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Event Planning Certificate

Event Planning Certificate Program: stay on top of the latest trends and technologies as well as the latest ways to make your events environmentally responsible.

Event Planning Certificate

The in-class format of the Event Planning Certificate meets in class for one week. For the next six weeks you will participate in two online Question and Answer sessions while completing your Capstone Project.

Special Event production is a blend of art and science. You'll study both as you explore the aesthetic details which make events sparkle, and the behind-the-scenes logistics which make the events safe and functional. This program will help you stay on top of the latest trends and technologies as well as the latest ways to make your events environmentally responsible. After completing this program you will be able to:

  • Create high quality events and explore options for gaining event planning experience.
  • Develop effective event objectives and build a timeline, budget, and program to meet those goals.
  • Design event invitation/marketing materials.
  • Solve event logistical issues (parking, safety, security) while encouraging "green" event practices.
  • Select a venue and service providers and negotiate prices.
  • Understand the lingo and the terminology for catering, AV, and more.
  • Work with a client, vendors, and volunteers effectively.

Event Planning Certificate - Online

The online format of the Event Planning Certificate meets weekly in an online classroom and additional course materials are available to you on demand in the Blackboard learning environment. During the sixth week, there is a full-day in-class session.

Special Event production is a blend of art and science. You'll study both as you explore the aesthetic details which make events sparkle, and the behind-the-scenes logistics which make the events safe and functional. This program will help you stay on top of the latest trends and technologies as well as the latest ways to make your events environmentally responsible. After completing this program you will be able to:

  • Create high quality events and explore options for gaining event planning experience.
  • Develop effective event objectives and build a timeline, budget, and program to meet those goals.
  • Design event invitation/marketing materials.
  • Solve event logistical issues (parking, safety, security) while encouraging "green" event practices.
  • Select a venue and service providers and negotiate prices.
  • Understand the lingo and the terminology for catering, AV, and more.
  • Work with a client, vendors, and volunteers effectively.