International Volunteer Committees



Volunteering with Global Impact

Volunteers power MPI. This is most visible on the chapter level, where boards and officers plan meetings and lead the year's initiatives. But all MPI members in good standing have an additional opportunity to volunteer on a global level as
committee members. 


“Make volunteering a growth opportunity. Try new things, embrace being uncomfortable, and push yourself. Being part of something bigger - something you believe in - is worth prioritizing. I believe in MPI, and I believe that you, our members, are our organization's greatest asset.”

- Amanda Armstrong, Chair, 2018 MPI International Board of Directors

MPI's international committees serve a vital role. Each council, advisory board, or task force is commissioned on an annual basis by that year's chair of the International Board of Directors and MPI's president and CEO to provide MPI vital industry perspective on urgent concerns in the community, as well as perform fundamental governance functions for MPI Global. 



Become an International Volunteer

To learn more about the committees commissioned for 2018 and to apply to serve as a committee member, select the committee below in which you would like to volunteer. Participation requires minimal travel with most meetings conducted over conference calls, and some groups meeting face-to-face at WEC. Notifications of volunteer placements will be made on or before mid-December, 2017. Please email the Volunteer Experience Team with any questions.


Applications will be accepted September 13 - October 8, 2017.

Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

Seeks to identify and understand diversity and inclusion issues within the MPI community and raise awareness of our Respect for Diversity as stated in MPI’s Principles of Professionalism.  The task force will recommend appropriate resolutions and assist in promoting MPI’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.



Meeting Executive Task Force

Assess the education and programming available to the senior meeting planner segment at MPI on a global and chapter level.  The task force will recommend ways to engage and expand MPI’s senior planner community and suggest relevant and timely curriculum.



RISE Awards Judging Panel 

Assess the perception of the RISE Awards across the MPI membership and provide recommendations to increase number of award applications. Evaluate RISE Awards applications in individual and community categories with judgements delivered to the International Board of Directors for ratification.




RISE Up Task Force

Develop a process for 2017 Rise Award winner programs (e.g. CMP Institute and Mentorship Café) to be rolled out across the MPI chapter network.  Beta test, implement and gather chapter feedback for review by the International Board of Directors.



Security & Risk Management Advisory Council

Identify and understand members’ needs in relation to safety and risk management. Evaluate MPI’s inventory of products and resources and provide recommendations to ensure members have access to effective tools and education.



Young Leaders Advisory Council

Assist in the development of projects designed to connect young leaders with MPI chapters and MPI Global offerings and support the transition from student to professional. Assess young leaders’ needs and identify opportunities for the MPI Foundation to support them.



Chapter & Membership Advisory Council

Provide feedback and input on MPI global initiatives and strategy at the chapter level; including chapter-level member retention, member acquisition, resources and content.



Professional Development Task Force 

Participate in the identification of new educational opportunities for the MPI community, including certificate opportunities, JV partnership programs, curriculum development and the review of course materials. Evaluate and develop opportunities for higher education partnerships. Advise management on the professional development strategy and roadmap.



The Meeting Professional Advisory Council

Assist in the generation of ideas and the evaluation of content for MPI publications that is most relevant to MPI members. Provide feedback on the user experience across publishing platforms. Contribute to the review and outline of the TMP Readers Survey.



MPI-MD Advisory Council 

Provide focused input and guidance to MPI staff concerning the design and implementation of medical/pharma meeting professionals’ education and value-added support for the community.



Live Event Education Proposal Review Task Force

Recommend relevant education by thorough review of speaker proposals for MPI’s signature live events (e.g. WEC, EMEC, Smart Monday). Act as a sounding board and provide input for topics, speakers and educational format.



Europe Advisory Council

Provide recommendations and input regarding the European MPI community and strategy that will elevate the MPI Global brand within Europe.  Input focuses on membership growth, chapter stability and implementation of event strategies that consistently deliver education, networking and increase business development opportunities for global sponsorship and the MPI Foundation.