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Webinars are an FICP member and hospitality partner benefit designed to provide you with tangible skills, resources and best practices from experts across the industry. Many webinars are approved for CMP credit. Contact with questions.

The Oldest Secrets to Health, Success and Happiness

Friday, January 31 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Presented by: Dave Romanelli, Goodman Speakers, Inc. 

In our age of artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and quantum computing, what if your greatest life advances actually came from listening to the advice of your elders? For the past 10 years, David Romanelli has interviewed elders in their 80’s 90’s and 100’s and wrote a book entitled LIFE LESSONS FROM THE OLDEST AND WISEST. He has found the greatest life hacks come not from the podcasting jet-set but from people nearing the end of their lives… weighing in on relationships, longevity, health, happiness, work-life balance, bouncing back from hard times, and the true meaning of “accomplishment."

You will finish this webinar with a renewed appreciation for the ones you love (because the elders remind us: they don’t last forever). And you will get back to work inspired to loosen your grip, take a deep breath, and make more time EVERYDAY for “joie de vivre!”

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Webinar Recordings 

Missed a webinar? Recordings are available on-demand in TheNetwork.

FICP Town Hall

Presented on: Wednesday, January 8 12:00 p.m. CT

Presented by: 

  • Michael S. Burke, CMP, Director - Conference & Travel Services, The Hanover Insurance Group (FICP 2020 Chair)
  • Wayne M. Robinson CMP, CMM, Assistant Vice President, FM Global (FICP 2020 Past-Chair)

FICP's Town Hall was first shared at the Annual Conference meeting in Austin, Texas last year. This webinar recaped what was shared there and gave members an opportunity to ask questions.

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Recession-Proofing Your Job: Strategies for Improving Your Value

Presented on: Tuesday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. Central
Presented by: Howard Givner, founder of the Event Leadership Institute
CMP-IS Domain: Domain A: Strategic Planning

We’re currently in the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, so it’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, we go into a recession. If cuts need to be made in your organization, who will be lobbying for you? Do executives know the value you bring to the business? If not, how do you insure your role is indispensable? A top sports statistic is VORP (Value Over Replacement Player), which measures how much more or less valuable someone is versus the average person who’d replace them. This session focuses on how to establish your Value Over Replacement Planner, and strategies for making you critical to the company’s success, making executives think they’d be crazy to get rid of you.

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The Science of Sleep

Presented on September 27, 2019.
Presented by Romy Nelson, MEd, NDTR, Health & Wellness Specialist
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

The modern world lends itself to an ever-increasing epidemic of sleep deprivation. Late night meetings, email, binge-watching and social media has changed the quality and quantity of our sleep. As a meetings professional, you experience this disruption due to long hours at events and frequent travel. Learn how sleep affects every aspect of your waking life - from your appetite, body weight and mood to your productivity and memory. Find out how the quality and quantity of your sleep influences how rapidly you age and the degree to which you learn and retain information. The good news: despite the many problems we experience in the "sleep space" there are practical, easy-to-implement solutions. This session is packed with tips to test out the very same day (or night) and can be applied to your own meeting and event attendees! Take a self-assessment before attending the session to find out if you are at risk. This webinar contains the same information as presented during the 2019 FICP Education Forum session of the same name.

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App-Tastic: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

Presented on April 23, 2019
Presented by James Spellos, President, Meeting U
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design, 1 CE

You thought you have all the apps that you need? Perhaps, but as more and more mobile apps are developed, meeting industry professionals are finding new ways of saving time and increasing their productivity. Whether you're looking for tools to help manage your conference and event work, connect and communicate with your team, supercharge your social posts, or looking for that needle in a haystack that will save you endless time, this webinar is sure to provide you that information.

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Outlook for the Meetings Professional: It's Not the Same Old, Same Old

Presented on May 22, 2019
Presented by Audrey Thomas, President, Organized Audrey
CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management, 0.5 CE

If you use Outlook, chances are you've used it for many years. As with any software program, you have become accustomed to using it the same way, day in and day out. Being more efficient when it comes to creating an effective file folder structure, processing email, or managing projects with the Task feature, will allow you to spend more time making an impact on your meetings and events. If you want to learn how to navigate Outlook in a fresh, new way, this webinar is for you.

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Critical Excel Tools for the Meetings Professional

Presented on June 25, 2019
Presented by James Spellos, President, Meeting U
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design, 1 CE 

Excel can perform so many functions for the meeting industry professional, from handling budgets, managing registration and client data and so much more. This webinar is your opportunity to explore the rich functionality that Excel has to offer and start working right away with tools to save you and your organization time and money.

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How to Avoid "Death by PowerPoint" - Microsoft PowerPoint for the Meetings Professional

Presented on July 16, 2019
Presented by Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS, international speaker, consultant and writer
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design, 1 CE

PowerPoint is a wonderfully helpful aid for both meetings professionals and their contracted speakers. Unfortunately, most professionals do not use it effectively and some use it in a manner hinders getting the message across. This course, taught by a professional speaker who has used PowerPoint on five continents in more than 20 countries, is full of tips, ideas and suggestions on how to make your computer presentations more powerful and, as importantly, how not to use it distractingly.

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Vocal Confidence: Tools to Engage Your Audience

Presented on August 27, 2019
Presented by Liz Radzick, President, Manifest Consulting

Are you a mumbler, fast talker, or member of the “um” club? Then this webinar is for you. In your meetings professional role, you present more often than you might realize. You are presenting your insights and perspective to stakeholders at your company, in sales meetings, or in your pre-con meeting for an upcoming event. Let communications expert Liz Radzick help you find your powerful voice by identifying tools to enhance your presence and engage your audience.

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FICP Pulse Survey Report: Spring 2019

In September 2019, FICP released the findings of the Spring 2019 Pulse Survey, highlighting many key topics within the industry including the state of the market, sourcing trends, and negotiation tactics. Listen in on FICP’s first-ever podcast to hear Mike Dominguez, President & CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International and Joe Scully, Past FICP Chair, and Senior Director, Meeting & Event Management, John Hancock Financial Services dissect the results with Jennifer Squeglia, FICP Board Member and Chair of FICP’s Influence Committee.

Mike and Joe touch on the topics below and more:

  • Adjusting programming to bitable content
  • Communicating to stakeholders the current “slow down” in growth
  • Risk Management strategy: being cautious but not tight
  • The pros and cons of providing best offers up front

FICP members can listen to the podcast in TheNetwork. Non-members can complete the form below to access the podcast recording. 

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Education Essentials

On FICP's YouTube channel, you have on-demand access to the full library of FICP Shorts, brief videos featuring relevant take-aways from popular sessions at FICP events. Check out some of the latest:

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CMP Center

TheBlog houses timely educational resources, FICP news and thought leadership from industry experts - volunteers from within the FICP community, committee members and the board of directors! As industry experts and current meetings and events professionals, their perspective on important subjects such as food and beverage, emerging technology or strategic thinking, can provide you with valuable insight!  The CMP Center is your first stop to learning more about how you can accelerate your career by becoming a Certified Meeting Professional. 



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