Event Solutions Academy Starts on August 23, 2021 at 8 PM Eastern

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Career Credibility

You need a memorable competitive advantage to stand out. Certification provides recognition of competency, shows commitment to the profession, and helps with job advancement.

In our ever-evolving pandemic world, you must prepare your career to sustain this crisis, as well as the other inevitable and unpredictable events that will impact our industry in the future. Are you ready to compete for your next job? How will you set yourself apart from the masses who will be vying for the most desirable positions?

Demonstrate, through certification, that you are trained and up-to-date in best practices and trends in our rapidly changing world. Certification provides credibility when employers are looking for a meeting industry professional with a firm foundation of understanding, that won’t crumble in these challenging times.

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What's Your Dream?

Do you feel like your meeting and event career has hit a PLATEAU?


Do you STRUGGLE with finding the next step in your professional development?


Have you been UNSUCCESSFUL in taking certification exams?


Are you ready to learn EXACTLY how I overcame these issues?


Are you looking for an efficient, systematic career plan?


Do you want to EARN MORE $$$?


Would you like a PROMOTION?


Want to land that DREAM JOB?


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5 star rating

More Than Just Passing the Test

April Joy Nietes-Rudnick

Ellen has put so much time, thought, and expertise into designing a class that will yield serious results. Her assignments and lectures are all designed to, ...

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Ellen has put so much time, thought, and expertise into designing a class that will yield serious results. Her assignments and lectures are all designed to, not only teach you the material but also to get you to start thinking like a certified professional. I have ten years of experience in events, and I walked away from this class feeling like Ellen gave me new skills to be a better professional. You will not regret signing up for this experience!!

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This Course Made Me A CMP!

Courtney Buzan

I'm so thankful for Ellen and the resources she provided with this course! Becoming a CMP is no joke, and it requires discipline and lots of focus and dedica...

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I'm so thankful for Ellen and the resources she provided with this course! Becoming a CMP is no joke, and it requires discipline and lots of focus and dedication. But if you stick with it and trust what Ellen shares, it is totally possible. I cannot recommend this course enough for anyone who wants to have the CMP certification - you will be very prepared for the exam after taking this course!

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THE Class to Take to Pass Your Exam

Charly Solomon

If you are looking to take your Certification Exam, Ellen's class is THE class to take! Two hour classes each week that don't interfere with work makes it th...

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If you are looking to take your Certification Exam, Ellen's class is THE class to take! Two hour classes each week that don't interfere with work makes it the perfect balance to take at any time of the year. The weekly office hours are what you make of them. You will get out of the course what you put into it. You have access to the material and practice questions for a full year from registration, She offers over 1000 practice questions of which look very similar to questions on the exam. I honestly could not be more thankful for Ellen and the Event Solutions Academy for helping me get my certification; it was worth every penny! Thank you Ellen!!

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Thankful for this course!

Heather Tyner

I do not believe I would have passed the CMP exam without this course. It pushed me to stay on top of studying, get through the material, and know what to fo...

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I do not believe I would have passed the CMP exam without this course. It pushed me to stay on top of studying, get through the material, and know what to focus on in order to pass the test. The class kept me accountable and also gave me guidance and support when I hit topics I needed extra help on learning. I am grateful for Ellen's class!

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5 Stars!

Maria Rodriguez

Thank you very much, Ellen! In Event Solutions Academy you can get excellent advice and support for your preparation for the CMP exam. Whatever is your chall...

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Thank you very much, Ellen! In Event Solutions Academy you can get excellent advice and support for your preparation for the CMP exam. Whatever is your challenge, you can pass successfully your CMP exam. With her experience, patience, and knowledge, Ellen will provide you with a very assertive method for taking the exam. ¡Gracias!

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You too can pass! :)

Dawn Will

I highly recommend the Event Solutions Academy; if you follow all Ellen's recommendations and commit...you will pass! It was such a great feeling taking the...

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I highly recommend the Event Solutions Academy; if you follow all Ellen's recommendations and commit...you will pass! It was such a great feeling taking the test and feeling confident answering the questions because I knew the information! Thank you Ellen for such a great course! Good luck everyone...you can do it!

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BEST Course to prepare for CMP!

colleen bingle

This course was the best use of my time and had me fully prepared to take the Exam! Ellen is a god and she does it all! From the very start after signing up...

