Teaching at the university level is exciting, a lot of work, and provides the opportunity to continually hone our craft.
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 […]
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 […]
I had already earned the CMP designation years ago, but every five years, one must re-certify and prove that his continuing education has been kept up. It’s a great requirement that encourages industry professionals to keep on learning. As VP of Education for MPISCC this year, I desperately wanted to go to MPI’s 2015 World Education […]
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 […]
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 […]
The October program took place at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. Following a topside networking time in a room with a view and buffet luncheon on deck beside the 1920s vintage swimming pool, the panel of veteran planners share their advice for longevity and relevancy in the meetings industry. Jenna Paseka, JNR Incorporated, served […]
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 […]