CMM - Certificate in Meeting Management


48 Clock Hour Program

 

CMM - Certified Meeting Management

 

Earn Your CMM.
Take Your Seat at the Table.

Earning your Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) shows the world that you are a strategic thinker ready to assume a leadership role in this industry. This intensive, three-phased executive education program packs the highlights of a world-class graduate degree program into four days, followed by eight hours of advanced-level online coursework and a final project focused on solving a real-world,  work-based problem.

 

Taught by Indiana University faculty, the entire program takes 15 weeks to complete. Upon successful completion of the coursework, attendees earn 48 clock hours and 4.8 CEUs. They will also have the opportunity to earn three graduate credit hours, which can be applied to the Indiana University Kelley School’s Executive Degree Program (EDP) Business Management Certificate. 


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Includes 12-Month Membership


CMM Testimonials

Tim-Altbaum
"Perhaps the best takeaway from the week was the wonderful friendships created with colleagues from across the country (and Canada). Learning happens in many ways, not only was classroom time a great success but so was gaining valuable insight and perspective from my peers."


Tim Altbaum, CMP, CSEP

CEO
Vario

Alexandra-Fleming

"I have a greater understanding of my specific leadership style and how better to work with others of differing styles. I also came away from the week with a number of tactics to help me be more of an influential communicator and become an improved negotiator." 

Alexandra Arnold Fleming
Director, Events Marketing
CDK Global LLC

Christina-Northcott_2

"I have taken away even more than I anticipated. Everything was designed to be practical and applicable to my career. The personal growth and development exceeded my expectations."


Christina Northcott, CMP, DES

Manager, Conferences and Events
Canada Health Infoway

 


 

Why CMM?

 

CMM designees have stated that participating in the program gained them a seat at the executive table, secured a promotion or earned them a raise.  According to a recent MPI member survey, the average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is roughly $20k/year more than members with a CMP and nearly $30k/year more than members with no credentials. Therefore, whether someone is looking to sharpen their leadership skills or take their career to the next level, the CMM program will guide them in their quest for excellence!

 

Aside from the experience-based program requirements, there are no other prerequisites to apply and more importantly, once you have earned your CMM, you may use the designation indefinitely as there is no renewal requirement. To provide the greatest learning and networking opportunities, class sizes for the CMM program are kept to a maximum of 50 candidates.


Application Process

 

To apply, submit a résumé that shows you have at least seven years of professional experience in the meeting and event industry with a minimum of three years of management experience with two years of profit and loss responsibility. You will also be asked to provide a personal statement of interest and a letter of recommendation from a professional colleague or supervisor.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of professional experience in the meeting and event industry
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • 2+ years of profit and loss responsibility

Required Documents

  • Personal Statement: Personal statements should include responses to the following: 1) Describe your experience in meeting management. 2). Identify your gaps in the meeting management skillset. 3) How will earning the CMM designation help you in your career? 4) What challenge or opportunity do you currently have at work that participating in the CMM program could potentially help you solve or capitalize upon?
  • Letter of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation should be written by a professional colleague or supervisor, appear on official company letterhead with a signature and clearly state the candidate’s suitability for the CMM program.
  • Résumé: Résumés should be up to date and include professional work experience, with job titles and descriptions. It must clearly demonstrate that you meet program qualifications.

Once your application is approved, you will receive a status update via email and will then be able to complete the registration process. Registration deadlines are a full month prior to the program start date, so plan ahead. The CMM is offered at least twice annually and an approved application status is valid for 24 months, which means you will have two years to choose a cohort to attend without having to reapply.

 

CMM Scholarships are available through the MPI Foundation.

 

CMM Designee Directory


 

CMM Program Cost

The CMM Program registration fee is $4,400 per person. Complete enrollment in the CMM Program includes:

  • 12-month MPI membership
  • Phase 1:  4-day CMM Program In-Residence Course
  • Phase 2:  6-week Online Learning Boot Camp
  • Phase 3:  8-week case project with faculty consultation and feedback
  • All program course materials and technology fees
  • Hotel rooms for 4 nights
  • Breakfast and lunch daily
  • Welcome Dinner on the first night

 

Upcoming Programs

 


December 10-13, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana


March 24-28, 2019 
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2019 

Registration Deadline: 
February 22, 2019 


November 17-21, 2019 
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Application Deadline: 
October 11, 2019 

Registration Deadline: 
October 18, 2019

CMM Program Cost
Indianapolis, Indiana

$4,400
(Includes 12-Month Membership)

 

 

 


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