Presentation on theme: "Return on Involvement 2011 - 2012 November 8, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Return on Involvement 2011 - 2012 November 8, 2011
Education On Demand: A Hands-On Introduction to Professional Development Delivered Your Way Moderator: Matt Marcial, CMP
To Certify or Not to Certify? How many currently have the CMP or CMM certification? How many are thinking about obtaining certification or need to renew within the next year?
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry Increases proficiency of meeting professionals by: –Identifying a body of knowledge –Increasing the value of practitioners to their employers –Recognizing & raising industry standards, practices and ethics There are currently over 13,000 CMP’s in 35 countries & territories
CMP International Standards (Formerly the CMP Blueprint) The CMP International Standards (CMP-IS) is the body of knowledge for the Certified Meeting Professional program and examination. The CMP-IS defines and categorizes the skills, competencies and abilities an individual needs in order to be successful in the profession. http://www.conventionindustry.org/CMP/CMPIS.aspx
CMP-IS Domain Areas Strategic Planning Project Management Risk Management Financial Management Human Resources Stakeholder Management Meeting or Event Design Site Management Marketing Professionalism
CMP Certification Process Two-part process: Complete the CMP application to demonstrate your eligibility Successfully pass a written examination covering the functions performed in meeting management. CMP exam is administered twice a year on a Saturday in the 1st and 3rd quarters at more than twenty locations. It may soon be offered electronically at proctored sites. Application Requirements: http://www.conventionindustry.org/CMP/CMPCandidates/Requirements.aspx http://www.conventionindustry.org/CMP/CMPCandidates/Requirements.aspx
CMP Exam Prep Resources MPI CMP Online Study Guide –Created in Partnership with ASU, MPI Foundation & Wyndham Hotels –5 Modules w/Quizzes –2 Full-length Practice Tests http://www.mpiweb.org/E ducation/Certifications/C MPStudyGuidehttp://www.mpiweb.org/E ducation/Certifications/C MPStudyGuide PCMA Online Prep Course –CIC Endorsed Study Course –23 Study Modules –2 Multi Module Post Tests –3 Full-length Practice Tests http://www.pcma.org/cmp Melissa Milione will provide assistance in a study group setting
Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) What is the CMM? –MPI’s CMM educational program is an intensive learning opportunity designed for experienced and highly accomplished members of our global meeting industry community seeking personal career advancement and professional recognition. –The five-day program enhances the strategic decision-making ability of these leaders, enabling delivery of exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success.
Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) Who is the CMM For? –Management-level meeting and event professionals with a minimum of 10 years experience in the industry. –Business leaders who have existing expertise in all aspects of meeting management including logistics, budgets, people, legal/contracts, and marketing and communications. http://www.mpiweb.org/Education/CMM
Certification Experiences and Results Melissa Milione, CMP Matt Marcial, CMP Vickie Corder, CMP
Your Personal Continuing Education Units Record (CEUs) http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Career/CEUs http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Career/CEUs/Add http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Career/CEUs/History Ways to report CEU credits –Badge scan at MPI events –Manually add credits for webinars and live programs –PD on Demand
12 Categories to select from in three formats and over 225 titles: –Webinar –Video –Audio Level –Novice –Intermediate –Advanced * Indicates Media is Eligible for CIC Credit http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/OnDemand
Wrap Up Whether you are interested in pursuing a certification or not, MPI’s PD on Demand offers virtual learning for planners & suppliers alike. With our industry changing daily, it’s your responsibility to work on continuous improvement. Explore the MPI site to experience ALL of the educational topics, and take advantage of this great resource anytime, anywhere! With the ability to track your participation, you can easily provide your employer with a record of the programs you’ve completed and how the learnings have helped you improve your performance.
Call to Action Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to your calendar RIGHT NOW and schedule at least one hour per week to take advantage of these free resources. “It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ” Attributed to Harry S Truman “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” Henry Ford