Event Planning

Events do not just happen, they take time to plan, develop, and create. This workshop is designed to give your participants the tools needed to host a great event. They will touch on planning and administrative techniques that will give them the confidence to run an engaging event that will leave a positive and lasting impression an each attendee.

With our Event Planning workshop your participants will explore ways to work with vendors, security, technicians, and wait staff. They will touch on different event types such as awards ceremonies, charity events, and business conferences. By utilizing the correct skill set and planning your participants will be provided the details and concepts of what makes up a successful event.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans Form

Evaluation Form

Module Two: Types of Events

Awards

Charity

Conferences and Seminar

Holiday

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Brainstorming

Determine the Event’s Purpose

Determine a Theme

Write Down & Review Ideas

Determine a Date

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Types of Entertainment

Games

Activities

Speakers

Performers

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Support Staff

Security

Valet

Waiters/ Waitresses

Clean up Crew

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Technical Staff

Visual Technician (lighting)

Media Technician (website, Facebook, etc.)

Audio Technician (Sound)

Specialized Electrical Equipment Technician (for performers)

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven:  Vendors

Food

Equipment

Decorations and Furnishing

Photography/ Video

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Finalize the Plan

Venue

Registration

Entertainment

Cuisine and Decor

Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Administrative Tasks

Create a Budget

Branding and Marketing

Insurance and Permits

Contracts (for event staff, entertainment, rentals, and vendors)

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

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