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Meeting & Event Planning
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Develop the skills, techniques and know-how to plan stellar events in this lively, hands-on practical program! Whether planning a nonprofit’s fundraiser, a gallery opening, convention, corporate annual meeting, a wedding or special social event, you’ll learn the steps necessary to plan a winning event from start to finish without the need for crisis management. Those interested in a career in meeting or event planning will find this program helpful in getting started in the industry; those with some experience will be exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking about events. Completion of all seven modules required to earn the certificate of completion.
All modules must be taken in order!
Instructor: Stefanie J.B. Muscat, experienced instructor, owner and principal of Bevara, with extensive experience planning special events
Provides an overview of the various components of negotiations, creating and managing timelines, set-up, audio-visual, food and beverage, onsite management, evaluation, and event follow-up.
Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 2/25
CRN :343 Course Number: HOST1000 Section: RWA
Explore the food and beverage side of event planning. Topics include menu development and planning, packages, service styles and event flow, and the logistics of off-site catering management.
Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 3/4
CRN: 344 Course Number: HOST1001 Section: RWA
Learn the tools needed to successfully develop and maintain a client base in the competitive event world, including creating and following a marketing plan, the sales process, business development strategies, and client relationship building.
Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 3/11
CRN: 345 Course Number: HOST1002 Section: RWA
Covers the basics of financial management for events and familiarizes you with the legal issues surrounding the industry, including budgeting, profit and loss, contracts, insurance, and liability issues.
Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 3/18
CRN: 346 Course Number: HOST1003 Section: RWA
Explore what it’s like to plan and manage weddings and social events, including meeting with clients, working with vendors and sites, timelines, budgets, and onsite coordination.
Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, two evenings, 3/25 to 4/1
CRN: 347 Course Number: HOST1004 Section: RWA
Focuses on the corporate sector of meeting and event planning. Topics include program development, coordinating speaker logistics, travel, site selection, registration, and on-site management.
Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 4/8
CRN: 348 Course Number: HOST1005 Section: RWA
Determine what’s involved in starting and operating your own event planning business and the ins and outs of working as an event planner, as well as self-marketing and making the pitch (proposal writing).
Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 4/15
CRN: 349 Course Number: HOST1006 Section: RWA
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