As part of your administrative professional role, you are often asked to plan meetings and events—from board meetings and management retreats to client-facing summits and even executive training programs. And while you find planning these types of programs to be an exciting part of the job, you wish there were a method or process to follow to make the organization of meetings and events more efficient.
Join us for the 2-1/2 day specialty in meeting and event planning, developed in partnership with industry leader Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Begin with a focus on defining meeting goals and objectives and stakeholder needs before learning how to develop a budget, create a blueprint, manage RFPs, and develop contracts. Then, discover how to manage speakers and content, plan menus, design room sets, arrange transport, and oversee logistics. Finally, discover how to evaluate the success of your meeting or event, communicate success, and improve your meetings over time.
Throughout the course, you will work on a project utilizing your new skills that will culminate in class presentations with your peers. The Meeting and Event Planning (MEP) Specialty Certificate verifies you have the skills necessary to plan meetings and events for your organization that drive value and create successful outcomes for your business.
MEP Specialty Certificate Course Outcomes:
Identify stakeholders and define SMART goals and objectives for your meetings
Source venues, vendors, speakers, and content for your events
Design experiences that deliver value for your organization
Oversee onsite logistics during the execution of your meeting
Measure results and demonstrate business value and improve your meeting over time