MPI Perspective - October 2009 - (Page 5)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009-2010 President Chad Ammon Director, Meetings and Events Results Delivered, LLC President-Elect Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP Director, Corporate Meetings & Events AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah VP Finance Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM Principal Meetings Defined VP Communications Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM Principal Giovando Watts & Company VP Education Tiffany Arnold, CMP Senior Sales Manager The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco VP Membership Danielle Restaino, CMP Meeting Partner Genentech Immediate Past President Molly Walsh, CMP VP Business Development USA Hosts|Key Events DIRECTORS Director Fundraising/Sponsorship John Richards VP of Business Development DSA Creative Director Special Events Liz Watson, CMP, DMCP Principal PRA Destination Management, San Francisco Director Marketing Stephanie Law, CMP Director Education James Gregg Senior Sales Manager InterContinental San Francisco Director Member Care Heather Shatz Director of Sales, Technology Accounts Hilton Sales Worldwide Director Member Administration Barry McCarthy Senior Convention Sales Manager Western Mountain Pacific Region Marriott, JW Marriott and Renaissance Hotels and Resorts Perspective Magazine Chair Rachel Olsen, CMP Rise to the Occasion Perspective Managing Editor Sabrina Ritchie, CMP, CAE Published for: Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter 2440 Camino Ramon, Suite 273 San Ramon, CA 94583 Tel: (925) 355-1912 Fax: (925) 355-1296 Published by: perspective MPI NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER VOL. 28, NO. 2 FEATURES Continental Shift | 8 Team Building Events with a Philanthropic Twist | 11 CMP U — Experience, Knowledge, Support | 14 Team Building Activities in Winter | 16 DEPARTMENTS President’s Message | 7 MPINCC – Shaping Careers Throughout the Years Getting to know … Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP | 12 Member Pearls | 13 Chapter Chatter | 15 Index to Advertisers | 17 | 17 POV | 18 Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Tel: (352) 332-1252 / (800) 369-6220 Fax: (352) 331-3525 Publisher: Mark Migliore Project Manager: Heather Ciocca Editor: Jeanie J. Clapp Marketing: Lauren Williams Publication Director: Debbie Phillips Advertising Representatives: Pam Blasetti, Amanda Goodwin, Kathryn Hillgardner, Kathy Getz, Jamie Williams Layout and Pagination: Deb Churchill Basso Advertising Art: Christina O’Connor PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2009/ MPI-H0509/8052 © 2009 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. Editor’s Note In our feature article, we take a good look at the world through the lens of international meeting experts, particularly the shift in economic power and influence from the U.S. and Europe to Asia, India and the Middle East and what this means for meetings. The good news? There are deals to be had and things you By Sabrina Ritchie, CMP, CAE can do now to adapt and position yourself for success! In this issue, we also: - gain insight into team building trends that make a difference - explore the ethics of site visits and FAMs reminding us that common sense prevails - get to know our President-Elect Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP, through an in-depth interview by Scott Slocum - learn a recipe for high-impact event communications by communications expert Janice Cuban - keep up with the latest news by Chapter Chatter columnist Kehaulani McGregor, CMP - get introduced to a newly designed CMP study module. If you are interested in contributing an article to Perspective, please contact me at It’s a great way to earn points towards your CMP or recertification and establish yourself as an expert. The theme for the December issue is Self-branding/ Career Evolution. Cover photo: © Swisshippo | Agency:, Pontuse | Agency:, and Kshishtof | Agency: MPINCCperspective | VOL. 28, NO. 2 | 5

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - October 2009

MPI Perspective - October 2009
President’s Message
Continental Shift
Team Building Events with a Philanthropic Twist
MPINCC – Shaping Careers Throughout the Years Getting to know … Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP
Member Pearls
CMP U — Experience, Knowledge, Support
Chapter Chatter
Team Building Activities in Winter
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - October 2009