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Event Planning Course Outline

Unit A

Unit A takes you through your role as an event planner, the planning timeframe, and the essential components that must be considered when planning any event. Discover career opportunities in the event planning industry, and learn about the event planning process.

Materials Event Planning Course Unit A

Unit Topics

  • Dive right into the event planner role and find out what your schedule will be like, what you’ll do day-to-day, and who you’ll be working with.

  • Explore an essential component of event planning — the immensely important planning timeframe. Learn how to organize and prioritize your tasks effectively so that every detail comes together just right.

  • To plan any event you need to know which details you’ll have to consider. From organizing the guest list to choosing the entertainment, you’ll learn about all seventeen event components in great detail.

  • Look at everything to do with the event budget including budget assessment, prioritization, and raising funds when needed. Learn how to work with your clients to come up with a budget, how to prioritize elements of the event, and how to ensure your clients’ costs are on track.

Unit Books

  • Introduction to Event Planning

  • Creating an Event Concept

  • The Planning Budget

  • The Planning Timeframe

Your event and wedding planning assignments

Your Assignments

Take a look at some of the practical assignments that you’ll complete in this unit:

  • Analyze your personality and discover which traits will make you a great event planner.
  • Calculate how large you need your venue to be based on different seating arrangements.