Planning Meetings And Special Events

This course is designed as an introduction to the study of planning meetings and special events. Being a meetings and special events planner is both demanding and rewarding. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects this profession will grow by 43.7 percent between 2010 and 2020. It’s not all fun and parties, though. In 2012, Career Cast ranked being an event planner as the sixth most stressful job, with soldiers and firefighters holding the top two positions. That’s because a meeting coordinator is responsible for every detail of an event. Planners must know how to communicate, be empathetic, and think of their clients. It’s crucial to remember that in some instances the event will be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, so it’s important to get it right.

Major Concepts:

  • Meetings Are Big Business

  • Preparing to be the Perfect Planner

  • Budgets

  • Financial Management of Meetings and Events

  • Getting Into the Field

  • Working with Suppliers

  • Designing the Program…And Don’t Forget the Food

  • Importance of Potpourri

  • Evaluations for Meetings and Special Events

Grade 9-12
One Semester