The road to greatness is not always paved with equal opportunity. The PCMA Education Foundation’s aim is for our community to own that road for the meetings and business events industry. The Foundation funds 75 scholarships annually benefiting emerging leaders, students, faculty and other professionals. Funds raised throughout the year have a lasting impact.
Are you ready for the new frontier of the meetings and convention industry? Apply now for a limited number of scholarships valued over $1,000 USD. Includes the DES application, exam fee and LIVE 7-week Online Course which runs Sept 20 - Nov 3, or on demand. LEARN MORE
Funded by the Toronto Meetings and Conventions Community in memory of John O. Maxwell, four (4) educational scholarships will be awarded to Toronto-based Business Event Professionals in 2017. LEARN MORE
Complimentary registration, four (4) nights of housing and roundtrip airfare for up to two (2) PCMA undergraduate student members for Convening Leaders, January 2018 in Nashville, TN, as well as a $2,500 tuition based award. LEARN MORE
Complimentary registration, up to four (4) nights of housing and an airfare reimbursement of up to $1,000 USD, per scholarship recipient, for Convening Leaders, January 2018 in Nashville, TN. LEARN MORE
Complimentary registration for Convening Leaders 2018 in Nashville, TN., three (3) nights of housing along with complimentary access to PCMA Premium Content and Business Event Bootcamp for up to five (5) Business Event Professionals (both members AND non-members are eligible). LEARN MORE
Five educational scholarships will be awarded to Medical Business Event Professionals seeking to engage with PCMA, beginning in 2018. To be eligible, you must be a Medical Event Professional and a non-member of PCMA. LEARN MORE
Tuition based scholarship of $2,000 for up to five (5) PCMA Student members who have been committed to PCMA through involvement with Student Chapters, Regional Chapters and PCMA Headquarters. LEARN MORE
Want access to all of PCMA’s cutting-edge sessions and research?
Subscribe annually or monthly to access on demand Convening Leaders, Education Conference, webinars, research and other exclusive content.
100+ Convening Leaders and Education Conference Sessions
Get insights on negotiations, meeting design, the latest tech trends, and strategically managing events.
Earn & Learn
Maintain your professional certifications with our industry-leading content for CMP and CASE in one convenient location.
30+ PCMA Webinars On Demand
Get the latest on technology, marketing, “how tos” and trends to push your events to the next level.
Checklists and Templates
From Risk Management, to room sets, PCMA provides you with the resources you need to get the job done.
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CASE Online Course
What is CASE?
The Certified Association Sales Executive 10 module online course is an interactive, self-paced, certificate course that fills your knowledge gaps, builds your business acumen and teaches you how to become an association mastermind. Discover how to anticipate the needs of your clients and be perceived as a partner, not just a vendor.
Each of the first 9 modules features a self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge and ensure you have retained the course material
Modules 2-10 lead you through the steps to build an effective Account Plan for a client of your choosing; through research exercises and a SWOT Analysis you’ll identify opportunities on how you can best partner with your customers in the future
The course culminates with you presenting your strategic solutions to your target client and then guides you through a goal setting exercise you can apply to your future endeavors
After completing all ten modules, you’ll earn a CASE® certificate and 70 Clock hours
Includes online course exam and review
Professional Meeting Management® 6th Edition relevant chapters
Principles of Association Management 4th Edition textbook
Business Event Bootcamp
Take the next step to becoming an Event Producing rock star!
The strategies critical to keep business events vibrant, compelling and successful are constantly changing. Enter, the PCMA Business Event Bootcamp.
This online and self-paced event course is designed to give you and/or your team unlimited access to the latest trends and critical information for successful event planning.
Earn approved CE toward your CMP and CAE
Each module can be purchased separately for a customized learning program
Cost effective solution, built for your busy schedule
How can a team benefit?
Some corporations or associations don’t have the luxury of in house training that keeps their teams up on the latest success strategies for events. What happens after training is just as important as what happens during training.
Each module in the Business Event Bootcamp training program comes with a facilitator’s guide for team leaders. This guide is designed to help you navigate your team through each lesson and reinforce learning in the days and weeks following the training courses. Within each guide, you’ll have access to practical activities, reflection questions, and tools to take your team deeper into the course content and facilitate on-going conversations on the topics covered.