Research Projects Funded by the MPI Foundation
A very interesting project has been presented to us. The MPI foundation is funding research projects that are perfect for the Meeting Architecture community. The research project we are most interested in concerns Meeting Design.
Project Meeting Architecture is considering coordinating a team of subject matter experts and making a proposal. I believe that Project Meeting Architecture (www.meetingarchitecture.org) and its on line communities (almost 1,100 members) is the only current consortium of it’s kind. We believe that success with this project is likely with the collaboration of all our individual experts and friends.
Adrian Segar, a member of our community and the author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love, already told me:
"I am very interested in working with you to submit a proposal.'
Ruud Janssen, TNOC sais “Happy to help in creating the Slide Deck and educational session content + instructional videos."
John Nawn of The Perfect Meeting states “I’d like to be involved in this exciting project.”
This is in fact a project exactly as envisaged in the MA Manifesto (http://www.meetingarchitecture.org/content/meeting-architecture-paper) whereby the existing industry associations provide funding (instead of PMA to compete for funds) and PMA develop educational modules for the associations to bring to market through their established channels.
To compose a great and global team, we invite you to let us know if you are interested in being part of this project. Your role will vary depending on your background, interests and expertise.
Know that your involvement in this project will also be considered for influencing future developments of Project Meeting Architecture.
To find good cases for the case studies that are part of this project, we need your urgent suggestions on meeting or events that you consider good practice examples. These should take place in April or May (maybe even June) 2011.
Read the details below and send me a reply to one or both of these needs by January 12.
If you feel you can help with the project we need:
a. Your name and e-mail address.
b. A brief description (eg 250 characters) of your expertise.
c. A brief description (eg 250 characters) of what you can contribute as far as time, tasks, etc. is concerned.
If you would like to propose a case we need:
a. Your name and e-mail address.
b. A brief description of the project (size, dates, place, kind of meeting…).
c. A brief description of why you feel this is a good case for the study.
I look forward to your candidacy and/or your case.
Maarten Vanneste, CMM
Some more details:
Statement of Need The MPI Foundation is looking for a research firm or consortium of Meeting design and Meeting Architecture Subject Matter Experts that are willing to cooperate on this project. This study would take a deep dive into the different visions, tools, vendors and subject matter experts out there working on meeting design and meeting architecture, …
Scope of Work – Expected Deliverables Research: - Researching Meeting Design and Meeting Architecture to collect specific information about this relatively new meeting approach with the goal to create credible, relevant and accessible knowledge and tools which will make meeting professional successful when tasked with strategically implementing meeting design into their meeting portfolio. - MPI’s primary objective with this project is to develop educational tools and materials that will allow MPI members to use this research study…
Educational tools and materials must include, but aren’t limited to:
- Deliver a research study report
- Create a “how to” guide
- Conduct a minimum of 2 case studies
- Conduct a minimum of 2 case study follow-up’s.
- Design and write a 60-90 minute educational session on Strategically Implementing Meeting Design
- Deliver this educational session at WEC 2011 & 2012.
- Create and deliver an educational “Lessons Learned” PowerPoint Deck for meeting planners
- Deliver 2 webinars or create 2 instructional videos
Time Frame The proposal is due by January 31, 2011.The conduction of the research and the creation of the deliverables must be finalized by June 30th, 2011.