Event Management and Design

The Event Management and Design Online Training course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career if you are already working in the special events field or prepare you to enter the profession with an understanding of the industry. You will build a foundation that you can use to develop and accelerate a career in special events or start your own special event business.

This course includes interactive presentations and covers corporate events, weddings, parades, festivals,...

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6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES402

What you will learn

  • How to describe the five stages of event management
  • Outline the design phase for event management and describe the design development for event coordination
  • Discuss the basic elements of event marketing, how they can be used to promote an event, and how events can be used as marketing tools
  • Summarize risk management procedures and tactics
  • Understand laws, ethics, budgeting, pricing, and accounting as they pertain to event management
  • Explain the principles, processes, and practices of event design

How you will benefit

  • Acquire the fundamental skills to jump-start your career as a wedding planner or special event coordinator
  • Be able to run an event from start to finish while staying within your proposed timeline and budget
  • Develop solid communication skills and understand job-related terms that will enable you to work well with vendors, clients, and coworkers in the industry
  • Demonstrate to potential employers that you're serious about a career in event planning by enrolling in this course and receiving your certificate upon completion

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
  1. Principles of Event Management
  2. Event Administration
  3. Event Coordination
  4. Event Marketing
  5. Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management
  6. Special Event Management Technology
  7. Special Event Career Development
  8. Midterm
  9. Design Principles, Processes, and Practices
  10. Decorative Elements
  11. Unique Decorative Elements
  12. Event Lighting Design
  13. Corporate and Non-Profit Events
  14. Social Events, Fairs, and Festivals
  15. Final Project

Dawn Lianna is an accomplished event manager, educator, and natural health expert with over 30 years of experience in event management, natural healing, and personal coaching. Her client list includes non-profit, community and educational organizations, along with corporations and individuals. As an event manager, she has planned, coordinated, and co-hosted over 500 successful events. She has a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the events space, which she shares with students as the instructor of the Event Management and Design course. She is also the author and instructor of the course, Keys to Effective Communication. Her MA in Counseling and Psychology, along with her status as Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, combine in her approach to trust, respect, and rapport in effective conversation. She is an active, certified coach who integrates alternative health practices and her personal studies of herbology, nutrition, positive thinking, intuition development, acupuncture, and massage in her work and her Introduction to Natural Health and Healing course.

Prerequisites:

There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

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

  • Special Events: The Brave New World for Bolder and Better Events, by Dr. Shawn Lee and Dr. Joe Goldblatt
  • Professional Meeting Management, by the Professional Convention Management Association

Please Note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.

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No.

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.

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.

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 the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

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

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.

This course is non-credit, so it does 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 about financial assistance.

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