2021 CPMR Program Update

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MRERF/IPA Announces 2021 CPMR Hybrid Program

Golden, CO — The CPMR subcommittee with support of the Board of Directors have determined a hybrid event for the upcoming CPMR program in January 2021 will be our method of delivery for participants. 

Flexibility to Participate 

By providing a hybrid experience, MRERF/IPA will be able to provide options for participants to begin, continue or complete the CPMR program during these unusual times for all. Our team was able to come to this decision due to the overwhelming responses from participants to surveys related to CPMR and its delivery method. 

As with participants, we understand our faculty may not desire to be on-site in Austin so we are extending options to them for how they will deliver content to participants. We will honor their decision as each person should evaluate their own risk and do what is best for them individually. 

This may change the feel of CPMR as we know from the past, but we believe this can be an exciting time to bring new content learned from this collective experience. We can be together with a familiar program and cohorts in January. You may find more information about CPMR and registration details here. 

Safety Considerations 

Kate Rhoten, Executive Director of MRERF/IPA, continues to work closely with the team at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center to plan CPMR unlike any other. Participants will be able to select to attend CPMR in-person or attend virtually. 

As we prepare for CPMR 2021, we will be communicating the safety protocols that have been put in place. Please visit mrerf.org/covid-19 for more information from the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center and the Centers for Disease Control. AT&T has begun holding meetings and events. Over time, these safety protocols most likely will evolve – please return to this page for information as we get closer to CPMR. 

The Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (aka MRERF) is the creative energy behind educational programs offered by the Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA). The Foundation prepares curriculum and resource material about representative-manufacturer partnerships available to academia and business communities, including MRERF partnering associations and their constituents.