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ESPA’s Webinars – Virtual Education for Convention & Event Services Professionals

Continuing education opportunities all year

Each month, ESPA hosts a live Webinar featuring members and industry leaders delivering virtual education. Don’t let your ESPA education stop at the conclusion of the Annual Conference. From your own desk or conference room, schedule an hour to log in and learn – do it over lunch! Most of our programs offer 1 hour of approved continuing education credit.

So, get together with your co-workers and pack a lunch for these fun one-hour learning experiences. The cost is only $50.00 for members ($60 for non-members) and you can invite your whole department to join in.*

Attention Members:
Attend multiple webinars at a discount!

ESPA is pleased to offer a Continuing Education Package that allows you to sign up for multiple Webinars at a discounted cost. Take advantage of this valuable year-long educational benefit of membership and earn CMP credit! Read more about signing up for a Continuing Education package.

 

Our Upcoming Webinar:
Two Part Program: Convention Services After the COVID-19 Crisis

Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 & Thursday, May 7th, 2020
Time: 1:00pm ET
CMP Domain: Pending

Note: Separate registration is required for each day and webinars will be 90-minutes long. To help deliver impactful education during this environment, we are offering this as a complimentary program.

Session Description: 

What happens when it’s safe to meet face-to-face after the COVID-19 crisis? Over two days, ESPA presents three panels that will discuss the new landscape of meeting face-to-face.

On Wednesday, May 6th, a venue panel will be highlighting new efforts to address concerns post-COVID19. Immediately following, hear from CVB convention service Directors and managers on new services offered post-COVID19.

Venue Panel:

  • Mark Herrera, Director of Education & Life Safety, IAVM
  • Jamie Huckleberry, Director of Event Services, David L. Lawrence Convention Center-ASM Global
  • Paul Ruby, CMP, Director of Conference Services & Events at the Lodge at Gulf State Park

CVB Panel:

  • Liana Acevedo, CMP, Senior Convention Services Manager, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Kristen Turner, CMP, Director, Convention Services, Visit Pittsburgh
  • Julie Brakenbury, CGSP, Director of Convention & Visitor Services, Greater Raleigh CVB

On Thursday, May 7th, a panel of meeting planners will highlight their challenges moving forward with face-to-face meetings post-COVID19.

Meeting Planner Panel:

  • Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, Senior Program Manager, Events and Sponsorship, Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • Teri Wiley, CMP, Senior Meeting Planner, the Balcom Group
  • Elizabeth Buhl, Director of Events & Member Services, Virginia Forestry Association

A Q&A session will follow each panel discussion.

Learner outcomes:

  • Venue (hotel / center) – Strategies for addressing meeting planner concerns post-COVID19
  • CVB – Explore services to offer planners meeting in your destination
  • Understand meeting planner concerns as they plan events post-COVID19

 

Share the webinar with your team!

If your team had scheduled a “lunch and learn” session to view ESPA webinars together but is now working remotely, we encourage you to share the webinar link with them – the link will work for multiple parties, we just ask that you limit sharing the link to only people on your team. Links will be sent out early the week of the webinar and come from “Association Headquarters”.

Past 2020 Webinars

April
Remote Team Management Tools and Tips

March
“WELCOME” – Creating LGBT Friendly Experiences
CMP Domain: Pending
Credit Hours: 1

February
Event Service Professionals, Learn How to Get What You Want!
CMP Domain: Pending
Credit Hours: 1

Past 2019 Webinars

November
What if You Changed One Thing?
CMP Domain: C. Risk Management
Credit Hours: 1

October
Crisis Planning for Sporting Events
CMP Domain: C. Risk Management
Credit Hours: 1

September
Deep Dive into #EventTech
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

August
Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness in the Meetings Industry
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

July
Q&A With Planners
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

June
Taking Action: The Impact of Homelessness on the Meetings Industry
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

May
From Distracted to Productive
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

April
A Planner’s Perspective to City Wides
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

March
The Making of a Green City—Kansas City a Case Study!
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

February
Boundaries and Telling Clients “NO”
CMP Domain: F. Stakeholder Management
Credit Hours: 1

Past 2018 Webinars

November

Best Practices for Managing City and Mini Wides
CMP Domain: Pending
Credit Hours: 1

October
Sports Services that are Sure to Impress
CMP Domain: A. Strategic Planning

Credit Hours: 1

September
How to Use Social Media to Strategically Engage and Delight Event Participants
CMP-IS Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

August
Effective Practices for Volunteer Management Success!
CMP-IS Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

July
Q&A with the Meeting Planners
CMP-IS Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

June
When Disaster Strikes
CMP-IS Domain: C. Risk Management
Credit Hours: 1

May
Overcoming Challenges: The Critical Elements for Success
CMP-IS Domain: B: Project Management
Credit Hours: 1

April
Sustainability – A Community Partnership
CMP-IS Domain: G. Meeting or Event Design
Credit Hours: 1

March
The CSM Experience: Five Perspectives to Help Take You to the Top
CMP-IS Domain: E: Human Resources
Credit Hours: 1

February
Creating Event Experiences
CMP-IS Domain: G. Meeting or Event Design
Credit Hours: 1

Past 2017 Webinars

February
New and Innovative Ways to Enhance the Meeting and Event Experience
CMP-IS Domain: C. Risk Management
Credit Hours: 1

March
Make Technology Work For You: #EventTech, Social Media, Productivity & More!
CMP-IS Domain: G. Meeting or Event Design
Credit Hours: 1

April
The Art & Science of Post Event Survey Reporting
CMP-IS Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

May
What’s the ROI of You?
CMP-IS Domain: E: Human Resources
Credit Hours: 1

June
How Positive Employee Engagement Impacts Positive Client Experiences
CMP-IS Domain: E: Human Resources
Credit Hours: 1

July
Convention Center Best Practices
CMP-IS Domain: H. Site Management
Credit Hours: 1

August
CSR – What’s New in CSR Programs
CMP-IS Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

September
It’s not Mission Impossible – Sales to Services
CMP-IS Domain: F. Stakeholder Management
Credit Hours: 1

October
Comprehensive Client Services: CVB, Hotels, and Venues Working Together to Deliver Valuable, Measurable Services
CMP-IS Domain: A. Strategic Planning
Credit Hours: 1

November
Best Practices for Attendance Promotion Tools and Processes
CMP-IS Domain: I: Marketing
Credit Hours: 1

Want to take advantage of our Webinar package pricing?
Follow these simple steps:
1. Log in to the My ESPA Portal with your email address and password.
2. Click on the Online Store link in the left-hand menu.
3. Purchase either the “Full Year of Webinar Programming, “Half Year of Webinar Programming” or “Pick 3” package.
4. Once you have paid for your purchase, a discount code and receipt will be sent to you via email.
5. This code can then be used in lieu of payment for Webinar programs you choose to attend during the year.

*Please note ESPA’s policy regarding Continuing Education Credit:
All registered participants will earn a Continuing Education hour for this webinar. Continuing Education credits may be extended to up to 2 additional participants from a registered member’s location. For members inviting non-members to participate, please make sure they are aware that they must individually register with ESPA in order to receive Continuing Education credit.

 

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