What Does It take to be a Successful Association Professional?
It takes knowledge, perspectives and connections in three key areas:
- Association knowledge (best practices and legal aspects fall under this category)
- Industry understanding (this is the sector your members represent)
- Personal awareness (this is everything from confidence to not being a jerk)
This year's ORGPRO has been organized by these areas to broaden your understanding of association management. We encourage you to try different categories.
You will also have the choice to follow your specialty or diversify your knowledge base by attending a session outside of your field of practice.Take control of your professional development and the impact you can have at your organization.
Breakout Sessions by Time | Breakout Sessions by Track | Breakout Speakers
Earn Continuing Education Credit
Certified Association Executive (CAE) | Wednesday: 4.75 CEUs | Thursday: 5.50 CEUs
To sit for the CAE exam, applicants must complete 100 hours of continuing education related to the 9 domains of nonprofit management within 5 years and 40 hours in the past 3 years to recertify. Attendees may earn up to 10.25 hours for the full conference. An additional 4-5 hours may be added to both by attending one of the EduTours.
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) | Wednesday: 4.25 CEs | Thursday: 5 CEs
To sit for the CMP exam or recertify, applicants must complete 25 hours of continuing education related to the 9 domains in the EIC International Standards over the past 5 years. Attendees may earn up to 9.25 hours for the full conference. An additional 4-5 hours may be added to both by attending one of the EduTours.
Government Meeting Specialist (GMS)
Government Meeting Specialist is a national SGMP program recommended for all planners and suppliers seeking the knowledge needed to carry out functions of a meeting professional. Visit www.misgmp.org for more information.