Although it does take plenty of creativity to design an event that is memorable and meaningful, it also takes careful attention to detail, adaptability, effective delegating, and a lot of work.
This two-day course will walk you through the process of event management, from the beginning stages of planning, to the final touches (like props, food, and music).
While this course is specifically for corporate event planning, the elements here can also be applied to more personal event planning like anniversaries, special birthday gatherings, weddings, and more. Essentially, we’re creating an effective and well planned design that is ready for implementation and can be used over and over again.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Event Planning Essentials
To start, we will explore key event elements and planning documents, including briefing notes and event planning worksheets.
Budgets are a critical piece of event planning. This session will explore the important parts of any budget and give participants some hands-on practice with budgeting.
Using the Committee Approach
You can’t do everything yourself! This session will look at building a committee and recruiting volunteers to help make any event a success. We’ll also give participants tips on delegation.
Connecting with Partners and Sponsors
This session will explore some additional places that participants can gather support for their events.
Advertising and Marketing
Next, participants will learn about the importance of contacting delegates and how they can make every touch count. Take-aways and swag bags will also be covered.
Selecting the Venue
Meeting venues are very important to the success of your event. This session will explore what to consider and how to choose a great venue.
Feeding the Masses
People love food! This session will give participants some tips on choosing the right menu for their event while staying in their budget.
Business Etiquette Basics
Etiquette terrifies many people, but it’s not as scary as it seems! In this session, participants will receive some tips to make etiquette easier for them and people attending their events.
When you are responsible for event planning, you must be inclusive to ensure that that everyone who attends will feel equally welcome. In this session, participants will explore some ways to build a diverse, inclusive event.
Creating an Atmosphere of Service
In this session, participants will brainstorm some ways to demonstrate good customer service.
Selecting Speakers and a Master of Ceremonies
Selecting the people who will be the public face of your event requires some careful planning. This session will give participants some tips on picking the right people.
Working with contracts is an essential part of event planning. This session will talk about why contracts are important and what they need to include.
In this session, participants will learn about several formats that event planners use to evaluate their corporate events.
Adding the Finishing Touches
Next, we’ll talk about how to engage the audience and create an unforgettable event.
Event Day Roles
You’ve done all the planning, everyone’s ready, and the delegates are about to arrive. What to do? This session will answer the big question!
Closing the Event
When everything is all over, it’s time to evaluate your performance. This session will give participants a checklist of things to include in a conference report. We’ll also talk about other wrap-up activities, like thank-yous and the final event meeting.
In the final session of this workshop, participants will create an event plan in teams and present it to the group.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and complete an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
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Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6