May 10 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am – Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

Providing Multilingual Communications at Your International Event
(Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Yvette Fang

 

As a planner for a major event, you’re catering to an international audience. While this likely means your enrollment is high, it also means that you need the communications support to accommodate a multi-lingual event and deliver a rewarding experience to each of your attendees. This webinar will break down this seemingly daunting task. In considering a gamut of options, from hiring interpreters to ordering collateral translations, we’ll walk you through how to decide what’s a “must have” for your event, as well as how to book and promote these services effectively.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover how to seamlessly integrate multiple language and cultural services at your event.
  • Learn what to watch out for when having materials translated.
  • Reconsider how to market to international audiences to increase attendance.


May 12 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends

Jessie States

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.


June 21 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

How Meeting Planners Can Change the World
(Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Kristi Casey Sanders

Meetings will never go away. As businesses continue to tighten the bottom line, some meetings will get canceled, consolidated, reduced in size or executed virtually, but people will always need to meet face to face. The way meetings are conducted, however, is rapidly changing. And meeting planners need to stay on top of technological advances, corporate initiatives, budget restrictions, attendee expectations, meeting innovations and organizational goals or risk becoming obsolete. Don't just adapt; innovate. As a meeting professional, you have more power than you think. In this session, Kristi Casey Sanders, Plan Your Meetings @ MPI director of digital marketing strategy, will explain three small ways in which meeting planners can make a big difference.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of proving your worth and the value of your work.
  • Discover simple ways to plan more sustainable meetings.
  • Understand the connection between meeting design and attendee behavior.


July 12 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain J: Professionalism

Ask CIC: Answers to Your Burning CMP Questions

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 your clock hours.

Learner Outcomes:

  • 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.


July 19 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMPI-IS Domain B: Project Management

Smarter, Faster, More Efficient

Kristi Casey Sanders

Everyone's dealing with limited time and resources. These tech tools will help you work smarter, faster and more efficiently, whether you're sourcing hotels, managing projects or trying to eliminate email overload.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Understand how tech tools can streamline communication and collaboration.
  • Identify potential project management solutions.
  • Discover other apps and tools that can make travel and meeting management more manageable.


April 19 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am – Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

Meeting Responsibly: Change Begins With You
(Sponsored by Mexico Tourism Board)

Kristi Casey Sanders

 

Did you know that the meetings industry is the second-most wasteful industry in America? There are a lot of things meeting professionals can do to eliminate the waste generated by meetings and events. In this session we’ll go beyond the three “Rs” associated with green meetings and explore the myriad ways you can create truly responsible and sustainable experiences for exhibitors and attendees.

Learner objectives:

  • Identify ways in which suppliers and planners can partner to create more sustainable meetings and events.
  • Explore what it means to create a “virtuous circle.”
  • Understand how to integrate measurement, implementation and communication into meeting/event design.


April 12 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am – Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

Healthcare Compliance: Trends and Changes Affecting our Industry
(Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Pat Schaumann

 

Healthcare meeting compliance regulations have created a complex set of new procedures—with serious penalties for violations. Both meeting professionals and suppliers need to understand the nuances of these procedures (and the consequences that follow variance) in order to create greater partnerships and superior meetings. Learn the who, what, where and how of compliance regulations, and what they mean for you and your business.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discern the difference between perception and reality around healthcare compliance regulations.
  • Learn how to cope with unrealistic room and food caps and turnaround times, and discover what is trending in medical meetings.
  • Find out new educational opportunities for healthcare professionals who want to stay on top of their game"

April 5 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am – Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

SMM: Advancing from Event Planner to Manager of Events
(Sponsored by Mexico Tourism Board)

Jessie States

As organizations develop Strategic Meetings Management programs (SMMPs), there are new opportunities for planners who want to advance their careers. If you have established yourself as a top-ranked planner for managing individual meetings and events and would like to move to the next level within the organization, this session is for you. In order to be considered for an operations manager position, you will need to demonstrate your abilities and potential to meet the requirements of this new role.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Know and understand the necessary competencies for an operations manager.
  • Compare those to your current skill set, and pinpoint gaps and areas of development.
  • Create and execute a plan to upgrade your capabilities."

March 29 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am – Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

SMM: Let's Get It Started
(Sponsored by Mexico Tourism Board)

Jessie States

SMM is gaining traction at organizations of all shapes and sizes as a way to manage costs, mitigate risks and positively impact the attendee experience. Find insights and case studies from strategic meetings management (SMM) practitioners who can guide you through the SMM process, present its elements and key drivers, explore the reasons for its implementation, introduce the taxonomy created for MPI’s research and take you step-by-step through the program development.

Learner Objectives:

  • Discover best pratices from SMM experts and practitioners around the globe on how and why to implement an SMM program.
  • Learn the steps you need to take to implement an SMM program at your organization.
  • Understand how to best use MPI's SMM library to get started.

March 8 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am – Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A. Strategic Planning

Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends

Jessie States

Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale | Hello Sunny!
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.


February 23 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am –Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain G. Meeting or Event Design

Signs of the Times

Jessie States

Sponsored by FedEx
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.


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