August 21, 2019
August Educational Luncheon
Join us for Organized Audrey's program, The Myth of Catching Up: Will You Ever Get There?
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July 17, 2019
July Educational Luncheon
Join us as we use LEGOs to explore strategic planning and deepen connections.
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Central Educational Luncheon

20 March, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club
550 Johnny Cash Parkway
Hendersonville, TN
MPI Tennessee

Mastering Stakeholder Management:
Many meeting planners struggle with getting visibility and buy-in from leaders of their organizations. They often feel their role is misunderstood and undervalued. It’s time to change the paradigm! Effective stakeholder management is the key to getting your voice heard and elevating your career.

This session will introduce a simple stakeholder management tool that will immediately change how you handle internal and external stakeholders. During the session you will work in groups on two case studies to get hands-on experience with the tool. The first will guide planners though a hotels’ negotiation, and the second will be more internally focused. Leave the session with the tools and confidence needed to elevate your stakeholder management game! Brought to you by the MPI Academy and the San Diego State University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, this session will give you a sneak peek at the education offered in the master’s degree program in Meeting and Event Management launching in August 2019.

Learner outcomes:
• Identify and distinguish project stakeholders using Interest/Power Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
• Learn to manage individual stakeholders effectively to gain buy-in and achieve your objectives
• Gain confidence and respect from your company’s leaders by presenting information and data effectively

Stakeholder Management Deep Dive
As a continuation to the Mastering Stakeholder Management session, we will apply the stakeholder management tools to real world examples. Come prepared with information about a project you are managing, meeting you are planning, or situation you are trying to navigate. We will work in small groups to apply the tool to your personal examples.

Learner outcomes:
• Demonstrate the ability to distinguish project stakeholders
• Apply stakeholder management tools to real life work examples
• Gain confidence and respect from your company’s leaders by presenting information and data effectively

Domain F: Stakeholder Management Sub Skills 12.1-12.3 – 1 hour each, 2 hours total

The next round of Nashville area CMP Study Groups are forming for 2019. 

If you want to know more about how to apply and prepare to study for the CMP, there will be a CMP 101 Information Session before the March Central Educational luncheon at Bluegrass Country Club from 10:30am – 11:00am with Carol Norfleet.

For more information about the CMP Study Groups and schedule, please click here.

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