Finally, you can acquire the best professional development in virtual meeting planning.
About the VMP Online Course:
This is a hot growth industry with a big future for delivering cost-effective, available and profitable distance seminars and education offered by associations, government, seminar providers, businesses and other meeting providers. As time becomes more valuable to your members and customers, virtual meetings will continue to grow as a more efficient and cost-effective way to receive training, hold meetings and do business.
Virtual meetings complement your in-person meetings, provide an alternative for those unable to travel and create new opportunities for providing information from experts and presenters not in your geographic area.
The online Certified Virtual Meeting Planner course is offered twice a year, from September through November and from February through April.
You also receive:

  • Three one-month online courses with the most intensive and comprehensive professional development on virtual meetings from three oustanding experts in the field
  • Readings and Study Guide
  • An exam you can take at your location or online with a local proctor
  • Benefits of VMP status, including certificate, press release, VMP medal suitable for framing and the designation of the initials VMP after your name

Course One: Virtual Meeting Technology
Week 1: Introduction to synchronous meeting technologies
Week 2: Webinars, webcasts and other audio formats
Week 3: Video streaming, webcam and other video formats
Week 4: Vendors and contracts, getting started, setting up your system
Course Two: Keys to Effective Design of Virtual Meetings
Week 1: Virtual learning formats
Week 2: Effective design techniques for virtual meetings
Week 3: Training virtual meeting presenters and instructors
Week 4: Presentation techniques and tips for quality virtual meetings
Course Three: Managing Virtual Meetings
Week 1: Strategic planning for virtual meetings
Week 2: Needs assessment, market research and surveys
Week 3: Budgeting and pricing virtual meetings
Week 4: Marketing virtual meetings
Why you should participate:
The program is designed for anyone interested in virtual or distance meeting planning, including current virtual meeting planners, in-person meeting planners, and anyone else interested in developing, managing or marketing virtual and distance meetings. The program is relevant for meeting planners in associations, government, business, education and other institutional settings.
In this course, you’ll discover the various synchronous distance-meeting formats available and learn about the technology of producing distance meetings. Then, you’ll get the best instructional techniques on the design and teaching of effective distance or virtual meetings. Lastly, you will acquire the virtual meeting planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing, and marketing virtual meetings.
About the Instructors: 
Suzanne-KartSuzanne Kart is a writer, presenter and practitioner on marketing and eMarketing. Currently Associate Vice President of LERN, she is one of the nation’s leading experts on Twitter, social networks and generational communication for lifelong learning. She has more than 18 years experience in the marketing and communications fields. She does workshops across the U.S. and Canada on marketing, eMarketing and generational communications. She also teaches online for the graduate school at the University of South Dakota Master’s degree program in adult and higher education.
Bill-DravesWilliam A. Draves, CAE, COI, is President of the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the leading association in continuing education and lifelong learning.
He is the author of “Advanced Teaching Online,” “How to Teach Adults,” and editor of “The Marketing Manual.” He has organized and presented virtual meetings for five years, using audio and video delivery.
Registration information:
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River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 U.S.A
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