Certificate Program

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals

Basic Boot Camp Meeting Fundamentals

Basics Boot Camp. 
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Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals is a 6-hour certificate program designed for people who are responsible for planning meetings and events but may not have any formal training. Basics Boot Camp will give you a strong foundation of core skills needed to plan your next meeting or event. Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals is divided into two parts each 3 hours in length.


Participants of this course receive: 

  • Part 1 - Meeting Sourcing & Strategy & Part 2 - Meeting Design & Logistics
  • 6 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
  • Certificate in Meeting Fundamentals

 

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Course Details


Part 1
Meeting Sourcing & Strategy


What You'll Learn

  • Define meeting goals and SMART objectives
  • Identify meeting stakeholders
  • Develop a meeting budget
  • Create a meeting blueprint
  • Manage the RFP process
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Assess potential risks
  • Select vendors
  • Develop contracts

Sessions

  • Module 1: Define Your Meeting
  • Module 2: Create a Blueprint
  • Module 3: Develop the Budget
  • Module 4: Prepare the Request for Proposal
  • Module 5: Site Inspections
  • Module 6: Vendor Selection
  • Module 7: Contracts

Part 2
Meeting Design & Logistics

 

What You'll Learn

  • Understand how elements of meeting design help you achieve meeting goals and SMART objectives
  • Manage speakers and conference content design
  • Design room sets
  • Plan menus
  • Work with audiovisual teams
  • Design a technical plan
  • Arrange transportation and attendee movement plans
  • Oversee pre-con/post-con meetings and onsite logistics
  • Conduct program evaluations
  • Communicate success metrics to meeting stakeholders

Sessions

  • Module 1: Design Your Meeting
  • Module 2: Program Content
  • Module 3: Manage Speakers
  • Module 4: Plan Food and Beverage
  • Module 5: Manage Audiovisual and Event Technology
  • Module 6: Arrange Transportation
  • Module 7: Supervise Onsite and Post-Event Activities

This ​program ​was ​developed ​in ​partnership ​between ​Meeting ​Professionals ​International ​and ​Plan ​Your ​Meetings with ​support ​from ​developmental ​sponsor ​IHG. 

Upcoming Programs

Live Events:

Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals
January 17, 2019
9:00 AM Central – 4:00 PM Eastern

Purdue University
Steward Center
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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