Annual Meeting and Banquet

We had the “Time of Our Lives” with the “Thriller” that MPIKC truly is. We definitely showed our “True Colors” and drank some “Red, Red Wine” at this year’s annual meeting and awards banquet! It was a true 80s night as MPIKC celebrated our chapter’s 35th anniversary by dancing the night away with local band Retroactive and recognized the achievements of our members and our chapter.

Thank you to all who attended and congratulations to our winners:

  • Jacque Stock, CMP (Supplier of the Year)
  • Shana Hoy, CMP, CMM (Planner of the Year)
  • Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino & Hotel (Venue of the Year)
  • 2017 Professional Education Conference (Event of the Year)
  • Bishop-McCann (Legacy Award)

And of course, Best Dressed honors went to Amy Worden!

Congratulations on your New Job!

photo of Devin CarverDevin Carver, CMP
Inside Sales Representative at Bishop-McCann

Showcasing the true value of Bishop-McCann to her clients is what Devin is most passionate about. She knows the exceptional product Bishop-McCann delivers, and she is zealous about sharing that experience with the world.

Devin knows the importance of building strong partnerships, and she focuses on integrating the culture of her client’s companies throughout their experience with Bishop-McCann.

Welcome New KCMPI Members!

MPIKC welcomed 5 new members in the month of April – welcome to the chapter!

First Name Last Name MPI Category Name
Julie Hensler Supplier Meeting Professional
Shirley James Meeting Management Professional – Planner
MK Kearney Student Unverified
Nikki Novotny Corporate Meeting Professional
Rhonda Soutter Corporate Meeting Professional



MPI Academy Catalog

What is the MPI Academy? It is the one-stop shop for members for meeting and event industry skill training, CE credits and certificate courses.  Features live and on-demand instructor-led courses and webinars – its the perfect resource for the job you have or the job you want!

Visit for more information or download a copy of the catalog.


Changes to CMP-IS:  Impacts for May 2017 Exam and Beyond

What does this change mean for those taking the May 2017 exam and subsequent exams? Really, just a change in the emphasis or numbers of items (exam questions) in some domains, and the elimination of Domain J items (2 questions, replaced by the CMP Code of Ethics).

There are a few new skill statements, however, addition of items to the CMP exam occurs over time. The writing of new items, whether for a new skill or for established ones, goes through a rigorous process before they are included as items on an exam. That includes subject matter expert (CMP) writing, psychometric re-writes, Item Review panel analysis, confirmation of references in study texts, pretesting, more statistical analysis, more committee review and, finally, live testing.

In summary, candidates should not be concerned or expecting major changes with this iteration of the CMP-IS.

Crosswalk of changes to CMP-IS


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