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30-Minute Monday | Wrap Up That Video

Monday, December 5 1:00 PM - Monday, December 5 1:30 PM

0.5 Clock Hours | Domain A: Strategic Planning

12:00 - 12:30 PM CST

Join us for the 30-Minute Monday series 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 Monday will be available on-demand the next business day. Check out our new 30-Minute Mondays tab under “Digital Education” at academy.mpi.org to access.

Join us back with Donny Neufuss, as we close out our 5-part series on video and all that goes with it. We've talked about streaming, transformation of video with AI, and video's potential. We are going to wrap that all up leaving you ready for 2023 and excited to enhance your events with video that is right for you.

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Platform: Zoom Meetings (more information)

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Accommodation Request Contact: MPIAcademy@mpiweb.org

Gen Z + Events: Insights to Know

Tuesday, December 6 11:00 AM - Tuesday, December 6 12:00 PM

1.0 Clock Hours | 11am - 12pm CT | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Gen Z is coming in hot! Did you know that by 2025 this group will make up over 27% of the global workforce? So how can you best work with this generation to create impactful event experiences? Do your event strategies and tactics need a refresh so you can best meet their needs and expectations? 

Join Brooke and Carisa from Cvent for an insightful discussion where you’ll to learn: 

  • Tips for understanding Gen Z and how they differ from other generations 
  • Where organizations can fail in attracting and engaging Gen Z audiences 
  • Innovation ideas to make your next event Gen Z friendly


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Platform: Zoom Meetings (more information)

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Accommodation Request Contact: MPIAcademy@mpiweb.org

Digital Experience | Destination: YOU – Becoming the Main Character

Wednesday, December 7 12:00 PM - Wednesday, December 7 3:00 PM

Digital Experience | Destination: YOU – Becoming the Main Character 12.07.2022

December 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST | 3.0 Clock Hours

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One of the most beautiful things about MPI and the community of meeting professionals, destinations, venues around the world are the unique stories that exist – that weave together to make up the fabric of who we are as an industry.

In MPI’s 50th year, we want to celebrate these stories and provide a platform to honor the stories of the past, present, and future. Because who we have been the last 50 years, helps define who we will be in the next.
Too often though, event professionals are kept behind the scenes, their stories hidden. Today, we want to change that and make #eventprofs the main character of MPI’s story, and their own.

What is Main Character Energy? It’s a popular term for being the protagonist of your own life, the hero of your own story. As we close out the year, conclude your journey inward by reaching your final destination – you.

Join us as we feature the stories of our community, hear about their own journeys, and learn about the dynamic and complex identities that create the story of our industry and of MPI.

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Platform: Webex Events

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Contract & Negotiation Specialist | 12.8.2022

Thursday, December 8 9:00 AM - Thursday, December 8 4:00 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.

30-Minute Monday | #RealTalk Unplugged

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

0.5 Clock Hours | Domain A: Strategic Planning

12:00 - 12:30 PM CST

Join us for the 30-Minute Monday series 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 Monday will be available on-demand the next business day. Check out our new 30-Minute Mondays tab under “Digital Education” at academy.mpi.org to access.

#RealTalk is BACK with a brand-new feel with our unplugged series. Come engage in deep-dive conversations around the DEI topics that matter most today.

In this #realtalkunplugged session attendees will hear the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee members discuss milestones, projection and exclusive insight. This year's active volunteer committee has brought everything from new resources to one of the largest WEC receptions. With a full slate of ideas and volunteers the team has many ways for MPI chapters, members, communities, partners and everyone in between to get involved.

Attendees will learn new ways to volunteer in their local chapters, how to access new resources and new opportunities for MPI members and potential members.

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Platform: Zoom Meetings (more information)

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Accommodation Request Contact: MPIAcademy@mpiweb.org

The Tea on Service

Tuesday, December 13 11:00 AM - Tuesday, December 13 12:00 PM

1.0 Clock Hours | 11am - 12pm CT | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Service. We’ve all experienced it and provided it at some point in our lives and careers, but where does your style come from? Are there differences in what you offer versus what you generally experience in service? As our resources & budgets shift, the differentiator of service becomes more apparent. Service and how we deliver it is an increasing focus in our industry. Join us for an engaging conversation to share stories and discovered best practices.

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

Wednesday, December 14 11:00 AM - Wednesday, December 14 12:30 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