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This course was the best use of my time and had me fully prepared to take the Exam! Ellen is a god and she does it all! From the very start after signing up I felt that I was in good hands and that Ellen would walk me through the process. For me, the structure of the class was amazing. It kept me honest and on track. Ellen has everything thought out perfectly and paces the content for you. She always says trust the process and now as a success story of her class and passing the exam I see what she means! Ellen is always available to help and is more than willing to do so. Outside of scheduled class times she hosts an hour office hour per week. This is a great time to connect and get your questions answered or topics clarified. Taking the Exam is a daunting challenge, but with Ellen and her class it makes the process manageable and even fun! I will definitely be recommending Ellen's class to anyone interested in taking the Exam.

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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a CMP

Linda Hoffman

Very Thorough!!!

Very Thorough!!!

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Realize your dreams!

Learn from the Meeting Professional who has led more than 2000 others to career success.

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By the end of this course, students will:

  • Complete 12 live, guided content sessions and 3 review session
  • Read the recommended study materials, divided into 12 manageable assignments
  • Finish weekly practice quizzes
  • Create a set of event industry vocabulary note cards
  • Earn 30 clock hours of continuing education for the CMP application*
  • Take 4 full length practice tests to build stamina and good test taking habits
  • Access weekly office hours

This course is a perfect fit for you, if you:

  • Are ready to pass your event industry certifications
  • Need to earn 30 clock hours of continuing education from a preferred provider of education for the CMP*
  • Want to join the more than 2000 students who have been successful in this program over the past 15 years
  • Create a set of event industry vocabulary note cards
  • Took an event industry exam in the past and were not successful

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What's Included in this Course?

Total Value of $11,425. You Pay $425!

  • Course valued at $4,950

  • Office Hours valued at $2,500

  • Practice Questions valued at $700

  • 1 Year Membership Valued at $1,275

  • All Class Recordings Valued at $1,440

  • Ultimate Guide to CMP Valued at $400

  • Outline to Exam Contents Valued at $160

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Academy Member Benefits

  • The Academy has been around for more than 15 years to Rave Reviews (scroll down to reviews section of profile)
  • Your membership is good for one year from the date you register. Come back more than once at no additional fee.
  • Because your classes are live, you have access to a live instructor and coach every class. Need more help? Give her a call!
  • If you miss a live class, no worries! It's been recorded. You might even use the recording to review before the big exam.
  • Don't have 25 clock hours for your CMP Application? You can earn them with the Event Solutions Academy*
  • You get 15 two-hour live study sessions over a web conferencing interface.12 two-hour content sessions. 3 two-hour review sessions.1 recipe for success!
  • 24-hour access to distance learning classroom with forums and resources to keep you thinking around the clock
  • 12 weekly quizzes and 4 full length tests. Build stamina and good test taking habits.
  • Each 2-hour class starts at 8:00 PM Eastern Time in the USA. Click here to convert to your time zone.
  • Weekly Office Hours: There's no agenda. Bring your questions. Office hours are posted here.

* Event Solutions Management has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the Event Solutions Academy courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC's endorsement or assessment of education quality.

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5 star rating

I passed my CMP thanks to Ellen and this Course!

Monica Silva

There is one thing I know for certain, I would have NOT passed the exam if it weren't for Ellen and the resources she has made to help us prep for the exam. ...

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There is one thing I know for certain, I would have NOT passed the exam if it weren't for Ellen and the resources she has made to help us prep for the exam. Specifically the classes, the practice exams, the note cards and so on were helpful beyond words. Also, I appreciated that Ellen has tools so if you are a (visual, audible or Kinesthetic learner, she has you covered. I would absolutely recommend Ellen to anyone and everyone who asks me about getting their CMP certification.

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Don’t study by yourself.

Timothy Tsogtsaikhan

Ellen is a great instructor. She knows well what you need to study to pass the CMP test. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!

Ellen is a great instructor. She knows well what you need to study to pass the CMP test. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!

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The Ideal Preparation for Those Seeking Certification

Mary Jo Keller

Event Solutions Academy will readily equip certification candidates with the necessary tools, guidelines, and confidence to be successful in pursuing a passi...

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Event Solutions Academy will readily equip certification candidates with the necessary tools, guidelines, and confidence to be successful in pursuing a passing score on their exam. Ellen’s methods are tried and true, and her belief in her students is a boost of motivation to conquer the study material and review, review, and review. I admire Ellen’s “celebrate” attitude because through this process there will be many times you need to reflect and celebrate all you’ve accomplished. Ellen is a mentor I highly recommend investing in!

