ICCA has unveiled its latest business events industry initiative, ICCASkills, the association’s eponymous certification programme.
Courses are set to begin in 3Q2021, and the curriculum will be developed and delivered by industry experts â€“ including inspirational business leaders, academics and ICCA members â€“ through on-site and online learning environments.
The first two available courses will be the Certified International Convention Specialist (CICS), designed for member employees aiming for their first management position; and Certified International Convention Executive (CICE), created for managers with at least three years’ experience.
ICCA will grant recognition to an industry professional who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by the association.
â€¢ Identify qualified professionals
â€¢ Ensure recognition of expertise
â€¢ Enhance credibility and prestige to individuals in the industry
â€¢ Provide a vehicle for professional development
The certification programme will be guided by a diverse Certification Committee, including implementing standards, requirements and course content approval. An Academic Curriculum Sub-Committee comprising university representatives and ICCA members will support these activities to guarantee relevancy and rigour.
GainingEdge, an ICCA member, has also come forward to provide logistical and operational support during the initiative’s preliminary phases. Other ICCA consultant members will be an integral part of the programme development.
Over the coming months, ICCA will be inviting members to contribute to the programme by submitting content and assisting in course delivery. Information on registration, fees, synopsis of courses, and assessment requirements will be available during 2Q2021.