Connections - MPI Potomac Chapter

May 2015
Galveston Island CVB
Ask anyone in 2015 about essential "social skills" and you will probably get a list back about social media rules, which online social networks are best and the most common ways to build your network. That, however, is NOT what this post is about. We spend so much time fixated on social media that we forget to focus on the more important elements of being "social."

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Quest for Talent: Disney's Approach, Selecting, Training and Engagement
Planners and suppliers alike succeed when they develop an organizational culture that enables extraordinary experiences for employees, clients and attendees. How can you find and nurture great talent, while fostering an environment of outstanding teamwork and effective communication? Whether you're an individual business owner, an association or corporate planner or work with a team of two to two thousand, this session offers practical takeaways that will help you and your team work more effectively and exceed expectations.

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The PMPI CMP Summer Boot Camp is a two-day course facilitated by local, experienced CMPs. The course includes handouts for each domain, complete information about the exam and test-taking tips. Some of the many benefits of being a part of the study course include:

1. Clarification of complex material and concepts
2. Great time management assistance
3. Learning CMP test-taking tips
4. Support and encouragement

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News and Announcements

On your mark, get set, GO! It’s not often that a group of 60 adults, children and strollers are seen running though the halls of a local high school. This was the scene on Saturday March 28 as PMPI chapter members, industry colleagues and their families raced to the finish line during a relay race at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Due to inclement weather the event was moved indoors but this did not stop participants from enjoying the race day energy. The halls were filled with activities for kids and adults alike. Thanks to event sponsors, participants were also provided healthy snacks to prep them for the race.

This was the scene as PMPI participated in the first annual MPI Foundation Chairman’s Challenge. Locally, this was better known as the PMPI FUN-K however this challenge extended across MPI chapters nationwide. Each chapter was given the challenge of raising $5,000 through the efforts of a 5K race to support our local chapter’s education program, as well as the foundation’s grant program. Twenty-five percent of all money raised will go directly back to our chapter’s educational programming, and 75 percent will be given to the foundation to support chapter grants.

Together as a chapter PMPI raised over $2,000 for the foundation! A huge thank you to our sponsors who helped to make this inaugural event successful: Blanken Photography, Christie’s Photography, Event Digital Photography, Tarek Productions Photography, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Travel Portland, CorePower Yoga, Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda, Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Madison Avenue, Incorporated, DoubleTree Bethesda, and Condor Communications.

Thanks to everyone that participated and/or donated. Click Here to see the rest of the photos.

Our next Community Outreach Effort will be have both a virtual component, as well as a small in-person event!

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