Corporate Meetings Program and Design: It’s about TIME

Lead Instructor: Cindy Heston, Director of Travel & Events | Anthem



Discover the basic and advanced principles required to start a corporate meetings program or advance your existing program. This online, instructor-led course, designed for mid-level meetings management and procurement professionals, is comprised of five, 90-minute modules covering the following key learnings:



Register for all five modules and receive a 10% discount!


Stakeholder Identification

Module 1: Stakeholder Identification

Wednesday, April 26 | 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Gain a general overview and learn how to identify the benefits and attributes of successful meetings management programs. Discover the importance of knowing all the stakeholders and customers in an enterprise and learn to understand the importance of aligning strategic business goals and objectives to the meetings management program.

At the conclusion of Module 1, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the benefits of a strategic meetings management program (SMMP)
  2. Define the key attributes and components of a meetings management program
  3. Explain the importance of aligning strategic business goals and objectives to the meetings management program
  4. Effectively identify all stakeholder and customers within an enterprise

$55 Members, $160 Non-Members

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Building a Business Case

Module 2: Building a Business Case

Wednesday, May 3 | 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Describe and utilize the key components of building a business case. Examine the specific resources available for you and learn how to form an effective business case for any part of the meetings management process around the needs of your organization.

At the conclusion of Module 2 the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe and utilize the key components of building a business case
  2. Build an effective business case for any part of the meetings management methodology
  3. Uncover the resources that are available to you

$55 Members, $160 Non-Members

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Architecting Your Meeting Program

Module 3: Architect Your Meeting Program

Wednesday, May 10 | 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Identify the key elements, benefits and outcomes of meeting policy creation. Learn how to craft and communicate effective corporate policies and procedures by demonstrating subject matter expertise in legal and risk management terms.

At the conclusion of Module 3, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the key benefit, outcomes, and elements of meeting policy creation
  2. Construct and convey applicable corporate policies, procedures, and ramification or escalation for non-compliance
  3. Demonstrate subject matter expertise in legal and risk management terms and terminology
  4. Apply operational risk management best practices

$55 Members, $160 Non-Members

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Procurement

Module 4: Procurement and Travel Synergies

Wednesday, May 17 | 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Track the evolution of procurement in relation to strategic meetings management. Learn to differentiate between RFI, RFQ and RFP while demonstrating the value and application of each approach. In addition, evaluate the common measures of success for procurement while developing a specific strategy to manage contracting work for meetings.

At the conclusion of Module 4, the learner will be able to:

  1. Recognize the evolution of procurement as a discipline and as it relates to strategic meetings management
  2. Differentiate between RFI, RFQ, and RFP and demonstrate the value and application of each approach
  3. Evaluate the common measures of success for the procurement discipline
  4. Recognize and develop a specific strategy to manage contracting activity for meetings

$55 Members, $160 Non-Members

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Technology and Data

Module 5: Technology and Data Visualization

Wednesday, May 24 | 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Discover the latest technology available for meetings management and procurement professionals. Maximize the efficacy of your program by obtaining and analyzing data from various sources. Learn how to organize your stakeholders into groups and evaluate them with specific SMMP metrics. Review best practices in the implementation, training, launch and post-launch of technology products and services.

At the conclusion of Module 5, the learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in technology vocabulary and language
  2. Obtain data from various internal and external sources and evaluate data validity
  3. Discover and document requirements for each stakeholder group and create SMMP metrics in four key categories
  4. Review best practices in implementation, training, launch, and post-launch of technology products and services

$55 Members, $160 Non-Members

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Successful completion of the series will lead to a Certificate of Achievement
You have the ability to receive a Certificate of Achievement provided that you attend all 5 modules and pass a 10 question quiz following each module. The quiz will be available at the conclusion of each session and must be completed within 24 hours. When you successfully complete all 5 modules, you will earn a Certificate of Achievement.

Register for all five modules and receive a 10% discount!

5-Module Package - $250 Members, $725 Non-Members





Cindy Heston - Lead Instructor

Cindy Heston

Lead Instructor
Anthem, Director of Travel & Events


Cindy Heston is the Director Travel and Events for Anthem where she oversees a team responsible for the travel and event needs of more than 50,000 Anthem associates. Her focus on the strategic management of innovative supplier partners has elevated Anthem’s corporate travel program to one of the industry’s best-in-class.

In 2016, Cindy received a duel honor from Business Travel News as one of the "25 Most Influential" and the prestigious induction into the "Business Travel Hall of Fame".



For more information about Corporate Meetings Program and Design: It’s about TIME please contact us at: onlinetraining@gbta.org or +1 703 236 1178



GTP certified professionals will receive 2 GTP Recertification credits per module for participating in the Strategic Meetings Management: Enterprise Wide Smart Business. Keep documentation of your attendance and report when all 50 recertification credits are earned. Please email questions to onlinetraining@gbta.org.



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