Business Development

Event Planning Skills (E1381)


Event Planning Skills

With our Event Planning course, you will learn how to anticipate and solve common planning issues for any small event such as informal gatherings, up to complex meetings. Effectively troubleshooting will help insure a happy and enjoyable event.

Successful event planning starts with possessing good communication skills, being highly organized, and having the ability to follow up with vendors until completion. Preparation before, during, and after is crucial in helping reach your desired objectives.

Creating an event is no small feat. It takes planning and understanding of the process. When planning an event, there are a multitude of tasks to consider.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
· Understand the different types of events
· Understand the planning process
· Know how to organize your event
· Understand how to organize your staff, and delegate to them effectively
· Know what to do after the event.

Course Overview:

Module One: Getting Started
Course Objectives

Module Two: Types of Events
Conferences and Seminars
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Brainstorming
Determine the Event's Purpose
Determine a Theme
Write Down & Review Ideas
Determine a Date
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Types of Entertainment
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Support Staff
Valet 27
Waiters/ waitresses
Clean up crew
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Technical Staff
Visual Technician
Media Technician
Audio Technician
Specialized Equipment Technician
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Vendors
Food Vendor
Equipment Vendor
Decorations and Furnishing Vendors
Photography/ Video Vendor
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Finalize the Plan
Cuisine and Décor
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Administrative Tasks
Create a Budget
Branding and Marketing
Insurance and Permits
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Get Organized
Form a Team
Backup Plans
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Post Event Activities
Share Media
Send Thank You Notes
Start planning the next event!
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise

  • Event Planning
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever