Our incentive clients lean on us for guidance with program design and to provide unforgettable experiences for their participants. Becoming a Certified Incentive Specialist builds credibility with our clients and helps us make the most knowledgeable recommendations for their programs
SCHAUMBERG, Ill. (PRWEB) July 02, 2018
Creative Group, Inc., a full-service meeting, incentive, and recognition company, is collaborating with SITE Chicago (the local chapter for the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) to bring the Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) program to the Chicagoland area on July 19, 2018.
The CIS is an entry level certification program aiming to provide an educational opportunity for emerging professionals to learn more about the incentive travel sector within the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions tourism) industry spectrum. The designation demonstrates proficiency in the fundamentals of incentive travel programs, from the business purpose and rules structure, to participant qualification, and the delivery of extraordinary experiences. The SITE CIS designation provides a competitive advantage for incentive planners and suppliers, helping them stand out in the global marketplace. Since its inception in 2012, over 1500 industry professionals from 51 countries have become CIS certified.
“Our incentive clients lean on us for guidance with program design and to provide unforgettable experiences for their participants. Becoming a Certified Incentive Specialist builds credibility with our clients and helps us make the most knowledgeable recommendations for their programs,” says Rebecca Wright, CIS, Creative Group Director of Account Operations and Immediate Past President of SITE Chicago.
Creative Group is hosting the certification at their building in Schaumburg, IL, as well as an awards lunch following the testing.
Applicants will have the opportunity to prepare for the certification testing via an online portal of study modules. Participants will gather on July 19th for a pre-test workshop facilitated by Dana Weaver, CIS, prior to taking the certification exam. Mr. Weaver will dive deeper into the online study materials and facilitate discussion among attendees, sharing perspectives from the various disciplines of those attending.
The certification is open to all industry professionals. The requirement to be a SITE member and have five years industry experience is waived exclusively for this event.
Registration Link: https://web.cvent.com/event/402f4c7c-92e5-46e2-93f5-220ed08029f1/summary
It is recommended to register by July 9, 2018.
SITE Chicago Member: $195 per person ($100 reimbursed after course completion)
SITE Member: $295
About Creative Group
Creative Group is a full-service meeting, incentive, and recognition company that delivers business results by inspiring people to thrive. An industry leader, Creative Group has been honored with the CMI 25 Award, which recognizes the top 25 most influential meeting and incentive management companies in the U.S., receiving the award each year since its inception in 2007. Creative Group was founded in 1970 and has served clients in financial services, life sciences, insurance, manufacturing, retail, technology, automotive and hospitality.
Employing over 220 people, the company is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois and maintains offices in Detroit, Denver, San Francisco and Appleton, Wisconsin. Creative Group was acquired by Direct Travel in 2015. For more information about Creative Group, please visit http://www.creativegroupinc.com.
About SITE / SITE Chicago
SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence is the only global organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting the incentive travel industry. SITE members help companies maximize workforce output by creating and delivering incentive travel programs that inspire people to exceed expectations and transcend their goals. Winner of 2017 Chapter of the Year, SITE Chicago is the local chapter of SITE, providing face-to-face interaction between industry colleagues and opportunities to drive the message that incentive travel works. For more information about SITE, please visit http://www.SITEglobal.com. For more information about SITE Chicago, please visit https://www.sitechicago.org.