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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 7 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: Tu, 6 – 8:30pm, one eve, 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 offisite catering management.
Dates/Time: Tu, 6 – 8:30pm, one eve, 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: Tu, 6 – 8:30pm, one eve, 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: Tu, 6 – 8:30pm, one eve, 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: Tu, 6 – 8:30pm, two eves, 3/25 – 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 onsite management.
Dates/Time: Tu, 6 – 8:30pm, one eve, 4/8
CRN: 348 Course Number: HOST1005 Section: RWA
Determine what’s involved to start and operate your own event planning business, the ins and outs of working as an event planner, as well as self-marketing and the making the pitch (proposal writing).
Dates/Time: Tu, 6 – 8:30pm, one eve, 4/15
CRN: 349 Course Number: HOST1006 Section: RWA
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