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Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Society of Government Meeting Professionals Get Connected to Government Meetings - Plug into SGMP! SGMP is a nonprofit professional organization of persons involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners.

Our objectives are to improve the quality and promote the cost effectiveness of government meetings by improving the knowledge and expertise of individuals in the planning and management of government meetings through education, training, and industry relationships. The Society of Government meeting professionals was established in October 1981 in Washington, DC. Organizers of government meetings

Our objectives are to improve the quality and promote the cost effectiveness of government meetings by improving the knowledge and expertise of individuals in the planning and management of government meetings through education, training, and industry relationships. The Society of Government meeting professionals was established in October 1981 in Washington, DC. Organizers of government meetings

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Jennifer Graffeo, CGMP is a SGMP 2022 Emerging Leader. She works for Team Dynamics, LLC and currently serves as the news...
03/23/2022

Jennifer Graffeo, CGMP is a SGMP 2022 Emerging Leader. She works for Team Dynamics, LLC and currently serves as the newsletter committee chair for the Louisiana Chapter and is a former chapter board member.
#SGMPIgnite #SGMPTopYoungProfessionals #SGMPEmergingLeaders "

Join us  for SGMP Strong!Learn about what is going on with your Society and join the conversation about what is top of m...
03/22/2022

Join us for SGMP Strong!

Learn about what is going on with your Society and join the conversation about what is top of mind with everyone’s work lives.
Stay connected with your SGMP family and meet new colleagues from around the country. Log into your http://ow.ly/SzVS50InPcv account to get the secure Zoom link. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Danielle Rivenbark, CGMP works for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and currently serves as the Presi...
03/21/2022

Danielle Rivenbark, CGMP works for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Chapter for the second time.
The SGMP Top Young Professionals program recognizes Government Meeting Professionals Under 40 who are excelling in their careers and as volunteers for SGMP. Weekly, leading up to the NEC, we will be recognizing each of the awardees or you can read their stories now at https://www.sgmp.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=310
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#SGMPIgnite #SGMPTopYoungProfessionals #SGMPEmergingLeaders

March is Women's History Month.  #QuoteoftheWeek #sgmpignite #celebratewomen #inspire
03/21/2022

March is Women's History Month. #QuoteoftheWeek #sgmpignite #celebratewomen #inspire

Christine Pribbernow, CGMP, is one of SGMP's 2022 Top Young Professionals. Christine works for the Minnesota Department ...
03/16/2022

Christine Pribbernow, CGMP, is one of SGMP's 2022 Top Young Professionals. Christine works for the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development and currently serves as a Director on the National Board. She was previously the President of the Northern Lights Chapter.
The SGMP Top Young Professionals program recognizes Government Meeting Professionals Under 40 who are excelling in their careers and as volunteers for SGMP. Read their stories now at https://www.sgmp.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=310
#SGMPIgnite #SGMPTopYoungProfessionals #SGMPEmergingLeaders

We're excited to announce the SGMP 2022 Top Young Professionals and Emerging Leaders. The SGMP Top Young Professionals p...
03/16/2022

We're excited to announce the SGMP 2022 Top Young Professionals and Emerging Leaders.
The SGMP Top Young Professionals program recognizes Government Meeting Professionals Under 40 who are excelling in their careers and as volunteers for SGMP.
The SGMP Emerging Leaders program recognizes SGMP members who have been members for less than five years, but have already stepped up to help their chapters or the national organization in volunteer leadership roles.
Weekly, leading up to the NEC, we will feature each of the awardees or you can read their stories now at https://www.sgmp.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=310

#SGMPIgnite #SGMPTopYoungProfessionals #SGMPEmergingLeaders

Congratulations to the 2022 Gilmer Institute of Learning Scholarship Recipients!Kenithia Alston, CGMP, NATCAP ChapterCan...
03/15/2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Gilmer Institute of Learning Scholarship Recipients!

