Learner Objectives:

  • Understand how elements of meeting design help you achieve meeting goals and SMART objectives
  • Manage speakers and conference content design
  • Design room sets
  • Plan menus
  • Work with audiovisual teams
  • Design a technical plan
  • Arrange transportation and attendee movement plans
  • Oversee pre-con/post-con meetings and onsite logistics
  • Conduct program evaluations
  • Communicate success metrics to meeting stakeholders

This course is worth 3 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain G: Meeting or Event Design. It consists of seven modules and a final activity.

  • Module 1: Design Your Meeting
  • Module 2: Program Content
  • Module 3: Manage Speakers
  • Module 4: Plan Food and Beverage
  • Module 5: Manage Audiovisual and Event Technology
  • Module 6: Arrange Transportation
  • Module 7: Supervise Onsite and Post-Event Activities

Once the course is complete, take the evaluation. That will generate your certificate of completion for Meeting Fundamentals: Design & Logistics and add three clock hours to your MPI Academy transcript. You can use the certificate to self-report hours to the Event Industry Council from your CMP account.

To gain more in-depth training in the core skills required of meeting and event planners, consider taking Meeting Essentials 2.

Activities Included:

Design & Logistics

Lesson Evaluation