Event Planning Entrepreneur Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA- EPE2
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

Event Planning and Management

Start Your Own Business

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.

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Program Objectives

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 strategy

Identify methods for managing costs and forming a financing strategy

Comprehend commercial law and the importance of contracts

Identify strategies for growing your business and eventually selling it

Job Outlook

Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is expected to grow 44 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. As businesses and organizations become increasingly international, meetings and conventions are expected to become even more important. For many of these organizations, meetings are the only time they can bring their members together. Despite the spread of online communication, face-to-face interaction is irreplaceable. In addition, industries and businesses increasingly recognize the value of hiring professional meeting planners who can deliver top-notch meetings at the best available price.

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Open Enrollment

Multiple funding options

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