Kenithia Alston, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
Canden Byrd, CGMP, North Carolina Chapter
Faye Crenshaw, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
Amber Ellithorpe, CGMP, Georgia Peach Chapter
Joyce Fogg, Old Dominion Chapter
Robin Pollock, CMP, Golden State Chapter
Jenifer Schimmenti, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
Brett Sterenson, NATCAP Chapter
Candi Thomas, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
LeAnna Toups-Bennett, CGMP, Louisiana Chapter

Scholarship winners will receive financial assistance to attend the 2022 NEC in exchange for volunteering to introduce speakers and moderate educational sessions.

Sign up to attend SGMP's National Education Conference (NEC) in Pittsburgh, PA form June 14-16, 2022. Register now at https://sgmpnec.org/government-meeting-conference-registration/

Are you able to maintain your poise, your good mood, your energy and your health, no matter what crazy stuff happens dur...
03/15/2022

Are you able to maintain your poise, your good mood, your energy and your health, no matter what crazy stuff happens during your travels?

Are you doing your best to provide a wellness-focused experience for attendees, helping them maximize the value of participating in your meetings or events?

Anyone who is tired, cranky or sick can’t perform at their best, and that undermines the very purpose of travel and business meetings.

You will learn to:

-Travel smarter, from packing, airport security, the experience of flying, bettering your hotel environment and staying hydrated
-Optimize your experience, both business and personal, by avoiding illness, balancing jet lag and sleeping better on the road
-Build wellness objectives into meeting agendas with simple changes to menus, meeting rooms, activities and more
-Maintain the balance of good health and business objectives by fitting in exercise, experiencing your destination and performing at your best.

John Ayo is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, wellness expert and author. He was a successful sales rep that survived in the super stressful technology sector with IBM for 19 years, then moved into sales training and meeting planning internationally for 12 years. His book, "Travel Balance," helps people stay energized and balanced while traveling. He has spoken to thousands of people in 26 countries sharing his secrets to staying sane and healthy in a crazy world.

http://ow.ly/vulR50IieoU

March is Women's History Month. #QuoteoftheWeek #sgmpignite #celebratewomen #inspire
03/14/2022

March is Women's History Month. #QuoteoftheWeek #sgmpignite #celebratewomen #inspire

March is Women's History Month. #QuoteoftheWeek #mondaymotivation #inspire #womenshistorymonth
03/07/2022

March is Women's History Month. #QuoteoftheWeek #mondaymotivation #inspire #womenshistorymonth

Register for the 2022 SGMP NEC Conference which will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown from June 16-18, 2...
03/01/2022

Register for the 2022 SGMP NEC Conference which will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown from June 16-18, 2022, and take advantage of the early bird registration rates. Learn more at SGMPNEC.org.

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SGMP is collecting ideas and advice from our members about what we have learned from the pandemic and how it has changed...
02/28/2022

SGMP is collecting ideas and advice from our members about what we have learned from the pandemic and how it has changed how meetings are planned and executed. The results will be shared in a future issue of Government Connections magazine. Please help us by taking a few minutes to complete this survey by Friday, March 4, 2022. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TPNDTM

"Quote of the Week" #sgmpignite #motivationalmonday #inspire #BlackHistoryMonth
02/28/2022

"Quote of the Week" #sgmpignite #motivationalmonday #inspire #BlackHistoryMonth

February is Heart Health Month. #OurHearts
02/25/2022

February is Heart Health Month. #OurHearts

February is Heart Health Month. Learn ways to self-care by reducing stress, eating healthier, getting quality sleep, and...
02/24/2022

February is Heart Health Month. Learn ways to self-care by reducing stress, eating healthier, getting quality sleep, and being more active. Read more at http://ow.ly/xaiG50I3tzx

February is Black History Month. #BlackHistoryMonth #inspire #motivate
02/23/2022

