• Education & Certification

 


Education

The MPI-Wisconsin Chapter has spent more than 10,000 volunteer hours in the development of the first Meeting & Event Management Associates Degree Program in the nation. We are not only a group of professionals dedicated to Defining the Power of Meetings, but equipping tomorrow's leaders through our organizational efforts as well.

As an association, not only are we proud of the professionals in the faculty within our educational institutions, but the many volunteers involved with our industry's education. These volunteers offered to write curriculum, present classroom sessions on their respective disciplines and have opened their doors to students to tour their facilities as well as offer internships and "learn and earn" opportunities.

We invite prospective and current students to explore the education links below and hope this information will help you further your meeting planning career!

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger Student Scholarship Program
MPI Wisconsin Member Grant
  For more scholarship opportunities through MPI International, please visit: http://mpiweb.org/foundation/GrantsandScholarships
   
 

Higher Education Opportunities

There are several colleges in Wisconsin that offer programs in meeting, event, hotel and/or hospitality. Although the programs have similarities, each offering varies in style, courses available and curriculum. For more information regarding a specific program, please visit the links listed or contact the institution directly.

Cardinal Stritch University
BS Hospitality Management

Concordia University
Hospitality and Event Management

Fox Valley Technical College
Meeting and Event Management
Hospitality Management

Lakeland University
Hospitality Management

Madison College
Meeting and Event Management
Hospitality Management

Milwaukee Area Technical College
Foundations in Lodging and Hospitality Management
Meeting and Event Management

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Business Management Hotel & Restaurant Emphasis

UW-Stout
BS Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Waukesha County Technical College
Hospitality Management
Hospitality Specialist


Certification

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) 

Please visit the Events Industry Council (EIC) website (formerly the Convention Industry Council) to learn more about the benefits of earning your CMP and for information on applying for and taking the CMP exam.
 

Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)

The CMM program is a joint effort between the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Please visit the GBTA website or the MPI website for more information on applying for the CMM Program