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Event Planning: Capstone

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Design an event from start to finish

Showcase your skills and build your professional portfolio as you design an event from start to finish! We will give you a specific, real-world scenario—including inevitable curveballs along the way—testing your ability to effectively adapt to change as you demonstrate your capacity to produce events utilizing best practices for budgeting and logistics. The course's three online sessions will also cover event planning career opportunities, as well as tips on identifying your career path. Online instructor office hours will be available for questions regarding the assignment and client scenarios for this capstone project.

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Course Outline 


  • Lesson 1: Project and Career Paths 

    • The Capstone Project
    • Presentation of event scenario
    • Explanation of evaluation criteria
    • Timeline
    • What is a curveball?
    • Explanation and parameters for future online sessions
    • Careers in Event Planning
    • Recent statistics on the event planning industry
    • Areas of focus in event planning
    • Expanding your portfolio: Books, Education, Certifications and designations, Networking: Industry organizations

  • Lesson 2: Online Office Hours Q&A Capstone Project 

    • Join fellow students as they ask questions to gain guidance and clarification of details for a successful completion of the capstone project
    • Learn from the questions that are asked and have an opportunity to comment and ask your own questions about the capstone project
    • Receive answers and feedback regarding your progress on the capstone project
    • Propose adjustments for your own project as you receive curveballs that change the details of the event

  • Session 3: Online Office Hours Q&A Capstone Project

    • Join fellow students as they ask questions to gain guidance and clarification of details for a successful completion of the capstone project
    • Learn from the questions that are asked and have an opportunity to comment and ask your own questions about the capstone project
    • Propose adjustments for your own project as you receive curveballs that change the details of the event
    • Receive answers and feedback regarding your progress on the capstone project
      Finalize plans for project submission; timeline for evaluations and certificate distribution

Learner Outcomes

  • After completing this course, participants will be able to:
    • Confidently plan the design of an event from start to finish.
    • Create and propose solutions to sudden hurdles in the course of planning an event
    • Define and explain the possible career paths in event planning
    • Identify event career opportunities

Course Schedule

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Instructor-led)Jan 19, 2022 to Mar 02, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Event Planning: Capstone Course Information

Contact Hours
5 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $375.00