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Congrats to the 2018-19 MPIKC Board of Directors!

Immediate Past President – Andrea O’Hara, CMP

President – Devin Carver, CMP

President-Elect –Danica Tolen

VP Membership –Kyle Sadewhite

Director of Member Care –Janet O’Hagan, CMP

Director of Leadership –Tracey Kemper, CMP

VP Education – Audra Ebelsheiser

Director of Monthly Programs –Alicia Menz, CMP

Director of Professional Edu. Conference – Whitney Butler

VP Communications – Lily Firnhaber

VP Finance – Corey Ringh

Director of Special Events – Andrea Larimer

Director of Sponsorship Sales – Sarah Dyerson

MPI Academy

What is the MPI Academy? It is the one-stop shop for members for meeting and event industry skill training, CE credits and certificate courses. Features live and on-demand instructor-led courses and webinars – its the perfect resource for the job you have or the job you want!

Visit the MPI Academy for more information.

Changes to CMP-IS:  Impacts for 2017 Exams and Beyond

What does this change mean for those taking the 2017 exam and subsequent exams? Really, just a change in the emphasis or numbers of items (exam questions) in some domains, and the elimination of Domain J items (2 questions, replaced by the CMP Code of Ethics).

There are a few new skill statements, however, addition of items to the CMP exam occurs over time. The writing of new items, whether for a new skill or for established ones, goes through a rigorous process before they are included as items on an exam. That includes subject matter expert (CMP) writing, psychometric re-writes, Item Review panel analysis, confirmation of references in study texts, pretesting, more statistical analysis, more committee review and, finally, live testing.

In summary, candidates should not be concerned or expecting major changes with this iteration of the CMP-IS.

Crosswalk of changes to CMP-IS