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30 Minute Monday | The Freelance Revolution | 10.18.2021

Monday, October 18 12:00 PM - Monday, October 18 12:30 PM

0.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

Join us for the first installment of 30 Minute Mondays where a subject matter expert and moderator sit down for a hard-hitting, jam-packed 30-minute conversation about the topics you need to know to start your week. No slides, no long lectures, just facts, tips, and tricks to help you take your events and business to the next level. Can’t make it? 30 Minute Mondays will be available on-demand the next business day. Check out our new 30-Minute Monday’s tab under “Digital Education” at academy.mpi.org to access.

In this session, we are joined by President of Cadre, Todd Taranto as well as researcher and consultant from the Agile Talent Collaborative, Jon Younger, Ph.D. to engage in a dialogue about the freelance work revolution. Hear from Todd and Jon as they discuss Jon’s research on the growing business demand for freelance workers and the rapidly changing business culture that thrives off of them. You can check his study out here.

Specifically, in this 30 Minute Monday, you will learn about …

  • Global trends in freelancing (it's good news).
  • How have different freelance verticals fared in the past 18 months.
  • How freelancers across professions describe the pros and cons of their dealings with clients.
  • How travel and event freelancers see things differently than freelancers in other areas.
  • How freelancers have experienced work during Covid-19.

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Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certificate (HMCC) | 10.21.2021

Thursday, October 21 9:00 AM - Thursday, October 21 1:00 PM

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Domain A: Strategic Planning

Cost: $513.99 member / $713.99 non-member

Note: Course now includes the price ($14.99) of a digital badge credential that will ensure you and your stakeholders know that your HMCC designation is up to date.

Healthcare meeting professionals on both sides of the marketplace must balance designing and hosting events and quantifiable returns for their organizations with unprecedented and frequent changes in global healthcare compliance and regulations for their companies, their attendees, their destinations, and more. They must tackle tough regulations and adjust and readjust priorities while keeping an eye on short- and long-term survival—a tough job that requires a continuous flow of knowledge.

Invest in your future and your company’s success by participating in MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program, which provides a condensed foundation in key healthcare disciplines. Designed for both event strategists and their partners who need a broad understanding of a full range of regulatory topics, this program develops competency groundwork while building critical thinking skills through case studies, business simulation, discussion, and active exercises. This intensive, four-hour educational and training program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device regulatory environment.

Upon completion of this program, attendees will earn the HMCC credential signifying awareness of and competence in the latest compliance regulations that impact healthcare meetings and events.

You’ll Be Able To:

  • Utilize new healthcare compliance management skills and unique terminologies in the event planning and design process
  • Oversee process reporting management across a variety of sectors, regions, and countries
  • Meet new reporting and submission timelines and understand transfers of values, and what that means for meetings and events
  • Apply the who, what, where, and how of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Open Payments), and other global compliance

Course Preparation:

  • Registrants can purchase the textbook “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance," and read prior to the session. Books are available for $89.95 (print) and $80.00 (e-book) and can be ordered online at meetingcompliance.com
  • This is a suggested but not required component of the HMCC Class.



Future Skills Summit | 10.22.2021

Friday, October 22 1:00 PM - Friday, October 22 5:00 PM

3 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of today and tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the World Economic Forum predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

Join MPI’s first Future Skills Summit for a crucial look at the skills hiring managers say are game-changers across sectors and consider who those skills are key for the meeting strategist jobs of tomorrow. We’ll discuss how human skills are supplanting tactical ones, why “skill instability” is the buzzword for 2022, and how you can prepare by focusing your professional development on the irresistible skills of tomorrow.

Then, we will deep dive into three core skills that experts say will have a deliberate and urgent impact on the meeting and event space and share core knowledge and build proficiency so that you can apply next practices to your role, your meetings, and your business immediately.

Session Agenda

1:00 to 1:45 PM
Fast Forward: Future-Ready Skills for #Eventprofs

Presented by Jessie States

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum, the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow are far different than the ones needed for the jobs of today—and that was before the pandemic, which accelerated great technological revolution. Roles that rely on set procedures, routine and repetitive tasks are being replaced by automation, AI, and robotics, which is why the future role of the meeting professional absolutely must be a knowledge-based position. In order for meeting professionals to survive the Tech Revolution, we must redefine our roles as business drivers and strategists who contribute to bottom lines by delivering a return on investment, experience, and objectives. But what skills are necessary to excel as a meeting professional in 2030, and how can you ensure that they are part of your knowledge portfolio?

