September 2018 Education Event - Cultural Competence for the Meeting Professional
    Increasingly, the leadership skills of a meeting professional are defined by their ability to work strategically with people of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, religions, and more


    September 11, 2018
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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    The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
    3600 Sansom Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    https://www.theinnatpenn.com/

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    September Education Event

    Cultural Competence for the Meeting Professional

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    5:30pm - 8:30pm

     

    Venue

    3600 Sansom Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19104

     

    Program Description

    Increasingly, the leadership skills of a meeting professional are defined by their ability to work strategically with people of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, religions, and more. The globally dynamic workforce of today requires meeting planners to stir multiple pots. Creativity and thinking outside the box are musts. An event planned in Dubai would be very different from one planned in Philadelphia. In this dynamic presentation, Preethi Fernando will inspire and enlighten about skills needed in cultural competence.

    After listening and interacting with Preethi during her presentation, you will leave the conference with ideas, inspiration, and the practical nuts and bolts of teamwork essentials while working through diverse events. In an interactive and energizing presentation, Preethi Fernando identifies 7 characteristics of a culturally enlightened person. Which ones describe you? What are the 3 vital steps of getting 125+ different people with 125+ different mindsets to work together in achieving common goals? Join Preethi during this presentation to find out.

    Learner Outcomes

    In an interactive and energizing presentation, Preethi Fernando identifies 7 characteristics of a culturally enlightened person.

    Which ones describe you? What are the 3 vital steps of getting 125+ different people with 125+ different mindsets to work together in achieving common goals?

    Join Preethi during this presentation to find out.

    *Program Pending Approval for 1CE credit

    Speaker Bio - Preethi Fernando

    Preethi Fernando is the author of six books including “17 Women Who Shook the World.” She is the winner of Stephen King’s Haven Foundation Award, given to one author each year.

    Originally from Sri Lanka, Preethi now calls Loveland, Colorado, home.

    Agenda

    Reception 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Program 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Desserts 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Pricing

      Early Bird
    Until Aug 28 at 5pm
    Regular 
    Aug 28 after 5pm - Sept 10 at 5pm
    Late/On-Site
    Sept 10 after 5pm 
    MPI Member, Preferred & Premier $40 $50 $60
    Non-Member & Essential $65 $75 $85
    MPI Student & Faculty $15 $15 $15
    Non-Member Student & Faculty $15 $15 $15

    LOOK WHO'S COMING!

     # First Name Last Name Company
    1 Jeffrey Acker  
    2 Mahika Bega AKA Rittenhouse Square, a division of Korman Communities
    3 Nicole Benner Blank Rome LLP
    4 Allison Bishop Stockton & Partners, Meetings and Events
    5 Kate Blunt The Logan Hotel
    6 Kimberly Capaldi Bryn Mawr Communications Group
    7 Shawn Clary Chiltern
    8 Catherine Diem Hilton Worldwide
    9 Sandra Donahue Party Rental Ltd
    10 Laila Ea The SOSI  Events
    11 Kristin Eichengreen The Study at University City
    12 Allery Elder  
    13 Brian Follett Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
    14 Wanda Ford American Board of Internal Medicine
    15 Kristine Golden Bryn Mawr Communications Group
    16 Gina Harrigan Caesars Entertainment
    17 Michael Hochman Caesars Entertainment
    18 Jennifer Jacobson Universal Orlando Resort
    19 Linda Jones Pennsylvania Convention Center
    20 Tracy Cmp Soundings Connect
    21 Jessica Kagin-Tropea JKT Events
    22 Tracy Kowall The Logan, Philadelphia's Hotel
    23 Kaylyn Lannon  
    24 Beth Lawrence Beth Lawrence LLC
    25 Anne Madden Maritz Travel Company
    26 Karen Mandel Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
    27 Chiara Mandel Performance Improvement Incentives
    28 Erica Mason The Westin Philadelphia
    29 Richard McCadden Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    30 Chris Petrucci Destination DC
    31 Linsey Poletti SEI
    32 Brian Reaver Hotel Viking Newport
    33 Jazmin Rivera Interstate Hotels & Resorts
    34 Peggy Robins dL PLAN
    35 Miriam Rosenbaum Lincoln Financial Group
    36 Julia Saunders Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City
    37 Hannah Smith Party Rental LTD
    38 Mark Brandwein Party Rental LTD
    39 Ron Stroh Schulson Catering
    40 Maya Turner  
    41 Jennie Udell Stockton & Partners, Meetings and Events
    42 Katelyn Weeks DCAT
    43 Beverly Wise GWU Event Management Graduate
    44 Tim Yabor Sofitel Philadelphia

     

    Thank you to our Sponsors

     

    Host Sponsor: The Inn at Penn

     

    Presidential Sponsor: PHL CVB


     

    Presidential Sponsor:Kalahari Resorts Poconos

     

    Silver Sponsor: Resorts Casino Hotel


     

    Silver Sponsor: Sands Casino Resort - Bethlehem