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Wow, What a Great Event!

Are you planning a special event and could use some helpful advice? Considering event planning as a future career? Curious about what other event planners are doing? Need new ideas and resources? This is the event planning course that's made for you!

Discover how all the pieces in the event planning process fit together to make any size or type of event successful, whether it's for your family or friends, your employer, or your favorite charity. You'll learn about themes, venues, menus, entertainment, décor, and much, much more. You will develop skills, find resources, and gain confidence to plan any event. You'll gain access to event industry information compiled by and for event industry professionals. You'll be so excited with your newly gained confidence and expertise that you'll want to start planning your next event even before this course is over!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Wow, What a Great Event! Details + Objective

Course Code: wge

You Will Learn
  • Learn how to develop themes that will make your events cohesive and engaging
  • Acquire methods for building your network of professionals and learn the fundraising skills that make memorable and powerful events
  • Develop skills, find resources, and gain confidence to plan any event
  • Examine every aspect that makes events successful and memorable
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Impress your current boss or future employers through event planning skills
  • Gain confidence to plan any event and create memories for other professionals
  • Get access to event industry information compiled by and for event industry professionals
  • Discover proven tips, tools, techniques, and procedures that will make event planning easier
Wow, What a Great Event! Outline
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Week 1

Learn a step-by-step approach for event planning that's simple, straightforward, and works every time. Then learn when to use and when to avoid a theme at your events. You will examine how to bring a theme to life using all of your senses.

Week 2

Discover why there's a lot more to selecting an event location than booking your neighborhood hotel or banquet hall. Learn the criteria that will ultimately help you make the best site selection. Then, learn which site diagrams you'll need, how to develop a room layout, and which sketches you'll want to request or create yourself.

Week 3

Participate in an extensive discussion about food and beverage at events you've enjoyed in the past. Then, acquire valuable entertainment source information for novice event planners and experienced professionals alike.

Week 4

Discover how to develop a decorating theme for your event while working with the limitations of a budget. Then, examine corporate sponsorships, which are an important means of covering the major costs of many events. Learn how donations and grants can help your dream event become a reality.

Week 5

Examine all the different modes of promoting your event, including word-of-mouth, print, electronic media, and media relations. Then, gain insight into how to get the most out of your event planning team. You will learn how to avoid the worst problems in personnel matters.

Week 6

Learn what to look at and who to consult with as you do your own evaluation to benefit future events. Discover how to make use of surveys and focus groups. Finally, learn how you can continue your education in event planning and widen your circle of professional colleagues.

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Wow, What a Great Event! Instructors
Cynthia Grzelak

As an independent public relations and marketing consultant who works with corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and industry associations, Cynthia Grzelak has created and coordinated hundreds of events ranging from small meetings to large and highly public corporate and charity galas. She created Wow, What a Great Event! to make the professional event planning training and resources she wished were available to her at the beginning of her career available to other people who share her passion for events.

Wow, What a Great Event! Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Wow, What a Great Event! Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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