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The Event Management and Design Online Training course will equip you with the knowledge to advance in the field if you're already working in special events, or it will prepare you to enter the profession with an understanding of the industry. You'll build a foundation that you can use to build a career in special events or start your own special event business.
This course is split up into two modules: Special Event Management and Special Event Design and Decoration. Each module includes multiple units complete with interactive presentations. Corporate events, weddings, parades, festivals, and more are covered. You'll learn about the practicalities of planning events and the dazzle of designing them. From permits to pyrotechnics, this course will teach you how to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events. Learn to create spectacular special events with the Event Management and Design Online Training course!
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
There are no specific prerequisites for this course. It is taught at the college level and requires the basic high-school level academic competencies. You should have a high school degree or the equivalent, basic liberal arts knowledge, and an understanding of and interest in different cultures. You will also need a basic understanding of computers and must be comfortable navigating the Internet.
Dawn Lianna is a senior event manager with over 30 years of experience in the event planning field. She has worked with non-profits, corporations, community, educational and private events. As an educator and corporate trainer, she has co-hosted over 500 events. She oversees all aspects of administration, coordination, marketing, time management, finding venues, staging, managing staff, getting permits, signage, fund raising and budgeting from start to finish. She is also the author and teachers Keys to Effective Communication. Her excellent communication skills bring an additional asset to this valuable course and to anyone wanting to learn the art and science of event planning.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
The facilitator was very knowledgeable and timely in response to assignment submissions.- J.F., Tidewater Community College
My facilitator was fantastic. He was timely with is responses, usually under 24 hours after the assignment or test was taken, and provided outstanding feedback for each individual response. The content was supplemental and very informative; the duality of planning and the design built into this course is wonderful.- A.W., Kennesaw State University
I loved this program and the professor was so great and helped me understand when I had difficulty.- M.F., Central Texas College
My facilitator was very knowledgeable in this subject. He was fair, kind and a good leader; I learned a lot from him, as well as the course. I feel proud to have completed this journey and can't wait to see where it takes me.- J.B., Collin College
I enjoyed the flexibility of this course. Being online, it allowed me to go at my own pace. I thought the course content was excellent, and was very impressed by the knowledge of the facilitator. The support team at ed2go was very nice and accommodating to my needs. - K.W., Delaware Area Career Center
I liked the foundation of the course and the material. I learned so much in such a short time!- L.P., Excelsior College
I thought this class was very detailed and fun at the same time! The facilitator was very well educated in event planning and responded very quickly to emails.- L.R., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
I haven't been associated with a school of any kind for years and I was nervous at first, but once I saw the support I was receiving I from ed2go and the facilitator, I was completely comfortable. Everyone was great.- S.B., Polk State College
I really enjoyed taking the course online, at first I didn't think It would keep my attention, but it did! Mr. Monroe was honest and gave great compliments and great advice.- P.T., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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