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Sessions

Future Forward: A New You in 2022 | 12.08.2021

Credits: None available.

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.

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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Removing Attendance Blockers: Getting the Most Out of Your Community

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain F: Stakeholder Management 

An event is only as great as its attendee participation. Getting robust, enthusiastic attendance can be hindered by logistics, budgets, distractions, and health concerns. Often overlooked are more subtle attendance blockers such as an awareness gap, a language gap, or a passion gap. We will look at recent successes in managing all of these barriers. As a case study, we’ll interview Jennifer Sills who has innovated ways for her non-profit www.csnk2a1foundation.org to reach and attract a hard-to-serve global community.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize and minimize attendance blockers in your event design and execution

  • Identify opportunities to increase awareness and passion in prospective attendees.

  • Master techniques to attract underserved, global community members

  • Leverage human factors to increase word of mouth, pre and post-event contact, and engagement.


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Future Forward: People Centered Event Design | 09.22.2021

Credits: None available.

3 Clock Hours | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

At the heart of any meeting or event is the people. When considering the topic of “People-Centered Event Design” we need to further investigate what this means for the future of our industry. Are keynotes and lectures a thing of the past? Is social learning the new way that people want to engage? Does identity play a greater factor in the way we design events, more so than what is listed on an attendee badge? Are the way our events are designed, people-centric? Join us for our next installment of the Future Forward series as we dive in headfirst and explore what matters most to our attendees not just today, but in 2022 and beyond.

During this digital experience you will learn more about:

  • What attendees truly value and its impact on ensuring your event design puts people first.
  • How hybrid and virtual events are evolving to provide a more user-centric experience.
  • Why identity is a key factor in people-centered experiences, and how to create safe, inclusive spaces for all your attendees.

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

11:10 am - 11:15 am | Micro-Learning Moment with the Event Leadership Institute

11:15 am – 11:45 am | Give the People What They Want! Transformational Values-Driven Hybrid Events with David Allison

11:45 am – 11:55 am | Q & A with David Allison

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

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm |Overcoming Digital Anxiety: In Studio with Grit Productions and Foster+Fathom

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm | Q & A with Panel

1:15 pm – 1:25 pm | Micro-Learning Moment with the Event Leadership Institute

1:25 pm- 1:55 pm | #RealTalk Special Edition:Hispanic Heritage Month // #REALTALK Edición especial: Mes de la Herencia Hispana

1:55 pm – 2:05 pm | Q&A with #RealTalk Moderator & Special Guests

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

Give the People What They Want! Transformational Values-Driven Hybrid Events | David Allison

Overnight, online events went from being something strange and new to being the new normal. Now that in-person events are possible again, some people can’t wait to meet face-to-face and others will always prefer a digital option. How can you design events that work for both kinds of people!

In this dynamic and fast-paced presentation, David Allison will share the results of a study based on 600,000 surveys. He’s dug deep to the core of both kinds of event attendees to identify the drivers behind their decisions and emotions. Values-driven events are transformational...don’t miss out!

You will:

  • Learn what drives the decisions and emotions of online and in-person event attendees!
  • Understand what will engage both groups, and what will need to be different!
  • Learn the basics of Values-Driven Event Design to make your next event transformational!

Overcoming Digital Anxiety: In Studio with Grit Productions and Foster+Fathom

Let’s face it, digital and hybrid meetings are here to stay – period! The significant reach, accessibility, inclusiveness, and time/travel cost savings they generate are now business best practices, so delivering a successful and sustainable digital event experience is essential to your growth and value as an industry professional. Join us “in-studio” as we pull back the curtain with the strategists, technical experts, and event producers behind MPI’s Global Meetings Industry Day and Chapter Business Summit, to reveal the resources, strategies, and solutions to help you overcome digital anxiety (yes, it’s a real thing!) and design meaningful “people-centered” digital meeting experiences.

It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the skills and solutions needed to meet the digital challenges and demands for the meeting and event industry. Q&A session with the experts afterward.

The session will focus on:

  1. Learning Identifying attendee “cognitive load” and digital learning design
  2. Key considerations for successful digital event budgeting
  3. Reducing the digital “problem space” to improve reach, ROI, and attendee satisfaction

#RealTalk Special Edition:Hispanic Heritage Month // #REALTALK Edición especial: Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15, 2021, and to celebrate, you can tune in to this special edition of #RealTalk which will round out our Digital Experience. Join us for a conversation with diversity, equity, and inclusion experts that focuses on a critical component of people-centered meeting and event design; identity. Specifically, how the meetings and events industry can create more opportunities for supplier diversity in the marketplace, and how we can develop a greater understanding of how to act as an engaged ally in all situations.

