Event Planning Professional Program

Price: 
$3,700.00
Category: 
Hospitality & Travel
Combined Hours: 
675
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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An event planner is, most simply, someone who organizes an event. Any time people meet for a purpose, whether it is for a wedding, a conference, or the grand opening of a new store, someone is needed to supervise all the details to guarantee the event happens and that it is a success.  Our Event Planning Professional program can help you become that person. 

Event Planning & Management

Event planners need professional caliber information that explains everything from how to decorate, to the use of technology, and everything in between. In this course you will learn that information and much more. It is through planned events that we remember our shared history, our friends, family, and community.

We include information on greener events, corporate social responsibility, international best practices, and the expanding event field. You will also learn how technology, including the use of social media, may be harnessed to improve the financial, environmental, and other strategic outcomes of a special event. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Wedding Consultant

Weddings are a joyous occasion: the bride is glowing with joy, the groom is beaming with pride and all the guests and family are delighted with the occasion. Planning wedding events takes a lot of organization and vision. Many couples get overwhelmed with wedding planning and often rely on a trained wedding planner to help them make their important day as special as possible. The duties of a wedding consultant can vary, but often include helping the happy couple with their wedding ceremony and reception by helping to choose wedding cakes, reception sites, flowers, invitations, and much more!

Prerequisite(s): None

Start Your Own Business

Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used an Apple computer? Listened to a hip-hop CD? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings are concerned. An entrepreneur is someone who has recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed -- and jumps at it skillfully. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late.

This “Start Your Own Business” class will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.

Prerequisite: None

 

** Course Subject to Change.

Event Planning & Management

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the principles of event leadership
  • Recognize the steps for planning an event budget, working with vendors and necessary time management skills
  • Differentiate between types of virtual and live events, venues, seating arrangements and audio and visual effects
  • Identify various design approaches and how to implement them
  • Recall types of design elements, materials and models of presentation

Wedding Consultant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify techniques for planning a wedding ceremony
  • List the steps between engagement and the wedding day
  • Define the elements involved in the wedding consulting business
  • Recall techniques for marketing and determining fees and service
  • Recognize basic wedding elements of being a wedding consultant

Start Your Own Business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define entrepreneurship
  • List the steps for developing a business plan
  • Recall methods for forming a financing strategy
  • Recognize the fundamentals of commercial law
  • Differentiate between potential strategies for growing your business

Event Planning & Management

Event Planning and Management Module 1
Event Leadership

  • Anthropological and Sociological Origins
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Public Relations
  • Global Business
  • The Event Planning Profession
  • Civic Events
  • Models of Sustainable Event Leadership
  • SWOT Analysis
  • The Creative Process in Event Planning
  • Gap Analysis

Event Planning and Management Module 2
Event Plan, Human Resources and Time Management

  • Visual Cues
  • Soundscaping
  • Identifying the Needs of Your Guests
  • Weight, Size, Volume
  • Transportation and Parking Factors
  • Composing the Event Plan
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Styles
  • Leadership Characteristics
  • Organizational Charts
  • Time Management

Event Planning and Management Module 3
Financial Leadership and Vendors  

  • Budgeting
  • Producing Profit
  • Controlling and Reducing Costs
  • Ensuring Positive Event Cash Flow
  • Accounts Payable
  • Common Event Financial Challenges
  • Contracting Your Vendor Partners
  • On-Site Coordination
  • Catering Management
  • Coordinating Technical Production

Event Planning and Management Module 4
Marketing and Risk Management

  • The 5 Ps of Marketing
  • Internal vs. External Event Marketing
  • Event Promotion Techniques
  • Internet Marketing for Events
  • Web Design and Management
  • Risk-Averse Procedures
  • Differences Among Morals, Laws and Ethics
  • Future Trends in CSR
  • Compiling with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Why is CSR Important in the Special Events Industry?

Event Planning and Management Module 5
Virtual Events and Career Growth

  • Virtual vs. Live
  • Distance or Blending Learning?
  • Creating New Revenue
  • Tracking and Encouraging the Progress of Leaders
  • Marketing Online vs. Virtual Events
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Your First Five Steps to Creating Sustainable Events
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Local Economies
  • Promoting Your Greener Event

Event Planning and Management Module 6
Venues and Staging

  • What is a Corporate Event?
  • Who Attends a Corporate Event?
  • History and Future of Corporate Events
  • Types of Venus Site Surveys
  • Common Venue Oversights
  • Selecting a Venue
  • Why is Staging Needed?
  • Types of Staging
  • Stage Configuration
  • Choosing the Best Stage for Your Event

Event Planning and Management Module 7
Seating, Rigging, Lighting and Video

  • Types of Chairs and Tables
  • Estimating Seating Capacity
  • Choosing the Best Seating Configurations
  • The Basics of Rigging
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Points
  • Elements of Light
  • Gobos
  • Three-Point Lighting
  • Video Cameras and Controls 

Event Planning and Management Module 8
Audio, Speakers and Design Teams

  • Why Are Audio Systems Needed?
  • Parts of a Sound System
  • Types of Microphones and Speakers
  • Preparation Spaces
  • Presentation Management
  • The Value of Rehearsals
  • The Proposal Response Process
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Freelance and Corporate Design Teams
  • Differences Between Freelance and Corporate
  • Roles within an Event Design Team

