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How to Become a Successful Event Planner

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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Course Reviews

  1. Profile photo of Lettie Lettie says:

    Has lots of infomation...
    Has lots of information on how to plan your event and extra ideas with apps to use to help your business. I took this class to help our catering business with our client.~ Thanks

  2. Profile photo of Erika Hall Erika Hall says:

    Helpful for amateurs
    I have never planned an event so I decided to take this since I will be in the months to come. Very helpful to me. The tools she gave are useful.

  3. Profile photo of Cyrena Cyrena says:

    Very Informative
    I thought the course, “How to Become a Succesful Event Planner” was well presented and very informative. I enjoyed going through the course and learned a lot.

  4. Profile photo of Allie Allie says:

    Learned a lot!
    This was a very informative course. I learned a lot about event planning that I would have never thought of. It made me more excited to continue learning about event planning and to pursue it professionally and look for an internship somewhere close by. The only thing I would have asked for was more in depth information on some things in the course. Some lectures accomplished that and some did not. Overall I was pleased with the course and excitedly finished it in a few days. I also really enjoyed the case study at the end. It was nice to try and apply my new knowledge. Thank you!

  5. Profile photo of Angela Angela says:

    So much useful information.
    I was a bit hesitant to take this course, because I wasn’t sure if it was going to be any useful information. I’m so glad I decided to do this. it was quick and to the point. I’m very pleased. I will be referring this site to my friends.

  6. Profile photo of Kate Kate says:

    Great Resource
    This was a great introduction and formaliation of the event planning process. The lecturer advised at the beggining of the course that she would include some templates at the end of the course however these havent been made available.

  7. Profile photo of Laura Laura says:

    Informative Basics
    The information was clear and precisely presented.
    Having planned several events for non-profits I work for, much of the information was review. However, the forms were greatly appreciated and the reviews of online and app tools were helpful!

  8. Profile photo of Christina Christina says:

    Great Starting Point!
    I enjoyed this course! It was fast-paced and covered many major areas. I also like that examples were provided when necessary. I would love to see a part 2 to this course that goes into more detail and depth for specific events, such as weddings and business meetings and breaks each down into sections. The case study was extremely helpful and provided some insight to all the components necessary to plan intimate events!

  9. Profile photo of Mable Mable says:

    Event planning
    Great class on event planning. Easy to understand and follow with templates and links.

  10. Profile photo of Erika Erika says:

    I really enjoyed the course. Thank you

  11. Profile photo of Dawn Dawn says:

    Very Useful
    The course was very useful. It gave several small details that were needed in such a detail oriented profession. Thank you all

  12. Profile photo of Dawn Dawn says:

    Event planning
    This was a very useful course iun that there are several small details that are covered and planning an event is very detail oriented.

  13. Profile photo of Kaitlin Kaitlin says:

    How to Become a Successful Event Planner
    Wonderful course. Enjoyed the clear outline of each section. Most helpful was probably the tips and tricks provided as well as the website/app suggestions!

  14. Profile photo of Kaitlin Kaitlin says:

    How to Become a Successful Event Planner
    Very well outlined course and really appreciated the tips and tricks provided along with helpful website/app suggestions.

  15. Profile photo of kathy kathy says:

    Event Planning
    Highly recommend attending this course, It was informative and easy to follow along.

  16. Profile photo of LaKeisha LaKeisha says:

    Fast Moving
    This course included a lot of information I have found online for free. It has a pretty detailed layout, but it moves very quickly. Lots of great examples that illustrate ideas and definitions.

  17. Profile photo of Jessica Jessica says:

    Great Intro to Event Planning
    I’ve had an interest in event planning and wanted to take this course to evaluate if it’s right for me. I learned a lot of basic steps to planning an event. I think the most valuable part of this curse is the templates for developing a sponsor package, risk assessment, event timeline, etc. and websites of where to find vendors, venues, and useful online tools!

  18. Profile photo of Tianna Tianna says:

    Good Course
    I was able to work at my own pace and time schedule. Very informative & good course

  19. Profile photo of Lori Lori says:

    Invaluable Course on Event Planning
    I truly enjoyed the course. It covered was invaluable topics relevant to planning an array of events. It covered the do’s and don’ts of planning and offered tools, resources to use in planning a successful event. I appreciate the sample sheets and I hope they are available for me to obtain for future use.

    This was a perfect course.

