Learning Opportunities for MPI Members

 MPISCC, along with its parent organization, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), is strategically focused on education. The chapter provides a number of opportunities throughout the year for professional and business training and development in order to elevate careers and generate exceptional meeting experiences. 

Planners and supplier members alike benefit from increased knowledge and targeted training. The learning experiences offered through MPI and our SoCal Chapter address current industry trends and concerns and are future-focused in regard to helping you build expertise and career success. Beyond that, they are a means to connect with fellow industry pros through shared experiences.

At the global level, the MPI Academy provides leading-edge education on topics essential to meeting and event professionals as well as certificate programs that enhance critical job skills. This education is delivered online and in-person throughout the year and is open to all meeting and event professionals. Here is a line-up of learning opportunities available through MPI.

MPI Experiential Event Series

The MPI Experiential Event Series takes you behind the scenes of the world’s most impressive entertainment, sports, culinary and mega-events and introduces you to the people who produce them, program the content, manage the thousands of volunteers, develop the security and crisis management protocols, set the marketing strategy and design the event experience. Get more information and register.

MPI Academy Professional Certificate Courses


  • Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)
  • Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC)
  • Women in Leadership: Executive Leadership Skills
  • Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events
  • Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals
  • Part 1 (Strategy & Sourcing)
  • Part 2 (Design & Logistics)


  • Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate
  • Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate
  • Meetings and Events at Sea Certificate
  • Venue Sales Certificate
  • Meeting Essentials2 Certificate


Webinars are free, on-demand education from the MPI Academy. Access is a member benefit of Meeting Professionals International. To become a member, click here.

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