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana comienza el 15 de septiembre de 2021 y para celebrar, sintonice #RealTalk mientras nos enfocamos en nuestros compañeros de habla hispana, esta edición también completará nuestra Experiencia Digital. Únase a nuestra conversación con expertos en diversidad, equidad e inclusión que se centra en un componente fundamental de nuestros colegas centrados en la industria de reuniones y eventos. Específicamente, cómo nuestra industria puede crear más oportunidades para la diversidad de proveedores, qué significa ser hispano en nuestra industria y cualquier experiencia / necesidad única descubierta y cómo podemos desarrollar una mayor comprensión de cómo activarnos como aliados comprometidos.

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How to Elevate Your Personal Brand and Gain Visibility

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain I: Marketing 

More than ever, our customers want to feel connected to a brand. How you position your brand is vital to your business and career. This session will equip you with advice and simple tools to create a personal brand that positions you as a leader in any industry. We go a step further by discussing the importance of including an effective DEI approach to any social responsibility strategy. The way you choose to show up for the world can dramatically affect how you are perceived and even your bottom line.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Develop an understanding of branding and its role in your career.

2. Effective tips to elevate your personal brand.

3. Learn how to effectively include a socially sustainable strategy into your branding.

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Rise Above the Noise: Building and Championing a Winning Brand

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain I: Marketing

Establishing a powerful brand allows you to rise above the noise - and the competition. But if you aren’t effectively communicating who you are, what you bring to the table and which direction you’re heading, how can you expect anyone to truly connect with your mission? This interactive presentation will guide you through thought-provoking exercises that will help you to clarify your purpose, sharpen your value proposition, align your brand identity with your brand perception, and communicate your message in a way that’s impactful, authentic, and effective.

Learner Outcomes:

⚡ Balance brand perception versus brand identity

⚡ Sharpen your vision, value proposition, and pitch

⚡ Build a brand that's authentic, effective, and aligns with your overall mission

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The Science of Meetings & Events Series: Suddenly Virtual to Suddenly Hybrid: How to Succeed in a Remote and Hybrid Working World

Credits: None available.

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Looking for insights on how to make your virtual or hybrid meetings better. Look no further. Prof. Dr. Joe Allen, a world-recognized meeting scientist, will share insights into effective virtual and effective hybrid meetings and collaboration. With meetings a window into the culture of an organization and with so many of our larger meetings occurring in various remote or hybrid formats, Dr. Allen shares insights from longitudinal data on how to succeed even within these complex environments.

About Dr. Allen:

Joseph A. Allen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology at the University of Utah. Before he completed his doctorate (Ph. D.) in Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in 2010, he received his Master of Arts degree in I/O Psychology at the UNCC in 2008 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Brigham Young University in 2005. His research focuses on three major areas of inquiry including the study of workplace meetings, organizational community engagement, and occupational safety and health.

He has more than 100 publications in academic outlets, another 20 under review, and many works in progress for a number of journals. He has presented over 250 papers/posters at regional and national conferences and given more than 100 invited presentations on his research. His previous academic outlets include Human Relations, Human Performance, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Psychology, American Psychologist, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Group and Organization Management, and so on. He serves as a reviewer for various journals including the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Creative Behavior, and Academy of Management Journal.

He is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Business and Psychology, Group and Organization Management, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. He also sits on the Advisory board of several start-up companies, including MeetingScience and H2HI (Human to Human Interaction).

He directs the Center for Meeting Effectiveness housed in the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.

Dr. Allen has consulted for more than 400 non-profit and for-profit organizations. These include animal welfare organizations, human services organizations, large corporations, government entities, emergency safety and intelligence agencies, as well as retail conglomerates and external talent management firms.

His research has attracted internal and external grant funding of more than $5 million since 2010.

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MPI TalkFEST: WEC Vegas Reunion

Credits: None available.

BRAINDATES PLATFORM NOW OPEN!
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Event Information

SEPT. 1, 2021
11:00 am-12:30 pm CST |
TalkFEST Conversation with Deanna Nwosu

  • Topic "Why Meeting Professionals Need an Entrepreneurial Mindset."
  • 1.5 Clock Hours | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

12:00-6:00 pm CST | Braindates

SEPT. 2, 2021
8:00 am-6:00 pm CST |
Braindates


Event Overview

This is a two-day event that kicks off with a conversation featuring Deanna Nwosu followed by interactions with the Braindates platform.

Join your peers from around the world for a day and a half of learning, laughter, and connections during MPI’s second-ever TalkFEST, this one designed to reunite our WEC Vegas in-person and digital family. We’ll bring back one of your absolute favorite WEC Vegas experts, Deanna Nwosu, for a conversation on adopting an entrepreneurial mindset and evolving into the meeting strategist role of the future.

Then, we’ll adjourn to the Braindates platform, where you can create and join hundreds of knowledge-sharing conversations—one-on-one or in small groups via video chat. Here you will forge stronger bonds with your WEC Vegas compatriots, find new connections, re-energize ideas and concepts and share how your meetings, career, and business have changed because of your WEC experience.

