SGMP Announces New and Improved Education Initiatives

SGMP Announces New and Improved Education Initiatives 
From SGMP's Website

Press Release Issued May 24, 2013: 2013educationrelease.doc

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) announced the launch of three new education initiatives at its 31st annual National Education Conference. The organization unveiled its revamped Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) program, the creation of an adjunct faculty and the formation of a Subject Matter Expert list.

"The CGMP program has undergone a thorough review, from course eligibility and registration processes to all of the lesson plans and the exam," said national president Rob Coffman, CGMP. "This program represents the pinnacle of SGMP's critical role of providing education to our members and our industry."

In his State of the Society address, Coffman also announced the first members of SGMP's adjunct faculty and the development of a collection of members who are subject matter experts. The faculty is comprised of industry professionals who will be available as instructors to share their government and/or meetings expertise with SGMP members. The expert list is an internal resource for chapter leaders to have more resources with which to conduct their chapter education duties.

"These are very challenging times in our industry," Coffman said. "We will continue to focus on bringing more high-quality educational resources to our members."

"Our tax-exemption allows for advocacy, but our mission centers on education," said executive director & CEO Rob Bergeron, CAE, CGMP. Revised core competencies in education and additional chapter education programs will also be launched by the end of June, Bergeron said.

Congratulations to 2012-2013 Chapter Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Award winners at the June Chapter Banquet!

Planner of the Year Award Recipient -Marilee Tretina

Supplier of the Year Award Recipient -Tim McFarlane, CGMP, CHSP, CMP

Member's Choice Award Recipient - Gloria Colvin

President's Award Recipient - David Nimms & Daniel Riddle, CGMP