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    Corporate Event Planner


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    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

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    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

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    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Website Short Description

    Event planners need professional caliber information that explains everything from how to decorate, to the use of technology, and everything in between. In this course you will learn that information and much more. It is through planned events that we remember our shared history, our friends, family, and community.
    We include information on greener events, corporate social responsibility, international best practices, and the expanding event field. You will also learn how technology, including the use of social media, may be harnessed to improve the financial, environmental, and other strategic outcomes of a special event. Whether a celebration, business conference, industry show or convention - event planners are often an integral part of a successful event. Whatever the occasion, planners can assist in the design of the event, locating an appropriate site, determining food, beverage as well as decor needs, locating entertainment, managing the invitation process, arranging travel accommodations, hiring and overseeing personnel, supervising the event and so on. With all there is to do – it’s no wonder that event planners are in such high demand!


    6 months



    Instructor Description

    This class is supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)


    Event Planning Module 1-Event Leadership • Anthropological and Sociological Origins • Growth Opportunities • Public Relations • Global Business • The Event Planning Profession • Civic Events • Models of Sustainable Event Leadership • SWOT Analysis • The Creative Process in Event Planning • Gap Analysis Module 2-Event Plan, Human Resources and Time Management • Visual Cues • Soundscaping • Identifying the Needs of Your Guests • Weight, Size, Volume • Transportation and Parking Factors • Composing the Event Plan • Human Resource Management • Leadership Styles • Leadership Characteristics • Organizational Charts • Time Management Module 3-Financial Leadership and Vendors • Budgeting • Producing Profit • Controlling and Reducing Costs • Ensuring Positive Event Cash Flow • Accounts Payable • Common Event Financial Challenges • Contracting Your Vendor Partners • On-Site Coordination • Catering Management • Coordinating Technical Production Module 4-Marketing and Risk Management • The 5 Ps of Marketing • Internal vs. External Event Marketing • Event Promotion Techniques • Internet Marketing for Events • Web Design and Management • Risk-Averse Procedures • Differences Among Morals, Laws and Ethics • Future Trends in CSR • Compiling with the Americans with Disabilities Act • Why is CSR Important in the Special Events Industry? Module 5-Virtual Events and Career Growth • Virtual vs. Live • Distance or Blending Learning? • Creating New Revenue • Tracking and Encouraging the Progress of Leaders • Marketing Online vs. Virtual Events • Environmental Sustainability • Your First Five Steps to Creating Sustainable Events • Cultural Sustainability • Local Economies • Promoting Your Greener Event Module 6-Venues and Staging • What is a Corporate Event? • Who Attends a Corporate Event? • History and Future of Corporate Events • Types of Venus Site Surveys • Common Venue Oversights • Selecting a Venue • Why is Staging Needed? • Types of Staging • Stage Configuration • Choosing the Best Stage for Your Event Module 7-Seating, Rigging, Lighting and Video • Types of Chairs and Tables • Estimating Seating Capacity • Choosing the Best Seating Configurations • The Basics of Rigging • Rigging Equipment • Rigging Points • Elements of Light • Gobos • Three-Point Lighting • Video Cameras and Controls Module 8-Audio, Speakers and Design Teams • Why Are Audio Systems Needed? • Parts of a Sound System • Types of Microphones and Speakers • Preparation Spaces • Presentation Management • The Value of Rehearsals • The Proposal Response Process • Advantages and Disadvantages of Freelance and Corporate Design Teams • Differences Between Freelance and Corporate • Roles within an Event Design Team Module 9-Developing a Design • Drafting Software • Venue Floor Plans • Creating a Working Floor Plan • Fundamentals of Design • A Designer’s Toolkit • Transforming Data into Design Research • Using Your Design Palette • Areas of Focus • Design Approaches • Common Scenic Styles for the Corporate Event World Module 10-Environment Design, Materials and Presenting • Providing Directions • Providing Atmosphere • Scenic Materials and Construction • Scenic Painting • Adding Finishing Touches • How Scenic Concepts are Presented • Illustration Styles • Effective Presentation Models • The Order of Your Presentation Start Your Own Event Planning Business Module 1-The Event Planning Business • Who Hires Event Planners • Building Your Business Foundation • Calculating Start Up Costs • Design Time • Coordinating the Event Module 2-Getting Started • Choosing a Location • Creating Effective Proposals and Agreements • Financing Your Business • Hiring Employees • Hiring Outside Vendors Module 3-Types of Marketing • Networking to Business Success • The Power of Customer Service • Starting Up a Website • Marketing Your Website • The World of Social Media Module 4-Managing Your Finances and Final Steps • Financial Statements • Maintaining Cash Flow • Planner Profiles • Keep Your Business Healthy • Recipe for Success



    There are no prerequisites for this class.

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)


    The Event Planning Specialist Certification (CEPS) exam from the National Career Certification Board (NCCB) prepares individuals for a rewarding career as an Event Planning Professional. One of the best ways to distinguish yourself in the Event Planning industry is to pursue a national certification from NCCB. Certified Event Planning Specialists (CEPS) are responsible for coordinating every last detail of an event; regardless of the size of the event. The Event Planning Specialist arranges everything for an event to include; venue, menu selection, entertainment, decorations and everything in between. As more companies are learning the value of professionally organized events, there is an increasing need for formal training in event planning.

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