MPI has enhanced its professional development and live events portfolios with new offerings designed for the non-titled corporate meeting planner segment. This month, the MPI Academy is launching the new Meeting Fundamentals certificate program with its first class scheduled on April 25 at the association’s Dallas headquarters. The course teaches participants how to create meeting blueprints, develop meeting budgets, prepare requests for proposals (RFPs), conduct site inspections, and more. It was created with the support of developmental sponsor InterContinental Hotels Group and is pre-approved for CMP certification credit, granting six clock hours upon completion.
Stated leader outcomes for the April 25 program include creating an event blueprint, conducting site visits, meeting design and more.
MPI has developed a corresponding training program to be held during its 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) called the Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals. Scheduled for June 13-14, this special educational experience will include the new Meeting Fundamentals certificate course, a private networking reception and admission to the WEC 2017 Preview Lunch and WEC 2016 Closing Night Celebration.