Education Programs | April - June 2017

Education Programs

UPcoming Education Events

*Rule of thumb - MPI meetings typically are the 3rd Thursday of every month unless there are other big industry events happening on that day which will cause us to move to the following week.


MPI and the Gulf States Chapter provides for many opportunities to enhance your education both locally and on a national level.  All of our educational events provide CEU credits.  



MPI hosts the meeting industry’s most dynamic gatherings of meeting professionals, including the World Education Congress (WEC), the Professional Education Conference-North America (PEC-NA), and the Professional Education Conference-Europe (PEC-Europe). 

Continuing Education: 

Institutes I&II is an intensive meeting management certificate program offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Certification in Meeting Management (CMM): 

MPI’s Global CMM program is the first university co-developed global professional designation for senior-level meeting professionals which focuses on strategic issues that are critical to advancement in the meeting industry. Throughout the residency and post-residency portions, attendees are led through exercises designed to promote strategic thinking, leadership and executive decision-making skills. Currently 250 meeting professionals worldwide have obtained this acclaimed certification. 

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP): 

MPI is one of 25 member organizations of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), which sponsors the CMP program based on professional experience and academic examination.

Each of our six educational sessions are CIC approved for one hour of continuing education CMP credit.


Certification in Meeting Management (CMM): The global CMM is a certificate program focused on strategic thinking and the business of events for advanced-level meeting professionals seeking development and recognition.Certified Meeting Professional (CMP): MPI is a proud supporter of the CMP certification program, which recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism.


Join MPI

An MPI membership offers great value when trying to obtain your CMP Certification:

  • MPI Gulf States is a CMP Preferred Provider and offers six Education Meetings per year.

  • In obtaining the 25 required contact hours for the application for CMP – we have over 150 hours that are CIC blueprint approved in the Professional Development on Demand portal.

  • MPI also offers several live Online Education webinars.

  • For members, these are all free – as are webinars, which are almost all applicable to the application.

  • For a non-member, to obtain the 25 hours of CEU credit would cost approximately 3 times the amount of an MPI membership, which is one of the many benefits of an MPI Membership.

CMP Requirements