Event Planning Skills

Creating an event is no small feat. It takes planning and understanding of the process. When planning an event, there are a multitude of tasks to consider. In this guide we will explore together how to effectively plan and produce an event.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the different types of events
  • Understand the planning process
  • Know how to organize your event
  • Understand how to organize your staff, and delegate to them effectively
  • Know what to do after the event

Types of Events

  • Awards
  • Charity
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Holiday
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Brainstorming

  • Determine the Event’s Purpose
  • Determine a Theme
  • Write Down & Review Ideas
  • Determine a Date
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Types of Entertainment

  • Games
  • Activities
  • Speakers
  • Performers
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Support Staff

  • Security
  • Valet
  • Wait Staff
  • Clean up Crew
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Technical Staff

  • Visual Technician
  • Media Technician
  • Audio Technician
  • Specialized Equipment Technician
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Vendors

  • Food Vendor
  • Equipment Vendor
  • Decorations and Furnishing Vendors
  • Photography/ Video Vendor
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Finalize the Plan

  • Venue
  • Registration
  • Entertainment
  • Cuisine and Décor
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Administrative Tasks

  • Create a Budget
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Insurance and Permits
  • Contracts
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Get Organized

  • Form a Team
  • Timeline
  • Checklists
  • Backup Plans
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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