Fundamentals of Meeting and Event Planning
Program topics will emphasize what it takes to identify and establish a career path
within the profession. Learn the foundational elements and strategic considerations
needed for planning a successful event.
Successful Logistical Planning
Gain inside knowledge of how to build a blueprint for success by understanding ROI,
targeted questioning, staging, audio-visual, labor, permits and creating value for
Food and Beverage Essentials
Effectively managing food and beverage for an event means successfully working with
many variables. Discuss the management of food and beverage events, including identifying
needs, creating a budget and working with a hotel or off-premises caterer.
Legal Issues for Event Planners
Review case studies and learn to minimize liability. Gain a better understanding of
critical contract clauses, how to resolve legal issues relating to alcohol, food and
beverage, employment disputes, and what to do practically and legally if you do not
Finance and Budgeting Essentials
Learn to understand, create, sell, manage, and live with event budgets, including
how to evaluate your budget and provide solid information to stakeholders on return
Communication Skills for the Event Planning Professional
This two-part class will show you how to communicate effectively to peers and clients,
outline and organize an effective project presentation, improve your style of delivery,
and maintain the attention of your audience.
This is the culminating project, presented to peers and instructors. Projects will
focus on planning a meeting or event from beginning to end using the information and
skills learned during the program.
Wedding Planning for Planners
Learn must-have skills and address the challenges of this fast-growing niche industry.
Topics include bridal parties, customs/traditions, music, industry associations, networking,
bridal shows, PR and more.
Independent Meeting Professional
Learn the obvious and not-so-obvious considerations for establishing a reputation
as an industry professional who delivers quality events.
Planning Nonprofit Events
Nonprofit organizations are often asked to accomplish the near impossible – create
a four-star event with a one-star budget. Learn how to make the most of every budgeted
dollar and seek appropriate sponsorship and fundraising opportunities to offset the
costs. Acquire tips on how to find and manage valuable volunteers and how to stay
organized amidst the chaos.