MPI has enhanced its professional development and live events portfolios with new offerings designed for the non-titled corporate meeting planner segment. The MPI Academy launched its Meeting Fundamentals certificate program with its first class scheduled on April 25, 2016 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 of Part 1: Strategy & Sourcing and Part 2: Design & Logistics.
In 2018, a schedule of virtual educational classes was added to the live event schedule. Find and register for upcoming Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamental courses here.