DALLAS, June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the MPI Academy is launching several new education offerings, including seven web-based courses and two Experiential Event Series programs. This announcement was shared yesterday during a media briefing event at MPI's 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City.
The new courses include online versions of MPI's Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) and Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate (SMPC) programs as well as the Meetings & Events at Sea program presented in partnership with the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA). In addition, the academy has developed two web-based Experiential Event Series Case Study courses, which provide key learnings from its CES® and South by Southwest (SXSW) experiential event programs in an on-demand format, and will offer the Venue Sales Certificate Program I and II online courses, which focus on three foundational areas of the sales process—pitch, positioning and proposals. All of these courses align with the Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (MBECS), and will be available online starting July 1, 2016.
"At MPI, we strive to be the first choice for professional career development by delivering comprehensive and relevant education during conferences and events as well as online," said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. "We are excited to launch these new MPI Academy offerings, which are part of ongoing efforts to expand our digital content and make our education more accessible to members, and look forward to introducing more courses later this year."
The MPI Academy is also preparing for two upcoming programs from the Experiential Event Series featuring pre-event access and education, just prior to the start of the Democratic National Convention and behind the scenes access and education during the Toronto International Film Festival. Program dates and locations are as follows.
Democratic National Convention
July 18 – 20, 2016
MPI Certificate Program: Event Management Certificate
20 Clock Hours
Toronto International Film Festival
September 8 – 11, 2016
MPI Certificate Program: Festival Production
20 Clock Hours
For more information about the MPI Academy and its full suite of educational offerings, visit http://www.mpiweb.org/mpi-academy.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. For additional information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org.
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Source: Meeting Professionals International