Our event management courses are ideal for anyone considering a rewarding career in the exciting field of event management. The event and meeting planning industry is growing at a rapid pace and creating new opportunities for professional event management professionals.
The courses are ideal for anyone who enjoys organizing events, planning parties and working with others. Online modules in our event management program include site selection, transportation and accommodations, event registrations, food and beverage management, sales and operations and non-profit event planning and budgeting.
Intro to Event & Meeting Planning
This introductory course acquaints students with the common components of well executed meetings and events. Course introduces site selection, food/beverage, audio visual, contracts, industry overview and career possibilities.
This course outlines the key elements to successful site selection, negotiation issues/techniques, contract provisions/analysis & diverse industry contracts. Legal issues unique to the meeting industry will be identified.
Transportation & Housing
The logistics of air and ground transportation and hotel arrangements will be discussed. Students will learn trade strategies to make informed decisions leading to a successful meeting experience.
This course will introduce students to various registration systems and keys to selecting the best registration method. Students will learn the process to make informed decisions.
Food & Beverage Mgnt
Learn a systematic approach to evaluating meeting objectives and group needs as they relate to menu design, pricing structures, guarantee strategies, negotiation items and overall information about food and beverage services.
Hotel Sales & Operations
Students will be introduced to the principles and procedures of hotel sales and operations by taking part in "learn by doing" activities. Networking, building internal & external relationships and selling techniques will also be taught.
Students will be provided with the tools needed to hold effective special events. Venues including meetings, conferences, exhibits, fairs, trade shows, international events, weddings, etc. will be addressed.
Non-Profit Event Planning
Course will focus on planning successful special events for non-profit organizations. Course will explore fund-raising breakfasts, black tie galas, festivals, auctions, golf tournaments, fashion shows, concerts and soirees.
Money Management for Event Planners
Course will introduce essential tools needed to prepare a budget for events of all sizes, information gathering, analyzing goals/objectives and preparing and communicating presentations to clients.
Course Access Time
Students are given 6 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply.
This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Students need access to a computer, Internet access and basic computer skills ability to use a keyboard, web browser, email, etc.. They should be high school graduates or equivalent with the ability to read and write English.
Students need to have access to the internet and a PC or virtual PC for automation courses. All required materials are available online. Textbooks are available for purchase which parallel course content, if desired, but are not required.