During this session, you will…

1. Imagine what your job will look like in 10 years.
2. Discover the skills you will need to be workforce-ready tomorrow.
3. Create an action plan for upskilling your future.

1:45 to 2:15 PM
The Power of Curiosity

Presented by Annette Gregg

Curiosity is one of the casualties of our fast-paced, under-resourced business lives. But what if curiosity was the secret to unlocking team potential, individual growth, and overall human connection? We will explore the benefits of curiosity, why it gets lost in our daily lives, and quick tips to get it back.


During this session, you will…

1. Learn how curiosity engages the brain
2. Understand how curiosity can unite teams and breakdown bias
3. Gain simple ways we can grow curiosity to build community and connection

2:15 to 3:15 PM
Future Skills Breakout Topics & SMEs

  • Persuasion with Tammy Kockaya
  • Network-Building with Meg Fasy
  • Emotional Intelligence with Nancy Snowden

3:15 to 4:00 PM
Proving Your Value In A Changing Landscape

Presented by Howard Givner

Description: The pandemic has caused event stakeholders everywhere to re-evaluate their investment in event spend in general, and for in-person events in particular. Everything is being scrutinized and that includes the people who design, plan and produce the events. Events, and event jobs, must prove their value now more than ever, or risk being eliminated. The ones who thrive in this new landscape will be those who can position themselves as trusted advisors to their clients, have a deep understanding of the client’s business, and be laser-focused on creating events that advance the business goals with cost-effective ROI. This session will explore what it takes for event professionals to distinguish themselves from the pack and make them indispensable to their clients and the organizations they serve.

During this session, you will…

1. Identify the traits that separate a trusted advisor from an order-taker.

2. Distinguish between key business metrics used by clients, and how they apply to event goals.

3. Explore often-missed opportunities for planners to prove their value.

4. Apply strategies to define, hone and promote your personal brand.

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EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Creativity

Wednesday, October 27 12:00 PM - Wednesday, October 27 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics: 

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity 
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building 
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation 
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion 
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management 
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency 
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management 
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence 
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving 
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization 
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility 
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion 
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking 
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making 

Emergency Prep | 10.28.2021

Thursday, October 28 9:00 AM - Thursday, October 28 4:00 PM

Domain C: Risk Management | 6 clock hours

Cost: $499 Member/ $699 Non-Member

Your No. 1 role as a meeting professional isn’t executing on flawless experiences or driving business results for your organization. It’s ensuring the safety and security of the people you have brought together onsite. But if this is your most critical role, how prepared do you feel for stepping into it during a crisis or incident? And do you have the plans in place to ensure that you are successful?

Build and maintain an understanding of the risk management and emergency planning process with this six-hour certificate course, developed in partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi. Discover processes for risk assessment and emergency preparedness, adapted from the best-in-class experts in marathons and World Cups. Deep dive into incident management strategies as needed for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from all-hazard emergency incidents. Discover techniques to prevent and respond to everything from ordinary incidents such as fights or drunkenness to extraordinary crimes, violence, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

Learn how you can ensure the safety and security of all attendees, limit damage and restore services in the event of emergencies. Helping your organization host successful meetings begins with creating events that are safe and secure for all attendees and stakeholders. Give yourself the tools you need to effectively plan for and respond to crisis and deliver on your responsibility to your attendees and your organization.

You’ll Be Able To:

  • Differentiate between events and incidents for managing risk onsite at meetings and events of all kinds
  • Identify various stakeholders in communication and collaboration for meeting and event emergency preparedness
  • Apply risk assessment and management techniques to mitigate, transfer, accept and/or avoid risk
  • Implement and execute the critical components of the emergency planning process
  • Create post-event reports and lessons learned and implement tactics for continuous improvement

30 Minute Monday | Get Your Gig On!: 11.01.2021

Monday, November 1 12:00 PM - Monday, November 1 12:30 PM

0.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

Join us for the third installment of 30 Minute Mondays where a subject matter expert and moderator sit down for a hard-hitting, jam-packed 30-minute conversation about the topics you need to know to start your week. No slides, no long lectures, just facts, tips, and tricks to help you take your events and business to the next level. Can’t make it? 30 Minute Mondays will be available on-demand the next business day. Check out our new 30-Minute Monday’s tab under “Digital Education” at academy.mpi.org to access.

