• Back to School: New Certificate Programs & Accreditations

     
    POSTED July 8, 2014
     

Hello Readers!

Okay, so it’s only July, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t new ways to get educated and gain worthy credit hours this summer. We recently came across two new programs from MPI and IAEE/NACS that we thought might interest you in hitting the books the next few months.

MPI: Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Program

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently announced it has acquired the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program, accredited through Saint Louis University. It teaches participants critical information on compliance regulations, laws and techniques for managing healthcare meetings.

Look for MPI to offer numerous HMCC sessions during industry conferences, at Saint Louis University and via private sessions for companies and organizations. MPI has enhanced the program by extending the course from three hours to four hours, and program participants will now earn 0.4 clock hours compared to the previous 0.3 clock hours upon completion of the class,

MPI will deliver an enhanced HMCC course on August 2, 2014, before the opening of its upcoming World Education Congress at the Minneapolis Convention Center. You can sign up here.

IAEE and NACS Create New CEM Module for Consumer Exhibitions and Events

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) recently teamed with the National Association of Consumer Shows (NACS) to create an education opportunity specifically targeted to organizers of business-to-consumer exhibitions and events. Interested participants can opt into one of two course tracks: the Work Force Ready Boot Camp is tailored to organizers new to the consumer events sector, whereas the Consumer Events CEM Module was designed for the more advanced consumer event organizer. Look for more information soon about the launch; one completed, each program will be offered at each organization's annual meeting.

Happy planning (and studying)!

Selena Fragassi
Editor, Illinois Meetings + Events magazine

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.