Celebrate Government Meeting Professionals Month with SGMP

October is Government Meeting Professionals Month. Read on to learn what events and activities are planned and how you can be a part of it!

Celebrate Government Meeting Professionals Month

Wow! Can you remember what it was like when we were together at NEC? One day soon, we will be together again! October is Government Meeting Professionals Month and I know you all still have your SGMP spirit! 

This special month is our opportunity to raise awareness of the unique role government meeting professionals play. The month culminates on October 29th, which is SGMP Founder's Day, the day Sam Gilmer held the first SGMP meeting in 1981! 

Here's what's going on and how you can be a part of it:

National Events

  1. October 6 - Webinar: Let's Get Rid of the COVID Blues with Dr. Dale Henry
  2. October 12 - Virtual CGMP Class <Waitlisted>
  3. October 14 - Government Connections magazine available
  4. October 20 - Webinar: Making Diversity a Priority in the Meetings Industry with LaToya Williams
  5. October 29 - SGMP Strong 

Chapter Events

Arizona: October 21, 11:00a–1:00p MT– How to Choose a Virtual Platform for Your Meeting

Florida Capital: October 20, 5:30p–7:00p ET – Socially Distanced Room Setups

Georgia Peach: October 28, 12:00p–1:00p ET – Personal Brand and Professional Image

Golden State: October 1, 3:00p PT Are You Willing to Take the Arrow?

Greater Oregon: October 1, 12:00p–1:00p PT – Breaking Bread with your GOSGMP Colleagues in the GOSGMP Zoom Room

Louisiana: October 8, 11:30a–1:00p CT – Contracts and Force Majeures

Michigan: October 21, 11:30a–2:00p ET – Maximum Ability: How to Create a Disability Inclusive Culture

National Capital: October 22, 6:00p–7:00p ET – Hearing from the Experts: COVID Protocols

Northern Lights: October 14, 11:00a–1:00p CT – 100 Years of Travel: How Jefferson Lines Has Adapted Through the Years

Oklahoma: October 8, 11:30a–12:30p CT – Mess Up with Jessup – Correcting Common Zoom Mistakes

Old Dominion: October 7, 3:00p–5:00p ET – Inclusion and Unconscious Bias

Pacific Northwest: October 14, 11:50a–1:00p PT – Don't Take the Wind Out of Your Sale

Rocket City Alabama: October 27, 4:00p–5:00p ET – Nightmare on Wifi Street

Texas Lone Star Capital: October 20, 12:00p – 2:00p CT – Making Diversity a Priority in the Meetings Industry

Chapters holding events are open to other chapter members joining their programs. Reach out to the specific chapter via their website.

Social Media

Connect with us, your chapter and other professionals online. Share a picture or status update and use hashtags #GovernmentMeetings and #GovtMtgProfsMonth to follow along and see what your colleagues are posting!

We encourage you to celebrate the important role that planners and suppliers play to make government meetings happen! 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming SGMP events and on social media. Make it a great #GovtMtgProfsMonth because we will all be together before too long.