The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced December 18 that they have joined forces to create the new CMM Designation Program, which features an intensive business management study program led by highly esteemed university professors from renowned business schools.
To achieve the new designation, participants must complete three distinct phases: 3.5 days of rigorous onsite business education sessions administered by university professors and participation in two self-led webinars; a one-day boot camp in either meeting or travel-focused sessions taught by industry-leading subject matter experts available at both GBTA and MPI conventions; and the development of an independent work-based project.
The program is an evolution of the prestigious Certificate in Meeting Management program created by MPI in the mid-1990s. All current CMM designations will continue to be supported by MPI and now by GBTA as well. As such, professionals that achieved the former Certificate in Meeting Management designation will retain the CMM designation.
Detailed program information and the full schedule of offerings will be available in January 2014.