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Certificate In Conference and Event Management Online Course

Learn all the essentials of event planning

Learn all the essentials of event planning

 Whether you’re planning a small anniversary party or a big conference, the basic event management principles are the same. This course will give you an effective and well-planned design that can be used over and over again for any type of event.

In this course, you will learn all the essentials of event planning, including setting objectives, budgeting, using committees, advertising, choosing a venue, selecting a menu, developing takeaway items, gathering feedback for the plan, hosting the event, and evaluating how it all went.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview
Session 2: Event Planning Essentials

  • Identifying Key Event Elements
  • Things to Include
  • Setting Goals and Objectives
  • Polishing the Needs Analysis
  • How to Write a Briefing Note
  • How Should Your Briefing Note be Formatted?
  • Getting Organized
  • About the GYR Column

Session 3: Budgeting Basics

  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • The Real Budget
  • Getting Strict About the Budget

Session 4: Using the Committee Approach

  • Getting the Right People Doing the Right Things
  • Volunteers
  • Doing Delegation Right
  • About Delegating
  • The Levels of Delegation
  • Steps to the Delegation Process

Session 5: Connecting with Partners and Sponsors

  • Benefits of Support
  • Partners
  • Sponsors
  • Step Up and Ask!

Session 6: Advertising and Marketing

  • Small Events
  • Mandatory Events
  • Large Events
  • Gathering Support
  • The Touch Factor
  • Things to Remember
  • What Are Take-Aways?
  • The Typical Take-Away
  • A Fresh Approach
  • But We Love Paper!

Session 7: Selecting the Venue

  • Picking an Appropriate Place

Session 8: Feeding the Masses

  • Setting up the Menu
  • Confused?
  • Pizza and Soda
  • Soups, Sandwiches, and Salads
  • Deciding on Alcohol
  • Making the Right Choice
  • Finding Food Solutions

Session 9: Business Etiquette Basics

  • Don't Be Afraid!
  • Making it Easy
  • The Edge of Etiquette
  • Think Space!

Session 10: Celebrating Diversity

  • What Does It Mean?
  • Diversity Assessment

Session 11: Creating an Atmosphere of Service

  • Introduction to Customer Service
  • Critical Elements of Customer Service

Session 12: Selecting Speakers and a Master of Ceremonies

  • People in Your Event
  • Special Guests and Dignitaries
  • Speakers
  • People in Practice

Session 13: Managing Contracts

  • Dealing with Contracts

Session 14: Gathering Feedback

  • Gathering Feedback from Delegates
  • Quick Response
  • Formal Survey
  • Gathering Feedback from the Client
  • Things to Ask
  • Designing Feedback

Session 15: Adding the Finishing Touches

  • Memorable Events
  • Five Fun Ideas
  • Case Study

Session 16: Event Day Roles

  • Things to Do
  • Emergency Kit Checklist
  • Managing Your Image
  • Managing My Image

Session 17: Closing the Event

  • Creating the Conference Report
  • Conference Report Checklist
  • Finishing Touches for Your Report
  • The Post-Event Meeting and Thanking Those Involved

Session 18: Practicing Planning

  • Event Selection
  • Needs Analysis: Part 1
  • Needs Analysis: Part 2
  • Needs Analysis: Part 3
  • Presentations

Session 19: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002CAEMOCVS
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate