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November 2018 Meeting

November 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Spartanburg Marriott
299 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC
United States
Organizer
MPI Carolinas

Agenda

Thursday, November 8th 

Time

Function

Location

2:30pm-4:30pm

Board of Directors Meeting

Marriott

4:30pm-7:30pm

Registration

Marriott

4:30pm-6:00pm

Education Session: "Full-Throttle Leadership: The Power of You (Interactive Session)"              
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Marriott

6:15pm-6:45pm           

New Member / First Timer Mixer

Marriott

7pm-9pm

Welcome Reception

Marriott

 

Friday, November 9th 

Time

Function

Location

7:30am-10:30am

Registration

Marriott

8:00am-9:00am

Breakfast

Chapter Announcements begin at 8:30

Marriott

9:00am-10:30am

Education Session: "Full Throttle Goodness" - Part I
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Marriott

10:30am-10:45am

Morning Break

Marriott

10:45am-11:45am  Education Session: "Full Throttle Goodness" - Part II     
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 Marriott

11:45am-12:15pm

CMP Exam Information Session

Marriott

Education

Thursday, November 8th (4:30pm - 6pm)

Full-Throttle Leadership: The Power of You (Interactive Session)

Get a “kick-start” on November’s Education Meeting with an interactive and ‘BREAKTHROUGH” session with Steven G. Foster, CMP, an award-winning speaker, writer and business consultant. An advocate for giving back to the communities where we live, work and meet, Steven is Managing Partner of Foster+Fathom, a Leadership Training and TRIBE-Building Group in Dallas.
 
A 27-year member and self-admitted MPI “Kool-Aid drinker” who in 2004 was inducted into MPI’s Community of Honorees, Steven began working with the chapter’s Board of Directors earlier this year to implement a motorcycle club mentality with our members, experiences and leadership to build a powerful Full-Throttle Tribe. That’s not surprising, considering he also is a Harley-Davidson LIFE member who in 2013 completed a 32, day, 34-state, 13,000-mile solo motorcycle ride along the perimeter of the US to raise awareness and support for Veterans and Military Families, a journey he is chronicling in a new book project, “Full-Throttle Leadership: Passion, Power & Purpose.”
 
Join us for a “No Limits, Loud Pipes, Get Your Motor Runnin’, Wind in Your Face Blowin’, Free-Bird Playin’, Heavy Metal Thunder Screamin’, Born to be Wild, Full-Throttle Leadership” experience where YOU will discover the difference between horsepower and staying power.

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Friday, November 9th (9am - 11:45am)

Full-Throttle Goodness - Part I 

Thomas Edison said it best; “If we did ALL the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” And not just that, we would change ourselves and change the world.
 
That includes the world of Meetings and Events, where the desire to support local communities and help those in need has become an integral part of the attendee experience. Some people believe finding ways to fully engage participants in making a meaningful difference can be a challenging or even hopelessly idealistic effort. Steven Foster is not one of those people.
 
Steven says it best; “purpose-filled work is not just another route to discovering personal satisfaction; it’s also the fuel that powers growth, relationships and influence, and that’s what meetings and events are supposed to do.”  What he calls “Full-Throttle Goodness” focuses on ways Giving Back can influence loyalty, increase brand awareness and create profound engagement in the communities where we live, work and meet. That’s not surprising, since he also is BOTH a successful entrepreneur and also a Harley-Davidson LIFE member, whose solo motorcycle ride around the perimeter of the United States to raise support and awareness for veterans became the catalyst in transforming his own company to becoming a leading advocate for giving back to the communities where we live, work and meet.

Part II

How much more bottom-line, positive business impact could you generate at a meeting or event that gives back, changes lives, builds community, and educates and elevates everyone who participates in creating a real sense of purpose and meaning? Participate in a facilitated team activity to fuel your meetings and events with Full-Throttle Goodness that don’t just “feel good,” but also makes “bottom line, good business sense."

Learning Outcomes:
• Identify the impact of giving back to your organization’s growth and business strategy
• Develop, plan, promote and execute a sustainable community outreach program
• Activate a “Full-Throttle Goodness” culture that engages attendees and stakeholders

CMP_PP Program LogoThe use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.

About the Speaker

Steven FosterSteven G. Foster, CMP, is Managing Partner of Foster+Fathom, a Leadership Training and TRIBE-Building Group in Dallas, TX. 

An award-winning speaker, writer, consultant, entrepreneur and advocate for giving back to the communities where we live, work and meet; Steven’s roadmap for success is simple and straightforward; “outlook always determines outcome, so go “Full-Throttle.”

That’s not surprising, considering he also is a Harley-Davidson LIFE member who in 2013 completed a 32, day, 34-state, 13,000-mile solo motorcycle ride along the perimeter of the US to raise awareness and support for Veterans and Military Families, a journey he is chronicling in a new book project, “Full-Throttle Leadership: Passion, Power & Purpose.”

Steven also has a “Full-Throttle” resume; the recipient of many Meetings & Events Industry awards, including induction into the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Community of Honorees. In 2000, Steven and Wendy Foster became the first husband/wife business team to earn the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation; and both have been profiled by CNN/Fortune as a Small Business Success.

A Past-Chair of the Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management Advisory Board at Richland College in Dallas, TX; Steven has served on the Board of Directors for both the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Hotel Association of Tarrant County; and in 2011, was appointed Vice-Chair of the Volunteer Services Action Team for the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.

He currently serves as an Ambassador and Advisory Board Member for the Boot Campaign, one of the nation’s most-respected a national military non-profits organizations focusing on veteran health and wellness.

Room Block

A room block is being held at Spartanburg Marriott with a room rate of $129 a night. Book your room before October 23, 2018 to receive the group rate! Click the link here to book online. 

Tickets

Late Rate Incurred after October 25th. No refunds given after November 1st.

Full Meeting Registration           Late Rate
Member $85 $100
Non-Member $120       $135

 

Education Only Registration     Late Rate
Member $70 $85
Non-Member $90         $105

 

Reception Only Registration      Late Rate
Member $60 $75
Non-Member $80        $95


Other Registration Late Rate
Student $55 $70
Spouse / Non-Industry Guest         $75        $90

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