In this session, we are joined by the President of Cadre, Todd Taranto. The gig economy is alive and well in the meetings industry, but what does it take to be an event freelancer? How is freelancing different from employment? What does it take to set yourself up, market yourself, and actually get contracted for work? Learn the risk and rewards, the ups and downs, and the freedom enjoyed by freelancing from event industry veteran Joy Polhemus.

Specifically, in this 30 Minute Monday, you will learn about …

  • Learn the key administrative steps needed to establish a company, so you can establish a freelancing business.
  • Determine how to market and price your services in order to contract for event freelancing work.
  • Gain an understanding of the risks and rewards of event freelancing to better equip yourself to budget for and balance your personal and professional life.

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2022 COVID Guide for Meeting Professionals | 11.03.2021

Wednesday, November 3 11:00 AM - Wednesday, November 3 12:00 PM

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management

COVID-19 has demonstrated the extraordinary resilience of the meeting industry. However, despite the industry's hopes, meeting professionals will still be dealing with COVID-19 in 2022. Therefore, it is critical that meeting professionals be prepared for 2022 with the latest COVID-19 updates. This presentation is designed to do just that by providing a guide on how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 and health security.

Dr. Spero will discuss the latest developments in health security for events, answer any and all COVID-19-related questions, and offer a realistic outlook for 2022.

In this session, you will...

  • Gain a solid understanding of the latest, cutting-edge health security strategies and resources available to meeting professionals at their upcoming meetings.
  • Walk away with a step-by-step guide to how to develop a customized health security plan that will significantly increase the chances that your meeting will not be interrupted by COVID-19.
  • Learn about the health security trends in the meeting industry, receive benchmark data from your most respected peers, and have a better handle on the COVID-19 outlook for 2022 and beyond.


Event Wellness Superhero | 11.04.21

Thursday, November 4 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 4 1:00 PM

4 Clock Hours | Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

Members $299/Non-Members $399

Program Overview

Research indicates that while meeting and event professionals continue to plan safe, engaging events using virtual and hybrid platforms or in-person, the question still remains, what is next? How do we prepare for a world of events where attendee hesitation still exists?

When designing an event, attendee safety is always top of mind, but taking safety to the next level and focusing on attendee wellness is the next step in industry recovery. This begs the question: Are you ready to be an event wellness superhero?

Join us for a four-hour course where we will discuss the primary components of wholistic attendee wellness, and how you can apply event marketing and design principles to create a sense of safety, belonging and mental peace for your attendees using the eight dimensions of wellness as a learning framework. As a bonus, you will walk away with knowledge on how wellness can also benefit you as a professional.

Course Details

At the completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Define the eight dimensions of holistic wellness.
  • Communicate the value of wellness-centered activations, services, and experiences for your attendees.
  • Apply the neuroscience of wellness to your meetings or events.
  • Use practical skills to better incorporate wellness into your professional toolbox.

Participants of this course receive

  • 4 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Attendee Workbook

Event Promotions 101: Proven Tactics that Drive Registrations and Deliver Attendees | 11.09.2021

Tuesday, November 9 11:00 AM - Tuesday, November 9 12:00 PM

1 Clock Hour | Domain I: Marketing

Getting attendees to your events isn’t easy. From virtual conferences to webinars, to in-person events, attendees are overwhelmed with all the ways they can network and learn. How do you cut through the noise and prove that your event is the one to attend? Join us to find out how to make your event communications more effective to increase attendance and extend the reach of your events.

During this session, you will learn...

  • Best Practices for marketing before, during, and after events.
  • Alternative marketing channels which are now (or will be) the new norm.
  • How to extend and harness the power of your events.

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Med Up-Meet Up | Medical Meeting Series 11.12.2021

Friday, November 12 11:00 AM - Friday, January 8 12:30 PM

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

The MPI MD Advisory Board, and our sponsors, invite you to join our series on medical meetings.

Due to the overwhelming response to our recent webinar on The Future of Medical Meetings, MPI, in conjunction with our sponsors, presents a 4-part series that will cover important topics relevant to the current and future state of medical meetings. Due to the rapidly changing business environment, we are facing, topics will vary based on what’s relevant at the time leading up to each panel discussion. Each session will cover important regulation updates and include Q&A with a panel of global meetings and compliance experts. Each class will end with a summary of global compliance regulations and legal changes that have taken place in the previous quarter.

Each session is worth 1.5 CEU’s and a Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who attend all 4 sessions.

Want to access more information on healthcare compliance and earn your Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) - https://www.mpi.org/education/...

Interested in becoming a member of the MPI MD Community?

