SITE’s Certified Incentive Specialist program is sure to challenge you,increase your knowledge and assist you in growing your career. The CIS is an entry level program to obtain your first certification.

Gain a greater understanding of the certification here: http://www.sitecis.com/introduction.htm. The Events Industry Council (EIC) has pre-approved the CIS for 12 CE credits.You can log your hours in your EIC account.The fee from SITE to participate in the two-day program is as follows: suppliers and meeting planners, SITE nonmembers is $875 USD and SITE members is $750 USD. Please read the information at links above regarding fees, cancellation policy. Read more about the program information here: http://www.sitecis.com/program_content.htm.


Program dates:

Note you will need to arrive prior to the start of CMITE in order to participate:

August 5,  8:00am to 5:30pm,  including lunch.

August 6:  8:00am to 1:30pm,  including light breakfast items.

Both dates take place at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort.     

Note all CIS registrations must be received no later than June 20th, 2019

Register now:  www.sitecis.com/application_form.htm


Note: Meeting planners will need to correctly share their dates of travel with the official travel  agency who is booking air tickets to Curacao.  The travel agency does not have access to see that you are registered for this program.  CONFIRM your registration before you finalize your air ticket.  Note that per CMITE policy, any changes to an airline ticket once booked are at the expense of the meeting planner.




Michael Butler, CIS, is Director of Strategic Accounts at Brightspot Incentives & Events.  He is a strong ambassador for incentive travel and the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE).  Michael is an executive committee member of the SITE Foundation Research and Education Committee and a past President of the SITE Texas Chapter.  Brightspot has won multiple Motivation Masters Awards from Incentive Magazine, and Meetings & Conventions recognized it on their list of the “Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry.”  Michael has first-hand insights on most every incentive destination in Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, and continental US, and beyond! 


Dana Weaver, CIS, CITP, Senior Manager, Marketing Services, GROWMARK, Inc. SITE Foundation Trustee.   Dana received his BS degree from Purdue University in agriculture economics.  Dana started his 41-year career with GROWMARK after college.  His responsibilities included credit manager, area manager, region sales manager, agronomy sales manager, seed marketing manager, and his current role as senior manager, marketing services for the last 10 years. He has three other people on his team.  He was awarded the Travel Advocate of the Year by the Incentive Travel Counsel, achieved Certified Incentive Specialist in March 2013, and Certified Incentive Travel Professional in May 2018.  Dana held a leadership role with SITE Chicago from 2014-2017, including President for two years.  He was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Incentive Industry in 2016 by the Incentive Magazine.  He currently is a trustee on the SITE Foundation Board and serves as faculty for the SITE certification course.