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July 15 (Friday) 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.


August 2 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

Epic Solutions: Meeting the Challenges of Meeting Professionals

(Sponsored by Visit KC)
Jerome Wade, The Epic Advantage

Stakeholders, executives and audiences are tasking meeting and event professionals with creating groundbreaking meeting and event experiences with budgets and demands that require unique solutions. In this webinar you will learn the strategic advantage of High-Altitude Leadership, the accelerating insight of The Priority Process, and the practical insights of Creating ""Wow"" Experiences. Each of these will help you create the engagement your clients want and deserve.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn how High-Altitude Leadership exponentially increases productivity and overall performance.
  • Discover how to create “wow” not “ow” experiences that fuel audience engagement.
  • Understand how to maximize the human experience by leveraging content and context.


August 9 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 a.m. - 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.


August 23 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain I: Marketing

Social Media 201: Content Curation, Time Management and Audience Engagement
(Sponsored by Visit Mexico)

Kristi Casey Sanders

Congrats! You're being social. Now what? Managing multiple profiles can be overwhelming and more than a little intimidating. If you're not seeing any return on the time you're spending on social platforms or if you're not sure of next steps, this session is for you. You'll learn about tools that will help you minimize the amount of time you're spending on social media, while maximizing the size and engagement level of your audience.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Identify ways to connect and engage with your audience.
  • Discover time and content management tools.
  • Understand which audience engagement metrics you should track.


September 13 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
Clock Hours TBD

Overcome Collaborative Insanity by Finding Your Inner Rock Star!

Alan Schaefer

Are you more like Lady Gaga or Jimmy Buffet when it comes to working with others? Find out your collaborative style and a new way to improve engagement, teamwork, communications, efficiency and your events. By taking an assessment and then attending this webinar, you will discover a framework for making your collaborative process feel as good as the results. One of the greatest challenges meeting planners face is getting everyone both internally and externally aligned and working together in a way that is effective. Unfortunately, you can’t just tell people to work together better and expect them to be able to do it. Discover a unique approach to collaboration that can be directly tied to achieving your team’s business goals—and find out who your inner rock star is when it comes to collaboration.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Use a common language to discuss people and process matters related to collaboration and engagement.
  • Understand your own collaborative behavioral style.
  • Apply key collaborative concepts to increase engagement and productivity.

* You will need to take an assessment before this webinar. A link will be sent to you two weeks before the class from diagnostics@collaborativeharmonyindex.com.



October 4 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
Clock Hours TBD

Visioneering the Meeting Room of the Future

Mark Cooper

The way people interact has changed a lot in recent years, and this includes their interactions at meetings and events. Consider findings from recent global research into meeting surroundings—not only the rooms themselves, but also the spaces where delegates congregate, network and socialize—and how these spaces can help your events adapt to the new ways people engage onsite.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn how different meeting rooms support learning outcomes and help maximize meeting ROI.
  • Develop a better understanding of how technology can help build multi-way communication in the room and for virtual participants.
  • Consider the different venues types and non-traditional room layouts that help foster connections between and among delegates.


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.


June 7 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST
1 Clock Hour, CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning

Event Design: A Step by Step Guide using the #EventCanvas

Ruud Janssen, CMM, DES

Learn how Certified Event Designers apply event design thinking using the #EventCanvas, facilitate your team through the process and articulate the way your event creates value strategically, or just approach events in a different way. Analyzing stakes, design and prototype with like-minded peers using the #EventCanvas as a visual language for events.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover a practical visual language and innovation process to describe, challenge and design high-stakes events.
  • Find out how to claim event design time--a core challenge of every organization--enabling teams to design and create compelling events that participants want to attend and that create valued behavior change for stakeholders.
  • Find out what it takes to become a Certified Event Designer and obtain your certification.


May 24 (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 17 (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.


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."

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