Introducing the Council for Meetings and Professional Development

Think about the last ten years in the professional development and meeting planning industries. While the internet, social media, countless apps, and technology advancements have touched every aspect of the greater business world, meetings and professional development have failed to effectively embrace many of these opportunities. Disciplines like human resources, meeting planning, corporate learning, and executive leadership now overlap in function, yet remain siloed in communication. So we thought it was time for an entirely new set of experts to come together with one goal: help keep organizations, meeting planners and learning experts on the cutting edge of the industry.

The people we brought together – professors, professionals, meeting planners, and more – became the Council for Meetings and Professional Development (CMPD). This Council is an independent group dedicated to sharing knowledge to move the industry forward by curating insightful blog posts and articles from across the industry and publishing original content from the Council itself.

Visit CMPD at MeetingsandDevelopment.org

If you would like to join the CMPD, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy83895 + '\' target="_blank">'+addy_text83895+'<\/a>'; //--> .

And a big thank you to the Council members for driving this new organization by contributing their time and years of expertise.


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