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Meeting Standards


Program Overview


Program Dates

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October 5, 2016

Project Management I
Dallas, TX
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October 5, 2016

Financial Management I
Dallas, TX
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October 6, 2016

Human Resources I
Dallas, TX
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October 6, 2016

Meeting or Event Design I
Dallas, TX
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October 7, 2016 

Site Management I
Dallas, TX
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October 7, 2016 

Marketing I
Dallas, TX
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MPI’s Meeting Standards is a program that covers key categories of meeting and event industry knowledge and aligns with established industry standards for meeting and event activities and resources. The meeting standards mirror the following domains found in the CMP-IS program: Marketing, Management, Meeting or Event Design, Human Resources, Financial Management, and Project Management.

Each Meeting Standards category is taught in a session worth 4 clock hours. This program is perfect for professionals looking to fill in the gaps of their professional development planning or to give a meeting professional the growth they need in a focused area of discipline.


Program Details


Meeting Standards - Marketing I

Attendees will learn to manage marketing materials and merchandise for meetings and events according to industry standards, while preparing for the CMP-IS. The program aligns with the industry’s accepted competency standards to advance concepts necessary to be a strategic meeting and event professional.


 Learner Outcomes:

• Determine needed marketing materials
• Develop content and design parameters
• Produce and distribute marketing materials
• Develop product designs and specifications
• Determine pricing
• Control brand integrity
• Produce and distribute merchandise
• Coordinate hospitality



 Meeting Standards - Management I

Site Management I aligns designees with established industry standards for meeting and event site management.  Attendees will learn to select sites, design site layouts and manage on-site communications for meetings and events according to industry standards, while preparing for the CMP-IS.  The program aligns with the industry’s accepted competency standards to advance concepts necessary to be a strategic meeting and event professional.

 Learner Outcomes:
• Select site specifications
• Identify and inspect potential sites
• Design site layouts
• Establish communications framework
• Determine and acquire required communication equipment and resources
• Specify communication procedures and protocols



 Meeting Standards - Meeting or Event Design I

Meeting or Event Design I aligns designees with established industry standards for meeting and event design.  Attendees will learn to engage speakers and performers, coordinate food and beverage services and develop plans for managing attendee movement at meetings and events according to industry standards, while preparing for the CMP-IS.  The program aligns with the industry’s accepted competency standards to advance concepts necessary to be a strategic meeting and event professional.


 Learner Outcomes:

• Determine event requirements for speakers and performers
• Develop selection criteria  
• Select candidates and secure contracts with communicated expectations
• Determine food and beverage service requirements
• Select menus and plan service styles
• Select provides and manage alcohol service
• Develop admittance credential systems  
• Select crowd management techniques
• Coordinate accommodation and transportation
• Manage protocol requirements


 Meeting Standards - Human Resources I

Human Resources I aligns designees with established industry standards for meeting and event human resource activities.  Attendees will learn to acquire and train staff and volunteers for meetings and events according to industry standards, while preparing for the CMP-IS.  The program aligns with the industry’s accepted competency standards to advance concepts necessary to be a strategic meeting and event professional.

 Learner Outcomes:

• Develop selection criteria for staff and volunteers 
• Recruit staff and volunteers
• Interview candidates, then select best candidates and offer positions
• Provide orientation and training for newly-hired staff and volunteers

Meeting Standards - Financial Management I

Financial Management I aligns designees with established industry standards for meeting and event financial management.   Attendees will learn to manage budget and monetary transactions for meetings or events according to industry standards, while preparing for the CMP-IS.  The program aligns with the industry’s accepted competency standards to advance concepts necessary to be a strategic meeting and event professional.

 Learner Outcomes:

• Develop budgets, pricing, financial controls and procedures
• Manage cash flow 
• Monitor budget performance
• Revise budgets
• Establish and monitor cash handling procedures

Meeting Standards - Project Management I 

Project Management I aligns designees with established industry standards for meeting and event project management.  Attendees will learn to plan a meeting or event project according to industry standards, while preparing for the CMP-IS.  The program aligns with the industry’s accepted competency standards to advance concepts necessary to be a strategic meeting and event professional.

 Learner Outcomes:

• Develop project plans, quality standards, policies, procedures, themes, procurement plan, milestones, critical paths, integrated communications plan and evaluation/audit procedures.