Monday, November 9, 2009

Continued education is the key to success

I've spent the past few days working on my CMP (Certified Meeting Planner) recertification application which by default has made me reflect on the past five years as I have to document continuing experience, continuing education, memberships and professional contributions in order maintain the CMP designation.

Going through the process, I realize how much I have enjoyed and learned from attending National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) leadership and educational conferences and how instrumental it has been in my career.

In the past five years, I've been to conferences in Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando (where I received Best Themed Food and Beverage Award), Houston, Orlando and Philadelphia, and look forward to Austin this coming July.

The mission of NACE is “To provide catering and event professionals superior education, networking and resources to enhance career success and deliver excellence to clients.”

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