AIMM Accredited In-House Meetings Manager


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AIMM Accredited In-House Meetings Manager

Industry endorsement of competency in In-House Meetings Management and commitment to achieving high standards and ethical practice in the Meetings, Convention and Business Events Industry.

AIMM Accreditation and how to get the MEA tick of approval

Accreditation for In-House Meetings Managers (AIMM) was established in late 2003 to cater for those meetings specialists working within corporations and associations with at least three years industry experience.

In-House Meetings Managers have the choice to apply for either AMM or AIMM accreditation. The decision will be based on which accreditation is most suited to their skills and experience.

AIMM accreditation belongs to the individual (and not the company that employs them).

The process is one of rigorous peer review including a competency assessment covering all skills and aspects of the meetings and events industry, an interview and client references.

What are the benefits for me as an In-House Meetings Manager?

Accreditation assists potential clients to identify those who have achieved the industry standard for experience and expertise. The Accredited member is required to re-apply every three years to prove that skills and knowledge are current and remain at a high standard.

As a meetings manager you will:

  • Be rewarded and acknowledged for your commitment to professionalism, high standards and ethical practice
  • Gain credibility and the respect of colleagues and suppliers within the industry
  • Creates opportunities for career development and advancement
  • Have the opportunity to exchange experiences, problems and solutions, through relevant continuing education workshops, forums, seminars and informal discussion groups
  • Attend exclusive MEA Accredited members functions
  • Receive a certificate of Accreditation, pin and personalised compendium
  • Promotion of AMM status to the industry and the general public through: Australian Financial Review; Who's Who; mice.net magazine; National Franchise journal; MEA website (with specific search facilities for Accredited members)

What are the benefits of Accreditation to the Industry?

Accreditation promotes exemplary practitioners and identifies those who have achieved the industry standard for experience and expertise.

  • Embrace the practice of ‘continuous improvement' thus raising the industry standards
  • Sets benchmarks and professional standards that are consistent and credible across the industry
  • Encourage consumer confidence when dealing with industry professionals
  • Provides other industry practitioners and regulatory bodies with an understanding that industry needs are being met through a more uniformed level of practice
  • Enforces the Industry's Code of Ethics

What do I need to be Accredited?

Applicants for AIMM must:

  • Provide evidence of employment as an In-House Meetings Manager for at least three of the four years immediately prior to the application
  • Be a current financial member of MEA
  • Provide evidence of continuing Professional Development which includes undertaking, developing or delivering meetings industry education. An accumulation of at least 100 PD 'points', obtained from a range of PD categories over the previous three years
  • Nominate one client and three suppliers as referees who are willing to provide a confidential reference. The client must be a CEO or equivalent in your organisation
  • Successfully complete an Assessment Task, which is set by the Accreditation Admissions Panel, or seek exemption from this task by way of the 'Recognition of Prior Learning" (RPL) process
  • Attend a personal interview with members of the Accreditation Admissions Panel
  • Be endorsed by the MEA Board of Directors as having met all the standards

What do I need to be Re-Accredited?

To ensure that MEA Accreditation remains credible, Accredited In-House Meetings Managers need to apply for Re-Accreditation every three years.

Requirements for Re-Accreditation:

  • Continue to be employed in the Industry
  • Be a financial member of MEA
  • Maintain a minimum amount of Professional Development (80 points) during the three year period
  • Provide three referees
  • Abide by the MEA Code of Ethics

In-House Meetings Managers will be able to retain their AIMM accreditation if all of the above requirements are adequately met. The Assessment Task is not repeated, however, an interview will be repeated every 6th year to quality assure all candidates still meet the high standards required by the program.


 

 

 

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