Society of Government Meeting Professionals

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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 saw a need for a forum in which to discuss mutual objectives and techniques for conducting business meetings of the government. They sought to create an opportunity to meet on common ground with the providers of meeting services and facilities to review the latest trends in planning and implementing these events. The motivating force behind the new organization was Sam Gilmer. His insight into the need for such a group proved prophetic. Today, the Society spans the nation with 30 chapters and more than 3,000 members. Represented in SGMP's membership are employees of federal, state, county and city government, as well as associations of governmental employees and government agencies. The Society of Government Meeting Professionals is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to improving the knowledge and expertise of individuals in the planning and execution of government meetings through education, training, and industry relationships. SGMP is managed by a national board of directors and officers elected by the membership. Affiliate chapters elect local leadership and conduct monthly meetings in their respective areas.

Mission: Our mission is to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and promote the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings. SGMP was founded in 1981 and is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. We deliver our membership value of education, resources and networking to 3,000 members and through more than 30 chapters.

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How Planners and CVBs Can Solve Social Problems Together | SM.com

Convention & Visitors Bureaus and meeting planners can make a social difference. Have you tried initiatives at meetings you work with? via Smart Meetings http://ow.ly/QRU550x5ZW8

smartmeetings.com Tips from a veteran planner who launched a new career facilitating discussions with planners and CVBs to dramatically improve how the two work together.

Congratulations Greater Oregon Chapter on your 30th Anniversary Celebration!!

Come one, come all to SGMP Oklahoma Chapter's upcoming 18th Anniversary Gala on November 14th followed by an excellent educational breakfast on November 15 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Broken Arrow - Tulsa with Det. Kevin Coffey, a leading expert on how to travel safely.

Just 24 days till our Roaring into 2020 Gala!

When a Government Shutdown Looms: Advice from SGMP Members

We hope that a federal shutdown is not on the horizon this November, but if it is -- our members have advice to help you weather the storm. http://ow.ly/qOov50x32oI

governmentconnections-digital.com The Society of Government Meeting Professionals conducted a survey of our members earlier this year to get their advice about how to prepare for future

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Must-Have Tools for Event Professionals

Inquiring minds want to know. What's your must-have tool for planning or attending government meetings? via BizBash
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bizbash.com From organization-focused apps and social media platforms to compression socks and fishing wire, here are the tools event pros around the country use the most.

Want to boost your productivity? Learn how to shrink your email box with Marcey Rader November 5 at 12pm CT / 1pm ET. SGMP.org/webinars

Our November webinar is early this month due to the holiday. Boost your productivity by attending this engaging session on Tuesday, November 5th at 10am PT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET. Coach and author Marcey Rader will help you get a head start on more effectively dealing with everyone's favorite task 😆 - processing email. Register at sgmp.org/webinars - CGMP credit offered.

SGMP government planners are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend 2020 NEC to be held May 19-21 in St. Louis, Missouri. Deadline to apply is Fri., December 6. http://ow.ly/K5BJ50wVTMS

Our November webinar is early this month due to the holiday. Boost your productivity by attending this engaging session on Tuesday, November 5th at 10am PT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET. Coach and author Marcey Rader will help you get a head start on more effectively dealing with everyone's favorite task 😆 - processing email. Register at sgmp.org/webinars - CGMP credit offered.

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Congress Appears Headed for Another Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Stay tuned in to the federal budget status as it evolves. This can have implications for meeting planning. Have your backup plan ready! This article comes via Government Executive http://ow.ly/eSM450wWCTz

govexec.com Despite giving themselves seven extra weeks, lawmakers say it would take a "miracle" to avoid a Thanksgiving shutdown through normal appropriations.

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6 Tips to Cut Your Event F&B Costs | Northstar Meetings Group

Food and beverage costs are typically one of the of the largest budget items meetings planners must reconcile. Any tips or tricks you can share? 🎃 http://ow.ly/FLnM50wVYOs

northstarmeetingsgroup.com How to trim the fat off your food budget, without sacrificing the flavor.

