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Corporate Event Planner

Do you have a knack for putting together great parties and events? Are you someone with great attention to detail? If so, a career as a Corporate Event Planner could be perfect for you. Learn everything you need to know in our Corporate Event Planner course including how to plan, design, and execute a successful corporate event, and how to charge for corporate event planning services. 

Corporate events span all industries and are planned for a variety of occasions and celebrations. Corporations and their employees celebrate many milestones and accomplishments within the lifespan of the growth and evolution of its people, products, and successes so there are unlimited opportunities in this field. From special events and meetings to assemblies, recognition events and corporate training — you’ll be prepared to handle them all! 

6 Months / 240 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Gateway Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Corporate Event Planner

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES297

What You Will Learn
  • Interview new clients and event stakeholders to create a scope of work, including venue selection, floor plans, seating accommodations, timelines, and checklist required to insure a successful event outcome
  • Create backup plans and apply security measures
  • Apply event planning formulas to the rollout, setup and execution of any corporate event by implementing critical path methodologies, timelines, and project management best practices
  • Set budgets and service charges
  • Research the market to present a proposal of options to meet the event budget restrictions set by a client/event
  • Price services and incorporate additional fees for sourcing rentals
  • Document events and perform a “postmortem” process to encourage “lessons learned” in every event at every location
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become a Certified Event Planner
  • Gain the skills to plan and design successful corporate events
  • Learn to execute any corporate event by implementing critical path methodologies, timelines, and project management best practices
  • Learn how to set budgets and charge for services to more effectively run your own business

Outline

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I. Introduction & Course Standards

A. Corporate Event Planner Services

B. The SMART types of corporate events

C. Successful Corporate Event Planning

D. Project Management

II. Planning the Event

A. Planning the Event and Setting the Budget

B. Planning the Corporate Event

C. Event Marketing

D. Staffing and vendor sourcing.

III.  Managing the Event

A.  Management Fundamentals

B.  Scheduling Techniques Used to Enhance Event Planning

C.  Event Delivery Details

IV.  Quality Control

A.  How to Set Quality Control Expectations.

B.  Risk Management

C.  Safety and Emergency Management

D.  Local Laws and Regulations

V.  Departure & Exit

A.  Create a departure / exit strategy

B.  How to Monitor the event outcome

C.  How to manage the unexpected

Instructors & Support

Cho Phillips

Cho Phillips is the founder of Lovegevity, Inc. and author of the “Professional Wedding and Event Planning: How to Start a Wedding Planning Business” textbook and resource manual. As founder of The Wedding Planning Institute, Phillips provides an opportunity for subject matter experts to contribute to the standardization and education for wedding professionals. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, and has been a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and other nationally-broadcast television and radio stations.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Students should have general knowledge of the following:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Google Docs
  • Need access to a computer/laptop or tablet and internet access
  • Tablet owners need to download Puffin Web Browser App

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Windows Media Player.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • S.M.A.R.T. Corporate Event Planning

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course will prepare to work as a Corporate Event Planner.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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