MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development and educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of February 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.
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.
2 PM EST
Presenter: Lisa Sommer Devlin, JD
Don’t make the mistake of writing contract clauses that are unenforceable or that hotels will not accept. In this webinar with the meetings industry’s leading legal expert, Lisa Sommer Devlin, you’ll learn to identify your meeting’s specific legal needs, write clauses that will address them and avoid problem clauses.
1 PM EST
Presenter: Jim Spellos
So you’re at your computer, or on your mobile, device all day long. But did you know that there are dozens of ways to save you time using the tools that dominate your computer day…as well as new tools that you need to know about. From Windows and MS Office tips and tricks to information portals, social media shortcuts to the latest time-saving applications, this session will save you and your organization valuable time and money.
Join Meetings Today and meetings industry tech expert Jim Spellos for this informative one-hour webinar that will help you maximize your meetings technology knowledge and save the most important commodity for anyone: time.
After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:
- Identify critical PC shortcuts and advanced mobile tips
- Manage the flow of news and information from the web more effectively
- Understand shortcuts to using social media for business more efficiently
- Use websites and services to enhance Web searching and office functionality
2 PM ET
Mobile event apps have become increasingly commonplace, outfitted with ever more bells and whistles — yet the related questions most commonly fielded by experts haven’t changed much over time. Here we address those questions, with up-to-date answers that reflect what’s available and what’s hot in the marketplace.
2 PM EST
Sue Pelletier, Content Director, MeetingsNet
Neen James, keynote speaker, author, and productivity and attention expert
Wi-Fi Internet service can be one of the trickiest line items in the meeting planners budget. If you’re not a wireless network wiz kid, how can you determine if a venue has the bandwidth your group needs and whether the pricing is fair?
Join MeetingsNet for a free, 30-minute webinar that explores the what you need to know to be confident about your Wi-Fi choices.
2 PM EST
Discover what technology you should be considering to use now and new tools that are on the horizon. This webcast will cover the important tech trends that every planner should know, especially in the areas of: mobile technology, social media, location-based technology, wearable computing and more. Expert presenters will detail steps to prepare for these changes and offer links, tips, apps and ideas that can attendees can use immediately.
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.
YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH
∙ 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 email@example.com 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)
1 PM ET
Presenter: Brooke Gracey
As ideas, apps, and innovations continue to explode onto the event scene, technology that was once considered far-off in the distance is literally around the corner. With each new innovation, meetings professionals must decide which technologies to implement and how to improve the attendee experience. In this webinar, Brooke Gracey from CrowdCompass will explore what’s in store for event technology in 2017.
During this webinar you will learn:
- Which technologies should be implemented to create a seamless and personalized onsite journey
- How technology will change the way attendees consume content both in the short-term and beyond
- Practical ways to implement the latest tech
If you are hosting a professional development webinar, course, training session or event educating MICE professionals contact Michael Mayhew at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send any links along with a brief description.