: EnglishShort Description
: Event planners need professional caliber information that explains everything from how to decorate, to the use of technology, and everything in between. In this course you will learn that information and much more. It is through planned events that we remember our shared history, our friends, family, and community.
We include information on 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.
Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used an Apple computer? Listened to a hip-hop CD? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings are concerned. An entrepreneur is someone who's recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed -- and jumps at it skillfully. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late.
This "Start Your Own Business" class will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Define the principles of event leadership
• Identify the steps for planning an event budget, solving problems, and making critical decisions
• Identify the requirements for working with vendors, securing a space, and marketing the event
• Identify legal considerations and guidelines for writing event contracts
• Identify the steps for starting your own event planning business
• Comprehend entrepreneurship and opportunity
• Identify the steps for developing a business plan and marketing strategyInstructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.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. He or she arranges everything for an event to include; venue, menu selection, entertainment, decorations and everything in between. As more companies learn the value of professionally organized events, there is an increasing need for formal training in event planning. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Special Events: A New Generation and the Next Frontier by Joe Goldblatt
• Freelancer’s Guide to Corporate Event Design by Troy Halsey
• Start Your Own Event Planning Business by Entrepreneur Press
• Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business by Steve Mariotti & Caroline Glackin
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7
Mac OS X 10 or higher
MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
Google Chrome is the best browser for this course
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don''t have PowerPoint)