Education & Certification

CertificationsApril 15, 2024
How an Alphabet Soup of CMP, CSEP, CPCE, CGMP . . . Can Propel Your Career in Event Planning By Maura Keller

Certifications are diversifying and establishing multidisciplinary event planning practices that offer everything from tradeshow planning to corporate-specific event planning to virtual and hybrid events.

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Never Stop LearningDecember 14, 2023
Why All Event Planners Need Ongoing Education By Maura Keller

Education is critical to help planners develop strategies to move forward. Corporate meeting planners across the country know this well.

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Job SecurityOctober 17, 2022
The Right Certifications Pay Off For Professional Growth By Nancy Mueller

As chair of the department of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts at the College of Coastal Georgia, Tyra Warner, Ph.D., Esq., CMP, notes the devastating impact of the global pandemic: “In the short run, COVID-19 found many people out of work.” While hotels and resorts leveraged the economic downturn to reimagine their properties through new […]

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Medical MovesJune 24, 2020
Embracing the Nuances of Health Care Meetings By Maura Keller

The COVID-19 pandemic has created myriad challenges for the meetings and events within the medical community…

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Planning With PurposeDecember 11, 2018
Designing Education Sessions is a Thoughtful, Deliberate and Scientific Process By Christine Loomis

The when, where, why and how of education sessions has changed, and innovation keeps coming. Much of the current philosophy related to delivering content has evolved not from education theory but from the world of design.

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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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