March 23-24, 2018 - Study Course for CMP Meeting and Event Intensive Two Day Class

Starts:  Mar 23, 2018 9:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 24, 2018 6:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  New England Chapter

Joanne Dennison’s
Study Course for CMP Meeting and Event Intensive Two Day Class
Friday/Saturday March 23 & 24, 2018

Marketing Sponsor – MPI New England
Venue Sponsor - Babson Executive Conference Center

Learn how to be better at what you do ---and further your career

Earn Contact Hours for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Application or Recertification


Course Information:

This intensive, extensive, interactive class utilizes the CMP – International Standards (effective for the CMP exam January 2012) as the base for the areas of learning.

Joanne is an educator. Because of that the first and foremost purpose of the class is about learning to be a better professional in the meeting and events industry (planner or supplier), and applying it when you go to work the next day. Yes, people have even taken the class who were not sitting for the exam just for the learning experience!

 For many attendees it is also about “getting” a grasp on the material in a strategic, situational and conceptual way to pass the CMP exam. The exam is no longer about memorization. It is about thinking, planning and acting strategically. The questions are no longer definition based, but situation based (“You are at your meeting and….”). The topics that are covered are emphasized according to importance and relevancy to the CMP-International Standards and the proportion to how they are used in the exam. There is also a “Pay Once, Take Twice” policy where you can come the first time to get you on your way for preparing, and then a second time closer to when you take the exam.

 Joanne shares information that is not on the exam….but she feels that you should know and can use. She also does share study tips and test taking tips for those who are preparing for the exam. Some of the tips also count in “real life”.  Participants also share their experiences as part of the learning. 

Joanne has taught her multi-day class more than 30 times since 2000 .She has also taught other sessions both for her own company and for many organizations such as MPI, RCMA, and Smart Meetings Magazine. Classes have been held throughout the US along with Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand and China. She is also an educator at many industry meetings and in corporate organizations.

Joanne passed the exam in 1996 and has re-certified three times, most recently in 2016. She also has attended the CMP Conclave multiple times to learn the most up-to-date information about the CMP program most recently in September 2017.

By registering for this class you also receive two free “Guiding” sessions, each lasting approximately 1 ½ hours. These can be used for many things including help in determining “What’s Next?” in your career. . For more information please contact the instructor: Joanne Dennison, CMP at   or at (732) 672-1134.

General Information:

Date:   March 23 and 24, 2018

Location:  Babson Executive Conference Center, 1 Snyder Dr. Babson park MA 02457

Dress: Casual

Registration Fee:     MPI Member - $500.         Non Member - $550.

Includes continental breakfast and breaks. There is a minimum of four registrations for the class to be held and a maximum of 20 people. Lunch buffet is included.

Hotel Overnight Room Rate:

$125 at the Babson Executive Conference Center at this link:;

Participants need to enter 1803MEETIN for the group code to get the $125 rate. You may also call the conference center directly at 781-239-5816 to make a reservation.


You must attend the entire class to receive all 16 contact hours.

Friday and Saturday, March 23 & 24       9:00 am – 6:00 pm both days


EIC (Convention Industry Council)- Information about CMP

For information about the CMP-International Standards

For information on how to apply see

After you are approved to sit you have up to a year to take the exam (4 testing cycles). The exam cost $450.

The next exam period after this class is:  May 4 – 13, 2018

Required Referenced Books for Studying –Purchasing from CIC Marketplace .  Prices do not include shipping and handling

CIC Manual, 9th Edition  Hard copy: $99.95 USD, e-book format: $69.95 USD, Hard copy and e-book combo discount: $150 USD (must be purchased at same time to receive discount)

APEX Glossary, 2016 Edition:  $35.00 USD

Professional Meeting Management, (PCMA Manual), 6th edition:$110.00 USD

Scholarship Info:
The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation has recently established the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Scholarship for those approved to sit for the CMP exam. For more information on the scholarship requirements, submission schedule and to download an application, visit


Babson Executive Conference Center
1 Synder Drive
Babson Park, MA 02457


Joanne Dennison