Effective Event Management

This course is designed for those who are responsible for event organising – whether it is a conference, product launch, staff function or team event. The course provides the practical tools and techniques needed to deliver any event successfully, in any environment.

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Description

This course is designed for those who are responsible for event organising – whether it is a conference, product launch, staff function or team event. The course provides the practical tools and techniques needed to deliver any event successfully, in any environment.

Who should attend:

The course is for anyone who oversees, manages or participates in event organisation, whether they are an administrator, manager, community worker or volunteer.

Learning objectives:

Using a project management framework:

  • Understand the event management process
  • Gain tools and knowledge to plan an event
  • Gain tools and knowledge for the running of event
  • Examine evaluation and closure of an event

Course outline:

What makes for a successful event? (best practice)

Define the purpose and objective of an event and what is needed to make it a success

Plan an event

  • Define what needs to be done
  • Develop a schedule and run sheet
  • Understand what can go wrong (risk assessment)
  • Develop a budget

Tips for ensuring a successful event

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of event sponsorship
  • Appreciate the value of effective marketing and promotion
  • Learn how to define and select the right venue

Ensuring an event plan is achieved

  • Learn how to monitor the event plan
  • Understand the importance of effective issue management
  • Understand how to manage the event stakeholders

Overseeing an event

Evaluating an event’s success

Learning format:

This is an interactive day of sharing and learning, using a real-life case study and exercises to practise your learning. 

Each course has a maximum of 16 participants.

Course accreditation and credits:

This course attracts 7.5 Professional Development Units, which may be used towards obtaining or maintaining a global Project Management Institute credential.

Presenter:
Grant Crawford

Further details: 
If you would like more information about this programme, please contact us on: 
Ph: 64 4 463 6556 Email: profdev@vuw.ac.nz

Customised workshops:
Victoria Professional and Executive Development are able to customise many of our workshops to meet specific individual or organisational requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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