Crystal Washington has some great tips for using your networking time wisely when attending meetings and conferences. How do you stay in touch with new contacts you meet? 📷 Christie's Photographic Solutions http://ow.ly/XwkO50wUeew

Back in 1981, SGMP was founded in Washington, DC by Sam Gilmer with the help of Jim Horvath and Dave Dubois. Today we celebrate our 38 year history with 20 chapters across the country. On this Founder's Day, we salute Sam Gilmer and all of the government meeting professionals who are dedicated to making themselves, their chapters and our government meetings field better each day. See more of our history http://ow.ly/kbnd50wWz5N

Monthly webinars keep our members sharp! Learn to boost your productivity by processing your email more effectively with Marcey Rader Coaching who is presenting our next webinar November 5 at 12pm CT / 1pm ET. Signup >> SGMP.org/webinars #productivity #governmentmeetings #eventprofs #meetings #conferenceplanners

This month, we congratulate our new CGMPs who earned their designation in Vancouver, Washington and Breckenridge, Colorado sponsored by our PNW Chapter SGMP & SGMP Rocky Mountain Chapter - This is the highest designation you can earn for government meetings. Woohoo! http://ow.ly/DG6X50wRn4B

Tackle Your Fear of Networking at the fab new Fractal Brewing Project tomorrow 10/24 at 4:30p featuring Jake Reed, Rosalind McCullough & McKinley Curtis III from our Society of Government Meeting Professionals - Rocket City Alabama in Huntsville Alabama. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Lgsp50wQKIg

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How to Participate in a Twitter chat

10 min til ⏰ til SGMP's TwitterChat 10/22 8pmET celebrating #GovtMtgProfsMonth. Use #governmentmeetings to join in. Here's how to participate in a TwitterChat: http://ow.ly/PtB850wRHEC

socialmediatoday.com Want to participate in a Twitter chat but don't know how? Here's a quick guide of how to join in the great conversation happening on Twitter.

[10/22/19]   Two Hours ⏰ til SGMP's TwitterChat 10/22 8pmET celebrating #GovtMtgProfsMonth. We will discuss #governmentmeetings #disruption etc. Share your knowledge & make some connections!

Join us for tonight's Twitter Chat at 8pm ET where we'll be discussing #governmentmeetings and more. Share your knowledge & make some connections! @sgmp_mocap @michigansgmp @sgmplachapter @sgmpolddominion @sgmp_natcap @pnwsgmp @sgmprockymtn @oksgmp @gosgmp @sgmprocketcityal @sgmpsac @nc_sgmp https://www.facebook.com/events/2444863449168961/

SGMP's National Board members visit with the @SGMPNorthTexas chapter leadership this week in Dallas. Great to see so many smiling faces! #GovtMtgProfsMonth

We are beyond proud of SGMP's Top Young Professionals Under 37! Nominated by their peers, these government meeting professionals Are doing great things! Read more about their stories. http://ow.ly/6Sn250wOcya

We equip our members with the education and news they need to stay ahead in the government meetings field. Which feature intrigues you most? http://ow.ly/gjjO50wMnp2

SGMP Chapters have been up to some amazing things these past few months. We are looking at you: PNW Chapter SGMP, SGMP Rocky Mountain Chapter, SGMP NATCAP, SGMP Central Florida, SGMP Louisiana, Michigan SGMP, Old Dominion Chapter Society of Government Meeting Professionals, Society of Government Meeting Professionals San Antonio Alamo Chapter, SGMP North Carolina, SGMP Texas Lone Star Capital Chapter See more photos and details in our latest blog. http://ow.ly/xot750wMmj5

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Government Meeting Professionals in #VancouverWA are hard at work on their #CGMP designation. Do you spot folks you know?

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When Surprise Is a Good Negotiation Tactic

Negotiations can be stressful, but this research shows how to spark creativity and cooperation. What tips will you use

hbr.org Signaling collaboration can lead to a more positive outcome.