You didn’t attend WEC Vegas? Don’t worry! You’re still invited to join us. Learn what you missed onsite and how you can apply the lessons learned by your peers to your organizational and professional success.

Register for the conversation with Deanna Nwosu here, but don’t forget to block off your calendar for both days—that’s Sept. 1 and 2. We will send you more information about scheduling and joining braindates when the platform goes live in August!



About Braindates

Virtual braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with others to have one-on-one or in small groups (via video chat), on the Braindate platform. They’re the best way to connect with, learn from, and have terrific conversations with new people—all virtually. Using the Braindate platform, you can share your interests in the form of topics that lead to interactive virtual discussions, and you can browse the topics of other attendees and join them in one-on-one or one-on-few conversations. Braindate is a marketplace of ideas, a means to crowdsource the knowledge of other participants and share your own.

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Cool discussions include the following.

  • What new in-person trends are reenergizing and reengaging attendees?
  • Challenges we face in creating meaningful engagement strategies in hybrid setting
  • Why peer learning is the future of networking
  • Workshopping workshops! Tips and tricks for designing participation into your content strategy
  • And much, much more!

Once you log in check this out!

  1. Fill out your profile on the left! Connect it to your Outlook calendar and you won't schedule meetings over your work appointments.
  2. Fix the time zone in your profile so that it matches your location.
  3. Click New Topic on the left and create your 1:1 or group dates OR join an existing Braindate.
  4. For group dates, you can choose what kind of date it isa"brainstorm, storytelling, etc.

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About the Kickoff

TalkFEST Conversation with Deanna Nwosu: Why Meeting Professionals Need an Entrepreneurial Mindset

For our industry more than almost any other, the past year has demonstrated that we’re all expendable. We’ve attempted for years to prove that “Meetings Mean Business” and that our roles have a strategic place at the table – and yet our profession is still regarded by many as nothing more than fulfilling a bunch of administrative tasks. It's time for us to dictate our own paths and stop relying on others to build our careers. We are more than planners!

We are CFOs. We are Risk Analysts. We are Talent Managers. We are Directors of Marketing. We are Customer Relationship Specialists – and so much more. With all the knowledge, skills, and abilities we have, we could run the world. It’s time we start acting like it.

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Finding Wellness and Balance - Life After Lockdown

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain E: Human Resources

Adjusting to our changing work environment has been stressful during COVID-19. Daily routines are disrupted, work-family-leisure boundaries are blurred, and it's even harder to stick to healthy habits. Many people find they are spending their time supporting others at the expense of taking care of themselves.

Join Dr. Kim as she walks through how we can put ourselves and our health first in order to
create a more resilient and revitalized life after lockdown.

A highly interactive session that guarantees to get participants out of their chairs and moving with yoga, desk exercises, and mindfulness practice. Participants will leave the session with self-care tips and resources that they can easily integrate into conferences, workdays, and everyday lives.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Learn tips to practice and prioritize self-care

2. Discover how to manage and balance energy - not time - to achieve high-level wellness

3. Kick-start healthy habits to boost immunity and vitality with Dr. Kim's Eat, Sleep, Move, Breathe approach to self-care

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#RealTalk Dialogue Series: A Conversation with Young Professionals

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain E: Human Resources

Experience can be the golden ticket in the industry. In this week's session, we will look further into ageism and its effects on the industry. This month we are joined by MPI's Young Professional Advisory Committee. We will examine and engage in meaningful discussions relating to age discrimination and the many roles young professionals hold in the meeting and events industry.

We would also love your participation prior to this event! Participate in the conversation by submitting your questions here in advance of the #RealTalk event!

Learner Outcomes:

1. Unlearn conscious biases and recognize the positive aspects of including young professionals in your employee sourcing strategy.

2. Those seeking employment will gain career-related knowledge to advantageously present themselves during the interviewing process, and those hiring will understand and strategize the creation of an inclusive environment for young professionals.

3. Understand how Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is empowering the MPI Young Professionals Advisory Council to build pillars in the community, especially assisting those transitioning from student to industry professional.

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The Unstoppable Workplace: Overcoming the Impact of Imposter Syndrome

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain E: Human Resources

Imposter Syndrome is toxic for business. 84% of entrepreneurs (both men and women) admit to experiencing it at some point in their career, and leadership's own sense of self-doubt can infect an entire culture. The results are proven lower productivity and performance, less revenue, and reduced engagement - the very things no business can afford.

Stacey's own struggle with imposter syndrome, as a high-achieving CEO, and her personal journey out of it, is full of practical stories, and surprising shifts that can transform a culture of imposters into a thriving workplace that is truly unstoppable.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Recognize the hidden signs of imposter syndrome in your team and your business.

2. Discover the key behaviors and feedback that stop imposter syndrome in its tracks.

3. Practice setting a high bar for performance without setting your team up to feel like a failure or fraud.

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