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Sustainable Event Professional Certificate: October 2013 - May 2014

GMIC, in partnership with Twirl Management, is launching the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate program as a 360-degree learning environment to create a new class of sustainable event practitioners. The students will be working towards the mission of creating, guiding and implementing the sustainability goals and performance outcomes of the 2014 Sustainable Meeting Conference to be held in San Francisco California, April 14-17th. CEU credit available.

Simultaneously students will be coached by Johanna R. Walsh and other sustainable event experts on the planning process learning fundamentals and tools, then following up directly with conference vendors, the planning team and the production company.

These courses will be delivered by various types of media: conference calls, Adobe Connect, Google HangOut, Google Drive, small group work, interview processes, homework and quizzes. 

At the SMC ’14 Conference the students will be recognized during a general session as a graduating class with a Sustainable Event Professional Certificate and host a round table discussion and tours around the initiatives seen at the conference.  

Price Per Student: 

GMIC Member: $1200 - Price includes (1) 2014 conference registration (valued at $475), learning materials, access to learning modules and cohort learning community.


GMIC Non-Member: $1500 – Price includes (1) 2014 conference registration (valued at $575), learning materials, access to learning modules and cohort learning community.

Price does not include standards purchase, some required reading materials, travel, or incidentals.*Students who opt out of the conference attendance component will need to demonstrate a practical application of the course, additional assessment fees may apply.

Goals:

  • Expand the knowledge and skills of sustainability professionals in the event industry 
  • Provide an interactive platform for adult education on conference sustainability
  • Advance adoption of industry accepted sustainable initiatives such as APEX, ISO & GRI
  • Implement & report GMIC’s sustainable conference efforts through case study and community application

Outcomes:

  • Adult learners will participate and support the conference sustainability initiatives as the planning green team.
  • Through experiential learning the participants will learn the intricacies of event sustainability. 
  • Participants will be prepared to engage or increase sustainability efforts in their event programs. Participants will be able to:
    •  Design a sustainability framework for their event programs
    • Communicate sustainability strategy, performance criteria and objectives to personnel, vendors, attendees and all applicable stakeholders 
    • Build tools which will streamline the engagement process with stakeholders
  • Participants will be recognized at the conference through acknowledgement/graduation ceremony
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion and 40 hours of learning

For course details and to register please click here. This course begins October 8th 2013 and runs for 8 months. Registration deadline is October 1st, 2013.

Please contact kellys@gmicglobal.org if you have questions or if you would like to be placed on the interest list for the 2014-2015 session.


 

GMIC’s Foundations of Sustainable Event Planning

 

Meeting and event professionals are required to balance a variety of strategic, financial and project management skills in designing successful events. The CMP international standards also recognize the importance of sustainability as a strategic skill for global planners today.

This interactive one day training session will address the core knowledge and skills of developing a sustainability action plan for your meeting or event. Exploration of an event case study will be applied to the action steps as well as to baseline requirements for the APEX/ASTM sustainable event standards will be explored.

Target Audience:

The target audience includes planners and suppliers in organizations that are just starting to explore sustainable meetings and have minimal/no sustainable meeting elements within their current meetings portfolio. This target audience faces obstacles such as:

 

  • How do I get started?
  • How do I establish sustainability goals and objectives?
  • How can I incorporate basic sustainable meeting practices into my planning process with minimal impact to my current scope of work?
  • How do I begin to implement specific actions into my scope of practice?
Participants of this session will be able to:
  • Develop sustainability goals and measurable objectives
  • Outline a stakeholder engagement action plan related specifically to their organization
  • Identify the measurement areas of sustainable events standards

 To schedule this course in your community contact, info@gmicglobal.org.

This course will provide 6 CEU/CMP credit hours. Nonmember pricing is $225 for the full day course and $175 for GMIC members.

 

 

GMIC’s 7 Steps to Integration® of the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Attend the industry’s official training program for the upcoming APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards. This full day training program begins with an introduction to sustainable event standards, walks you through the process of applying the upcoming standards in your RFP processes and leaves you with a practical application of the standards while working alongside your peers. Each participant receives a workbook and certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

LEARNER OUTCOMES: Participants of this course will be able to:

  • Describe the methodology around the APEX/ASTM environmentally sustainable meeting standards
  • Implement the APEX/ASTM standards into your RFP and contracting process
  • Develop an action plan to increase the environmental performance and business impact from using these standards for your events.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience includes planners and suppliers in organizations that have been involved in some sustainable event planning or practices within their organizations and seek to analyze and compare industry standards to their internal programs. Participants should have an understanding of setting goals and objectives, writing a sustainability policy and stakeholder engagement. (Applied practitioner or Advanced practitioners).

 


To schedule this course in your community contact, info@gmicglobal.org.


This course will provide 6 CEU/CMP credit hours. Nonmember pricing is $225 for the full day course and $175 for GMIC members, plus cost of standards.