Education & Certification

Enlighten Up!November 1, 2017
New Learning Opportunities for Hot Topics and Meeting Planning Challenges of the Day By Patrick Simms

Ongoing education is a must in the profession. Certificate programs such as the CMP and CMM provide tactical and strategic foundations, but beyond that, successful planners feel the need to stay current on a variety of topics.

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What Planners Are Saying About the Broadening Options in Professional Certifications and Certificates By Patrick Simms

From the CMP and CMM to specialization certificates and designations, meeting planners have multiple avenues to advancement.

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Invest in Yourself!October 1, 2015
Continuous Learning Options Abound for Career Development By Maura Keller

Meeting professionals face increasing demands from their clients and employers to prove their skills in a constantly changing industry.

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Critics and Supporters of the MPI Program Speak Out By John Buchanan

The meeting industry is not known for controversy. But earlier this year, a major eruption occurred when MPI announced changes to the coveted Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).

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Deciphering an Alphabet Soup of Options By Timothy Herrick

Advancing through the meeting planning and incentive travel program profession now requires deciphering the alphabet soup of certifications. Like many professions, planners serious about their career must constantly prove competency by acquiring certifications, and augmenting job experience by participating in continuing educational programs. But making sense of the acronyms has gotten trickier. A range of […]

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