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CGMP Summit

Extend Your Skills and Personal Connections

SGMP is pleased to host the first Certified Government Meeting Professionals (CGMP) Summit, Monday, June 24, 2019. The CGMP Summit will be a separate pre-conference event, held prior to the 2019 National Education Conference (NEC) in Detroit, Michigan. The NEC runs June 25-27, 2019.

The CGMP Summit is exclusive to SGMP members in good standing who hold a current CGMP certification. The event offers high-level educational sessions covering the core competencies of government meeting planning and management and provides 5 contact hours toward recertification. It offers the opportunity for advanced practitioners to network with their peers in an intimate setting, extending their skills and personal connections.

Registration is $150 and includes five (5) sessions and a luncheon. Space is limited to the first 100 qualifying members who register for the Summit. Register now to reserve your seat and read more about the advanced educational sessions available.

Register for the CGMP Summit and the 2019 NEC today.

CGMP Summit Speakers

Guarav BhallaGary HernbrothTracy StuckrathJohn FosterRuth Gregg

Guarav Bhalla

Gary Hernbroth

Tracy Stuckrath

John Foster

Ruth Gregg
9:00 am9:15 pmCGMP Summit Welcoming RemarksVarious
9:15 am10:15 amCognitive Diversity: A Critical Competence for Surviving and Thriving in Today's Complex WorldLeadershipGaurav Bhalla, Ph.D
10:30 am11:30 amEthics in Our Meetings Industry Today: Keys for Taking the High Road of Accountability and ComplianceEthicsGary Hernbroth
11:45 am1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm2:00 pmSustainable F&BF&STracy Stuckrath
2:15 pm3:15 pmAdvanced Hotel Contracts Boot Camp for Meeting ProfessionalsF & CMJohn Foster
3:30 pm4:30 pmThe Emergency is NowLogisticsRuth Gregg

Monday, June 24, 2019

Cognitive Diversity: A Critical Competence for Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Complex World
Gaurav Bhalla, owner of Knowledge Kinetics and author of Soulful Leadership™, is a globally acclaimed “thinker-doer, present-ainer” in leadership, strategy, marketing and innovation. He will be speaking about cognitive diversity and why it is vital for effective decision making in today’s complex, uncertain world. He’ll be sharing five core strategies for cultivating and nurturing cognitive diversity and leadership essentials for promoting and sustaining cognitive diversity. His leadership workshop will take attendees on a transformational journey toward greater professional success and personal fulfillment.

Ethics in Our Meetings Industry Today: Keys for Taking the High Road of Accountability and Compliance
Gary Hernbroth, owner of Training for Winners, is an engaging, impactful professional speaker and business trainer with 18 years in the hospitality and meetings industry. He will be discussing the leading ethical issues and dilemmas that planners and suppliers face and give tools for addressing them. Attendees will gain ideas about how to confront ethical dilemmas and draw up ethics plans/protocols for doing better business together. His ethics talk will shed light on what ethics means in the government meetings industry on a day-to-day basis.

Sustainable F&B
Tracy Stuckrath, founder and Chief Connecting Officer of thrive! meetings&events, has been a meeting professional for 26 years working with individuals and organizations to create safer and more inclusive food and beverage environments. In this session she will be explaining sustainable food and beverage terminology and giving resources to help attendees make informed, economical food choices. Lastly, she’ll explain how to arrange for food donations in a variety of locations. This facilities and services presentation will step up your F&B game for upcoming meetings and events.

Advanced Hotel Contracts Boot Camp for Meeting Professionals
John S. Foster, Esq., CHME, senior partner at Foster, Jensen & Gulley, specializes in the legal aspects of meetings and conventions, tradeshows and events and association management. His session will focus on hotel contracts by identifying which clauses are typical problem areas between planners and suppliers. He will share two different methods for calculating performance damages and demonstrate best practices for writing attrition, cancellation, force majeure and audit clauses. This financial and contract management session will equip attendees with advance knowledge to weather the unexpected including government shutdowns.

The Emergency Is Now
Ruth L. Gregg, MPS, CMP, CIS, of Maritz Travel, has more than 20 years of diverse meetings experience and has created Emergency Preparedness Plans for meetings and events throughout the U.S. and Europe. She will explain why emergency plans are important and how to get started. She will also share a table top exercise to test a plan and experience an evolving “crisis” game to understand how they work. This logistics workshop will prepare event professionals for emergencies and unexpected situations.