Event Planning 101

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Course Description

If you've been tasked with planning a large-scale event such as a conference, awards gala, or a fundraising dinner, this workshop is for you! Event planning can be a monumental task but setting goals and planning well in advance are keys to pulling off a successful event.

This course will cover the roles and mindset of the event planner and the planning process. We will also discuss event management, budgeting, evaluation, and how to be prepared for if or when things go wrong. Lastly, we will look at tools that you may utilize during the event planning process.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand the role of the event planner and the mindset necessary to oversee successful event coordination.
  • Develop an event planning process that incorporates budgeting, project management, risk management, communication and evaluation tools.
  • Identify the various event elements (food and beverage, design, site selection, etc.) and how to cost-effectively employ them.
  • Employ strategies to solve event issues such as logistics, technology, etc.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
Erin Gray - gray@amigos.org