Agenda Speakers and Education Location, Map, Lodging Member Registration Nonmember Registration Community Outreach


Scott Christopher

Jay Gubrud

Sarah Gibson

Laura Jolcover


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Welcome to MPI-WI University…our Spring Education Event!

Join us on the campus of Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, WI for a fun-filled adventure with your MPI-WI classmates.

At MPI-WI University, you will have the opportunity to renew relationships, grow your knowledge, and help the community. As you arrive at Green Lake Conference Center, we encourage you to go back to your college roots of classes around the campus, dining hall meals, and sleeping in residence halls/lakeside hotels to enjoy all of the activities that we have in store for you! If you are interested in the ‘Greek’ feeling, get a group of friends together to take over one of the lake houses on sorority row.

We invite you to renew your relationships with fellow MPI-WI classmates on Wednesday evening at our Welcome Reception and Chairman’s Challenge. Incoming President, Claudia Cabrera, will challenge you to our dance activity of Salsa Dancing! Our professional instructor Dante Viscarra was born in La Paz, Bolivia, is an UW-Madison alum, and studied and practiced Jazz at the Rene Dupree Dance School in Hollywood, CA. 

Our official day of MPI-WI University starts on Thursday, May 18 where we have a packed day of visiting exhibits (aka: Fraternities and Sororities) with a Strategic Alliance Partner rush, participating in a variety of classes by professors in the industry, and an engaging Community Outreach Project. Our keynote professors include celebrity speaker Scott Christopher to educate us on who are People People, Sarah Gibson enlightens us on managing the generational chain of command, and finally Jay Gubrud helps up improve the Supplier/Planner Relationship! The afternoon has three fun sessions to choose from including event design, business writing, and how to be a connector to create value every time. We can guarantee that these classes will allow you to enhance your knowledge to graduate MPI-WI University at the end of the day.

Scroll down for more information on our Class Schedule and our Professors. 

We also encourage you to visit our complimentary CMP 101 session before the reception on Wednesday: CMP 101, presented by Jodi Goldbeck, CMP, this month will teach us about Risk Management and Stakeholder Management which will prep you for taking the CMP exam.

We look forward to seeing you all at MPI-WI University!

MPI’s Chairman’s Challenge - Wednesday, May 17, 6:00pm

Latin Dancing Lessons with MPI-WI President-Elect Claudia Cabrera and Dante Viscarra a Las Vegas Afro Latin Beats performer.  

Grab your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor on Wednesday evening as Claudia and Dante take you on a journey to the Caribbean, central and south America and teach you some easy and fun Latin dances that include Salsa, Merengue and Bachata! Not only this a good workout, but it will be lots of fun and great entertainment!
$15 to participate and all proceeds go to the MPI-Foundation for scholarships and grants.

On-site sign up will also be available if space allows, so sign up early! See you all on the dance floor!
Instructor’s Bio:
Dante Viscarra
was born in La Paz, Bolivia. Studied and practiced Jazz at the Rene Dupree Dance School in Hollywood, CA. Alumni of Los Sabrosos dance school at UW-Madison and top of the class at Wisconsin Tango. Currently he is studying Kizomba at the Chicago Afro Caribbean Beats Studio and Las Vegas Afro Latin beats. He has taught over 100+ Cultural Workshops that include Merengue, Salsa and Bachata dances throughout Dane County.

Shoot & Share Photo Contest
We want YOU to help us capture the best images of our MPI-WI family during the MPI-WI Spring Education Day – MPI-WI University! So, if you have a passion or interest for photography, consider participating in our Shoot & Share Photo Contest. Your photo could win you a prize and best of all…bragging rights! See below on how to get started:
Before the event:
                Download “Picturex-Private Event Photo App”
Day of event:
                Join the Album “MPI-WI Spring Education Day”
                Have fun and start taking pictures!
                Throughout the day Review, Comment and “Like” your favorite Pics – prizes will be based on most “Likes”.
By participating, you could win Prizes in 4 Categories:
                “Best Reception Picture”
                “Best Lake Picture”
                “Best Strategic Alliance Exhibitor Picture”
                “Best Keynote Education Picture”
Deadline to post and “Like” pictures is 3:00pm on Thursday, May 18.
Winners will also be recognized in the MPI-WI Agenda!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake, WI

