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  • This course will increase the student’s knowledge of infectious disease basics, including how they spread and how people become sick. This course increases awareness on the chain of infection and what that is. More importantly it elaborates on breaking the chain through proper cleaning and disinfection practices along with other mitigation strategies. This course also explores the importance of infectious disease or communicable disease prevention programs in the workplace and how they will not only help with the mitigation or prevention of infectious diseases like COVID-19 in the workplace but also may help with regulatory compliance. Other topics in this course include risk assessment, the hierarchy of control, and personal protective equipment or PPE.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 2/7/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Marketing is not an exact science. It includes a number of strategies and tactics that are constantly evolving so they can address changing social, cultural and economic circumstances effectively. The creation of a marketing plan that includes core practices as well as new ideas, innovations and unique points of view allows for the creation of an exhibition that may have begun as just a concept. The goal of an exhibition is to provide an appropriate environment in which buyers and sellers can come together face to face. Today’s technology increasingly permits the show organizer to extend the useful life of an exhibition by employing digital tools, thus further enriching the show experience.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 2/14/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: While planning and managing exhibitions and meetings share some common aspects, competent planning and management of meetings requires special knowledge and skills. Exhibition managers may be called upon to work closely with their organization’s meeting and education manager and should be knowledgeable about the essential aspects of meetings in all of their various formats.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 2/23/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Our brain selects or inhibits information based on our motivations and needs. Our social concerns are the primary drivers for how we behave. As event and exhibitions professionals we must create event experiences that driver deeper meaning, inspire innovation, accelerate connections and maximize our attendees’ brainpower to supercharge results. It is not about creating high energy events and exhibitions; it is about creating experiences that are meaningful and engage the social brain. This course will help you discover the primary colors of intrinsic motivation, explore how to optimize the physical space of our events and exhibitions to produce experiences that influence what attendees think, and how they think so you can drive the results you want from your show.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 2/8/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Understanding the terminology and application of accounting, finance and budgeting fundamentals allows the exhibition organizer to make a greater contribution to the growth and financial success of the organization. It is essential to develop a budget and manage the financial strategies of the exhibition. A well-developed and well-administered budget is crucial to enabling the exhibition organizer to accurately project and monitor income and expenses, track cash flow and cost controls and ultimately measure the success of the event and the organization’s return on investment.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 3/2/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Today’s exhibition professional has more to do than simply manage an exhibition. In reality, an exhibition professional is responsible for several crucial service-related elements. Two of the service fundamentals inherent in most events are arranging for accommodations for guests (“housing”) and identifying which guests will be allowed access to which portion of an event (“registration”). Planning must begin early to ensure housing and registration are easily assessed and do not become a hindrance to attending the event. When managed well, housing and registration can enhance an event and create an incentive for future attendance.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 3/21/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A well-designed floor plan or layout is critical to the success of an exhibition or event. In a rapidly changing business environment, a floor plan must meet the logistical needs of exhibitors and sponsors and the shopping habits of attendees with sufficient flexibility to adjust for growth or consolidation.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 3/23/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Digital events can be a key element of a company’s omnichannel offerings as an alternate method of bringing event attendees together virtually. By leveraging various virtual tools and platforms, event and exhibition professionals can create experiences that engage and expand a company’s digital footprint and connect individuals anywhere in the world. Whatever the purpose, there are similarities between in-person and digital—as well as many differences, with the common goal of bringing everyone together.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 4/4/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A successful exhibition or event is often produced by the efforts of multiple service providers. A substantial portion of the exhibition or event organizer’s responsibility is to evaluate, source, and contract for the services and products needed to produce a successful event.

  • This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 4/11/23 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Our brain selects or inhibits information based on our motivations and needs. Our social concerns are the primary drivers for how we behave. As event and exhibitions professionals we must create event experiences that driver deeper meaning, inspire innovation, accelerate connections and maximize our attendees’ brainpower to supercharge results. It is not about creating high energy events and exhibitions; it is about creating experiences that are meaningful and engage the social brain. This course will help you discover the primary colors of intrinsic motivation, explore how to optimize the physical space of our events and exhibitions to produce experiences that influence what attendees think, and how they think so you can drive the results you want from your show.