Learn more about MPI MD members here: https://www.mpi.org/membership...

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30 Minute Monday | Risky Business - Compliantly Contracting Freelancers: 11.15.2021

Monday, November 15 12:00 PM - Monday, November 15 12:30 PM

0.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

Join us for the fourth installment of 30 Minute Mondays where a subject matter expert and moderator sit down for a hard-hitting, jam-packed 30-minute conversation about the topics you need to know to start your week. No slides, no long lectures, just facts, tips, and tricks to help you take your events and business to the next level. Can’t make it? 30 Minute Mondays will be available on-demand the next business day. Check out our new 30-Minute Monday’s tab under “Digital Education” at academy.mpi.org to access.

In this session, we are joined by the President of Cadre, Todd Taranto, and Dawn Penfold, President of MeetingJobs. Very few industries look to freelancers to get things done as much as the meetings world. From contract planners to on-site staff, clients rely on thousands of freelance event professionals to help them deal with business volume peaks and valleys, but what are risks of employee misclassification? What is at stake, and what steps can you take to compliantly use these valuable resources and mitigate your risk when contracting your freelancers?

Specifically, in this 30 Minute Monday, you will learn about …

  • Learn the difference between how authorities classify employees and freelancers, and the risks of misclassification, in order to better understand what is at stake.
  • Obtain strategies to more compliantly contract your freelance event team to reduce your hiring risk.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge from an industry veteran that had to deal with the legal pressures and financial fines from misclassification so you don't have to.

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Using Meals to Drive Virtual and Hybrid Event Engagement | 11.16.2021

Tuesday, November 16 11:00 AM - Tuesday, November 16 12:00 PM

1 Clock Hour | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

Using Meals to Drive Virtual and Hybrid Event Engagement 11.16.2021

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Last year, in-person meetings were abruptly canceled, forcing meeting planners to develop fully digital strategies. As we wrap up 2021, the virtual events model has proven to be an effective way to foster digital connections with any audience, including employees, sales prospects, and clients. Join Grubhub for an exciting discussion about how meeting planners across the nation are using meals to host stand-out virtual and hybrid experiences. We’re excited to share that all webinar attendees will receive a $20 Grubhub credit* to try the Grubhub corporate product first-hand (to be used within the United States). *Terms apply*

During this session, you will receive...

  • Case studies sharing how companies are using food to increase registrations and engagement. 
  • Actionable tips for safe food ordering that enhances the event experience, in-person and online, including ideas for the holidays.
  • Three considerations for streamlining event meals in a cost-effective manner.

In addition, our sponsor, GrubHub, will be providing a $20 credit to GrubHub. Be sure to "opt-in" to sponsor contact to receive your credit after the event!

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EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Network-Building

Wednesday, November 17 12:00 PM - Wednesday, November 17 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

Event Marketing Strategist | 11.18.2021

Thursday, November 18 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 18 1:00 PM

Domain I: Marketing | 4 clock hours

Cost: $299 Member/ $399 Non-Member

Brands use in-person, digital, and hybrid events to connect to customers. But did you know that these same events are absolute goldmines of customer data that often go unnoticed due to a lack of event marketing strategies?

With MPI’s Event Marketing Strategist certificate program, you’ll understand what it takes to meet brand goals and objectives through events—regardless of the platform. Cvent and MPI have brought together top experts to deliver an unparalleled, four-hour course focused on the purposeful and measurable practice of deploying live and virtual events to achieve brand marketing and revenue goals.

You’ll uncover “the why” behind the choices necessary to achieve objectives, and you’ll start to grow your role from logistician to strategist by delivering impactful attendee experiences that bring systematic returns to your clients’ bottom lines.

Through the program, you’ll learn how to uncover invaluable data that will drive bottom-line results, and your value as a meeting and event professional will skyrocket as a result.

During this Program You’ll Explore:

  • The business case for modernized event marketing
  • Outcomes-based event strategy design
  • Multi-channel promotional strategies, tactics, and tools
  • Impactful attendee experiences and systematic achievement of ROO (return on objectives)
  • Customer and event intelligence through technology
  • Insights to achieve ROI (return on investment)

At the completion of the program You’ll Be Able To:

  • Design an outcomes-based event strategy including critical event marketing metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Make the business case for how live in-person and digital marketing events can drive bottom-line business results for your organization.
  • Design, build, and execute a full-scale marketing event strategy and plan and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Deliver an impactful attendee experience.
  • Utilize common tools and technology in gathering event marketing intelligence.
  • Use best-in-class tactics to achieve systematic ROI and ROO, with measurement and revenue attribution.

