Last week, members of the DCH Corporate Team were lucky enough to join Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for a two-day summit of workshops and a show. You'd think a big group of meeting planners wouldn't be too excited about yet another meeting, but that clearly wasn't the case. We met with 70 of MPI's national and international team for an all-team improv workshop. We focused on: getting outside your comfort zone, active listening, and the power of Yes, and! Their willingness to try new things as a group was only magnified when we brought some lucky (pre-selected) volunteers on stage during our improvised comedy show. Of course, no corporate improv show is complete without some participation from the CEO and COO! Look for their names soon in lights, as their comedy debut was better than some of the amateurs we've seen!
"Our team really enjoyed the workshop and your session, it was exactly the kind of engaging activity we wanted to add to our event!"- Matt, senior director of events
Day Two was a day full of break-out sessions. DCH's artistic director lead three sessions with a focus on "Using Humor Appropriately in the Work Place." We talked about when humor is useful, but more importantly, what kind of humor works and what kind of humor doesn't. We learned a lot about each other, and laughed even more.
Thanks to MPI for two great days of training and fun. Their professionalism and willingness to grow individually and as a team is very much in line with their company mission: To provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. Find out more about MPI HERE!