February is Black History Month. #BlackHistoryMonth #inspire #motivate

"Quote of the Week" #sgmpignite #motivationalmonday #inspire #BlackHistoryMonth
02/21/2022

"Quote of the Week" #sgmpignite #motivationalmonday #inspire #BlackHistoryMonth

February is Black History Month. In recognition of the month, we are featuring quotes from prominent Black Americans to ...
02/16/2022

February is Black History Month. In recognition of the month, we are featuring quotes from prominent Black Americans to inspire and encourage you. #inspire #BlackHistoryMonth #QuoteoftheWeek #sgmpignite

February is Black History Month. #inspire #motivate #BlackHistoryMonth
02/15/2022

February is Black History Month. #inspire #motivate #BlackHistoryMonth

Happy Valentine's Day to our SGMP Family! Wishing you a sweet-filled day. #happyvalentinesday #valentinesday #love
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day to our SGMP Family! Wishing you a sweet-filled day. #happyvalentinesday #valentinesday #love

February is Black History Month. In honor of the month, we're featuring quotes from prominent Black Americans to encoura...
02/14/2022

February is Black History Month. In honor of the month, we're featuring quotes from prominent Black Americans to encourage and inspire you. #sgmpignite #inspire #motivationalmonday #BlackHistoryMonth

More than 100 recipes were submitted by fellow SGMP members, including recipes for zesty air-fryer shrimp, salmon corn c...
02/09/2022

More than 100 recipes were submitted by fellow SGMP members, including recipes for zesty air-fryer shrimp, salmon corn chowder, Bermuda rum cake, and more!

Each cookbook is $30 including shipping. Buy 3 or more and save: $25 each which includes shipping to one address.

Contact SGMP Gilmer Institute of Learning Trustees Wayne Callis, CGMP, at [email protected] or Erica Bradford, CGMP, at [email protected] if you have questions.

Order yours today!
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We hope to see you on February 22, 2022, at 1 p.m. EST for our next SGMP Strong, an informal time for us to meet up and ...
02/08/2022

We hope to see you on February 22, 2022, at 1 p.m. EST for our next SGMP Strong, an informal time for us to meet up and connect with one another virtually.

Log in to your http://ow.ly/HPwY50HNNRy account to get the secure Zoom link. Join with your video-enabled or participate from your phone. This event is open to ALL SGMP members.

http://ow.ly/Z9pa50HNNRE

"Quote of the Week" #sgmpignite #motivationalmonday #inspire
02/07/2022

"Quote of the Week" #sgmpignite #motivationalmonday #inspire

Register for SGMP's Webinar : Making Ethical Decisions and Overcoming Obstacles (February 17, 1 p.m. EST)Recently, there...
02/04/2022

Register for SGMP's Webinar : Making Ethical Decisions and Overcoming Obstacles (February 17, 1 p.m. EST)

Recently, there have been numerous highly public examples of individuals and companies making decisions that have shined a spotlight on their ethics. These decisions have made people question what their “moral compass” looks like. You may be asking yourself, “How can I be sure I am making an ethical decision,” or “Where do I draw the line?”

During this webinar, you will learn how different values and thought processes lead people to make different decisions. This knowledge will help you work with other people, understand their thought processes and work toward a positive outcome. Our speaker, Phyllis Mikolaitis, will describe steps to make ethical decisions, explain how to recognize ethical concerns and weigh what the implications may be in those decisions. You will also learn common obstacles to making ethical decisions.