Meetings Outlook: Future Predictions for the Business of Meetings

Friday, November 19 11:00 AM - Friday, November 19 12:00 PM

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Meetings Outlook & Twine Virtual Networking Event

Join us for a Meetings Outlook update on the future predictions for the business of meetings and a virtual networking event through using the new cutting edge Twine technology. Given the reality of the current pandemic, meeting professionals are finding it nearly impossible to make decisions related to the business of events. What will the conditions look like in the next year? What will the new reality look like? And how are other meeting professionals overcoming current obstacles to grow business? Much is uncertain, but current projections can help. After the Meetings Outlook, we will use Twine to network and continue the conversation on the future business of meetings.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including a budget, attendance, and business conditions.

2. Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss the next steps with your peers.

3. Using Twine, we will continue the conversation face to face on how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

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30 Minute Monday | Intel From On-site: 11.29.2021

Monday, November 29 12:00 PM - Monday, November 29 12:30 PM

0.5 Clock Hours | Domain H: Site Management

Join us for the sixth installment of 30 Minute Mondays where a subject matter expert and moderator sit down for a hard-hitting, jam-packed 30-minute conversation about the topics you need to know to start your week. No slides, no long lectures, just facts, tips, and tricks to help you take your events and business to the next level. Can’t make it? 30 Minute Mondays will be available on-demand the next business day. Check out our new 30-Minute Monday’s tab under “Digital Education” at academy.mpi.org to access.

In this session, we are joined by the President of Cadre, Todd Taranto, and event freelancers, Wendy Moyer, Dennis Krieger, and Suzy Scully. Virtual events were a needed pivot, but enough already! Face-to-face events are starting again, but how have things changed at the ground level on-site? In this session, we will discuss how event operations have changed with a panel of freelance event professionals, each of whom has recently worked operated events at multiple properties. Yep, we will talk about everything from room set-ups and vaccinations to buffets and staffing levels.

Specifically, in this 30 Minute Monday, you will...

  • Learn how new, property-driven, safety requirements have changed the operating processes on-site so you can adapt your planning accordingly.
  • Understand the biggest changes and risks that have the largest effect on the success of your meetings so you can navigate around them.
  • Determine the best practices used for sensitive topics such as vaccine requirements, testing, and other on-site medical protocols in order to adjust planning with the least amount of disruption.

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Basics Boot Camp | 11.30.21

Tuesday, November 30 9:00 AM - Tuesday, November 30 4:00 PM

Cost: $499 member/ $699 non-member

Domain A: Strategic Planning | 6 clock hours

If you been involved with the design and creation of meetings and events for 10 months or 10 years, there are certain definable and demonstrable steps to ensuring successful execution, delivery and measurement. MPI’s Basics Boot Camp offers a lightning-fast deep dive into the fundamentals of successful event planning—from defining meeting goals and objectives and identifying stakeholders through meeting design, development, RPFs and contracting to food and beverage, staging, audiovisual, and more.

This certificate class touches on every element of the meeting planning process, offering you the opportunity to employ best practices for your business, make changes to your processes and procedures and ensure that your operations conform with industry-leading standards. Basics Boot Camp offers a strong foundation in the core skills and practices necessary to plan meetings and events.

If you are new to event planning—or you’ve been doing this for a while—this A-Z certificate class offers a series of best practices and must-perform tactics to ensure successful event execution for any level.

You’ll Be Able To:

• Identify meeting stakeholders and employ your role as intermediary and mediator to evaluate their needs toward designing right-fit experiences
• Define event goals and SMART objectives and employ strategies for measuring the value of your meetings
• Develop budgets and blueprints and assess potential risks associated with your meeting or event
• Manage the RFP process, conduct well-thought-out and precise site inspections, select vendors, and develop contracts
• Design your meeting using key elements that enable your organization to achieve on its meeting goals and objectives
• Manage speakers and conference content design, design room sets, work with audiovisual teams, and design technical plans
• Plan menus and arrange transportation and attendee movement plans
• Oversee pre- and post-conference meetings and onsite logistics and conduct program evaluations
• Communicate success metrics to meeting stakeholders

Inclusive Event Strategist | 12.02.2021

Thursday, December 2 9:00 AM - Thursday, December 2 1:00 PM

Domain G: Meeting or Event Design| 4 clock hours

Cost: $299 Member/ $399 Non-Member

The Spirit of Inclusion goes beyond basic legal compliance to welcoming and embracing the many aspects of diversity and different perspectives that create powerful experiences and environments for problem-solving, innovation and success. Inclusion is the right thing to do … but it also enhances business value and profits for organizations when they send the right messages to audiences and embrace all the ways in which people are different.