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Ellen Maiara, CMP, DES, CED

Chief Solutions Officer, Event Solutions Management

Ellen Maiara

Ellen Maiara, CMP, DES, CED, is an internationally best-selling author of Event Industry courses. For more than 16 years, Meeting Professionals have studied with Ellen to learn how to live their best life by realizing their career goals. She has developed an efficient, effective system by having her students concentrate on three areas, content, test-taking skills, and confidence-building. As a multi-passionate entrepreneur, Ellen is also an indie Meeting Professional producing dozens of events for clients worldwide. Her meeting planning niche market is Public Media, planning conferences for non-commercial radio and television associations, with medical meetings thrown in now and then for added challenge. Ellen has planned in corporate and university settings. She has also been a theatrical stage manager on and off-Broadway. Ellen is a non-Box-ie thinker and Broadway musical theater geek. She lives in Tampa, Florida, USA, with her lovely husband, Michael, and their two incredible cats, Liberty and Fidget, who have just supervised this brief biography's writing. Ellen uses she/they pronouns.

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Evolving Course curriculum

  • 1

    COMPLETE THIS CHECKLIST BEFORE OUR FIRST CLASS

    • Checklist to Complete Before Our First Live Class

  • 2

    Welcome

  • 3

    Examples, Samples, Templates

    • Samples & Examples

    • Sample Contract.doc

    • Sample Master Account Form

    • Income Statement (synonym Profit and Loss Statement or P&L)

    • Balance Sheet Sample

    • Cash Flow Statement

    • ExhibitorProspectus Sample

    • Sample_Pickup_Report

    • Sample ESG

    • Sample Function Sheet

    • Sample Resume

    • Sample BEO

    • Sample Pre-Con List

    • Sample Exhibitor Service Kit

    • Site Selection Matrix Example - I have redacted all sensitive information, so you will need to scroll down quite a bit to see actual data. I promise it's there!

    • APEX_Function_Set-Up_Order_with_exhibits

    • APEX_Function_Schedule

    • APEX_Function_Set-Up_Order_with_exhibits_1

    • APEX_Destination_Management_RFP

    • APEX_Transportation_RFP

    • APEX_Single_Facility_RFP

    • APEX_Contracts

    • APEX_Event_Specifications_Guide

    • APEX_Service_Contractor_RFP

    • APEX_Audio_Visual_RFP

    • APEX_Site Inspection List

    • APEX_Housing_Registration

    • APEX_Post_Event_Report

    • Emergency Plan Template

    • Mobile App Emergency Information

    • Booth Types

  • 4

    Topic 1

    • Reading Assignment Topic 1

    • Live Class Session 1

    • Presentation Notes Topic 1

    • Presentation Notes Topic 1 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 1

    • Note Card Writing Instructions - watch the intro video and we will discuss in our first class

    • Vocabulary Topic 1

    • Question Writing - will review during our first class

    • Question Writing Topic 1

    • Recording Topic 1

  • 5

    Topic 2

    • Reading Assignment Topic 2

    • Live Class Session 2

    • Presentation Notes Topic 2

    • Presentation Notes Topic 2 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 2

    • Vocabulary Topic 2

    • Question Writing Topic 2

    • Recording Topic 2

  • 6

    Topic 3

    • Reading Assignment Topic 3

    • Live Class Session 3

    • Presentation Notes Topic 3

    • Presentation Notes Topic 3 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 3

    • Vocabulary Topic 3

    • Question Writing Topic 3

    • Recording Topic 3

    • Pecha Kucha Video

    • Open Space Technology

    • Unconference

    • Bar Camp

  • 7

    Topic 4

    • Reading Assignment Topic 4

    • Live Class Session 4

    • Presentation Notes Topic 4

    • Presentation Notes Topic 4 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 4

    • Vocabulary Topic 4

    • Question Writing Topic 4

    • Recording Topic 4

  • 8

    Topic 5

    • Reading Assignment Topic 5

    • Live Class Session 5

    • Presentation Notes Topic 5

    • Presentation Notes Topic 5 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 5

    • Vocabulary Topic 5

    • Question Writing Topic 5

    • Recording Topic 5

  • 9

    Break Even Practice

    • Break Even

    • Break Even with Answers

    • Fun with Break Even

    • Fun with Break Even with Answers

    • More Fun with Break Even

    • More Fun with Break Even with Answers

    • Even More Fun with Break Even

    • Even More Fun with Break Even with Answers

  • 10

    Topic 6

    • Reading Assignment Topic 6

    • Live Class Session 6

    • Presentation Notes Topic 6

    • Presentation Notes Topic 6 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 6