  20. Event Planner Course:
    I have been doing a series of events on a small scale for over 10 years. I recently got into doing weddings and realized that I needed to learn as much as I could about event planning as a wedding is no small affair. After taking this course, I realized a few things:
    1. I didn’t know what I thought I did.
    I thought in doing events for a while I knew what I needed to know. WRONG. I learned so much from this course and how to effectively plan, execute, and review events.
    2. With what I do know, this course let me know I am doing something right.
    Positive reinforcement is always a plus and an encouragement,
    3. Confidence
    I want to start my own Event Business. I have been on the fence about it for a while, and after taking this course, feel much more confident, ready, and excited to achieve that dream.

    To anyone thinking about taking this course:
    Do it. You know as well as I do that if you like doing events, there is always something to learn. The more prepared you are, the better prepared and excellent your event will be. The only downside I would have to say about this course is I wish it had a little bit more about wedding planning. However, in the end, the planning process is the same.

  21. Profile photo of Fiona Fiona says:

    Event planner
    I really enjoyed this course and have learnt loads of thing which l will put on board .

  22. Profile photo of Meaghen Meaghen says:

    I liked the course
    Good Information, Great fast paced flow.

  23. Profile photo of Venus Venus says:

    I have been doing Event Planning for over 8 years and I found this course to be informational.

  24. Profile photo of Venus Venus says:

    The course was informational. I have been doing event planning for 9 years but still was able to learn some wonderful new ideas.

  25. Profile photo of Tamara Tamara says:

    Great Course
    Loved the ease in completing the course. The instructor was very informative and kept it interesting.

  26. Profile photo of Tam Tam says:

    Experienced planner- refresher
    I took this course because I am very serious about my craft and like to stay abreast of the latest and greatest information, tools, tips and other perspectives. I actually reviewed the course twice to be sure I didn’t miss a beat. Very easy to follow and this would be perfect for those that are considering this as a business – whether full or part time – or someone that fell into the the job by way of employer or volunteer role yet really needs to have a clear understanding of what event planning is about. I found this to be a good resource for someone to use to get started on the path of event planning. This is very reasonable in pricing and availability of online lecture with presentation was very helpful. I would recommend this course to a novice who is exploring this career path and someone who is looking for a quick refresher.

  27. Profile photo of Phyllis Phyllis says:

    Great information
    I learned a lot.

  28. Profile photo of Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Good Information
    The information in this course was helpful, especially since I have very little experience in this area. I’ve been thrown into an event planning position at my current workplace. I love it, but I really needed some guidance.

  29. Profile photo of Angel Angel says:

    Great course
    Brought up some really good points that I had not thought of.

    Glad to now be certified!

    Thank you,

  30. Profile photo of Kara Kara says:

    WOW Factor
    I am so pleased with this website. I have learned so much with this industry. I love what i do and have had a passion for event planning since day one. I got to learn so much more on here to apply at my work i cant wait to take it to the next level. Easy course can finish in a day if wanted to.

  31. Profile photo of Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    How to Become a Successful Event Planner
    This course is Very well organized . Some of the materials introduced were quite in depth , not common knowledge, so it is a great class to take.

  32. Profile photo of Karen Karen says:

    Great Start on Event Planning
    This course moved quickly through all of the key elements of event planning. I liked the insight into tools and process docs to add extra value to this course. I liked how the course was delivered in quick short segments. I woud recommend this course to someone thinking of planning an event or considering an event planning career.

  33. Profile photo of Laura Laura says:

    Great ideas
    This actually provided multiple good ideas and I am looking forward to implementing them.

  34. Profile photo of Shavaughn Shavaughn says:

    This course was very informative and touched bases on all stages of planning. It is very valuable and has created a starting point for me to build my knowledge and career in this industry on.

  35. Profile photo of LaToya LaToya says:

    Very informative and put together, not too long and over drawn gave great pointers and kept my interest the entire time.

  36. How to become a successful event planner
    Very well presented

  37. Profile photo of Lydia Lydia says:

    How to become a successful planning
    Very detailed course loved it

  38. Profile photo of Lydia Lydia says:

    I really enjoyed . Such an eye opener

  39. Profile photo of Laquiella Laquiella says:

    This course was very informative. I really enjoyed it.

  40. event planner
    I will be a great event planner!

  41. Profile photo of Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Informative Course
    I enjoyed the course! The sections were short and manageable, yet very informative and to the point. The resources given will be invaluable to my event planning company.

  42. Profile photo of Colleen Colleen says:

    Very Informative
    I loved the course. I set 2 hrs aside to take the entire class and b/c of unlimited access i can go back through again and take notes. It was very informative, clear, and concise.

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