Course

Sustainable Event Planning

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Hospitality Management
Course Code
HOSP 3120
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Hybrid
Online
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course embraces the principles of sustainability through the environmentally and socially responsible production of events. It focuses on the rationale behind incorporating sustainable practices into events that include protection of the environment, saving on costs and resources, improving social issues, doing business effectively and ethically while building new markets sensitive to sustainable practices.
Course Content
  • Create and plan various aspects of a sustainable event via case studies, assignments, and exercises
  • The theory and practice of sustainable events
  • Planning a sustainable event
  • Measuring ‘green’ and other sustainability considerations
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Waste management
  • Energy and water management
  • Sustainable food and beverage
  • Sustainable accommodations
  • Inclusion, diversity and creating safe spaces for all humans and their cultures
  • Introduction to various international event planning and sustainability philosophies
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Event marketing
  • Current events 
Methods Of Instruction

To achieve the course objectives, the methods of instruction for this course will include a combination of lecture/seminar, group discussion, and guest speakers.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be in accordance with The Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Case Studie(s) 10-30%
Assignment(s) 30-50%
Exam(s) 20-30%
 TOTAL 100%

No one assessment will be worth more than 40%.

To pass the course, students must achieve a cumulative grade of 50% on a weighted average basis in all non-group assessments as well as 50% overall in the course.

Students must write midterm(s) and final examination to pass the course.

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Apply UN sustainable development goals to event management practices;
  • Articulate the '3 pillars of sustainability' philosophy of economy, environment, and society throughout assignments and discussions;
  • Explain and predict the positive impact your initiatives can make on the potential environmental impact of events by shifting business practices and philosophies, e.g. triple bottom line commitments;
  • Analyze supply chains and inspire suppliers for best practices in the process of creating sustainable events;
  • Apply knowledge of how various sectors of the hospitality industry influence sustainable events via accommodations, transportation, entertainment, food and beverage, etc.;
  • Define how corporate social responsibility (CSR), innovation, education, and conservation define and motivate business;
  • Manage sourcing and purchasing of environmentally friendly products and services, including disposal of consumable waste, emissions reduction, and the energy conservation initiatives of an event;
  • Create and plan various aspects of a sustainable event via case studies, assignments, and exercises.
Textbook Materials

Jones, M. Sustainable event management: a practical guide (latest edition). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge or textbook and/or materials with similar content as approved by department.

Use of only Commerce and Business faculty approved calculator

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for HOSP 3120
Athabasca University (AU) AU ADMN 2XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU TOUR 3XX (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR TRMP 2XX (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit
Langara College (LANG) LANG MARK 2XXX (3)
North Island College (NIC) NIC THM 2XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU TMGT 2XXX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ORTM 3XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 4XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36137
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Terpenkas
Instructor First Name
Andrea
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

IN PERSON MEETING DATES: SEPT 6, 20 OCT 4, 18 NOV 1, 15, 29 DEC 6

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
28
7
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Online
Room
None
Start Time
16:30
-
End Time
19:20
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
Room
A2280
Start Time
16:30
-
End Time
19:20
Tue
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
Room
A2280
Start Time
16:30
-
End Time
19:20