MPI AZ EDUCATION PROGRAMS
MPI AZ is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. All qualifying activities also indicate how many CE credits attendees will receive for participating.
MPI AZ members who are registered with the CIC and have their CMP or CMM accreditation will automatically have their CE clock hours added to their renewal transcript. The member must use the same email address on file with the CIC when registering for any MPI AZ programs. MPI AZ is proud to offer this automated service to our members.
For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.conventionindustry.org.
Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with the Convention Industry Council or the CMP Program. Applicants may receive CE credit for attending any program that meets eligibility requirements of the CMP Program. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the application -selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.
MPI-AZ 2017-2018 Schedule of Education Programs
Thank you for attending our September monthly program: The Power to Persuade - The Magic of Story
EduCon 2017October 27-29, 2017
Thank you for attending our 2017 EduCon Clue in Flagstaff!
November 9, 2017
November Monthly Program
10:15AM - 2:00PM
"State of the Industry"
Brian Stevens, MPI Board Chair
In this day and age we can't take anything for granted. This is important in our personal lives but perhaps even more so in our professional lives. Join us at our November luncheon for an inside look at the global meetings game. Find out where our industry is headed as new markets and technologies emerge and old ones disappear. You will also learn how to make the most out of your MPI membership.
From legislation to consumer trends you'll hear it all as Brian shares information from resources such as Smith Travel Research, ConferenceDirect Data, Meetings Mean Business and MPI Meetings Outlook.
Participants will learn:
- Issues and solutions that may affect your next event.
- Growing, stagnant, and declining markets.
- How to understand the financial strength of the industry and MPI.
- How being part of the global MPI community is strategic for your future.
Preceding Luncheon Program - 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
"Richer Lives 4 Ready Professionals"with Frank Molinar
We all have it, but only a few discover it ... This program promises to engage, inspire, and turn upside down the misconceptions of money that surround and keep us from enjoying the wealth within. Money isn't everything – but, it touches every aspect of our lives. To relish the things we value most, to excel at the far reaches of our strengths, to be protect our health, to preserve our sanity, and to enjoy our freedoms we must learn to master the skills to managing our monies.
From the unique perspective of a counselor who has delved into the gritty financial details of thousands of lives, Frank Molinar brings a jargon-free, humor-filled, and case study rich exploration of the five disciplines to building rich lives. Filled with practical, actionable steps, Frank will demonstrate:
- Three components for sustainable Spending Plans (spreadsheets optional).
- The fastest way out of debt – it's not what you thought.
- Four protocols to create wealth faster than most imagine possible.
- Three essential insights of great investors.
- The most important principle missing in most wills and trusts.
Domain D: Financial Management
11:30am to 1:30pm
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
January Monthly Program
"Unconscious Bias: A Quiet Performance Killer"
Dr. Tyrone Holmes, Ed.D, CPT
Unconscious bias is a quiet performance killer. It will make you do things you don't want to do, say things you don't mean to say and offend people without understanding how you offended then.
This brief presentation will define unconscious bias and describe a specific type of bias that can negatively affect the meeting planner's speaker selection process by reducing their predictive validity.
About our Speaker
Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes, Ed.D, is a professional speaker, coach, consultant and author. He received his Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Education and Master's Degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University. Dr. Holmes received a second Master's degree in Business Management from the State University of New York before earning a perfect 4.0 GPA in his Counselor Education doctoral program at Penn State. He is certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and as a Level 1 (Elite) cycling coach through USA Cycling. He is also a competitive cyclist who rides thousands of miles every year and competes in dozens of races and events from 3 to 100 miles in length.
Dr. Holmes has held professional and managerial positions in both higher education and the financial services industry. He served as a corporate Human Resource Manager for Amerisure Companies, where he worked extensively in the areas of teambuilding and human resource development. He also served on the faculty at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Leadership and Counseling, and Wayne State University in the Department of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations. Dr. Holmes combined his cycling and business knowledge to publish 3 books: Training and Coaching the Competitive Cyclist, Developing Training Plans for Cyclists and Triathletes and The Business of Training and Coaching. He published his most recent book, Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage: 70 Tips to Improve Communication, as a tool we can use to improve our ability to communicate, resolve conflict and solve problems in diverse organizations. He is the Past President of the Arizona Chapter of the National Speakers Association and he loves to facilitate fun, interactive training sessions that provide useful tools and techniques for his clients.
- Define unconscioud bias and describe the types of unconscious bias that can impact your interactions with others.
- Identify the specific ways unconscious bias can affect your personal and professional relationships, as well as work performance.
- Identify specific steps you can take to reduce your unconscious bias and ways you can diminish the negative impact it has on your lift and performance.
Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
11:00am to 1:30pm
Video West, Inc.
1050 N 52nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85022
February 8, 2018
February Monthly Program
"Talk to Me -- Three Secrets of InterGenerational Communication Revealed"
Dr. Karen Jacobson
In a workforce that now crosses five generations, how do you get everyone on the same page? How do you share goals and engage people across the board?
This diversity of generations creates a challenge with different work ethics, values, and communication preferences. In this presentation, Dr. Karen Jacobson will reveal the communication secrets to W.I.N. over any generation, instill value, and build strong relationships leading to stronger teamwork and higher productivity.
Speaker BIO TBD
- Uncover the communication secrets to W.I.N. over any generation
- Discover how you share goals and engage poeple across the board
- Learn how to instill value and build collaborative teams leading to increased productivity.
Domain E: Human Resources Event Details:
11:00am to 1:30pm
Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Mesa Convention Center
May 10, 2018
May Monthly Program
11:00am to 1:30pm
1175 E Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85024
MPI Member ValueWebinars, Courses, and Certifications
Professional Development On Demand
On Demand is a service of MPI and a benefit of your membership to obtain continuing education credits through webinars at a time when it is convenient for you! These webinars are free as a part of your membership and upon completing the webinar you can record your participation to track CEU's for your CMP qualification or re-certification. There are hundreds of topics you can select from. Visit www.mpiweb.org/Portal/OnDemand.
PLEASE NOTE: Per the Convention Industry Council (CIC) MPI no longer provides documentation for CMP Clock Hours. If you wish to track your CMP clock hours, whether you are a current CMP or planning to apply, you will need to do so on your own following the guidelines listed here. See the heading under "Documenting Your Continuing Education Activities." You can use the information our chapter provides for each program as listed below or on the registration site for each monthly program.