Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series. In addition, the association formally announced it is collaborating with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi to develop educational programming and resources, with the first course “Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events”.
“I cannot be more pleased with the progress we have made with MPI Academy since it launched two years ago. Our members tell us year after year that education is one of the most important benefits of their MPI membership so it is important we continue to strengthen our portfolio of offerings with fresh, relevant and timely courses,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “The average MPI member has between 10 to 20 years of experience and they have been seeking more immersive and insightful educational programs that are comparable to what they may experience in graduate school. We believe the MPI Executive Education Series will meet that need.”
The new MPI Academy offerings include: MPI Women in Leadership: Executive Leadership Skills Certificate Course; MPI Experiential Event Series and the Experiential Event Professional Designation; Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events Certificate Course
MPI also recently introduced a special instructor-led version of the Venue Sales Certificate Program, starting August 21 through October 2, 2017 (seven weeks), and will soon launch online versions of Meeting Essentials2 and Going Local, which is being created in partnership with developmental sponsor Mexico Tourism Board. The academy is also working in partnership with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) to create e-learning modules of the Basics Bootcamp: Meeting Fundamentals certificate course launching in 2018. New webinars are available each week as well.