Back On Board!

IEi president, Robb Thornsberry will be temporarily stepping back onto the board of directors for MPI Orange County as Interim Director of Programs (DOP) while the current DOP Laura Rangel (also an IE staff member) goes on maternity leave.

We congratulate Laura and her family during this very exciting milestone in her life.

MPIOC November Monthly Meeting 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
200 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente CA 92673
(949) 498-6604

Speaker: Mike MalinchokCertified Professional Coach, S2K Performance Coaching, LLC
For many who have embarked on researching this area of spend category management, an all too common conclusion reached is that a best-in-class SMMP (Strategic Meetings Management Program) requires hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment, complicated enterprise wide process re-engineering, and years of data collection and patience before the full benefits of the program can be achieved. As a result, many efforts are stalled before they even begin as organizational leaders look at these conclusions and re-evaluate the application of resources and attention to other areas of focus that may yield more timely returns. This session will provide the attendee with actionable ways to infuse the tenets of the best practice models of Strategic Meetings Management Programs (SMMP) into their current organizational situation.
  • Break apart the SMMP best practice model into prioritized components.
  • Establish three-stage objectives (AIM) for the incorporation of each SMMP component into a working business plan
  • Through a combination of theory and practical exercises, the unique and custom opportunities that an SMMP creates for the attendees organization will unfold in ways that allow immediate actions to be taken with minimal business disruption, exorbitant investment, or tedious delays. 
Special Bonus for Attendees
Those attending the November Dinner Meeting will receive a copy of the White Paper, "The Pragmatist's Guide to SMM - Moving from Theory to ACTION."
MPIOC is thrilled to partner with the Illumination Foundation in helping with their Thanksgiving Food Drive! The Illumination Foundation is a local non-profit that seeks to break the cycle of homelessness in Orange County by providing homeless families with housing, case management, mental health counseling, tutoring, and many more supportive services. Click here to the list of items to bring with you to the meeting to help support this great cause.
Advance registration is required. This offer is available to Non-Member Planners only, who will be attending as your guest. One complimentary Non-Member guest per each paid registration. At check-out, select your guest's registration type as "complimentary." Non-qualifying guests will have a balance due at check-in.

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