    • Exam Scoring

    • Vocabulary Topic 6

    • Question Writing Topic 6

    • Recording Topic 6

  • 11

    Topic 7

    • Reading Assignment Topic 7

    • Live Class Session 7

    • Presentation Notes Topic 7

    • Presentation Notes Topic 7 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 7

    • Test Taking Tips

    • Vocabulary Topic 7

    • Question Writing Topic 7

    • Recording Topic 7

    • Practice Mid-Term

  • 12

    Topic 8

    • Reading Assignment Topic 8

    • Live Class Session 8

    • Presentation Notes Topic 8

    • Presentation Notes Topic 8 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 8

    • Vocabulary Topic 8

    • Question Writing Topic 8

    • Recording Topic 8

  • 13

    Topic 9

    • Reading Assignment Topic 9

    • Live Class Session 9

    • Presentation Notes Topic 9

    • Presentation Notes Topic 9 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 9

    • Vocabulary Topic 9

    • Question Writing Topic 9

    • Recording Topic 9

  • 14

    Topic 10

    • Reading Assignment Topic 10

    • Live Class Session 10

    • Presentation Notes Topic 10

    • Presentation Notes Topic 10 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 10

    • Question Writing Topic 10

    • Vocabulary Topic 10

  • 15

    Topic 11

    • Reading Assignment Topic 11

    • Live Class Session 11

    • Presentation Notes Topic 11

    • Presentation Notes Topic 11 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 11

    • Vocabulary Topic 11

    • Question Writing Topic 11

  • 16

    Topic 12

    • Reading Assignment Topic 12

    • Live Class Session 12

    • Presentation Notes Topic 12

    • Presentation Notes Topic 12 - 6 Slides

    • Quiz Topic 12

    • Vocabulary Topic 12

    • Question Writing Topic 12

  • 17

    Topic 13

    • Live Class Session 13

    • REVIEW THIS!!! - Items to Commit to Memory

    • Practice Final 1

    • Remote Proctoring

    • Prometric - Pro-Proctor Guide

  • 18

    Topic 14

    • Live Class Session 14

    • Math Problems - complete this before the Topic 14 Live Class

    • Miscellaneous Math With Answers

    • Practice Final 2

  • 19

    Topic 15

    • Live Class Topic 15

    • Presentation Notes Topic 15 - 6 slides

    • Professionalism and Ethics

    • Practice Final 3

    • Practice Final 4

  • 21

    Summer 21 Recordings

    • Session 1 May 17, 2021

    • Session 2 May 24, 2021

    • Session 3 June 1, 2021

    • Session 4 June 7, 2021

    • Session 5 June 14, 2021

    • Session 6 June 21, 2021

    • Session 7 June 28, 2021

    • Session 8 July 5, 2021

    • Session 9 July 12, 2021

    • Session 10 July 19, 2021

    • Session 11 July 26, 2021

    • Session 12 August 2, 2021

    • Session 13 August 9, 2021

    • Session 14, August 16, 2021

    • Session 15 August 18, 2021

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    Spring 2021 Recordings

    • Session 1 February 8, 2021

    • Session 2 February 15, 2021

    • Session 3 February 22, 2021

    • Session 4 March 1, 2021

    • Session 5 March 8, 2021

    • Session 6 March 16, 2021

    • Session 7 March 22, 2021

    • Session 8 March 28, 2021

    • Session 9 April 5, 2021

    • Session 10 April 12, 2021

    • Session 11 April 19, 2021

    • Session 12 April 26, 2021

    • Session 13 May 3, 2021

    • Session 14 May 10, 2021

    • Session 15 May 12, 2021

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    Winter 2020 Recordings

    • Session 1 November 2, 2020

    • Session 2 November 9, 2020

    • Session 3 November 16, 2020

    • Session 4 November 23, 2020

    • Session 5 November 30, 2020

    • Session 6 December 7, 2020

    • Session 7 December 14, 2020

    • Session 8 December 21, 2020

    • Session 9 Decement 28, 2020

    • Session 10 January 4, 2021

    • Session 11 January 11, 2021

    • Session 12 January 18, 2021

    • Session 13 January 25, 2021

    • Session 14 February 1, 2021

    • Session 15 February 3, 2021

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