EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2020 COURSE OFFERINGS
Little Rock, AR
Further your career as a port professional with educational and networking benefits gained from attending an IAMPE seminar! The Association offers a variety of programs tailored to a wide range of experience levels for both blue- and brown-water professionals.
Our flagship offering – the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) program – is an intensive, five-day seminar that covers all aspects of port management in detail. Graduates of the program will be equipped with a deep macro-level understanding of how the port industry fits in the global transportation system as well as comprehensive knowledge of all the day-to-day functions required for a successful port.
The IAMPE’s Marine Terminal Operator Program is perfect for those new to the port industry. This program introduces the basics of port operations, terminal management and the public and private entities that comprise a port. This 16 hour program provides students with practical lectures by experienced terminal operators and includes case studies based on real-world situations faced by various ports across North America. Certification as a Marine Terminal Operator (MTO) is awarded to participants.
The IAMPE also offers continuing education programs that featuring a revolving list of guest speakers on a wide variety of topics in the industry. These two-day sessions are focused on providing the most up-to-date information to professionals in the industry. Equip yourself and your port with the knowledge of current trends in the industry, and enable your organization to make strategic decisions to grow your port.
The various backgrounds and experience levels of attendees provides additional value to the program. MPM/MPE/Continuing Education seminars are designed to maximize participation as attendees will draw knowledge not only from the seminar material, but also from other attendees in the program. The program is designed to attract professionals with specialty knowledge in specific areas of port management, including operations, finance, security, etc., in both public and private ports. The knowledge gained from others in the course serves to reinforce and add to the course material.
For more information about any of the IAMPE’s offerings, click the corresponding link on the schedule above, or on the menu bar at the top of the page.
Students who complete the program(s) earn the Maritime Port Manager, Maritime Port Executive or Inland Port Manager/Executive certification. These certifications have been reviewed and approved by the Association’s Board – a group of 25-plus high-level port professionals across North America.
Graduates also receive a complimentary 1-year membership to the association. This membership grants access to the IAMPE’s electronic library, the IAMPE’s network of port professionals, and ongoing support from the association’s faculty regarding any of the topics covered during the course.
I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS INDUSTRY FOR TOO LONG, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HAD AN OVERVIEW THAT PULLS IT ALL TOGETHER.
- STUDENT FROM JUNE 2015 PORTLAND, ME MPE PROGRAM
I PLAN TO WORK WITH PORT DIRECTORS AT MY PORT TO HELP DEVELOP STRATEGIES TO PLAN FOR GROWTH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT... I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED EVERY ASPECT AND SESSION OF THE COURSE.
- STUDENT FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 CATOOSA PROGRAM
AS A PRIVATE TERMINAL, WE GET TUNNEL-VISIONED. THIS TRAINING OPENS MY EYES TO THE BIGGER PICTURE.
- STUDENT FROM NOVEMBER 2016 ST. LOUIS, MO IMPE PROGRAM
CASE STUDIES VERY HELPFUL. PRESENTERS EXPERTISE: AMAZING.
- STUDENT FROM APRIL 2016 ANCHORAGE, AK MPE PROGRAM
BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PORT MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO SUPPORT INFO AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, BETTER NETWORKING ACCESS AND CONTACTS THROUGH COURSE & IAMPE, REFRESH OF SOME OF MY PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR POTENTIAL ONE-OFF CONSULTING OPS...
– STUDENT FROM MARCH 2017 PHILADELPHIA, PA MPE PROGRAM (IN RESPONSE TO THE PROMPT: HOW DO YOU HOPE TO CHANGE YOUR PRACTICES AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING?)