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The Quarterly Tea, September Issue

Kudos to our PNW Chapter SGMP for celebrating their 35th anniversary! Get up to speed on their fall activities by reading their quarterly newsletter to see what they have planned and give them a follow. http://ow.ly/T4ne50wF9Tr

issuu.com Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: The Quarterly Tea, September Issue, Author: PNW SGMP, Name: The Quarte...

Kudos to our SGMP Rocky Mountain Chapter members who recently earned their CGMP designation! Visit SGMP.org to sign up for the next class.

SGMP helps our members soar by equipping them with professional education, CGMP certification, resources and networking opportunities that are unique to the field. The partnerships & friendships that emerge are priceless.

Beginning Oct. 1, SGMP invites members to join the 'SGMP All Stars Circle!' This initiative recognizes the individual efforts of members who recruit new members to join SGMP. It's easy to be an ALL STAR! Go to the link to learn more! https://www.sgmp.org/sgmpallstars

Are you following us on Twitter? Go to https://twitter.com/SGMPHQ and give us a follow today! #SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings

Help us get to 950 Twitter followers! Follow us at @SGMPHQ and see what topics are trending in the planner/supplier world! #GovernmentMeetings

Is your company interested in advertising with SGMP? Explore the possibilities! https://www.sgmp.org/advertising

Meet SGMP's Adjunct Faculty! If you would like to collaborate on education or are interested in either serving on the adjunct faculty or telling us about someone who would be a valuable contributor, please contact [email protected] https://www.sgmp.org/faculty

[09/27/19]   Thank you to everyone who was on Wednesday's webinar. What is one thing you learned?

[09/25/19]   For many members, 'tis the season for membership renewal. Will you be renewing your SGMP membership?

Here's what's going on with SGMP Louisiana and their annual program!

📣 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY! 🛍 We'd love to have your company sponsor a portion of our Annual Education Conference in October. Email us at [email protected] if interested.

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Meeting Spend Survey 2019: Meetings & Conventions

As meeting planners, we're always concerned with budget. This survey is an interesting look into what planners are spending. Though most are association and corporate planners, not government, per say, it's still in interesting glimpse. http://bit.ly/2lXc4a4

meetings-conventions.com M&C's exclusive research on budgets, site selection and more for the MICE market.

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Here are the food and beverage trends to watch in 2020 | AZ Big Media

Because we all secretly want to be part of the cool kids, here's a peek into food trends for 2020 http://bit.ly/2lZft8l

azbigmedia.com When it comes to food and beverage trends, the meeting and events industry will be driven to create nonstop Instagrammable moments in 2020.

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Cheers to Our Newest CGMP Members!

We couldn't be more proud of EVERYONE who took the CGMP training class in August and September! Go to the most recent SGMP Blog to see everyone who attained their CGMP! https://www.sgmp.org/blog_home.asp?Display=35

sgmp.org The Society of Government Meeting Professionals is pleased to announce the names of government meeting professionals who recently earned their Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) designation. Recent courses were held August 13-16 in Washington, DC, and September 9-12 in Baton Rouge, Lo...

[09/18/19]   Hump Day Poll: One week out from the FREE member-only 9/25 webinar at 1pm EST on, Crowd Control and Evacuation Plans, with Angela Mens-Eastman, certified Emergency Manager and Festival Manager. Have you registered? https://lnkd.in/e4kFyKH

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How I Did It: Modernizing Through a Meeting App

Six app benefits that helped to sway your final decision makers. #mobileapp #Conference

meetingsnet.com Six app benefits that helped to sway final decision makers

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Hey Members: Are You Like a Xenopus or a Zebrafish?

A fun idea for your next meeting! http://bit.ly/2lUBEfA

meetingsnet.com How a clever online quiz ramped up engagement for the American Society for Cell Biology’s annual meeting.

Congratulations to all the SGMP members who recently took the CGMP and attained their certification! #CGMP #SGMPignite

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