AMM Accredited Meetings Manager


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AMM Accredited Meetings Manager

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

AMM Accreditation and how to get the MEA tick of approval

MEA's Meetings Manager Accreditation Program has been in operation since 1997. It was originally designed for meetings professionals who were financial members of MEA with at least three years industry experience.

Accredited members have demonstrated competency in all aspects of meetings management and obtained industry endorsement of their commitment and ability to achieve high standards and ethical practice.

AMM 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 a Meetings Manager?

Accreditation assists potential clients to identify those who have achieved the industry standard for experience and expertise. 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
  • Create opportunities for career development and advancement
  • Have the opportunity to exchange experiences, problems and solutions, through relevant continuing education workshops, forums, seminar and informal discussion groups
  • Attend exclusive MEA Accreditation 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 AMM must:

  • Provide evidence of employment as an 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 a set number of client and supplier referees who are willing to provide a confidential reference
  • 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?

All MEA Accredited members must re-apply every three years, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to professional development and training.

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

Approval for renewal of AMM accreditation will be granted 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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