MPI’s Inclusive Events Strategist certificate focuses on practical actions that meeting professionals on both sides of the marketplace can take to create inclusive environments at their events. Explore the different dimensions of diversity to ensure the full and respectful participation of all participants and attendees, as well as your role as an inclusion broker for the diverse groups you represent.

Explore recent MPI Foundation research conducted by the New York University Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and discover where meeting professionals are excelling in the creation of welcoming environments, and the areas where they could improve in enhancing the experience for diverse groups. Meanwhile, gain access to more than 350 best practices for designing and executing inclusive experiences that embrace all your diverse attendees.

MPI’s focus is not on changing individual beliefs or ideas. Our goal is to explore the topic of inclusion and its relationship to the success of events and to provide strategies and actions that you can take to create inclusive experiences.

You’ll Be Able To:

  • Utilize key findings from MPI research on inclusion to make the business case for greater efforts toward welcoming environments at your organization
  • Explain the business case for inclusion, and why creating objectives and tactics for inclusion will benefit your business or organization
  • Use the dimensions of diversity in your event strategy and design to create fully inclusive environments
  • Embrace your role of inclusion broker, and strategies you can use in representing the diverse people at your meetings and events
  • Recommend actions you and your organization can take to create inclusive environments
  • Commit to taking actions that create an environment of inclusion by completing an Inclusive Action Plan

Future Forward: A New You in 2022 | 12.08.2021

Wednesday, December 8 11:00 AM - Wednesday, December 8 2:15 PM

3 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources 

Let's face it -- 2020 and even 2021 have been tremendously difficult, if not traumatic for our industry and its professionals. The pandemic sent us reeling as we worked to overcome new, daily obstacles while constantly questioning if we could keep up. In a profession that is consistently ranked one of the most stressful jobs, it is crucial that we stop and reflect on what we can do individually and collectively to move the needle on our own well-being as we also consider that of our attendees. So where do you start? Well, with YOU. Join us for the final installment of our 2021 Future Forward series where we will hear from subject matter experts on topics such as: 

  • Recovering from Burnout 
  • Cultivating Confidence
  • Overcoming Fear 

As an added bonus, engage with wellness activations from our friends at the Byte-Sized Wellness Academy to help you find your sense of wellness and inner peace before 2022. n

11:00 - 11:10 am | Welcome and Intro

11:10 am - 11:15 am | Wellness Activation Powered by the Byte-Size Wellness Academy 

11:15 am – 11:45 am | Recovering from Burnout with Dr. Kate Steiner 

11:45 am – 11:55 am | Q & A with Dr. Kate Steiner 

11:55 am – 12:00 pm | Wellness Activation Powered by the Byte-Size Wellness Academy

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm |Cultivating Confidence with James T. Ribolotta & Tina VanSteenbergen 

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm | Q & A with James T. Ribolotta & Tina VanSteenbergen

1:15 pm – 1:25 pm | Wellness Activation Powered by the Byte-Size Wellness Academy

1:25 pm- 1:55 pm | Overcoming Fear with Darryl Bellamy 

1:55 pm – 2:05 pm | Q&A with Darryl Bellamy

2:05 pm - 2:15 pm | MPI Updates & Closing Remarks

Recovering from Burnout | Dr. Kate Steiner

When it comes to preventing burns, we actively engage in many ways from using sunscreen to observing “caution hot liquid” warnings. However, we do not always apply that same prevention strategy to our life in regard to burnout. This workshop will introduce you to a self-reflective process used to create a personalized sustainability and wellness plan. This plan is focused on honoring that career influences your life and happiness. This is not about finding balance but rather creating a plan that allows you to observe your wellness, prepare for burn events and recover in your personal way. By using this model, you will develop stronger resilience and build a practice of addressing burn events in your life.

You will...

  • Learn research-backed practices meant to increase longevity in their careers.
  • Develop a personal plan to observe, plan and recover from burn events.
  • Identify the importance of work/life integration not work/life balance.


