Event Planning Course Outline

Unit D

In Unit D, you’ll continue your studies of private and corporate planning. First you’ll look at planning events for children and teens. Next you’ll look at how you can help grieving families by organizing memorial services. Then you’ll complete your lessons on corporate event planning by learning how to plan industry events like fundraisers and conferences. Finally, you’ll develop your interpersonal skills with a look at communication techniques that you can use with clients and vendors.

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Event Planning Course Materials Unit D
  • What’s more fun than watching a one-year-old smash a birthday cake to pieces? Learn to plan parties for tots and teens and tap into a younger you. You’ll look at organizing games and activities that keep both the children and adult guests entertained.

  • As an event planner you can make joyous events even more special for your clients. You can also help your clients through difficult times. For example, you can assist clients with funeral arrangements for a loved one. Learn how to respectfully and politely make arrangements for your clients so they can be with their family.

  • In your final corporate event planning book you’ll be introduced to industry events. Fundraisers, conferences, and symposia are examples of events that fall under this category. You’ll finish up your work with corporate clients by learning how to organize special events like art shows, concerts and plays.

  • Are you good with people? Strong interpersonal skills allow you to build lasting relationships with both clients and vendors. In your last business book you’ll study ways in which you can improve your written and verbal communication as you build important connections in the industry.

Watch a Unit Preview Video

In this unit preview, hear from Diana Chouinard of Jubilee events and find out how she got started in the industry and how her career progressed over the years.

Your event and wedding planning assignments

Your Assignments

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

  • Help Hannah organize a 7th birthday party for her son.
  • List the customs of one religious rites ceremony and plan an after-service gathering.
  • Practice your sales techniques.