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Happy 11th Anniversary Shana Hoy!

Congratulations to Shana Hoy, CMP, CMM, of Husch Blackwell for celebrating 11 years of membership with MPIKC in March! Shana shared a few of her MPIKC “favorites” from the past 11 years below:

What is your favorite MPIKC memory? Serving on a volunteer board with virtually no budget is challenging. Everyone on the board has full-time jobs and other life priorities. Board leadership can be stressful. So, my favorite two memories were when I took the gavel as president and entered the year with excitement and promise, and when I gave the gavel away excited for a “new administration” to take over. Honestly, they were equally thrilling. I applaud all members who take time to serve on a committee or the board – it takes us all.

What was your favorite committee? I love the PEC committee, I am currently the PEC chair working on my 7th program (Join us April 4 for Globalize, Energize, Mobilize at the KCCC – shameless plug). It is a great way to really get to know others by working with them on a large project over the course of a year. Thank you to everyone who has served with me over the years. It has been a blast!

What was the funniest moment? At the board retreat going into the year I was president, the board was working on coming up with the theme for the year. We were talking about wanting to bring fresh ideas to the table and Chris Aquino said, “like Bringing Sexy Back”. We all yelled Ya! And he said, I was just kidding. But we voted that the theme for the year.

What was your favorite event you have attended? Besides all of the wonderful professional education conferences? The event that sticks with me was the joint event we hosted with the KC Chef’s Association. We had an excellent speaker on food trends and then spent the evening at a food showcase with area chefs, networking and trying new items. It was a lot of fun and pretty tasty, too.

What topic was the most interesting? Having been a supplier and a planner, I think that building good relationships and working together to reach the goals for the event and the vendor are important. When we collaborate we are stronger and more innovative.

What has been the greatest value to you being a MPIKC member? I think the KC chapter does a great job of providing interesting and relevant topics showcasing new and unique venues around K.C. But by far what has been the most impactful on my career and personal life has been the friends and mentors I have found over the years.

Thank you Shana for your service and commitment to our chapter over the past 11 years!

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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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