By Amanda Parsons, Board Director
On the Member E&R team, the members are the center of everything we do. We operate along a simple, consistent cycle, anchored by our three As: Ask, Acknowledge and Appreciate.
We ask our members to take their commitment to the next level and get involved on a committee, often providing insight about those teams that might best suit the individual’s personal interests and available time.
With our STAR and Starlight Awards, we hope to acknowledge our volunteers’ time and effort to keep the chapter moving forward towards our goals.
Finally, we appreciate all members who contribute to the chapter as a whole, and celebrate the hundreds of hours of manpower that go into keeping the momentum going at our annual Evening of the Stars Awards Event.
We are always happy to welcome new volunteers onto our committee, with the only requisite being that you should truly enjoy getting to know your fellow members! Please feel free to contact Suzanne Arteaga (email@example.com
), Katie Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or myself (email@example.com
) for more information!
Upcoming CMP testing dates:
•May 5-14, 2017
•August 4-13, 2017
•November 3-12, 2017
If you or anyone you know is interested in acquiring their CMP we encourage you to participate in on or more of our courses. While attending a course doesn’t guarantee passing of the exam, it increases the chance of passing. See details above for the next course.
Subject matter experts are always needed! Do you have a passion for a particular Domain? The Career Development Committee is always in need of Domain facilitators for our CMP 11-week Courses and Boot Camps. Help support the next generation of CMP’s by volunteering your time. Contact Melissa Goodwin, Career Development Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that when you give the ‘Refer-a-Friend’ voucher to a fellow meeting and event professional, it allows him or her to receive a $50 discount on new membership?
Not only will they save $50, but you will also save some dough! Every time you recruit a new full-paying supplier or planner member to MPI, you’ll receive a $25 USD credit toward your membership renewal!
Invite your friends and colleagues today!
As MACE! turns to its 11th year, it is time for the Next Generation of the Mid-Atlantic Conference & Exposition, MACE! 2017 and we have the perfect solution for you.
Are you planning on taking the CMP Exam in May 2017?
Consider participating in our MPI Potomac Chapter's CMP Preparation Course – Spring (February 21-May 1, 2017). The Spring CMP Preparation Course will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on each successive Monday at AASHTO's offices (Union Station). This 11-week course is facilitated by local, experienced CMPs, and includes handouts for each domain, complete information about the exam, and test taking tips.
What are people saying about this class?
"The MPI class has really helped me keep on track, and I know I have a much better chance at passing for taking it." –Andrea Williams, CMP, Member Events & Publications Manager, Destination DC
"I passed the CMP exam Friday. I got something out of all the classes I took and it helped contribute to the passing grade. I appreciate the time you and the educational committee put into helping people pass the exam." – Colleen Flood, CMP, Director, Marketing, Membership & Meeting Services, AIRPORT CONSULTANTS COUNCIL (ACC)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Visit Alexandria | 625 North Washington St., Suite 400 | Alexandria 22314
Continental Breakfast & Lunch sponsored by Visit Alexandria
The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment. A broad range of healthcare topics including cross-border healthcare compliance, industry trends, global regulations, and compliance, codes, laws and mandates will be covered.
The program is worth 4 clock hours and after completing the intensive, four-hour training, participants will receive a certificate of achievement and hold the HMCC designation for two years. MPI members enjoy a special price on HMCC. The HMCC course is designed for those who need a broader understanding of a full range of healthcare regulatory topics. It is a perfect fit for those who are involved in planning and reporting transparency and spend as well as those suppliers who provide services and products to the healthcare industry. The condensed class format of the HMCC makes it easier for busy professionals to fit training into their schedules.
Why should I, or my company, get a certificate in Healthcare Meeting Compliance?
The certificate is targeted for those who devote a major portion of their time to working in the healthcare industry. The program is for those who are involved in planning and reporting transparency and spend, as well as those suppliers who provide services and products to the healthcare industry.
The benefits of receiving the certificate include:
•An indicator of expertise
•Increased opportunities for employment advancement opportunities
•Increased credibility with clients
•Serve as a role model to others
When: Wednesday-Thursday, February 22-23, 2017
Where: Washington Hilton
Next Generation: At MACE! 2017, we will focus on the next generation of our industry and what the future holds. What kind of technologies will exist that are going to take us to the next level? How will this impact growth and our own professional development? New this year will be a featured Tech Alley at MACE! 2017, where tech exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their wares and give demonstrations. We hope to encourage forward-thinking from our engaged members, as we continue to learn new and improved ways to do business. One example of a new technology that will be utilized at MACE! in 2017 are blended HD Widescreens that function like digital billboards and display graphic, animations, videos and picture, in picture style presentations. We will also continue live streaming as we did in 2016, so attendees can participate anytime, anywhere! Make sure to lookout for live interviews from our very own Doug Sandler, who will be back in 2017 to ask the hard questions and ensure we have a lot of fun!
Click Learn More below to see the Agenda, More Details about MACE! 2017, and Register!
We value the business connections you make at MACE! In fact, we want to afford you the opportunity to make the best connections you can while at MACE! 2017. So we are going to help by pre-qualifying all participants in the Flipped Marketplace. With this extra step the connections you make can be stronger than ever. The Flipped Marketplace will still have the one-on-one exchange in pre-set appointments we are just helping with strengthen the opportunities in advance.
Apply to be a part of this cutting-edge program and increase your network. The Flipped Marketplace will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Suppliers: Qualified suppliers will be notified no later than January 23 of acceptance to participate. Registration fee is dependent on membership status. It includes Flipped Marketplace on Wednesday, February 22 and full day of education on Thursday, February 23, 2017.
Planners: Qualified planners will receive complimentary access to all events at MACE! 2017 as a Flipped Marketplace participant. See registration pages for more details.
The 2017 MACE! Program will feature a hospitality industry giant, a digital marketing pioneer, and a dynamic experiential marketer. Click "Learn more" below to read about our impressive keynote lineup!
Happy New Year! At MPI Potomac, a new year means that MACE!, our annual Mid-Atlantic Conference & Exposition, is just around the corner. We are working hard to provide you with awesome networking and content you’ve come to expect at MACE! as well as some new and out of this world experiences for 2017.
Mark your calendars for February 22-23 at the Washington Hilton and continue reading below for more information. Early Bird registration ends January 29. You won’t want to miss MACE! this year.
Best wishes for a successful 2017!