Event Planning and Management Module 9
Developing a Design

  • Drafting Software
  • Venue Floor Plans
  • Creating a Working Floor Plan
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • A Designer’s Toolkit
  • Transforming Data into Design Research
  • Using Your Design Palette
  • Areas of Focus
  • Design Approaches
  • Common Scenic Styles for the Corporate Event World

Event Planning and Management Module 10
Environment Design, Materials and Presenting

  • Providing Directions
  • Providing Atmosphere
  • Scenic Materials and Construction
  • Scenic Painting
  • Adding Finishing Touches
  • How Scenic Concepts are Presented
  • Illustration Styles
  • Effective Presentation Models
  • The Order of Your Presentation 

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses are always under improvement for your benefit**

Wedding Consultant

Wedding Consultant Module 1
The Ceremony Planner

  • Setting the Tone for the Wedding
  • Taking Charge of the Wedding
  • Choosing an Official
  • Deciding Who will Participate
  • Planning the Ceremony Location
  • The Wedding Program
  • The Wedding Rehearsal
  • The Ceremony Text
  • Incorporating Personal Beliefs
  • Checklists and Worksheets

Wedding Consultant Module 2
Wedding Vows and Traditions

  • Envisioning Your Event
  • The Budget, When and Where and Guest List
  • Transforming Your Space
  • Flowers, Photography, Music
  • The Dress and All the Rest
  • A Rousing Reception
  • The Invitation Suite and Cake
  • Favors and Welcome Gifts
  • The Other Parties
  • The Day of. . . in Detail

Wedding Consultant Module 3
The Wedding Consultant Business

  • Characteristics of a Successful Bridal Consultant
  • The Role of the Consultant
  • Wedding Day Duties
  • Consulting Services and Fees
  • Developing Your Market
  • Writing a Mission Statement
  • Building the Foundations of Your Business
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Legal Issues
  • The Cost of Doing Business
  • Developing a Vendor Network
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Using the Internet
  • Tracking Your Finances

Wedding Consultant Module 4
The Portable Wedding Consultant

  • Accessories, Attendants, Attire
  • The Ceremony Itself
  • Divorced parents
  • Finances, Flowers, Guest Lists
  • Invitations, Honeymoon
  • Kids at Weddings
  • Music and Photography
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Rehearsals, Gifts, the Reception
  • Showers, Rings, Thank You Notes
  • Traditions, Transportation
  • Tuxedos, Wedding Gowns
  • Videography
  • Wedding Cakes

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business Module 1     
Entrepreneurial Pathways

  • Defining Entrepreneurship
  • What Entrepreneurs Do
  • Free Enterprise Economies
  • Finding & Evaluating Opportunity
  • Examining Profits
  • Creating Business from Opportunity
  • Creating a Feasibility Analysis
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Defining Your Business
  • Analyzing Your Competitive Advantage
  • Viability Testing
  • Valuing a Business

Start Your Own Business Module 2   
Integrated Marketing

  • Exploring Your Market
  • Marketing vs. Selling
  • Market Research
  • Market Segments
  • Positioning Your Product or Service
  • Developing Your Marketing Plan
  • Marketing Mix
  • Pricing Your Products
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Smart Selling
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Principles of Selling
  • Successful Sales Calls
  • Customer Relationship Management

Start Your Own Business Module 3       
Cost Analysis

  • Understanding & Managing Costs
  • Identify Required Investment
  • Analyze Fixed Operating Costs
  • Calculate Gross Profit
  • Financial Record Keeping
  • Financial Statements
  • Income Statements
  • Examining a Balance Sheet
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Calculating Return on Investment
  • Same-Size Analysis
  • Quick, Current & Debt Ratios

Start Your Own Business Module 4     
Financing Strategy

  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash vs. Profits
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash Budget
  • Taxes
  • Filing Tax Returns
  • Financing Preferences
  • Types of Business Financing
  • Debt vs. Equity Financing
  • Identifying Sources of Capital
  • Stocks & Bonds as Investments

Start Your Own Business Module 5    
Operating For Success

  • Addressing Legal Issues
  • Managing Risk
  • Business Legal Structures
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protecting Tangible Assets
  • Operations in a Business
  • Production-Distribution Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Suppliers
  • Managing Inventory
  • Facilities Location & Design

Start Your Own Business Module 6
Growing Your Business

  • Management
  • 10 Basic Tasks Handled by Managers
  •  Leadership Styles
  • Organizational Cultures
  • Organizational Structure
  • Human Resources Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Incorporating Social Responsibility
  • Ethical Practices
  • Growing Your Business
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Cashing in Your Brand
  • Methods for Valuing a Business

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Event Planning & Management

Upon successful completion of our Event Planning and Management course, students will be prepared for an entry-level job in the Event Planning industry and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Event Planning Specialist (CEPS).

Wedding Consultant

Upon successful completion of our Wedding Consultant course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Wedding Planning Professional (CWPP).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

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The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.