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how would you answer the following
cgMP exam Question? (as many as
10 percent of students miss the question.)
Parcan lighting is similar to:
B. recessed lighting
C. dimmed lighting
D. lights on a tree
See Page 30 for the answer.
the Newest CGMPs
The certified government Meeting Professional (cgMP) designation is designed for
planners and suppliers whose work is governed by the rules and regulations of the federal
government. individuals who have earned their cgMP have obtained the highest designation
available specifically for government meeting professionals. This course teaches recognized
industry practices cited in the convention industry council (cic) Manual. included in the
course materials are seven sections covering 27 topics with specific and thorough instruction
on ethics, federal budget and appropriations, acquisition and contracting, federal travel
regulations, rfPs, risk management protocol, fedBiz opps and sustainability. after three full
days of classroom instruction, the exam is taken on the fourth day.
Susan Delle Shaffette
Marguaree Durden Pyoas
Jamie Lynn Shillinger
A Wrap-Up of News from SGMP
The past quarter has seen many important
actions and announcements by the
national Board, gilmer trustees and
* Three CGMP courses held in virginia
and georgia resulted in more than 50 new
members earning the cgMP designation.
* SGMP headquarters hosted a sold-out
planner education day, thanks to
a sponsorship by Hyatt. all planner
member attendees earned four contact
hours of education credit after a great
mix of training sessions and networking
opportunities. SgMP plans to hold
similar events in the future in support
of our goal to expand the expertise of
government meeting professionals.
* SGMP had successful and effective
participation at the first-ever IAEE
Exhibitions Day by coordinating
SgMP member participation and by
providing remarks to the entire group
* Government meetings training has been
made available to all members via a
new catalog of recorded education
sessions. More than a dozen topics
presented at the 2014 nec & expo and
via our 2014 webinar series are now
available for pre-approved contact
hours, including some buy-one-and-getone (or two)-free options. go the SgMP
website to order now.
* The CGMP training manual has been
made available to all members. if you
earned your cgMP prior to 2013 or are
considering sitting for the cgMP course in
the future, you can order the 2014 edition
GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | WINTER 2014
of the cgMP training manual to support
your continuing professional development.
go the SgMP website to order now.
* The Kentucky Bluegrass chapter
celebrated its fifth anniversary in May.
They were formally installed shortly after
SgMP's 2009 nec & expo in louisville.
* Brenda Bordelon joined the SgMP
staff team on october 13 as membership
and communications manager.
* A new SGMP website and
association management system
were launched in october through a new
technology partnership with Timberlake,
which specializes in "one-stop shop"
solutions for small staff associations.
our database and website have moved
from two stand-alone entities to one
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2014
Risk Management in the Meetings Industry
How CVBs Can Help Planners Manage Risk
Risky Business: Doing Events with the Federal Government
Classic Tools Worth a Second Look
Affordable Strategies for Getting More from Every Meeting
Meet a Member
Government Connections - Winter 2014