October President’s Message
As we get farther in to the fall our Board of Directors is already beginning to think of what our next season of programs will be. We will be meeting as a whole for two days in November to review and assess the goals of the chapter and how we plan on moving forward into the next program year under the leadership of President-Elect Greg Plazek in 2018-19.
Now that most of us are back in familiar routines, and trying to juggle the balance of family and work it’s important to understand all the resources we have available to us as professionals. Not only the support that our industry colleagues offer us personally but also the valuable opportunities to learn from one another professionally. Under the direction of Sandy Ouellette, Director of Education Programs, the committee has developed a program for the October education session that will give us tools that can be applied in real life. Plan to join your MPI Ottawa colleagues at the Centurion Conference and Event Center on Thursday, October 12 for “dinner for breakfast” and an informative and interactive educational experience. This “2 in 1” education session will help you to be more comfortable with various technical aspects used at your meetings, and you will learn how you can use the technology in the palm of your hand to help you with event facilitation.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next MPI event, and please feel free to reach out and introduce yourself (in person or by email). I would love to get to know more of our members.
Article Written By Jennifer McAndrew, Ottawa Chapter President, Mastermind Event Rentals
Article edited by Cynthia Beaudin, Canada Foundation for Innovation