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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.

Event Budgeting and Financial Management

Learn about the financial management process for event planning—from developing a budget to analyzing return on investment.

2019 Summer
1 section

Event Operations and Production

Learn to create project plans that include each aspect of the event while using the latest technology, décor, and design ideas.

2019 Summer
1 section

Risk Management for Meetings and Events

By the end of this course, have the skills to develop comprehensive risk assessment and risk control plans for all of your events.

2019 Summer
1 section

Planning Successful Special Events

Explore how to create special events that meet client goals, and improve your event planning by learning to employ creative ideas.

2019 Summer
1 section

Principles of Event Management

Gain an understanding of the event planning process for creating and executing meetings, events, and conventions of all sizes.

2019 Summer
1 section

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.

Budgeting and Financial Management for Meeting Managers

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

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.

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.

Meetings Technology

Become knowledgeable about relevant technological tools and new platforms, as well as their uses as they apply to producing events.

Negotiating Event Contracts and Agreements

Become skilled at handling venue contracts, including developing a comprehensive RFP, evaluating vendors, and preparing a negotiation plan.

Planning Successful Weddings

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

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.

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.

Marketing for Events, Meetings, and Conventions

Learn how to increase attendance and to position an event, venue, or conference center successfully within a competitive global landscape.

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.