Event Management for Beginners
What you'll learn
- speak with confidence about the event management process.
- plan, execute and review your own event.
- Students can start this course right away.
- To get the most out of the additional resources students will need to have software to download word, excel and pdf documents.
- Students don't need to have any experience at all with event management to do this course.
Imagine you just volunteered to help organise the company Christmas Party, the school fete, the football club social night, your cousins's wedding and you have no idea where to start? Don't let this opportunity pass you by without giving it your very best effort. What most people think is that event management is easy and they go over budget or they under deliver on customer or attendee expectations. If you are looking at this course then you are not most people and you understand that you don't know it all and you can use some help!
If this is you then this course is most definitely for you. Drawing on 25 years experience organising some of the biggest events in Australia Lisa Price will take you through seven steps to organising brilliant events. It doesn't matter if your event is small or large this course will set you up for success and make sure you sound like you know what you are doing! With over an an hour of video along with additional resources and set tasks you will learn strategies used the world over by event gurus.
Who this course is for:
- This course is best suited for people with little or no event management experience.
- People who have volunteered to help organised a school or sporting club event.
- Those organising work events for the first time
Lisa Price has been actively involved in the venue and event industries for a long long time. After working for two years with BASS Victoria (now Ticketmaster), Lisa took up a role at the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), stadium manager of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
During her time at the MCG, Lisa was at the forefront of managing events at the venue including up to 50 games of Australian Rules Football (AFL) annually, AFL Grand Finals, international cricket (Test matches, one-day internationals and T20 matches), two Cricket World Cups (1992 & 2015), soccer World Cup qualifiers, Bledisloe Cup rugby union, state of origin rugby league and numerous concerts. In 2005, Lisa led the venue team in its liaison with M2006 for the delivery of the MCG as the main stadium for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Her career highlights include organising the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal match in January 2005, arranged from start to finish in just 10 days, the Sound Relief Concert in March 2009 to aid the Victorian Bushfire victims and more recently the moment 95,000 fans sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” prior to the English Premier League giants Liverpool v Melbourne Victory in 2014.
Lisa was with the Melbourne Cricket Club for 24 years in a number of roles the most recent being Event Operations Manager, chiefly responsible for major event planning and delivery of event operations.
In 2016 Lisa founded Event Operations Australia an organisation focused on supporting venue and event managers navigate through everyday challenges and find opportunities to deliver great outcomes to stakeholders and brilliant experiences for customers.
Lisa is currently Head of Australian Open at Melbourne and Olympic Parks in this role she works for the venue on delivery of one of four Grand Slam tennis events across the world. Other event highlights include being General Manager THE LUME Melbourne, Head of Operations for White Night Melbourne and White Night Ballarat. An all night artistic festival that takes over the streets and parks of Melbourne was attended by 600,000 people over the 12 hour event. In Ballarat attendances were doubled from the 2017 event attracting 60,000 people to the event.
Lisa graduated from the PVMS in 2000 and was the recipient of the Ogden IFC scholarship for that year. Lisa has a certificate IV in training and assessment, a business degree in tourism management and a masters degree in Event Management from Victoria University. Lisa is also an accredited venue manager and certified venue executive.