Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced it presented its Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) to 227 meeting and event industry professionals during the first half of this year. The certificate, which is endorsed by Saint Louis University, demonstrates competency in healthcare meeting compliance and is valid for two years.
Meeting Professionals International Introduces the MPI Academy, Launches New Certificate Programs and Experiential Event Series
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) formally introduced yesterday the new MPI Academy, an entity that encompasses and connects all of the education and learning experiences MPI delivers within the meeting and event industry and beyond. In addition, the association has unveiled enhancements to its professional development offerings, including a variety of new certificate programs and experiential events. This announcement was shared during the opening general session of MPI’s 2015 World Education Congress (WEC) in San Francisco Sunday, August 2.
The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) is introducing two new certificate programs this Fall that will be offered on-campus in Las Vegas as well as online. Certificate programs are single courses focused on specific areas of hospitality to build core competency. Comprehensive and practical, certificate programs teach specialized knowledge in a short period of time.
Industry professionals and university professors have co-developed TISOH’s curriculum because we believe that success is tied to practical learning. Courses reflect current industry demands and are organized to induce quick learning and lasting retention.
SPiN (Senior Planners Industry Network) and DuPage County Convention and Visitors Bureau announce that SPiNCon 2015 will be held November 15-17 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center.
“DuPage County CVB has been one of our partners for several years, so we are excited to expand our relationship by bringing SPiNCon there this year,” said Shawna Suckow, CMP, Founder of SPiN.
Five Experient Leaders Join the Prestigious Group of Certified Master Designers at The Maritz Institute
The Maritz Institute has certified five Experient leaders as Master Designers: Heidi Voorhees, SVP Housing; Cynthia Hornketh, VP Experience Design; Jackie Richards, VP Human Resources and Development; Angela Marini, Director Project Management; and Jennifer Lion, Director Project Management.
These individuals join an elite group of solution designers across Maritz who are demonstrating a positive impact on client programs through a people-centered design approach. Master Designers utilize a science-based understanding of human behavior together with design-thinking methodology to create solutions that drive positive results for client businesses and for the people who are touched by the programs.
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) today announced that 169 individuals passed the first quarter CMP examination. This distinguished credential, recognized throughout the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual's comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession. The full list of new CMPs is available here.
The Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA is very excited and proud to announce their newest initiative. They will present two GMC PCMA Student Scholarships, each worth $2,500. These two individual Scholarships will be awarded to Student members of the GMC PCMA Chapter who major in Hospitality.
To read more about this latest initiative from the GMC PCMA Chapter or to download the student scholarship application, click here.
Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s premier creative meeting and event space, is thrilled to announce a new, ongoing partnership with Jon Wool and JHW Hospitality. Through the agreement JHW Hospitality will utilize Catalyst Ranch’s award winning creative space as the exclusive host for their renowned series of events, workshops and seminars. JHW Hospitality, which has held events with Catalyst Ranch in the past, has been at the forefront of restaurant and hospitality consulting in Chicago.
“JHW Hospitality provides coaching and training for restaurants, caterers, and hospitality professionals. As people in a creative industry, it’s important for us to get out of our kitchens and offices and into a stimulating environment. My goal is to encourage entrepreneurialism and proven business strategies while also sharing some warmth and humor. Catalyst Ranch offers the perfect fun and welcoming setting for that,” said JHW founder Jon Wool
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) plans to take attendees on a journey of discovery during its annual World Education Congress (WEC) this year. The association recently published details online about the conference’s program, which will showcase premiere education, networking and business opportunities and is scheduled for August 2-5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
WEC 2014 will deliver more than 70 concurrent education sessions, including numerous professional development sessions eligible for clock hours. Several of the sessions will be repeated during the event, giving attendees the opportunity to attend more of their favorite sessions. Moreover, planners and suppliers participating in MPI’s Hosted Buyer Program now have the opportunity to attend more education sessions as appointments will not overlap the sessions.