New Fellows Designation for 10-Year CMPs

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Experienced CMPs are invited to apply for a prestigious Fellows designation for the class of 2022.

The Events Industry Council has launched a new CMP Fellows program to recognize and reward meeting professionals with at least 10 years of tenure as a CMP or Emeritus and a track record of meetings and events industry service. “The Fellows program is a special invitation to those thought leaders who we need to be a part of this critical juncture in our industry,” said Events Industry Council CMP governance commission chair Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM, in a statement. The Fellows will provide an ongoing pipeline of mentors to the next generation of meeting professionals, she added.

Requirements to qualify for a Fellow designation include:

Experience of 10 years or more as an active CMP or Emeritus.

A career track record that shows breadth and depth of industry experience.

Industry contributions and recognition such as speaking, writing, publishing and awards.

Service on Events Industry Council committees or other industry committees.

Community engagement such as mentoring or other industry-related volunteerism.

The application process requires eligible meeting professionals to create a PDF file with supporting documentation for the above criteria and a curriculum vitae that highlights career accomplishments and service to the meetings community. Applications, along with a one-time fee, will be accepted until January 31, 2022.

In other Events Industry Council news, a one-time CMP reinstatement program now offers eligible meeting professionals with expired certification the opportunity to reinstate through continuing education, without having to retake the CMP exam. Expired CMPs who choose to apply for this one-time opportunity must fulfill the continuing education requirements and pay the fee by March 31, 2022.

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