ORLANDO -- Meeting professionals International announced a
partnership with Michigan State University in support of the
globalization of the Certification in Meeting Management program at
its Professional Education Conference, here.
The university has degree programs in hospitality management in
its school of Hospitality Business in the Eli Broad College of
Business, as well as Graduate School of Management, according to
Anna Lee Chabot, president of MPI.
MSU faculty and MPI staff will develop the curriculum for the
senior-level program, which is planned for this fall at the Kellogg
Center, Chabot said. One advantage is the connections MSU has with
institutions of higher learning around the world, enabling MPI to
offer customized curricula to meet different cultural needs, an MPI
In other conference news, MPI unveiled a new member-exclusive
educational program designed by Disney Institute, which announced a
partnership with MPI in August.
The three-hour program, "The Disney Keys to Meetings Success,"
will be carried to chapters to teach "how to create a structure in
organizations to deliver quality service consistently," according
to Lawrence J. Lynch, sales director of the Disney Institute.
In addition: The MPI Education Committee is working on a new
career guidebook to the meeting industry. The book, slated for a
late summer release, will include job-finding sources, Web sites,
schools and associations.