Target Audience: This course is intended for individuals who are interested in planning and producing events whether personal or professional OR who have 3 years of experience and are preparing to take the exam for the CSEP (Certified Special Event Professional) or CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation.
E Textbook Special Events: Creating and Sustaining a New World for Celebration, 7th Edition ISBN : 978-1-118-80597-8
Equipment: Flash drives for students to save documents and templates
Course Description: Are you interested in becoming a Certified Special Events Professional or Certified Meeting Professional? This program will engage you with confidence and provide the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to fine tune your event planning skills. Gain the hands-on experience necessary to become marketable in the event & meeting planning industry. ILEA (International Live Events Association) has approved Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education as an ILEA Approved Content Vendor.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
·Discuss CMP/CSEP specific terminology
·Describe best practices in event and meeting planning
·Explain the development process (proposals and RFPs)
·Describe purpose, goals of event and ROI
·Create budgets, timelines, and production schedules
·Choose site, prepare, and submit RFPs
·Perform site visits, reaching the right demographics
·Obtain and manage volunteers, donations, sponsors
·Market and advertise event
·Discuss legal, ethical, risk management
·Write contracts and agreements
·Execute a successful event - Graduation
Teaching Methodology and Assessment:
Methodology - Lecture, discussions, power point presentations, real life experiences. Assessments - Discussion, Q and A, role play, small interim projects, create tangible materials, plan a successful event
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education Certificate of Program Completion and CEUs, you must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete an evaluation for the course.
In addition, exams/quizzes will be administered and graded to assess the student's ability. A final team project will be assigned to assess the abilities to administer the knowledge obtain during the course.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 42 hours
Number of CEUs to be offered: 4.2
There are still openings remaining at this time.
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