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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:
Taking Action: The Impact of Homelessness on the Meetings Industry

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm ET
CMP Domain: Pending

Moderator:


Barbara Palmer

Deputy Editor of PCMA Convene Magazine and article co-writer

Panelists:

  • Windy Christner, CMP, Senior Director, Meetings & Expositions, American Pharmacists Association
  • Dave Larson, Director of Convention Services, VISIT Milwaukee
  • Katy Willis, Director of Convention Services, Visit Seattle
  • Bill Tripet, General Manager, Charlotte Convention Center
  • Chris Vanella, Banquet Sous Chef, Charlotte Convention Center
  • Lysa Lewin, Senior Vice President, Convention Sales, San Francisco Travel Association

Session Description: 

Join our distinguished panel for this important topic. In an August 2018 survey conducted by PCMA’s Convene magazine, 42 percent of readers said they have rejected a destination as a meeting site because of homelessness around the center or hotel. Seventy-two percent say attendees have told them they weren’t comfortable in a destination for the same reason. While empathy certainly exists in the meetings community, this data supports that safety and security have quickly become a top priority when considering destinations for meetings. Convene recently published an article “On the Streets: How the meetings industry is responding to homelessness” that highlights what destinations and venues are doing to proactively address this sensitive issue in their own communities.

Tune into this webinar to hear a meeting planner’s perspective and learn from destinations and venues about their solutions and initiatives.

Past 2019 Webinars

May
From Distracted to Productive
CMP Domain: CMP-ISA
Credit Hours: 1

April
A Planner’s Perspective to City Wides
CMP Domain: CMP-ISA
Credit Hours: 1

March
The Making of a Green City—Kansas City a Case Study!
CMP Domain: CMP-ISA
Credit Hours: 1

February
Boundaries and Telling Clients “NO”
CMP Domain: CMP-ISF
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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