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shArpen YoUr skiLLs wiTh The MPI AcAdeMy M PI formally introduced the new MPI Academy during last year's World Education Congress (WEC) in San Francisco. MPI Academy encompasses and connects all of the education and learning experiences MPI delivers within the meeting and event industry and beyond. In addition, the association has unveiled enhancements to its professional development offerings, including a variety of new certificate programs and experiential events. The MPI Academy aligns with the Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (MBECS) and is designed to provide multi-faceted learning opportunities for meeting professionals at all levels. Its portfolio is comprised of training courses, certificate programs, streaming sessions from MPI events, webinars and tools such as the new MPI Professional Development Roadmap, which helps individuals map out their careers, pursue continuing education and supplement professional development. "Our objective with the new MPI Academy is to centralize all of our educational programs and bring focus to the diverse career tracks available," says Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of MPI. "As we refine the way we deliver both our proprietary and partner offerings, we believe the academy will soon become the most reputable and valued source for growing one's knowledge base and advancing one's career." Last year, MPI launched several new education programs and plans to offer them at WEC 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and at other live events as well as at its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. WEC 2016 PRE-COnFEREnCE PROGRAMS * ColorUP!™ It's Time to Think Creative, Be Creative and Plan Creative Experiences. Using the venue as a canvas, this program is an exploratory workshop for intermediate- to senior-level planners on how creative direction and strategically designed content increases return on event (ROE). * Going Local: A Roadmap for Inspiring Sense of Place. This program incorporates best-practice case studies to help planners, venues and destinations leverage a sense of place and create more effective meetings and events. This will include creating an environment that embraces the destination, selecting local F&B, incorporating local expressions of culture, giving back to the community and connecting with local thought leaders to strengthen meeting quality and the local meeting industry. * Meetings and Events at Sea Certificate. Presented in partnership with the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), the certificate course explores the advantages of hosting events on cruise ships compared to traditional venues. MORE nEW PROGRAMS * Meeting Essentials. Designed for novice and mid-level professionals, this program will help participants enhance their skills and competencies. * Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate (SMPC). This intensive certificate course provides education, tools and applicable instruction to immediately begin practicing sustainable meeting planning. * E xperiential Event Series. MPI is partnering with high-profile events in key areas such as sports, entertainment, culinary and mega-events to provide unique education experiences. Earlier this year, the MPI Academy held programs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. * Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) Refresher. This webinar has been developed to keep MPI's HMCC recipients abreast of constantly changing healthcare meeting compliance regulations. * CMP-Healthcare Certification (CMP-HC) Boot Camp. This MPI training is intended for meeting professionals working within the life sciences sector. * Event Design Certificate. Offered by Event Model Generation and supported by San Diego State University, this course teaches participants critical skills that will enable them to design events based on stakeholder needs and then prototype event designs using the #EventCanvas, a strategic management template for developing new or documenting existing events and conference models. For more information about the MPI Academy and its suite of educational offerings, including the new MPI Professional Development Roadmap and program dates, visit ● This article was written by the MPI Global team, and they can be reached at | | | MEETING * 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
What’s in Your Back Pocket? Essential Tools to Elevate Your Planner Tool Kit
Beyond the Job Description – The Unwritten Attributes that Hiring Managers Look For
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mentoring
Sharpen Your Skills with the MPI Academy
Destination Spotlight: Golden Horseshoe
Chapter Speaks: How Do You Recharge to Get Back on Track?
Member Spotlight: Finding Your Calling
11 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter
Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction?
Investing in Employees is The Best Investment for All
Online Learning: Friend or Foe?
iSpy MPI
Advertiser Index

Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016