In celebration of the 30th anniversary of its Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) has introduced a peer-selected recognition program—CMP Influencer.
Industry professionals are encouraged to use Facebook and Twitter to nominate a CMP-certified mentor, colleague, or peer who has had a personal, lasting impact on their career and on the profession.
“This awards program is different,” said Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP and CEO of the Convention Industry Council. “This isn’t about a successful career, it’s about the people who got you there. Which mentor, colleague or leadership figure has dramatically influenced or inspired your professional journey? It’s time we thank those individuals and celebrate the people, not just the program.”
Nominations will be accepted until May 22, 2015 via social media. Simply post the nomination to the CMP 30th Anniversary Facebook Page or the CMP Twitter account using the phrase, “I nominate (insert full name) from (insert organization) as a #CMP30 Influencer. Be sure to include the hashtag #CMP30 and, if space permits, give a few reasons why person should be nominated.
Nominations are open to the public. However, only nominees who have obtained and are current with their CMP designation will be eligible for consideration as one of the top 30 CMP Influencers. (To verify an individual’s CMP status, consult the CMP directory.
When the call for nominations closes, 30 CMP Influencers will be selected during a two-part process: 1. Nominations will b aggregated and tallied via Facebook poll votes during the month of June. 2. A committee will select the final winners based on the number of Facebook poll votes, personal influence on peer(s) and community/leadership presence.
The #CMP30 Influencers will be announced in July 2015 and honored with a special reception at the CMP Conclave, September 26-28, 2015, in Reno, Nevada.