Are You Taking Care of Yourself?
Shared Interest Groups
FICP Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are independent and self-managed groups on TheNetwork that provide our members with yet another opportunity for professional development and ways to connect with industry colleagues online. SIG members decide on when to meet and what to discuss based on crowd-sourced topics.
This SIG offers our Canadian meetings professional members an opportunity to discuss, learn and share ideas on the topics specific to the Canadian meetings industry.
Canadian SIG Co-Chairs:
Ann LeBlanc, CMM, CMP, DES Senior Manager, Program & Events, RBC Global Asset Management, Toronto, ON
Deena Petrou-Winter, Senior Event Consultant, Retail Markets, Manulife, Waterloo, ON
This SIG will offers its members an opportunity to discuss, learn and share ideas on the topics of disruptions, contracting, event security, information security, external threats and more. Join if you are interested in connecting with fellow meetings professionals to discuss the best ways to prepare yourself to handle event disruptions.
Event Disruptions SIG Co-Chairs:
Karin Ponte, CMP, Senior Meeting Planner, Liberty Mutual
Carlin Putman, CMP, CMM, Meeting and Event Specialist, AIG
Preparing for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification can be time consuming and challenging, but you don't have to do it alone! This community on TheNetwork is a support system for you to share thoughts, questions and best practices with your peers. Join the quarterly calls to stay on track with your progres to certification.
CMP Cohort Co-Chairs:
Amanda Brennan, CMP, Senior Meeting Planner, Prudential
Victoria De La Garza, CMP, Assistant Vice President Corporate Events, NEXT Financial Group
CMP Cohort Conversation
Monday, October 18 | 12:00 p.m. CDT
During this call, you'll get to connect with peers and learn tips on how to study, which resources were the most helpful and much more. We will also have a guest speaker Melanie Neuhauser, CMP, Meeting Planner at Prudential, join the conversation to share her experiences, study habits and day-of exam prep. You won't want to miss the conversation.
Log on to TheNetwork to register >>
How to Join
SIGs and the CMP Cohort are exclusive to FICP meetings professional members. Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which group you'd like to join.