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#news MPI INTRODUCES THE MPI ACADEMY AND EXPERIENTIAL EVENT SERIES D uring the Opening General Session at WEC, MPI formally introduced the new MPI Academy, an entity that 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, 22 @MPIGNY FALL 2015 which helps individuals map out their career, pursue continuing education, and supplement their 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," said 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." New and Expanded Programming Earlier this year, MPI began launching new education programs and has more planned in the coming months - most of which are eligible for clock hours and are designed for both planners and suppliers. Recently launched programs include the following and the latter two were offered as pre-conference sessions prior to WEC 2015. Meeting Essentials - Designed for novice and mid-level professionals, this program will help participants enhance their skills and competencies. The courses cover fundamental knowledge needed to execute and deliver high-quality, relevant meetings, and are recommended in preparation for a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam. Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate (SMPC) - This intensive certificate course provides education, tools and applicable instruction to immediately begin practicing sustainable meeting planning. It is built around learning and using the Sustainable

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