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Meeting, Conference, and Event Management

  • Taught by Industry Experts
  • Provides Practical, Hands-on Skills
  • Offers Flexible Class Schedules

Meeting, conference, and event management are growing fields where skills acquired can be applied on a global basis. These courses teach you to plan events, while enhancing your marketing, negotiation, and sales skills to serve corporate, social, and special event clients. Site visits may include venues such as hotels, conference centers, and design showrooms. Choose from in-person, blended, or online options.

An Event Manager's Guide to Navigating Hotel and Other Event Venue Contracts

Gain the knowledge and skills to develop comprehensive requests for proposal, expertly evaluate vendors, and prepare effective negotiation plans.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Budgeting and Financial Management for Meeting Managers

Learn to integrate strong budgeting and financial management fundamentals into every level of your event planning workflow.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Event Management: Developing Content for Adult Learners

Become familiar with the latest research on adult learning and innovative engagement techniques to maximize ROI for your events.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Introduction to Event Management

Learn about the event planning process, the different career paths available in the events industry, and the skills to succeed in event management.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Marketing and Positioning Strategies for Meetings, Events, and Conferences

Learn how to add value for your clients by leveraging marketing, social media, and public relations for maximum exposure of your events.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Risk Management for Meeting and Event Professionals

Acquire the knowledge and skills to develop a comprehensive risk assessment and risk control plan for your events.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Sales Strategies for Catering and Event Professionals

Enhance your personal selling strategy: learn how to set aggressive yet achievable milestones and to build on your strengths.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Vendor Relations: Negotiating Strategic Partnerships for Meetings and Events

Evaluate suppliers more effectively and develop negotiation skills to maximize value for you and your clients.

2017 Fall
1 section

Starting a Successful Events Business

If you are an event professional ready to start your own company, then this workshop can help you to navigate the path toward business ownership.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Planning Successful Weddings

Go beyond the fundamentals of event planning and learn how to work confidently with your clients to execute the perfect wedding.

2017 Summer
1 section

Webinar: Selling Your Space as a Unique Event Venue

Gain an understanding of how to successfully market your space as an event venue and mitigate the legal implications of doing so.

2017 Summer
1 section

Catering for Meetings and Events

Learn to identify culinary and beverage trends, design cohesive menus, and work with caterers and vendors to exceed client expectations.

Event Design and Decor

Leverage your creativity to plan more engaging events, no matter the budget.

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) Management

Gain an understanding of how to attract and serve MICE event clients and how they differ from other event types.

New Technologies for the Meeting and Conference Industry

Identify different technologies for each phase of the event planning process and assess how different solutions can improve event ROI.

Prospecting and Sales Strategies for Conference Centers and Event Venues

Cultivate relationships and add value to your organization by using proven business development strategies in conference and meeting management.

Special Events Management

Gain an understanding of how special events can add value to organizations, and learn how to effectively manage risk and liability.

Webinar Series: Best Practices in Conference Center Management

Learn new skills that will improve your conference center operations and increase revenues.