MPI FORMALLY INTRODUCED
the new MPI Academy during
last month’s World Education
Congress in San Francisco. MPI
Academy 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 certi;icate programs and experiential events.
The MPI Academy aligns with the
Meeting and Business Event Competency
Standards (MBECS) and is designed to
provide multi-faceted learning opportunities for meeting professionals at all levels.
Its portfolio is comprised of training
courses, certi;icate programs, streaming
sessions from MPI events, webinars and
tools such as the new MPI Professional
Development Roadmap, which helps
individuals map out their careers, pursue
continuing education and supplement
“Our objective with the new MPI
Academy is to centralize all of our educational programs and bring focus to the
diverse career tracks available,” says Paul
Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI.
“As we re;ine the way we deliver both
our proprietary and partner offerings,
we believe the academy will soon become the most reputable and valued
source for growing one’s knowledge
base and advancing one’s career.”
Earlier this year, MPI began launching
new education programs and has more
planned in the coming months.
NEW PROGRAMS AVAILABLE NOW
• Meeting Essentials. Designed for
novice and mid-level professionals,
this program will help participants enhance their skills and competencies.
• Sustainable Meeting Professional
Certi;icate (SMPC). This intensive
certi;icate course provides education,
tools and applicable instruction to
immediately begin practicing sustainable meeting planning.
• Meetings and Events at Sea
Certi;icate. Presented in partnership with the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), the certi;icate
course explores the advantages of
hosting events on cruise ships compared to traditional venues.
PROGRAMS LAUNCHING LATER
• Experiential Event Series.
MPI is partnering with high-pro;ile events in key areas
such as sports, entertainment,
culinary and mega-events to provide
unique education experiences.
• Sustainable Practitioner Certi;icate
(SPC). The SPC Program is an interactive training session designed for
individuals wishing to focus on sustainability within the meeting and
• Healthcare Meeting Compliance
Certi;icate (HMCC) Refresher.
Launching in October, this webinar
has been developed to keep MPI’s
HMCC recipients abreast of constantly
changing healthcare meeting compliance regulations.
• CMP-Healthcare Certi;ication (
CMP-HC) Boot Camp. This MPI training is
intended for meeting professionals
working within the life sciences sector
and will commence in Fall 2015.
For more information about the MPI
Academy and its suite of educational
offerings, including the new MPI Professional Development Roadmap, visit www.
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