This course focuses on the skills required to plan and execute a major event which may include food and beverage, entertainment, a meeting, a show such as a fashion show or automobile show or other similar event content. Students will study the theory behind event planning and execution. Students will also engage in planning and executing a major event in order to experience first hand the challenges and rewards associated with executing special events.
Methods Of Instruction
To achieve the course objectives, a combination of lecture and event planning labs will be used.
Means of Assessment
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STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE TO PASS THE COURSE.
At the end of the course the successful student will be able to:
- Articulate the key elements of event planning
- Describe how events are marketed
- Explain the role of an event manager
- Explore the subfields in event management
- Discuss the five critical stages of an event
- Describe how to administer each stage
- Articulate the importance of communication in event management
- Define synergy and its role in event management
- Create the event budget
- Control accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Establish a purchase order system
- Arrange cash controls and banking procedures
- Use the time line production schedule to organize time
- Prepare an organization chart for event workers and management
- Prepare job descriptions for event workers and management
- Prepare an evaluation process to examine the performance of workers and management
- Evaluate potential event venues and select the most appropriate venue
- Negotiate the contract for the venue rental
- Arrange for and negotiate the contract for any required furniture fixtures and equipment
- Arrange liquor licensing where necessary
- Arrange transportation as required
- Execute an event
- Create a post-mortem report inclusive of financial, variances, performance/service standard analysis and guest feedback
Julia Rutherford Silvers, Professional Event Coordination (latest edition). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
or similar textbook(s) or material as approved by the department.
Only calculators approved by faculty of Commerce and Business Administration may be used on tests and exams.