MICE Education January 2017

January 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities

MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development and educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of January 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.

January 2017



PCMA Convening Leaders 2017
Austin, Texas

2017 CL

The definitive annual event for the business events industry.

Get the insight you need to develop winning business strategies and benefit from unique learning experiences – filled with inspirational presentations, real-world case studies, peer exchange and access to leading solution providers. Understand how audience behaviors are evolving and where design and collaboration intersect. Be ready for the next big adult learning shift and today’s fast-moving participant expectations. Learn how you can pivot now to maximize your opportunities.





The New World of Negotiations

The dynamics of negotiation are changing in today’s digital, often impersonal business world, and the demands on planners and suppliers increasingly are cost-driven. Today’s negotiations include internet/bandwidth, virtual meetings, security and other factors well beyond the basics of dates, rates and block.





CMP Recertification Information Webinar

The New World of Negotiations

Learn how to recertify your CMP with the all online system.

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.





What’s on the Meetings Horizon

Whats on the horizon

Start the new year off right! Find out what meeting planners can expect from the industry in 2017. Learn how you can prepare for upcoming trends in meetings and events.

About: David Epstein is the Content Marketing Manager at Bizzabo. Launched in July 2012, Bizzabo is the world’s first event success platform. It helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences – using a beautiful, user-friendly platform.





Meeting Technology Trends for 2017

Educational Measures

Presenter: Marc Crawford and John Santaferraro

Technology will be the source of great success or a complete disappointment in 2017. With a multiplicity of app opportunities before every meeting planner, selecting and implementing the right tech will make all the difference. Join seasoned meeting veteran, Marc Crawford and data and analytics expert, John Santaferraro, to map out clear direction for meeting technology and analytics in the coming year.

You’ll learn the following:

• Which meeting technology will deliver the greatest return on your investment
• Why the data created by meeting engagement is more valuable than the app itself
• How to extract value from every click and comment captured in your conference
• What to expect from new meeting technology in the coming year





Meeting Budget and Cost-Savings Strategies

Presenter: Robyn Mietkiewicz

After weathering the Great Recession and the resulting seller’s market, meeting planners are charged with measuring the results of their meetings and delivering on objectives while cutting costs. And although Strategic Meetings Management delivers an umbrella of measurable ROI benefits, cost savings remains a high priority for corporate and association planning teams.

Join Meetings Today and Robyn Mietkiewicz, senior director of Global Meeting Management at Meeting Sites Resource for this one-hour webinar in which we will review specific methods to generate real cost savings, including metrics to define and measure results to deliver to organizational stakeholders.

By attending this webinar, attendees will learn the following:

  • How to understand industry issues and trends that impact value-based negotiations
  • How to review key cost-savings strategies, including room rates, concessions, F&B and audiovisual and Internet/technology support services
  • How to develop methods to create value formulas and metrics to define, measure and report success
  • How to communicate real meeting value to senior managers and stakeholders
  • Know the five key steps to assure measurable cost savings and ROI





What’s Trending Now! Session 1: Be a Productivity Superhero

What's Trending Now

Sue Pelletier, Content Director, MeetingsNet

Neen James, keynote speaker, author, and productivity and attention expert

Meeting planning is a demanding career—it seems like there are never enough hours in the day. Are you burning the midnight oil most nights? Do your friends and family forget what you look like? Life doesn’t have to be this way!

Productivity and attention expert Neen James has developed ways to beat the clock and get it all done. Earn one-half clock hour toward your Certified Meeting Professional designation while you learn how to manage your time and focus your attention to get the results you need without working yourself to the bone!

During this webinar, you’ll:

  • Learn how to single-task—and why you should
  • Improve your focus and push through clutter to what really matters
  • Work more effectively, authentically, and efficiently


Looking Ahead




Amsterdam Power of Participation Workshop
RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands


For over 25 years, international conference and participation expert Adrian Segar has been designing and facilitating Conferences That Work: successful, innovative, highly interactive, participant-driven events that leverage attendees’ expertise and experience to create just the conference that participants want and need. Now Adrian brings his expertise to Europe for this 1½ day workshop, a unique opportunity for you to:

– learn how to make your conferences and conference sessions far more engaging and effective;
– gain powerful meeting design insights; and
– significantly increase participation and satisfaction at your sessions and events.

The workshop format focuses on active learning through direct experience of a multitude of participatory meeting techniques. Adrian will use cycles of technique experiences followed by debriefs, interspersed with short “theory bites” that cover important background knowledge and concepts. Techniques will be introduced in approximately the order they might appear during a typical participation-rich event. The syllabus below gives more detail on what will be covered.





NYU School of Professional Studies

According to the Convention Industry Council, of the 1.83 million meetings held in 2012, approximately 88 percent were classified as being corporate, convention, trade show, or incentive in nature. Given the significant economic impact of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE), it is no surprise that more hospitality and events professionals are focusing on this important segment of the tourism industry. This course provides an introduction to the inherent opportunities and challenges within specialized MICE planning; an understanding of the economic value these groups represent; and the knowledge and skills that are required to develop a MICE business strategy, including how to attract new business and how to keep it once you have it. Learn how client goals, resources, and challenges are unique to each type of event, and gain knowledge to expertly navigate the complicated road of supplier engagement and risk management.


∙ Effective sales strategies to attract clients
∙ The knowledge to select and evaluate appropriate venues


∙ Hotel sales and event managers
∙ Conference center and other event venue operators

Anyone who enrolls in a meeting, conference, or events management-related course will be eligible to join Meeting Professionals International (MPI) at the discounted student rate. This membership provides exceptional opportunities to enhance your education by attending exclusive panels, lectures, and industry networking events. For more information, email tisch.center@nyu.edu or call 212-998-9100.


Students should be familiar with event management through industry experience or completion of the Introduction to Event Management/TCCE1-CE9563 course or Professional Diploma in Meeting and Convention Management

Continuing Education Units (CEU)



If you are hosting a professional development webinar, course, training session or event educating MICE professionals contact Michael Mayhew at michael@mice.com. Please send any links along with a brief description.