Property Map

—PM —  
Pre-Reception Activities Available
- make your own reservations
  • $45 special for 18 holes and a cart at the Golf Courses of Lawsonia
  • Free bicycle rental (10 available): tour the 12 miles of trails on our 900-acre grounds (on your own)
  • Walking tours of the lakeside campus (on your own or guided 30 minutes)
12:00-1:00 Board 101  -  Crystal Room
1:00-3:00 2016-2017 Board of Directors Meeting  -  Crystal Room
3:00-4:30 2017-2018 Board of Directors Meeting  -  Crystal Room
3:45-4:45 CMP 101 – Veranda A Room
5:00-7:00 Reception  -  Staughton Hall
6:00-7:00 Chairman's Challenge  -  Staughton Hall
Latin Dancing Lessons with MPI-WI President-Elect Claudia Cabrera and Dante Viscarra
Post Reception Activities
  • First drink free at Langford’s Pub (featuring a full bar) on the Golf Courses of Lawsonia, just up the hill from the main conference center. 
  • The grill will be open at Langford’s and appetizers and full meals can be ordered
  • Boat Tour of Green Lake 7:15-8:30 – Limit 35 -   Free but registration required.
9:00-10:00 Strategic Alliance Partners and Sponsor Set-up (if needed)  -  Staughton Hall 



Thursday, May 18, 2017 
Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake, WI

Property Map

— AM —  
7:00-8:00 Strategic Alliance Partners and Sponsor Set-up - Staughton Hall
7:30 Registration  - Staughton Hall Foyer
7:30-8:30 Breakfast  -  Kraft Dining Hall
8:30-8:45 President's Welcome, Announcements  -  Staughton Hall
8:45-9:45 Morning Keynote

People People: Learning to Put 'People First' and Why You Should Even Care   -  Staughton Hall

– Scott Christopher
9:45-10:15 Break, Networking, Strategic Alliance Partners Exhibits  -  Staughton Hall & Foyer  
10:15-11:15 Keynote

Managing Up and Down the Generational Chain of Command  -  Staughton Hall

- Sarah Gibson
11:15-11:30 Board Installation and Announcements  -  Staughton Hall
11:30-12:30pm Community Outreach and Strategic Alliance Partners Exhibits -  Staughton Hall & Foyer
For this month’s Community Outreach event, we will be making cards for the residents of KindredHearts of Green Lake and Prairie Place Assisted Living in Ripon.  Learn More.
— PM —  

Lunch  -  Kraft Dining Hall

1:45 – 2:45
Breakout Sessions
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Keynote

Rev Up the Planner Supplier Relationship  -  Staughton Hall

- Jay Gubrud
4:00 Raffle Winners Announced Posted

Tours available for Green Lake Conference Center immediately following - see Jason Kauffeld


Our Host


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Event Pricing


  Early-Bird     Late (after 05/10/2017)  
Special Industry Rate

MPI-WI Is pleased to extend our member registration rates to members of other industry associations!  

If you are a member of PCMA or HSMAI, please select the member rate when completing the Non Member Registration.
Member: $119 $129  
Non-Member: $159 $169  
Student Member: $45 $55  

Location, Map, and Lodging

Host Hotel and Room Block
Guestrooms are located in 3 different lakeside buildings all surrounding the meeting space buildings - Bauer Lodge, Kern Lodge, Lawson Lodge. For information on house rentals, please contact GLCC directly.

Property Map

Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 State Rd.23
Green Lake, WI 54941           
Property Website

Guestroom Rate:         $110 (includes tax)
Cut-off Date:                 May 10, 2017



Community Outreach

Cards are just one way to keep in touch as well as to express emotions such as love, congratulations, condolences, and gratitude.  Although we live in a world run by digital communication, a card – especially one handmade --  can mean a lot to both the sender and the recipient.
The May Community Outreach program is all about giving!  We plan to make cards for senior residents of the Prairie Place Assisted Living, Ripon, WI and Kindred Hearts, Green Lake WI.  Bring your extra craft & art supplies to help make birthday, holiday, get well and sympathy cards.  We will have supplies there too. 
Join us to make the cards and meet some of the residents of Prairie Place.  Some of the cards will be given to residents and other cards will be made so residents can send them out to family and friends.  It is a wonderful way to honor the community and their seniors.   “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.  Richard Bach”

KindredHearts is built on more than 25 years of achieving excellence in meeting today's senior needs, and anticipating those of tomorrow. They have multiple senior care communities located across Wisconsin, and they are dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of today's elderly by offering assisted living, memory care and independent living in a personalized, home-like setting, promoting an integrated approach to healthcare.
Prairie Place is dedicated to the dignity of human life, recognizing that each person has physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs and rights, and that these rights must be respected. Prairie Place believes that it is important to serve and preserve life, and to prepare for death when it is inevitable through spiritual support, understanding and empathy. Admission to these facilities shall be based on the level of care needed, the environment most appropriate for the resident, and the availability of accommodations.

Thank you to Susan Kainz and Meeting Matters for sponsoring the Community Outreach program for May.