Training via Webinars

SGMP and the Gilmer Institute of Learning offer exclusive webinars, at no charge, to SGMP members as a membership benefit. Members are welcome to attend the live webinar or watch the recording online. These high-quality industry education opportunities are eligible for pre-approved Contact Hour credits toward CGMP recertification.
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Upcoming Live Events:

To offset organizational expenses and provide quality continual education, some SGMP webinars will cost a nominal fee. Members can join for $10 and non-members can join for $20, payable by credit card. 
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1 pm EDT - Marvelous Meetings – The Virtual Edition: Creating Cybertastic Events! - Edward Leigh
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 1 pm EDT - Wellness Magic: Inside Secrets to Boost Your Immune System To Keep You Well - John Ayo
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 1 pm EDT - The Impact of Unconscious Bias on Organizational Inclusion - Dr. Tyrone Holmes

Ready to View On-Demand:

  • Making Diversity a Priority in the Meetings Industry - LaToya Williams
  • Let's Get Rid of the COVID Blues - Dr. Dale Henry
  • How to Turn This Setback Into an Incredible Comeback - Dr. Willie Jolley
  • War of Attrition: Tips for How to Come Out Unscathed - Brett Sterenson
  • Rebroadcast on Inclusive Meeting Design - Antwone Stigall, CMP, DES
  • Marketing: It Doesn't Have to Break Your Budget - Debra Burton Brown
  • Recognizing the Impact of Unconscious and Implicit Bias - Sharon Delvisco
  • The Meeting Industry Survival Guide: How to Transition from In-Person Meetings to Virtual Events - Ron Rosenberg
  • Back to Face-to-Face Protocol - Kathleen Ryan, CGMP and Brittany Callahan, CGMP
  • Conversations that Convert: Strategies to Influence and Persuade​ – Shakira M. Brown
  • Staying Productive in a VUCA World – Darrell Hammond, Sr.
  • Inclusive Meeting Design – Antwone Stigall, CMP, DES
  • Event Technology Trends in 2020 - Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, CMP
  • How To Get Hotels To Say Yes To Your Business - Brett Sterenson
  • Winning Government Contracts and - Chris McLaughlin, CGMP
  • Email Extinguisher: Simple Steps to Shrink the Inbox – Marcey Rader
  • Planners & Suppliers: Moving from Transactional Focused Sales to Partnership – Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
  • Crowd Control and Evacuation Plans – Angela Mens-Eastman
  • Budget-Driven Meeting Planning: Contracts, Expenses, and Your Career - Janeé Pelletier, MBA, CMP, DES,
  • Winning Government Groups and the System for Award Management (SAM) – Chris McLaughlin, CGMP
  • Problem-Solving Skills That Make Sense – Vanessa Womack
  • Global Business Etiquette – Kathleen Ryan, CGMP
  • Site Selection and Safety – Alan Kleinfeld
  • Hiring Home Run Speakers and Trainers on a Shoestring Budget – Andy Masters
  • Setting Boundaries – 3 Keys for Dealing with Difficult People – Jan Spence 

To received contact hour credit, please download and complete the documentation form. Submit the form to Garland Preddy at

Click here to view the 2020 NEC Virtual education sessions.

Our face-to-face education opportunities include education sessions, local chapter-hosted monthly meetings, and the SGMP National Education Conference & Expo.