Event Management and Design

Bringing Your Vision to Life

Hours: 270 Hours
Duration: 6 months
Level: Beginner
Average Completion: 3 Months
Language: English
Occupation: Corporate Event Planner
Enrolled: 10 Students

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Event Management and Design

Event Management and Design professionals are responsible for organizing and managing successful events. They are in charge of creating and executing event plans, designing and managing event marketing campaigns, and managing event staff. Event Managers and Designers must have excellent project management, communication, and organizational skills, as well as experience in the event planning and design industry.

Primary duties of an Event Manager and Designer include outlining the goals and objectives of an event, creating a budget and timeline, and managing vendors and supplier contracts. They are responsible for setting up the venue, organizing catering, and coordinating with staff and volunteers. They are also responsible for designing promotional materials and marketing campaigns to promote the event. Event Managers and Designers must also ensure that the event runs smoothly and efficiently, and that all safety and health regulations are followed.

6 months of Full Access
6% Predicted 10-Years Job Growth

Is This the Right Career for You?

Event Management and Design is a great career choice for anyone looking to combine creative and organizational skills. With this career, you will be responsible for planning and executing events, such as conferences, conventions, weddings, trade shows, and more. You will also be responsible for designing the look and feel of the event, from the decor to the lighting and audio-visual components. You will need to be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills, as well as the ability to think creatively and solve problems quickly. Additionally, you should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as you will be communicating with vendors, clients, and staff. If you are looking for a career that allows you to use your creativity and organizational skills, Event Management and Design may be the right career for you.

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Begin your transformation and learning journey right away.

2. Learn your way

Achieve your training at your own pace, according to your own schedule.

3. Get hired today

Complete industry-recognized certification and develop your employment strategy to begin your dream job.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Event Management and Design Training With Us


With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.


Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.


We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.


Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.

Simulations and Case Studies

Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.

Engaging and Interactive

Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

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Program 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.

This course is for anyone who wants to become a professional event manager.

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
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Though you are provided a full 6 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 3 months!

Event Management and Design FAQs

To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

Event Planning and Management Module 1
Event Leadership
• Anthropological and Sociological Origins
• Growth Opportunities
• Public Relations
• Global Business
• The Event Planning Profession
• Civic Events
• Models of Sustainable Event Leadership
• SWOT Analysis
• The Creative Process in Event Planning
• Gap Analysis

Event Planning and Management Module 2
Event Plan, Human Resources and Time Management
• Visual Cues
• Soundscaping
• Identifying the Needs of Your Guests
• Weight, Size, Volume
• Transportation and Parking Factors
• Composing the Event Plan
• Human Resource Management
• Leadership Styles
• Leadership Characteristics
• Organizational Charts
• Time Management

Event Planning and Management Module 3
Financial Leadership and Vendors
• Budgeting
• Producing Profit
• Controlling and Reducing Costs
• Ensuring Positive Event Cash Flow
• Accounts Payable
• Common Event Financial Challenges
• Contracting Your Vendor Partners
• On-Site Coordination
• Catering Management
• Coordinating Technical Production

Event Planning and Management Module 4
Marketing and Risk Management
• The 5 Ps of Marketing
• Internal vs. External Event Marketing
• Event Promotion Techniques
• Internet Marketing for Events
• Web Design and Management
• Risk-Averse Procedures
• Differences Among Morals, Laws and Ethics
• Future Trends in CSR
• Compiling with the Americans with Disabilities Act
• Why is CSR Important in the Special Events Industry?

Event Planning and Management Module 5
Virtual Events and Career Growth
• Virtual vs. Live
• Distance or Blending Learning?
• Creating New Revenue
• Tracking and Encouraging the Progress of Leaders
• Marketing Online vs. Virtual Events
• Environmental Sustainability
• Your First Five Steps to Creating Sustainable Events
• Cultural Sustainability
• Local Economies
• Promoting Your Greener Event

Event Planning and Management Module 6
Venues and Staging
• What is a Corporate Event?
• Who Attends a Corporate Event?
• History and Future of Corporate Events
• Types of Venus Site Surveys
• Common Venue Oversights
• Selecting a Venue
• Why is Staging Needed?
• Types of Staging
• Stage Configuration
• Choosing the Best Stage for Your Event

Event Planning and Management Module 7
Seating, Rigging, Lighting and Video
• Types of Chairs and Tables
• Estimating Seating Capacity
• Choosing the Best Seating Configurations
• The Basics of Rigging
• Rigging Equipment
• Rigging Points
• Elements of Light
• Gobos
• Three-Point Lighting
• Video Cameras and Controls

Event Planning and Management Module 8
Audio, Speakers and Design Teams
• Why Are Audio Systems Needed?
• Parts of a Sound System
• Types of Microphones and Speakers
• Preparation Spaces
• Presentation Management
• The Value of Rehearsals
• The Proposal Response Process
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Freelance and Corporate Design Teams
• Differences Between Freelance and Corporate
• Roles within an Event Design Team

Event Planning and Management Module 9
Developing a Design
• Drafting Software
• Venue Floor Plans
• Creating a Working Floor Plan
• Fundamentals of Design
• A Designer’s Toolkit
• Transforming Data into Design Research
• Using Your Design Palette
• Areas of Focus
• Design Approaches
• Common Scenic Styles for the Corporate Event World

Event Planning and Management Module 10
Environment Design, Materials and Presenting
• Providing Directions
• Providing Atmosphere
• Scenic Materials and Construction
• Scenic Painting
Adding Finishing Touches
How Scenic Concepts are Presented
Illustration Styles
Effective Presentation Models
The Order of Your Presentation

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader


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.


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Event Planning Specialist Certification (CEPS)


The Event Management and Design certification benefit is the ability to gain recognition from peers and employers for having a formal education in event planning. It also allows individuals to develop a deeper understanding of the field, build their professional network, and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful. It also provides individuals with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the event planning industry. Finally, the certification provides individuals with the ability to demonstrate their commitment to the field and their commitment to continuing their education.


• 100% Online, Self-Paced
• Open Enrollment
• Admissions and Student Support
• Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion