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Meeting and Event Intensive Two Day Class - CMP Prep Course

27 April, 2019 - 28 April, 2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Falls Dr.
Columbus, OH
MPI Ohio & Joanne Dennison

Saturday, April 27th & Sunday April 28th, 2019
9:00am – 6:00pm both days          


Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Falls Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Registration Fees:
MPI Members - $500
Non Member - $550
Click here for Registration Form

You must attend the entire class to receive all 16 contact hours.

Questions? Please email  

This intensive, extensive, interactive class utilizes the CMP – International Standards (effective for the CMP exam January 2012) as the base for the areas of learning.

Joanne is an educator. Because of that the first and foremost purpose of the class is about learning to be a better professional in the meeting and events industry (planner or supplier), and applying it when you go to work the next day. Yes, people have even taken the class who were not sitting for the exam just for the learning experience!  Class hours count toward the CMP CE application hours.

For many attendees it is also about “getting” a grasp on the material in a strategic, situational and conceptual way to pass the CMP exam. The exam is no longer about memorization. It is about thinking, planning and acting strategically. The questions are no longer definition based, but situation based (“You are at your meeting and….”). The topics that are covered are emphasized according to importance and relevancy to the CMP-International Standards and the proportion to how they are used in the exam. There is also a “Pay Once, Take Twice” option where you can come the first time to get you on your way for preparing.  Then, if you choose, find a future class that fits your schedule and take it at no additional charge.

Joanne shares information that is not on the exam….but she feels that you should know and can use. She also does share study tips and test taking tips for those who are preparing for the exam. Some of the tips also count in “real life”.  Participants also share their experiences as part of the learning.  

Joanne has taught her multi-day class more than 30 times since 2000 .She has also taught other sessions both for her own company and for many organizations such as MPI, RCMA, and Smart Meetings Magazine. Classes have been held throughout the US along with Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand and China. She is also an educator at many industry meetings and in corporate organizations.

Joanne passed the exam in 1996 and has re-certified three times, most recently in 2016. She also has attended the CMP Conclave multiple times to learn the most up-to-date information about the CMP program most recently in November 2018.


EIC (Convention Industry Council)- Information about CMP

For information about the CMP-International Standards

For information on how to apply see

After you are approved to sit you have up have 365 days to take the exam (usually 4 testing cycles). The exam cost $450.

The next exam period after this class is:
  May 2019 - Enitre Month

Required Referenced Books for Studying –Purchasing from EIC Marketplace .  Prices do not include shipping and handling

CIC Manual, 9th Edition  Hard copy: $99.95 USD, e-book format: $69.95 USD, Hard copy and e-book combo discount: $150 USD (must be purchased at same time to receive discount)

APEX Glossary, 2016 Edition:  $35.00 USD

Professional Meeting Management, (PCMA Manual), 6th edition:$110.00 USD

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