Register at: http://ow.ly/ulr750HMgXa

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So, have you registered yet? Society of Government Meeting Professionals NEC is in just a few short months ~ https://sgmpnec.org/
Congratulations to Jennifer Viosca Graffeo for being recognized as an Emerging Leader! In celebration of Emerging Leaders within Society of Government Meeting Professionals, SGMP set out on a search for the Emerging Leaders that volunteer across SGMP. The program recognizes individuals with less than 5 years of membership, proven leadership skills and a dedication to the betterment and sustainability of SGMP. Members were nominated by their peers and honorees were selected by a panel of industry professionals. Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders for 2022-2023! These honorees will also be recognized at the SGMP State of Society at NEC in Pittsburgh on June 16, 2022. https://www.sgmp.org/el #leadership #govtmtgprofs #meetingplanner
Congratulations to Chapter Secretary Willma Harvey of Louisiana’s River Parishes for being recognized as an Emerging Leader! In celebration of Emerging Leaders within Society of Government Meeting Professionals, SGMP set out on a search for the Emerging Leaders that volunteer across SGMP. The program recognizes individuals with less than 5 years of membership, proven leadership skills and a dedication to the betterment and sustainability of SGMP. Members were nominated by their peers and honorees were selected by a panel of industry professionals. Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders for 2022-2023! These honorees will also be recognized at the SGMP State of Society at NEC in Pittsburgh on June 16, 2022. https://www.sgmp.org/el #leadership #govtmtgprofs #meetingplanners
Webinar: From Travel Hell to Travel Well - Inside Travel Secrets for Event Planners, March 17 Register for Society of Government Meeting Professionals next webinar on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm CST. Are you able to maintain your poise, your good mood, your energy and your health, no matter what crazy stuff happens during your travels? Are you doing your best to provide a wellness-focused experience for attendees, helping them maximize the value of participating in your meetings or events? Anyone who is tired, cranky or sick can’t perform at their best, and that undermines the very purpose of travel and business meetings. John Ayo, a traditional naturopath (natural health expert) who spent more than 30 years traveling around the world for IBM, offers advice for optimal health and effectiveness on the go. Webinars are free to members. https://www.sgmp.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=3%2F17%2F22&eventid=178
𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙏 2~ EXCITING CHAPTER NEWS! ℍ𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕦𝕤 𝕔𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕓𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕖 ℕ𝕚𝕜𝕜𝕚 & ℂ𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕖!🌟👏 In celebration of young government meeting talent, Society of Government Meeting Professionals set out on a search for the Top Young Professionals in the government meetings industry. The program recognizes individuals under 40 (at time of nomination) with proven leadership skills and a dedication to the betterment and sustainability of SGMP. Members were nominated by their peers and honorees were selected by a panel of industry professionals. Congratulations to the Top Young Professionals for 2022-2023! These honorees will also be recognized at the SGMP State of Society at NEC in Pittsburgh on June 16, 2022. https://bit.ly/3sTj4Vm
SOME EXCITING CHAPTER NEWS!!!!!!!!! ℍ𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕖𝕣 ℂ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝔹ℝ𝔸𝕋𝔼 𝕄𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕒 & 𝕋𝕣𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕤! 🌟👏 In celebration of Emerging Leaders within SGMP, the Society of Government Meeting Professionals set out on a search for the Emerging Leaders that volunteer across SGMP. The program recognizes individuals with less than 5 years of membership, proven leadership skills and a dedication to the betterment and sustainability of SGMP. Members were nominated by their peers and 𝓱𝓸𝓷𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓮𝓼 𝔀𝓮𝓻𝓮 𝓼𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓬𝓽𝓮𝓭 by a panel of industry professionals. Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders for 2022-2023! These honorees will also be recognized at the SGMP State of Society at NEC in Pittsburgh on June 16, 2022. https://www.sgmp.org/el
Congratulations to our very own Nikki Fisher who was named a Top Young Professional in the government meetings industry by the Society of Government Meeting Professionals! St. Cloud is so fortunate to have you representing our area! https://bit.ly/3IXy1ev
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There are many benefits to joining Society of Government Meeting Professionals. One of them is networking with other industry professionals. #networking #sgmp # govtmtgprofs
Congratulations to Susan Delle Shaffette of Team Dynamics LLC for being appointed as a Director on the Society of Government Meeting Professionals National Board. We are proud of you!
Have you registered? Come chat with other Society of Government Meeting Professionals members from across the country. 💪