Learning Opportunities for MPI Members

Photo by Alvalyn Lundgren for MPISCC   MPISCC, along with its parent organization, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), is strategically focused on education. The chapter provides a number of opportunities throughout the year for professional and business training and development in order to elevate careers and generate exceptional meeting experiences.  Planners and supplier members alike benefit from increased knowledge […]

Discover the Disney Approach to Engagement on May 9

Registration is underway for MPISCC’s May education program hosted by the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Dee Byrnes of the Disney Institute will share insights for developing strong collaborative cultures within organizations with the MPISCC community. Their approach, which is centered on 3 foundations — Leadership, Service and Engagement — […]

MPISCC Proudly Announces Its 2017-2018 Chapter Leaders

The slate of chapter officers and directors for MPISCC’s 2017-2018 fiscal year has been announced.  The slate is the result of the work of the Nominating Committee which is headed by the Immediate Past President. The application process is open to all active members in good standing. Applicants are asked to provide statements of endorsement from employers and other references […]

Photo Gallery: MPISCC’s 2017 State of the Industry Luncheon

Photos by Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative The state of the meetings industry was the topic of MPISCC’s January education program. Hosted by the Los Angeles Convention Center, the luncheon featured a-taste-of-Los-Angeles-style menu, with service stations featuring a variety of locally-inspired fare served up by the chefs. Steve Pufpaf, Vice President of Sales and Marketing […]

Lake Arrowhead Conference Center Voted Best Training Venue

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California received the Best Training/Development Venue by Unique Venues in its 2016 Best Of Awards. For the third year in a row, Unique Venues recognized standout campuses, conference and business centers, sports arenas, historical and cultural venues, camps and retreat centers, and other special event venues. The awards are […]

Developing Cost-Efficient and Effective Security Programs for Events and Businesses

­­­ Many entities do not have trained, experienced, professional security staff immediately available to them. Conferences, events and other gatherings and venues where people are concentrated into a localized area can be targets, and effectively managing a crowd of attendees when a threat arises requires strategizing in advance. Too often, security planning is undertaken in response to situations […]

Building Strong Teams Based On Trust

This article appeared in the November 2016 issue of @MPIGNY, the magazine of MPI Greater New York Chapter, and is used with permission. Adding team-building programs to your corporate event isn’t effective unless there’s already a level of trust in your organization. Coming from the founder of a firm that specializes in corporate team-building events, this statement may have […]