In your search for online professional development that provides continuing education credits and/or specialized certification, two excellent sources jump to mind. Give yourself a gift by investing in your own future.
The MPI Academy, launched in 2015, is a central depot for the well of education and learning experiences available from the world’s largest meeting and event industry association. And engaging with the MPI Academy is now even easier and more intuitive through the association’s new, more interactive website, which launched this summer.
Webinars through the MPI Academy are $34.99 each but MPI members get free access to all of them, as well as additional on-demand content and more. You’ll likely find it makes more financial sense to become a member—Student Membership is $40 (only $5 more than a single webinar); an Essential Planner membership is $279. There are other membership options that can make joining even more valuable for your specific professional needs.
Upcoming live webinars include:
- What Makes a Meeting Experience Great?
- Safety & Security: Are Your Attendees at Risk?
- Art of the Deal: Strategic Hotel & Contract Negotiations
Check out Page 18 of the digital edition of the November 2017 issue of Plan Your Meetings for a free embedded MPI webinar! In “Money Maker: Monetize Your Mobile App,” John Gresham, senior account executive of GuidebookEDU, shares what to look for in a mobile app to help support sponsorship sales, how to think about pricing and ads, how to demonstrate the value of ads with app metrics and much more to help grow your knowledge of strategizing for and working with event apps.
For $25 per month, Event Leadership Institute subscribers get access to a bevy of on-demand video courses covering a wide gamut of topic categories such as business and sales, planning and logistics, creativity and design, strategy and ROI, technical production and more. (An annual subscription is also available for $250—and the ELI has a money-back guarantee if you don’t feel the content is up to snuff.)
In addition to the on-demand content, the ELI also offers scheduled professional development courses and certificate programs online, featuring an instructor-led syllabus and assignments. Recent examples include the five-week-long Technical Meeting & Event Production Certificate and the eight-week-long Fundraising Event Management Certificate courses. Subscribers receive discounts for the professional development courses.
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