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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.

2 sections

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.

2 sections

Meetings Technology

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

2 sections

Negotiating Event Contracts and Agreements

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

2 sections

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.

2 sections

Principles of Event Management

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

2 sections

Risk Management for Meeting 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.

2 sections

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.

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.

2018 Fall
2 sections

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.

1 section

Budgeting and Financial Management for Meeting Managers

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

1 section

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.

1 section

Planning Successful Weddings

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

1 section

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.

1 section

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.

1 section

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.

1 section

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.

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.