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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.


October 11 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST

Ask CIC

Gayle Rosnick

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.


October 25 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST

O Canada: Meetings and Events “from Sea to Sea”

Marlise Stewart and Read Sutton

With the world’s 11th largest economy, a broad range of constituent nationalities, thriving technology and energy sectors and robust visual and performing arts scenes, Canada is an ideal country for holding events and conducting business. But what is the best way to host an international event in this country of 10 provinces and three territories? Join Meetings + Conventions Calgary for this lesson in best practices on customs and immigration and travel for hosting events in Canada, with a focus on the province of Alberta. Learn about shipping, phone plans, the GST rebate and ease of access when landing at Calgary International Airport, and discover why meetings in Canada can be an extraordinary experience.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn the “what and how” of hosting meetings in Canada.
  • Discover travel tips and best practices for shipping, customs and access for international meetings in Canada.
  • Deep dive into the particulars of hosting events in the province of Alberta.


November 8 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST

Wi-Fi That Works

Dave Bishop

All too common is the plight of terrible Internet in our event spaces. With the increase in use of mobile applications, session streaming and press coverage, a failure of Wi-Fi or network support can prove catastrophic for your meetings. Discover what goes into the successful implementation Wi-Fi for events. Touching on some brief technical concepts, discover the factors necessary to offering appropriate Wi-Fi for your events, and receive a powerful set of questions that will improve your Wi-Fi experiences moving forward.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover the disillusions of the grandiose myth of "free Wi-Fi."
  • Define the aspects of truly successful event Wi-Fi and technology implementation.
  • Receive a set of questions that you can use as tools when planning event Wi-Fi needs.


November 15 (Tuesday) 2016 | 11:00 am to Noon CST

Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends

Jessie States and Bill Voegeli

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 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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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