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Meeting Essentials2
Venetian Palazzo Sands 
Las Vegas, NV

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time (PT) 
$900 member rate
$1100 non-member

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Meeting Essentials Overview

MPI’s Meeting Essentials are two certificate programs offered to novice and mid-level meeting and event professionals who want to enhance their skills and competencies.

Participating students will be taught by subject-matter experts.  The courses are geared towards length of time in the industry and are aligned with the MBECS (Meeting and Business Events Competency Standards).  The courses represent a foundation of knowledge that every event professional must have to execute and
deliver high-quality, relevant meetings. It is a precursor and should be
used as a prerequisite to a CMP Boot Camp before taking the exam.

How the program benefits professionals:

  • Offers globally-recognized skills and competencies
  • Offers Life-long career and development planning
  • Delivered locally at highly respected universities, partner and trade association facilities and at live meetings and events around the world
  • Offers a certificate of completion which can increase employability, compensation and recognition as a meeting and business event professional

Meeting Essentials Outline

Module 1:  Determine Stakeholders
Module 2:  Outline Objectives & Set Metrics  
Module 3:  Budget  
Module 4:  Design 
Module 5:  Marketing
Module 6:  Measure ROI, ROO
Module 7:  Professionalism
Module 8:  Administration
Module 9:  Business Communication 
Module 10: People Management