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How to Become a Successful Event Planner
4.8( 396 REVIEWS )
1h 23m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of event planning, how to approach event planning, identify and mitigate risks, and get event sponsors.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Event planners
  • Those who are planning to make a career change
  • Managers

What you’ll learn:

  • Important skills needed for event research, needs assessment and other crucial starting points
  • Initial client contact until post-event analysis
  • How to implement production schedules


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

Are you interested in becoming a successful event planner?

Here’s your opportunity to learn from industry expert, Jody-Ann Rowe. Whether you are just starting out or making a career change, this introductory course will familiarize you with the many facets of Event Planning and Management, from initial client contact to post-event analysis.

You will learn key skills required for event research, needs assessment, and other crucial starting points in planning an event. You will also learn to identify the various types of events, develop event decor and design concepts, work with event stakeholders, and implement production schedules and timelines.

Additionally, you will gain transferable, practical knowledge and skills in management practices such as planning, design, marketing, sponsorship, budgeting, risk management and program evaluation.

Here’s what will be covered in this course:

  • Event Planning Basics
  • Different Types of Events
  • The 5 Phase Approach to Event Planning
  • Event Goals and Objectives
  • Event Stakeholders
  • Conducting a Needs Assessment
  • Setting Measurable Objectives for Event Success
  • Defining Your Target Market and Demographics
  • S.W.O.T. Analysis
  • Selecting the Right Venue
  • Event Budgeting
  • Event Timeline and Critical Path Method
  • Identify and Mitigate Risks
  • Event Design
  • Event Marketing Strategies
  • Getting Event Sponsors
  • Evaluating an Event
  • Post-mortem Reporting

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to be an event planner.

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Get started today and improve your event planning skills!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - What Is Event Planning?
Lecture 1 – Course Overview 00:00:00
Lecture 2 – What Is Event Planning? 00:00:00
Lecture 3 – Different Types Of Events 00:00:00
Lecture 4 – The 5 Phase Approach To Event Planning 00:00:00
Section 2 - Where Do We Start?
Lecture 5 – Event Goals And Objectives 00:00:00
Lecture 6 – Event Stakeholders 00:00:00
Lecture 7 – Conducting A Needs Assessment 00:00:00
Lecture 8 – Setting Measurable Objectives For Event Success 00:00:00
Lecture 9 – Defining Your Target Market 00:00:00
Lecture 10 – Identifying Attendee Demographics 00:00:00
Section 3 - Planning For Success
Lecture 11 – S.W.O.T. Analysis 00:00:00
Lecture 12 – Sourcing And Evaluating Suppliers 00:00:00
Lecture 13 – Venue Selection 00:00:00
Lecture 14 – Creating An Event Budget 00:00:00
Lecture 15 – Developing An Event Timeline/Critical Path 00:00:00
Lecture 16 – Identifying And Mitigating Risk 00:00:00
Section 4 - Good Design Is the Silent Seller
Lecture 17 – Theme And Appearance 00:00:00
Lecture 18 – Creating A Storyboard 00:00:00
Lecture 19 – WOW Factor 00:00:00
Lecture 20 – Relevant Software And Tools 00:00:00
Section 5 - Show Me The Sponsors
Lecture 21 – Marketing Strategies 00:00:00
Lecture 22 – Social Media Marketing 00:00:00
Lecture 23 – Coordinating Media And PR 00:00:00
Lecture 24 – Sponsorship 00:00:00
Lecture 25 – Industry Trends And Marketing Tools 00:00:00
Section 6 - How Did We Do?
Lecture 26 – How To Evaluate An Event 00:00:00
Lecture 27 – Tips On Surveying Attendees 00:00:00
Lecture 28 – Obtaining Client Feedback 00:00:00
Lecture 29 – Post-Mortem Reporting 00:00:00
Section 7 - Practice Is The Best Of All Instructors
Lecture 30 – Careers In Event Planning And Management 00:00:00
Lecture 31 – CASE STUDY: Apply Your Knowledge 00:00:00

Course Review


396 Ratings
  1. Anonymous
    Christina Tsionas January 8, 2018 at 11:39 AM

    Great course for the price


    Was a wonderful course. Easy to follow along to.

  2. Anonymous

    Straight forward and clear instruction


    I enjoyed this series it had plenty of tips and guidance. I appreciated receiving all the templates along the way. Would recommend.

  3. Anonymous

    take this course!


    wonderful course. lots of solid information.

  4. Anonymous
    Angelina Allaback October 27, 2017 at 13:01 PM

    Very Useful


    This was an excellent course with a lot of great info for a newbie like myself. I especially appreciated the document templates and suggestions along with the current info about useful websites and software!

  5. Anonymous

    Clear & Concise


    Great refresher and update online course from someone who’s been in/around the event planning industry since 1991 – well worth my time and money!



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