Pandemic Training for Planners

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Pandemic training is the latest skill in the meeting professional’s toolkit. We took a look at the options.

For meeting planners looking to sharpen their skills, check out these pandemic training courses.

Pandemic Compliance Advisor for Meeting Professionals

The Pandemic Compliance Advisor (PCA) ensures that safe practices are implemented, communicated and carried out throughout your meetings. Offered by Health Education Services, this three-hour certification is presented as a live webinar, and while targeted to the gamut of meeting professionals, suppliers working with meetings will also benefit. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon passing the exam. and attendees are eligible for 3 CE Credits through the Events Industry Council. Learn more here.

Pandemic Meeting & Event Design Certificate

A partnership between Meeting Professionals International and the Event Leadership Institute, this course will assess the current environment and map new ways to prepare your event strategy, design, execution, and evaluation – covering topics from risk management to venue protocols to contract clauses to user experience. Participants will learn tactics to deploy at their events to assist in risk reduction and be able to distinguish event sites that meet their risk mitigation needs. The 16-week online course, taught by Kevin White, founder of XPL, a Boston-based experiential design agency, starts March 9 and offers 20 CEUs for attending. Learn more here.

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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