LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Define the principles of event leadership • Recognize the steps for planning an event budget, working with vendors and necessary time management skills • Differentiate between types of virtual and live events, venues, seating arrangements and audio and visual effects • Identify various design approaches and how to implement them • Recall types of design elements, materials and models of presentation DESCRIPTION: The event and meeting planning industry is growing at a rapid pace and creating new opportunities for professional event management professionals. Our event management program includes greener events, corporate social responsibility, international best practices, and the expanding event field. You will also learn how technology, including the use of social media, may be harnessed to improve the financial, environmental, and other strategic outcomes of a special event. This course will introduce students to the keys to selecting the best registration method to help people wanting to attend events. Learn a systematic approach to evaluating meeting objectives and group needs as they relate to menu design, pricing structures, guarantee strategies, negotiation items and overall information about food and beverage services. This course will introduce essential tools needed to prepare a budget for events of all sizes, and how to prepare and communicate presentations to clients. CERTIFICATION: The Event Planning Specialist Certification (CEPS) exam from the National Career Certification Board (NCCB) prepares individuals for a rewarding career as an Event Planning Professional. One of the best ways to distinguish yourself in the Event Planning industry is to pursue a national certification from NCCB. Certified Event Planning Specialists (CEPS) are responsible for coordinating every last detail of an event; regardless of the size of the event. The Event Planning Specialist arranges everything for an event to include; venue, menu selection, entertainment, decorations and everything in between. As more companies are learning the value of professionally organized events, there is an increasing need for formal training in event planning. NCCB certifications are available to everyone that has formal training, work experience or has been self-trained in their field of expertise.