Online Class: Event Planning 101
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Course DescriptionEvent planning is one of the hottest new fields available to people from all walks of life today. Although some event planners may possess a college degree in business or a related field of study, a college degree is not required to be an event planner, nor is a certificate or any other formal training--although any training and/or education you can receive would certainly be very beneficial and give you an edge over others just starting out.Those who are brand new to the field of event planning can earn excellent money in this career path, and the benefits and salary only increase with the event planner's contacts, networking and skill level. Those at the top of their game can earn in excess of millions per year.Event planning is an exciting, lucrative and interesting career choice; however, it is not for everyone. Those who have a lot of energy, are comfortable with self-promotion, enjoy talking to and socializing with strangers, who are well organized, can handle multi-tasking and have an eye for detail will enjoy this career. If you are laid back, shy and prefer to be "behind the scenes," you may want to choose another profession. This course will give you a great basic understanding of event planning. It will also explain some of the details of how the business works and what an event planner does exactly. Lastly, it will give you the basics to help get you started in this exciting, rewarding and often fun filled career.
There are ten comprehensive lessons written in an easy to follow, informative manner. The end of each lesson will provide you with multiple summary review questions so that you may effectively test your new found knowledge. We encourage you to use these self-test questions to determine whether you are ready to move on to the next lesson or if you should review portions of the preceding lesson before taking the next step. Don't rush yourself. Take the time to read all portions of the lessons and complete the exercises and self-tests. Making full use of this course, in its entirety, is the first step in getting more of what you want in life and business.
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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Lesson 1: What Is an Event Planner?Event planners work to ensure the success of an event, which includes meetings, parties, fundraisers, and many others.
Lesson 2: The Importance of Networking to the Event PlannerAny event planner needs a good group of people who can provide the required elements to put the event together and make it a great success. This lesson discusses the importance of networking and how to develop networking skills and con
Lesson 3: The Major Types of Event PlanningThere are three major areas of this field that are the most popular, and thus often become the highest paying. The first is corporate event planning, the second is wedding planning, and the last is special party or celebration event planning.
Lesson 4: Corporate Event Planner BasicsCorporate event planners most often are employed by large to medium-sized companies or corporations. They organize, orchestrate, and arrange various events, meetings, conventions and educational seminars.
Lesson 5: Wedding Planner BasicsWedding planners may offer wedding day only coordination or a full range of other services, such as helping find the perfect reception location or by planning the wedding from start to finish.
Lesson 6: Special Party and Celebration Event Planner BasicsSpecial party and celebration planners organize the party or celebration according to the wishes of those who hired them.
Lesson 7: A Bird's-eye View of Planning a Single EventThis lesson gives you a broad view of what planning one single event would look like.
Lesson 8: A Bug's-eye View of Planning a Single EventIn this lesson, we will use the gathered data to get a more detailed plan, from which a final plan will be made.
Lesson 9: Details That Make a DifferenceIf you want to be an event planner, then you need to always focus on the details that make a difference.
Lesson 10: Starting Your Own Event Planning ServiceIf you want to run your own company, you should have experience, many contacts, and a good amount of starting capital.
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- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
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Course Title: Event Planning 101Course Number: 7550035Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: How ToCEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: UniversalClass Staff InstructorSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $70.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $95.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe what an event planner is and determine whether or not it is right for you.
- Describe the importance of networking as an event planner.
- Describe the major types of event planning.
- Summarize the processes involved in planning a corporate event.
- Summarize the processes involved in planning a wedding.
- Describe the processes involved in planning special parties and celebrations.
- Outline and summarize the details of planning any major event.
- Summarize how to start your own event planning service, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
1A: Introduce Yourself Assignment 5 Lesson 1 Assignment Assignment 30 Lesson 1 Exam: Event Planning Defined Exam 200 Lesson 2 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 2 Exam:The Importance of Networking to the Event Planner Exam 190 Lesson 3, Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 3 Exam:The Major Types of Event Planning Exam 190 Lesson 4 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 4 Exam:Corporate Event Planner Basics Exam 190 Lesson 5 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 5 Exam:Wedding Planner Basics Exam 200 Lesson 6 Assignment Assignment 30 Lesson 6 Exam:Special Party & Celebration Event Planner Basics Exam 190 Lesson 7 Assignment Assignment 30 Lesson 7 Exam:A Birds Eye View of Planning a Single Event Exam 190 Lesson 8 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 8 Exam:A Bugs-Eye View of Planning a Single Event Exam 190 Lesson 9 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 9 Exam:Details that Make a Difference Exam 200 Lesson 10 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 10 Exam:Starting Your Own Event Planning Service Exam 200 Final Exam Exam 970 Total Points: 3125
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- "I thought this was an excellent course. There was no pressure and you could work at your own pace and timeline. I gained a wealth of information and feel the instructor was knowledgeable of the event planning business. The instructor promptly marked assignments, exams and responded to e-mails questions....I thought this was an excellent course. There was no pressure and you could work at your own pace and timeline. I gained a wealth of information and feel the instructor was knowledgeable of the event planning business. The instructor promptly marked assignments, exams and responded to e-mails questions." -- Gloria K.
- "I found that at the end of every assignement that there wasa section called "Conclusion" that helped to clarity things in a "BUGS EYE VIEW"....Great Course overall! :)...Great Course overall! :)" -- Calvin B.
- "The instructor was there and graded me on time. I thank you Universal Class for being your student....The instructor was there and graded me on time. I thank you Universal Class for being your student." -- Betty I.
- "Everything was helpful....Instructor was pretty quick on getting back to my questions!...Instructor was pretty quick on getting back to my questions!" -- Courtney F.
- "I particularly enjoyed the example of planning an event that was utilized for two lessons. I enjoy feeling involved in the event planning process....I particularly enjoyed the example of planning an event that was utilized for two lessons. I enjoy feeling involved in the event planning process." -- Gaytra A.
- "What was most helpful was the assignments, as they required some planning and creative work that I will be able to use in my future business....I really enjoyed taking the course and was impressed with instructor's fast and professional feedback. The course is great, as it allows self-study at your own pace, gives the structure and direction in your future career of the choice, and the tuition fee is very affordable...I really enjoyed taking the course and was impressed with instructor's fast and professional feedback. The course is great, as it allows self-study at your own pace, gives the structure and direction in your future career of the choice, and the tuition fee is very affordable" -- Oksana P.