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Meeting & Event Planning

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Meeting & Event Planning Certificate Program

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


Principles of Meeting & Event Management

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.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 9/16

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $49

CRN : 601  Course Number: HOST1000 Section: RWB


The Business of Weddings & Social Events

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.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, two evenings, 9/23 to 9/30

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $95

CRN: 602 Course Number: HOST1004 Section: RWB


Catering Design & Management

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.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 10/7

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $49

CRN: 603 Course Number: HOST1001 Section: RWB


Corporate Event Planning

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.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 10/21

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $49

CRN: 604 Course Number: HOST1005 Section: RWB


Event Sales & Marketing

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.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 10/28

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $49

CRN: 605 Course Number: HOST1002 Section: RWB


Financial Planning & Legal Studies for the Event Planner

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.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 11/4

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $49

CRN: 606 Course Number: HOST1003 Section: RWB


The Business of Being an Event Planner

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).

Course Information

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, one evening, 11/18

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $49

CRN: 607 Course Number: HOST1006 Section: RWB


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