The facilitator was very knowledgeable and timely in response to assignment submissions.
My facilitator was fantastic. He was timely with is responses, usually under 24 hours after the assignment or test was taken, and provided outstanding feedback for each individual response. The content was supplemental and very informative; the duality of planning and the design built into this course is wonderful.
I loved this program and the professor was so great and helped me understand when I had difficulty.
My facilitator was very knowledgeable in this subject. He was fair, kind and a good leader; I learned a lot from him, as well as the course. I feel proud to have completed this journey and can't wait to see where it takes me.
I enjoyed the flexibility of this course. Being online, it allowed me to go at my own pace. I thought the course content was excellent, and was very impressed by the knowledge of the facilitator. The support team at ed2go was very nice and accommodating to my needs.
I liked the foundation of the course and the material. I learned so much in such a short time!
I thought this class was very detailed and fun at the same time! The facilitator was very well educated in event planning and responded very quickly to emails.
I haven't been associated with a school of any kind for years and I was nervous at first, but once I saw the support I was receiving I from ed2go and the facilitator, I was completely comfortable. Everyone was great.
I really enjoyed taking the course online, at first I didn't think It would keep my attention, but it did! Mr. Monroe was honest and gave great compliments and great advice.
Course Code: GES402
Understand the fundamental elements of successful event management. Learn about the administration, coordination, and marketing elements that go into creating and promoting an event.
Discuss special event career opportunities and possible room for growth within the field. You’ll also cover special event management technologies that help with storing data, managing time, and reaching out to vendors and attendees.
Define the ways in which you and your team will be held legally and ethically responsible during an event. Ensure you know how to receive the proper licenses and insurance for all events. Also expect to cover ways to remain socially responsible and how to reduce the environmental impact of your planned events.
Review best practices for ordering and placing designs and decorations. Understand how the size and location of a venue can impact the scope of decorations permitted inside.
Learn how to bring together backdrops, props, flowers, fabrics, balloons, and lighting elements. Understand how to coordinate event entertainment, signage, and catering services.
Go over the various types of events that you may want to work on. This portion of the course will cover corporate and social events, weddings, fairs, festivals, spectacles, and parades.
Jim C. Monroe, CMP, CSEP, has been a special events professional for over 30 years. With Jayna Monroe, CMP, his wife and business partner, and their team of designers and technicians, he decorates and manages events for corporate, community, and family celebrations. Jim attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, and received his BA in Speech and Drama. Then he attended University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH for his MA. He has been a Design Director and Senior Event Manager in Dallas, Texas, and a member of the Travel, Exposition, and Meeting Management Program at Richland College. Jim is also has been a member of Bill Reed Decorations Inc. and an instructor and scenic artist. He is a Certified Meeting Professional and Certified Special Event Professional. He was awarded the Esprit Award for Best Industry Contribution of 2006, presented at ISES EventWorld, the MPI DFW Chamber of Rising Star Award, and the Outstanding Service Award from TxACOM. In addition to this, Jim was an active participant in the Texas Association of Convention Operations Managers, International Special Events Society (ISES), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), Association of Event and Convention Professionals (TxACOM), and APEX Initiative, Terminology Committee, Convention Industry Council (CIC).
Jim has several publications, which include the following.:
There are no specific prerequisites for this program. It is taught at the college level and requires the basic high-school level academic competencies. Students should have a high school degree or the equivalent, basic liberal arts knowledge, and an understanding of and interest in different cultures.
This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac. A high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable) is required. Students will need a basic understanding of computers and must be comfortable navigating the Internet. E-mail capabilities are also required. Microsoft Outlook 2007 software should be installed prior to beginning this program. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.
ed2go will provide the following textbooks:
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
You must have Microsoft Outlook 2007 software already installed on your computer before taking the program. Otherwise, all the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best, but any word-processing program will suffice) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
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The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.