MPI Foundation Grants and Scholarships

One of the MPI Foundation’s core services is to administer and award grants and scholarships. Did you know that there are over 30 scholarships available at any time in the categories of membership, professional development, conference attendance and academia? In many cases, these scholarships are never taken advantage of by MPI members. So the next […]

Lead a CMP Study Group

Engage, encourage and exhort meeting planners to achieve more. Become a CMP Study Group Facilitator! MPISCC offers study groups in the fall and spring. Group members study together under the leadership of facilitators to prepare for the CMP exam. Facilitating a study group is only a 10-week commitment, but the rewards are forever. Facilitating a study […]

2016 Weekend Education Conference

WE are strongest when WE educate, network and come TOGETHER!  MPISCC presents the newly crafted 2016 Weekend Education Conference (WE)Con, set to take place at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach January 21- 23, 2016. The event will include a variety of educational sessions with different learning formats such as lectures, TED-style talks and  fireside chats; poignant and engaging general […]

Emergency and Disaster Preparation for Events

One of the benefits of planning for emergencies and disaster situations shows professionalism. Thinking through an array of possibilities and contingencies is taking responsibility for all participants. Disasters range from an illness affecting your staff to an earthquake or terror attack happening during, at or near your event. There is no single answer for any event’s needs and […]

Facilitating Education

Education is a primary component of MPI membership. The SoCal Chapter provides a variety of opportunities for its members to develop knowledge and skill, from CMP certification study groups to monthly educational programs and more. To encourage members in their professional education pursuits, MPISCC established a scholarship to honor long-time member and past president, Gary […]