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Event Management and Design

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Become an Event Designer and Manager

Event designers and managers work with clients to turn corporate events, weddings, parades, festivals, and more into truly special occasions. If you want to enter the special events industry or start your own special events firm, this 100% online course will teach you to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events.

Job Outlook for Event Managers and Designers

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for meeting, convention and event planners is expected to grow by 8% between now and 2029.

According to PayScale.com, event planners earn $53,587 per year, on average. PayScale.com also noted that 85.5% of event planners are female and almost 4 out of 5 report high levels of satisfaction with their jobs.

“I thought this class was very detailed and fun at the same time! The facilitator was very well educated in event planning...”

-L.R., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Course Objectives

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for this course. It is taught at the college level and requires the basic high-school level academic competencies. You should have a high school degree or the equivalent, basic liberal arts knowledge, and an understanding of and interest in different cultures.

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Curriculum

SPECIAL EVENT MANAGEMENT
Review best practices for ordering and placing designs and decorations. Understand how the size and location of a venue can impact the scope of decorations permitted inside.

SPECIAL EVENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES
Discuss special event career opportunities and possible room for growth within the field. You'll also cover special event management technologies that help with storing data, managing time, and reaching out to vendors and attendees.

ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Define the ways in which you and your team will be held legally and ethically responsible during an event. Ensure you know how to receive the proper licenses and insurance for all events. Also expect to cover ways to remain socially responsible and how to reduce the environmental impact of your planned events.

DESIGN AND DECORATIONS
Review best practices for ordering and placing designs and decorations. Understand how the size and location of a venue can impact the scope of decorations permitted inside.

DECORATIVE ELEMENTS
Learn how to bring together backdrops, props, flowers, fabrics, balloons, and lighting elements. Understand how to coordinate event entertainment, signage, and catering services.


TYPES OF SPECIAL EVENTS
Go over the various types of events that you may want to work on. This portion of the course will cover corporate and social events, weddings, fairs, festivals, spectacles, and parades.

Instructor

Dawn Lianna

Dawn Lianna is a senior event manager with over 30 years of experience in the event planning field. She has worked with non-profits, corporations, community, educational and private events. As an educator and corporate trainer, she has co-hosted over 500 events. She oversees all aspects of administration, coordination, marketing, time management, finding venues, staging, managing staff, getting permits, signage, fundraising and budgeting from start to finish. She is also the author and teachers Keys to Effective Communication. Her excellent communication skills bring an additional asset to this valuable course and to anyone wanting to learn the art and science of event planning.

Event Management and Design FAQs

WHAT DO EVENT DESIGNERS DO?
Event designers work with clients to create special events, from establishing themes and budgets to selecting venues and decorations. They may also supervise the production of materials associated with the event.

WHAT DO EVENT MANAGERS DO?
Event managers oversee the planning and execution of special events. They organize teams, work with third-party vendors and facility management, coordinate food and entertainment delivery and manage administrative details required for a successful special event.

HAS COVID-19 IMPACTED EVENT MANAGER AND DESIGN JOBS?
Like every industry, event designers and managers have felt the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, as a resilient industry, event managers have responded by carefully implementing social distancing guidelines, moving to virtual venues and shifting event schedules.

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