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Meeting and Event Planning Education

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The Meeting Planning Academy™ has trained over 3,000 meeting and event planners and suppliers since its inception in 2002.  The Academy offers various types of training and education in meeting and event planning topics throughout the year.  Whether you are looking for a comprehensive course on meeting and event planning to refreshers courses in various planning topics such as, RFP and Site Selection, Contract Negotiations, or looking to achieve your Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, The Meeting Planning Academy™ is your place for easy, affordable education.

Meeting Planning Academy™ courses are taught through various methods including, live workshops and classes, tele-seminars, webinars and through blog formats.  In our Book Store, we will also sell E-books with audio training - for those that wish to have their education and training on their own schedule.

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Our Educational Catalog Includes:

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Meeting Planning Boot Camp™  Webinars               A 10 hr, comprehensive training course designed for meeting and Event planners, administrative assistants, procurement professionals or anyone who plans or coordinates special events and meetings for their company. Born from a strategic partnership of two top meeting planning professionals, this intensive training course will provide attendees with the necessary organizational skills and negotiation savvy to plan, execute and save money on their next meeting or event. 


 Click here for the April 2015 Class

Click here to listen to a message from the founders.


What our past students have to say...

"Meeting Planning Boot Camp is the best training I have ever received. Cathy and Mary are true professionals, and excellent teachers " Ellen Rosen


 "I  highly recommend any training by Cathy and Mary " Wendy Cobb


"Cathy and Mary did a good job presenting the CMP Study Group information and giving us little clues about how the test works.  I am very glad I took the class, and I passed!" Stacy Simpson, CMP