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Meeting & Event Strategist | 12.09.2021

Thursday, December 9 9:00 AM - Thursday, December 9 4:00 PM

Domain A: Strategic Planning| 6 clock hours

Cost: $499 Member/ $699 Non-Member

As automation and AI increasingly create efficiencies in the modern workforce, meeting professionals must embrace a role that is shifting increasingly into the strategic space. But what does that mean, and what future-ready skills are required to thrive in an environment where you do have a seat at the table? The first steps are understanding the value that your meetings drive for your business, and more importantly, being able to articulate that value to senior members of your organization.

You need to be able to create, design, and execute meetings that help your organization achieve five-year business goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) and that drive efficiency in the workplace, and you must be able to demonstrate in quantifiable ways how your meetings positively impact revenues, profits, and cost-savings for your business. You are no longer a meeting planner; you are a strategist that drives significant growth for your organization, and you know how to articulate that value in meaningful ways to business leaders.

Meeting professionals must understand the value of their events to ensure that they successfully achieve business goals and objectives, justify costs, design authentic and deliberate experiences, and improve their events over time. Understanding and demonstrating the role meetings play in driving organizational growth and effectiveness is an integral, future-ready skill that fuels better, more strategic meetings and events and motivates businesses to look at their meeting managers as strategic and essential players on senior leadership teams.

You can be a key player and business leader in your organization … if you position yourself as a strategist and consultant who can drive growth and value through the utilization of an important business tool—meetings and events.

You’ll Be Able To:

  • Articulate how—and by how much—your meetings drive growth, efficiency, and loyalty for your business and brand
  • Implement event measurement programs using proven change management models and with key stakeholder support
  • Speak in terms understood by your Chief Financial Officer and business leaders with additional financial literacy
  • Develop and create goals and SMART objectives that allow you to gain true insight into the value your meetings drive
  • Create measurements that matter for your business (and not just attendee satisfaction) and better understand how the behavior change your meetings create drives positive fiscal growth for your organization
  • Analyze and report your results to key business leaders and articulate the quantifiable value of meetings and events

Contract & Negotiation Specialist |12.13.2021

Monday, December 13 9:00 AM - Monday, December 13 6:00 PM

Cost: $499 Member/ $699 Non-Member

Domain B: Project Management | 6 Clock Hours

Contracting and negotiation are crucial—yet complex—roles for meeting professionals and understanding legal terminology and common contract clauses (and the liabilities they protect against) allows meeting professionals to negotiate from a position of strength. Even if you know what to look for, contracting is dynamic, and negotiation strategies change with market conditions, competition, and the economy. Solid knowledge of contract law and negotiation tactics enables meeting professionals to protect the interests of their organizations. With knowledge comes power, especially when it comes to legal matters.

Negotiating contracts involves managing financial and liability risks and protecting your business, particularly when considering the performance clauses (attrition and cancellation) that are standard in most venue contracts. No contracts are the same; words and phrasing vary and need to be carefully reviewed and edited. Sometimes, additional clauses must be added to balance the risk and liability between parties. And what of force majeure, indemnification, and the host of clauses that deal with issues that range from nuisances to calamities, such as construction and remodeling and incompatible groups?

It’s said the only right answer in the law is “it depends.” This certificate program will illustrate legal principles with examples from the news, the instructor, and your peers. Bring success and horror stories to share with other participants, enhance your legal knowledge, and fulfill your role to negotiate contracts that protect your organization from the financial and liability risks associated with your meetings and events.

You’ll Be Able To:

  • Explain the purpose of the primary contract clauses found in venue contracts.
  • Give examples of how contract language may result in financial or liability risk.
  • Prioritize issues for negotiation, determining “hot buttons” based on your meeting specifications.
  • Distinguish between contract language that is merely unfavorable and that which puts a party at significant financial or liability risk.
  • Negotiate key performance and liability clauses in at least three different ways so that the result is multiple options and not just a win-lose scenario.
  • Modify venue contracts based on knowledge of meetings contracts, meeting specifications, market conditions, and knowledge of the venue.

Event Business Fundamentals | 12.14.21

Tuesday, December 14 9:00 AM - Tuesday, December 14 4:00 PM

6 Clock Hours | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Cost: $499 Member/$699 Non-Member

Thinking like a start-up company isn’t a fad, it’s a way of reimagining the way that you do business. Every day, new and established businesses flounder trying to survive in an ever-evolving and sometimes uncertain market. How can you change the trajectory of your business’s growth? By harnessing the power of entrepreneurial leadership.

