Featured Education

MPI is the largest global association of meeting professionals and strives to be a leader in relevant and timely education to meet the needs of meeting professionals today and in the future. In order to be nimble with our content and conversations, we want to spotlight our featured educational series - so that you can be in the know, right now with what is most important to our industry. 

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Future Skills Education

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.

Future Skills Summit

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.

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The Science of Meetings & Event Series

Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.

MPI's Science Series seeks to uncover what these studies can teach meeting professionals about the design of experiences that matter for their organizations and enable positive behavior change among participants. What can key learnings and theories from psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, chemistry, and other sciences teach us about human interaction and event design, space, and structure?

Join this first-of-its-kind exploration into how science can play a critical part in your role as a meeting professional, and discover new skills that will enable you to plan the meeting of the future.

Monthly dates for the Science of Meetings and Events series can be found on the MPI Academy Calendar

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#RealTalk is a series of candid digital conversations on a spectrum of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Sourced by MPI's very own Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, this series features subject matter experts from inside and outside of the meetings industry to provoke insightful and challenging discussions around subjects such as race, gender, age, socio-economic status, and more. 

Join us for a #real dialogue and expand your knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry. Monthly dates for #RealTalk can be found on the MPI Academy Calendar