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Corporate Event Planner

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Become a Certified Corporate Event Planner

When organizations have achievements to celebrate, issues to address or occasions to mark, they often turn to event planners. These corporate event planners handle needs for space and logistics, equipment and scheduling for special events. This 100% online course will teach you the concepts and techniques behind corporate event planning. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certified Corporate Event Planner credential from the Wedding Planning Institute.

Job Outlook for Corporate Event Planners

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2018, approximately 134,100 event planners worked in the United States. The BLS expects this number to grow by approximately 7% between now and 2028, a rate that is faster than the 5% expected for overall job growth.

Organizations need to bring their employees, customers and other stakeholders together in physical meetings from time to time. Therefore, the BLS expects demand for meeting planners to remain strong, despite a recent trend toward online and virtual interactions.

Professional, experienced meeting planners earn $50,600 per year, on average. The highest-paid meeting planners earn over $86,000 and freelance or highly specialized meeting planners may exceed that income level.

“I highly recommend this course to anyone who plans [...] events. I have received such useful information and can end the course feeling accomplished and prepared to enter the field with a great understanding and skill. Thanks for this oportunity to learn.”

Course Objectives

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to taking this course.

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Curriculum

INTRODUCTION & COURSE STANDARDS
Corporate event planner services and project management; the SMART types of corporate events

PLANNING THE EVENT
Planning the event and setting the budget; marketing, staffing and vendor sourcing

MANAGING THE EVENT
Management fundamentals and delivery details; scheduling techniques used to enhance event planning

QUALITY CONTROL
How to set quality control expectations; risk, safety and emergency management

DEPARTURE & EXIT
Create a departure/exit strategy; how to monitor the event outcome and manage the unexpected

Instructor

Cho Phillips

Cho Phillips is the founder of Lovegevity, Inc. and the Wedding Planning Institute. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, and has been a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and other nationally-broadcast television and radio stations.

Corporate Event Planning FAQs

WHAT DOES A CORPORATE EVENT PLANNER DO?
Corporate event planners work with organizations to make sure their events — meetings, presentations, publicity campaigns, trips and parties among many other types — are executed flawlessly. They plan the facilities, decor, catering and entertainment, invitee and guest lists, speakers and topics, schedules, transportation and other details that create a successful event.

WHY DO ORGANIZATIONS NEED EVENT PLANNERS?
Although event planners may work behind the scenes, their work is crucial to a company or brand's image. Successful events enhance an organization's image, improve relations with its key audiences and bolster morale among its employees, customers and vendor groups.

IS TRAINING NECESSARY FOR A CORPORATE EVENT PLANNER?
The BLS notes that most successful corporate event planners have undertaken specialized education or training. A certification such as the Wedding Planning Institute's Certified Corporate Event Planner signals to high-level employers or prospective clients that an event planner takes their profession seriously and is committed to the highest levels of professional practice and conduct.

IN WHAT AREAS DO CORPORATE EVENT PLANNERS WORK?
Event planners may work with an almost limitless variety of industries, organizations and fields. However, their work is generally synthesized into five areas:

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