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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
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
For more information about the MPI Academy and its
suite of educational offerings, including the new MPI
Professional Development Roadmap and program dates,
visit www.mpiweb.org/ProfessionalDevelopment. ●
This article was written by the MPI Global team, and they
can be reached at email@example.com.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016
Welcome, New Members!
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?
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016