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Join the Rank s of CMP It Designates the Best By Linette Young, CMP, CEM Now is the time to make earning your CMP designation a priority. You too can be identified with a distinguished group who has demonstrated the experience and determination to be at the top of the meetings field. CMPs now number over 11,500 and they represent every sector of the industry -- from corporations and associations to governmental and institutional organizations in 32 countries, internationally. interaction, great information and an opportunity to meet new colleagues. If you applied to take the exam already or just interested in building your meeting management skills, please plan on joining us! You are guaranteed to leave the weekend with new ideas, data, vocabulary and lots of notes from each session. Participants will learn about – or review their knowledge of – each of the function areas covered on the exam. The weekend officially concludes with a mock exam. You will also walk away with an action plan for effectively preparing for the exam. Following the weekends, you can join an e-mail study group reinforcing what you’ve learned and reviewing each topic and module. SPRING AND FALL CMP STUDY WEEKENDS MPINCC offers one of the most comprehensive and highly successful training programs. The CMP Committee works diligently to present a Spring and Fall CMP Study Weekend which helps prepare you to take the examination leading to certification. Plan now to come for a weekend of excellent networking opportunities, fun WORKSHOP AT MPI TRADE SHOW Additionally, MPINCC will be offering a workshop at our Annual Trade Show in February. Be sure to sign up for the workshop, Setting the Standard of Excellence: Ready to Become a CMP? This is your chance to get a comprehensive overview of the benefits of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. You will gain insight into the professional advantages of obtaining the designation, learn about the process and receive tips on how to complete the application. To qualify as a candidate for the CMP examination, you must demonstrate a broad range of experience in the field of meeting management, including: • A minimum of three years employment experience in meeting management. • Current, full-time employment in a meeting management capacity (CIC will accept applications from applicants who have been unemployed for a period less than twelve (12) months from the date his or her application is submitted). • Responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of meetings. ● Linette Young, CMP is a Creative Problem Solver with Beyond Expectations Meetings & Events. She can be reached at Cheyenne 361531 1/4 V Page 28 A Different View of Meetings Where rustic beauty and spectacular views inspire innovative thought. Superior service leaves you free to concentrate on your meeting and focus on new challenges and ideas. When work is done, relax with unlimited on-site activities. Innovative 287200 1/4 V Page 28 There is a place high in the Rockies TM Discover a different view of meetings at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. For booking and information contact: Innovative Enter tainment 2525 16th Street, Suite 304 San Francisco, CA 94103 • 415.552.4276 www. 28 | MPINCCperspective | VOL. 26, NO. 4 800.428.8886 | 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road | Colorado Springs, CO 80906 361531_Cheyenne.indd 1 12/20/07 1:07:45 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - February 2008

MPI Perspectives - February 2008
President's Message
Bulding Relationships for Work
Principles of a Professional
Love Alliances, Hate Negotiations
The Lost Office Relationships
My MPI - Paula Higgins
Member Pearls
Green Meetings
Chapter Chatter
Join the Ranks - Become a CMP
Destination Spotlight - Ontario, California
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - February 2008