Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals, Part 1 (Strategy & Sourcing)

Meeting Professionals International is recognized for providing premier education and professional development opportunities to its members and the meeting and event industry at large. MPI is excited to bring this educational program to those that are not necessarily a full-time meeting professional but who still have a need to gain the skill set for occasional oversight of meetings or events.

Have you just been tasked with running the leadership conference at your job? Did you just get assigned to manage a new training event within your organization? Or, have you been planning board meetings for a few years but want to be sure you are keeping up with the latest trends and technology? This program will provide a quick and easy plan for your meeting and event needs, or it will improve your existing skills. MPI partnered with Plan Your Meetings to develop this program. Plan Your Meetings is the leading expert in providing education and networking assistance to those just starting out. Everything they do is designed to educate, empower and inspire you.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Define meeting goals and SMART objectives
• Identify meeting stakeholders
• Develop a meeting budget
• Create a meeting blueprint
• Manage the RFP (request for proposal) process
• Conduct site inspections
• Assess potential risks
• Select vendors
• Develop contracts

Participants of this course receive:
• 4 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning; Domain B: Project Management; Domain D: Financial Management; Domain F: Stakeholder Management; or Domain H: Site Management
• Certificate in Meeting Fundamentals: Strategy and Sourcing

Course overview Part 1: Strategy & Sourcing
• Module 1: Define Your Meeting
• Module 2: Create a Blueprint
• Module 3: Develop the Budget
• Module 4: Prepare the Request for Proposal
• Module 5: Site Inspections
• Module 6: Vendor Selection
• Module 7: Contracts

* Some pre-work (light reading) is required for this course and will be emailed to registrants.