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Learning is a lifelong process, especially when it comes to delivering exceptional meetings and events. With rapidly changing technology, evolving business standards and a renewed focus on strategy, professional development is more important than ever. MPI is here to help.

The MPI Academy offers an array of professional development opportunities that align with the Meeting and Business Competency Standards (MBECS) and are suited to fit the diverse needs of our industry.

MPI Academy courses are open to everyone regardless of industry tenure, title or skill level. You’ll want to first identity what training or education is right for you, by using the Professional Development Roadmap. Choose from a wide variety of training courses, concurrent education sessions, webinars, certificate programs and certifications.

Successfully map out your career, stay sharp with continuing education, learn a new skill, re-certify, or supplement your professional development. Last year over 8,000 clock hours of education were delivered on-demand and in person with high satisfaction rates!


Certificate Programs

Certificate in Meeting Management
Focused on the strategy and business of events, the CMM program is crucial for advancement and professional recognition.

Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate
Compliance regulations, laws & techniques for managing healthcare meetings.

CMP-HC Prep Course
The CMP-HC Prep Course provides the knowledge and resources essential to prepare for CMP-HC certification.

Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate
The only sustainable meeting planning tool certified by iCompli Sustainability.

Experiential Event Series
Go behind the scenes of premier entertainment, sports, culinary and mega-events and gain firsthand knowledge of what it takes to put them together.

Event Design Certificate
An immersive three day course offering critical skills related to event design.

Meetings and Events at Sea
Explore the advantages of hosting events on cruise ships as opposed to traditional venues.

Sustainable Practitioner Certificate
Designed for those in a practical sustainability role, this course covers the basics of sustainability, including why it’s important for the event industry.

Meeting Essentials
Robust programs for novice and mid-level meeting and event professionals who want to enhance their skills and competencies.

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals
An educational program for professionals who need the skillset for occasional oversight of meetings or events.

Going Local
Learn how to leverage a sense of place to create more effective meetings and events.

Meeting Standards
Key areas of knowledge every meeting professional needs to know and aligned with CMP-IS categories.

Venue Sales Certificate
Focus on the foundational areas of your sales process and discover how to turn them into big impact, power sales tools that position your venue for more wins.



Professional Development Roadmap

You’ve got questions about your career. We’ve got answers. This is your guide to a core set of certificate programs and training courses that will help get your career where it needs to be.

CMP Resource

Access your online transcript to manage clock hours for your CMP application or re-certification.

Streaming Sessions from MPI Signature Events

Access all of the recorded sessions from MPI’s global events.

MPI Webinar Series

If you are advancing your career or simply searching for smart strategies, MPI Webinars let you take action on big ideas.

MPI Speaker Resource

This best-in-class speaker portal will help you source your meetings and events with the perfect professional speakers.

Professional Development On Demand

View archived education sessions and webinars, many are eligible for CIC-approved clock hours.