Do you often feel like you excel at helping others, extinguishing fires, and putting together the most complex logistics? If so, you likely are wondering about what is next for your business. Whether that be venturing out on your own or gaining more insight and clarity about your path of development – thinking like an entrepreneur and learning how to implement entrepreneurial strategies will get you there.

Specifically, this course will focus on how you can:

  • Develop your own business strategy.
  • Implement sales & marketing techniques to take your ideas to the next level.
  • Understand the role of personal development in entrepreneurship.
  • Execute a custom action plan for success.

At the completion of this workshop, you will be on the cutting edge of entrepreneurial strategy and thinking as you:

  • Define a process to manage long term personal and professional goals.
  • Develop tools to enhance all aspects of your business strategy.
  • Prioritize ways to create personal accountability.
  • Create a new model for thinking like an entrepreneur.

Want access to great educational content year-round for a free or reduced rate? Learn more about MPI membership here today!

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EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, December 15 12:00 PM - Wednesday, December 15 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

Event Data Analysis | 12.16.21

Thursday, December 16 9:00 AM - Thursday, December 16 4:00 PM

6 Clock Hours | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Cost: $499 Members/$699 Non-Members 

Format: 3-hour lecture | 3-hour workshop

The Event Data Analyst course can best be described as a practitioner’s journey from problem identification to the presentation of recommendations.

As our roles continue to evolve within the meetings industry, becoming more strategic is at the core of our evolution. But what does it mean to be strategic?

Being strategic is not only a critical attribute of leadership but also involves the ongoing practice of making informed decisions, which are based on data, not intuition. As an event strategist, you need the ability to think critically, with a lens that supports overarching goals. You need to be able to extract insights from data and determine the next steps. You need to compare and contrast solutions. You need to form and communicate recommendations in ways stakeholders and executives can easily understand.

At the completion of the program, you'll be able to:

  • Develop an outline for a written business case in the form of a SlideDoc.
  • Define techniques for problem identification.
  • Identify industry trends related to the problem.
  • Identify various data sources.
  • Manage a raw data file and derive insights.
  • Compare a recommendation to alternative solutions.

Want access to great educational content year-round for a free or reduced rate? Learn more about MPI membership here today!

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Event Wellness Design | 12.17.21

Friday, December 17 9:00 AM - Friday, December 17 1:00 PM

4 Clock Hours | Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

Members $299/Non-Members $399

Program Overview

Research indicates that while meeting and event professionals continue to plan safe, engaging events using virtual and hybrid platforms or in-person, the question still remains, what is next? How do we prepare for a world of events where attendee hesitation still exists?

When designing an event, attendee safety is always top of mind, but taking safety to the next level and focusing on attendee wellness is the next step in industry recovery.

Join us for a four-hour course where we will discuss the primary components of holistic attendee wellness, and how you can apply event marketing and design principles to create a sense of safety, belonging, and mental peace for your attendees using the eight dimensions of wellness as a learning framework. As a bonus, you will walk away with knowledge on how wellness can also benefit you as a professional.

Course Details

At the completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Define the eight dimensions of holistic wellness.
  • Communicate the value of wellness-centered activations, services, and experiences for your attendees.
  • Apply the neuroscience of wellness to your meetings or events.
  • Use practical skills to better incorporate wellness into your professional toolbox.

Participants of this course receive

  • 4 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning or Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Attendee Workbook

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Improvisation

Wednesday, January 19 12:00 PM - Wednesday, January 19 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Persuasion

Wednesday, February 16 12:00 PM - Wednesday, February 16 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Conflict Management

Wednesday, March 16 12:00 PM - Wednesday, March 16 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Tech-Fluency

Wednesday, April 20 12:00 PM - Wednesday, April 20 1:00 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Change Management

Wednesday, May 18 12:00 PM - Wednesday, May 18 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Global Competence

Wednesday, June 29 12:00 PM - Wednesday, June 29 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Problem Sensitivity/Solving

Wednesday, July 20 12:00 PM - Wednesday, July 20 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Visualization

Wednesday, August 17 12:00 PM - Wednesday, August 17 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Cognitive Flexibility

Wednesday, September 21 12:00 PM - Wednesday, September 21 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Exploring Inclusion

Wednesday, October 19 12:00 PM - Wednesday, October 19 12:00 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Critical Thinking

Wednesday, November 16 12:00 PM - Wednesday, November 16 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making

EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros | Topic: Judgement & Decision Making

Wednesday, December 14 12:00 PM - Wednesday, December 14 1:30 PM

According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence, and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

EventWISE is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations, and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an EventWISE: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making