If you advance confidently in the
direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined...
you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau
- Listen to Becky Smith
NEW AND IMPROVED CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM: The world has changed and so has
our industry. CIMPA has weeded out all obsolete concepts and tools for our
certification program and re-written the examinations to measure knowledge,
skills and competencies that are relevant to the world in which we now live
CIMPA provides qualified members with 3 types of certification
Planner of Professional Meetings (CPPM)
is a basic certification. This assesses knowledge, skills and competencies in
organizing meetings and conventions.
Global Meeting Professional (CGMP)
puts emphasis on international
Internet Meeting Professional (CIMP)
on planning meetings on the internet.
1. What is a credential? There are three credential types:
License—a legal document that you will need to practice certain
professions or occupations
Certification—a certificate stating that you have met certain
Registration—the formal act of registering your personal
information and professional or occupational qualifications with an agency
None of the states in the USA require meeting planners to be
licensed or registered. Certification is voluntary but those who have it
get a competitive edge
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE LICENSED
One way to enhance your professional identity is to complete a credentialing
or licensure program in your field. By doing so, you will boost your credibility
and make yourself more marketable. You will communicate the idea that you are
serious about investing time and effort into work at the highest possible level
of knowledge and competence in your field.
With a license or credential in hand, it becomes easier to identify your
specific skill areas to others. By adding this information to your resume or
professional vitae, you develop clout with both consumers and other
professionals. It’s an up-front way of allowing others to judge your
competence and feel secure in dealing with you.
THE CIMPA CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
BACKGROUND - CIMPA
has long been interested in the knowledge requirements of new entrants to the
field. The association's members have explored and shared their vision of the
competencies and skills required of meeting professionals and have carefully
designed these certification programs
As we zoom forward towards the
future, meeting professionals face at least three major paradigm shifts.
first shift is the transition from paper to electronic media as the
dominant form of communication and distribution of information.|
second shift relates to the increasing demand for accountability,
including a focus on customers, performance measurement, bench marking and
continuous improvement. |
third shift comes from globalization. Space and time have become irrelevant
as peoples discover new technologies that connect them to each other.|
the certification programs
describe the work
of meeting professionals by answering the question,
What do meeting
Competencies, on the other
hand, answer the question, What knowledge and skills will enable people
to plan meetings professionally?
- The 3
certification programs primarily assess skills and competencies relevant
to meeting planning.
- Personality traits and
characteristics are assessed by the examinee. Self-assessment profiles are
included in the examination package.
- What is the difference between
competencies and personality trait? And is it important? Absolutely.
- PERSONALITY TRAITS -
consists of personality descriptors
and distinguishing qualities. Here are some common examples:
- It is important to understand
that meeting professionals come to the job with their personality traits
already formed. Psychologists know that personality traits are formed early
in life. Thus, they tend to resist change. Training is unlikely to alter
them in a significant way.
- Parry defines
competency as a cluster of related knowledge, attitudes and skills that
affects a major part of one’s job; that correlates with performance on the
job; that can be measured against well-accepted standards; and that can be
improved via training and development.
- A competency, as defined by
author of Models for HRD Practices Patricia McLagan, is an area of
knowledge or skill that is critical for producing key outputs.
Step by step procedure
training program license -
its training program, a pre-requisite to certification as CPPM, CGMP or CIMP to
pre-qualified instructors, trainers, organizations or institutions.
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