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Congratulations! New CGMP designation awarded!

 The CGMP classes, held March 28-30, were an intense three days of study, followed by exam day on March 31st..  The 250 page training manual included topics from management and coordination of events, to risk management, with subjects such as ethics and federal budget and accounting included.  The structure of the class allowed for a lot of participation.  In addition to learning from Lisa Silverman, SGMP's Education and Training Manager, participants were able to learn from each other as well. Classes were held at the Residence Inn by Marriott Gainesville I-75  in Gainesville.  The exam was administered by Rebecca Johnson, CMP, CGMP from the Department of Conferences at the Univeristy of Florida TREEO Center. 

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Standing with Board Liaison Rossana Passaniti, CMP (far right) are Teri McIver, CGMP; Beth Miller-Tipton, CMP, CGMP; Sara Stallings, CGMP; Holly Paszko, CMP, CGMP; Mandy Stage, CGMP; Janet Roach, CGMP; Jhanna Gilbert, CMP, CGMP; Instructor Lisa Silverman, CGMP, Rhonda Rogers-Bardsley, CGMP; Sharon Borneman, CGMP; Carol Hinton, CGMP; Krystal Serrano, CGMP; Laurie Brown, CGMP; Shayna Daniel, CGMP; and Dori Laack, CGMP (left to right).

CGMP Benefits

Certified Government Meeting Professional

The Certified Government Meeting Professional designation ("CGMP") is designed for planners and suppliers whose work is governed by the rules and regulations of the federal government. Individuals who have earned their CGMP have obtained the highest designation available that is specifically for government meeting professionals.

In addition to demonstrating a commitment to enhancing government expertise and improving the quality of meetings, earning the CGMP has numerous personal benefits.

If you are a government planner, here are the benefits of having the CGMP designation:

  • you will earn the highest designation available that is specifically for government meeting professionals
  • you will have a clear and thorough understanding of the rules and regulations that affect government meetings
  • you will demonstrate to your agency the dedication you have for your craft
  • you will stand out against your peers without the designation for your knowledge of government meetings
  • you will bolster your career advancement opportunities within your agency
  • you will increase the exposure/importance of the government market within the meetings profession

If you are a contract planner, here are the benefits of having the CGMP designation:

  • you will earn the highest designation available that is specifically for government meeting professionals
  • you will have a clear and thorough understanding of the rules and regulations that affect government meetings
  • you will demonstrate to your employer the dedication you have for your craft
  • you will hold a competitive advantage vs. those without a designation for knowledge of government meetings
  • you will be better-positioned to build more revenue for your company
  • you will bolster your career advancement and salary negotiating position within the meetings marketplace
  • you will increase the exposure/importance of the government market within the meetings profession

If you are a supplier, here are the benefits of having the CGMP designation:

  • you will earn the highest designation available that is specifically for government meeting professionals
  • you will have a clear and thorough understanding of the rules and regulations that affect government meetings
  • you will demonstrate to your employer the dedication you have for your craft
  • you will hold a competitive advantage vs. those without a designation for knowledge of government meetings
  • you will be better-positioned to build more revenue for your company
  • you will bolster your career advancement and salary negotiating position within the meetings market
  • you will increase the exposure/importance of the government market within the hospitality industry

Questions about the CGMP certification? Contact Lisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2010 Membership Survey Report

surveyThe idea to conduct this survey sprung from the 2010 SGMP Board retreat as a way to get the pulse of the membership to enhance future planning.  Meeting the needs of the membership is foremost in the mind of the Board both as a retention tool and for future membership recruitment. The survey began on June 28, 2010 and ended on July 19, 2010.  Click the icon below to get the full survey report.

Many thanks to those who contributed and took their time to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter!