Your guide to event planning
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Your guide to event planning

Plan, promote and monetise events. Your new career in event management, an easy to follow guide to get you started.
3.1 (18 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
839 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create an event management company
  • Plan and deliver a wide range of events
  • Choose themes and branding for your events
  • Spot opportunities for monetising events
  • Prepare a project plan to deliver a music event
  • Use a wide range of on-line tools to project plan and manage your event
  • Create an additional income stream from your events
  • No software of materials required.

Updated December 2015, setting goals for 2016!

Start your new career in 2016 and become a successful event planner

We are Leap Training and our aim is to create inspiring learning products that support people to take up new opportunities and get moving in new directions.

Are you full of ideas and not sure where to start?

Do you want an additional income stream?

Considering the possibility of a new career as an Event Planner?

We are Leap training and we have over 1000 students currently studying this course on Udemy. We look forward to working with you!

This course is an A-Z of how to become a confident event manager, so if you are looking for a new career or just want some new challenges this is the course for you.

Using a wide choice of inspiring learning materials, including professionally crafted films, E Books, Power-point presentations and our three Leap Training, course tutors you will start your journey on planning and delivering your own event.

Event management or event planning is a growth business, that has small start up costs, follow our detailed guide and get started!

We consider how to plan, create great themes, manage the practicalities including how to sort out audio visuals and we spend time looking at where potential sources of income are.

We spend time looking at a step by step guide to promoting your event; utilising the best of on-line tools and your own natural networks. Event planning can cover products launch, party, music promotion, even a training course so the possibilities are endless.

So if you are looking for a new career or additional income streams becoming an Event Planner could next step.

We anticipate the course will take you over 2 hours to complete.

We have designed the course around an actual event that you need to deliver. So our toolkit of resources will support you in your journey. We have placed a specific emphasis on marketing your course and offer multiple solutions to get your event monetised.

Why choose a Leap training course?, as established educators we have worked alongside our event management colleagues to craft a course that both inspires and engages. Using the very best of event management tools as well as personal development tools like our Leap Training signature Career Workbook.

This course is designed for both newbies to event planning as well as existing event planners that are looking for new ideas.

Meet Jo our experienced event planner and learn her tips and guidance for beginners.

Covering all aspects of event planning we include over 40 mins of films plus a wide range of downloadable tools and documents.

Although we have used an example of planning and delivering a music event the training course will also be useful for any event planning, including weddings, training and party events.

Leap Training have over 2000 customers on Udemy and are looking forward to developing more courses that lead individuals onto new choices and opportunities.

Our courses are unique to us and are not available elsewhere

Who this course is for:
  • Individuals new to event planning
  • Event planners looking for new ideas on theming, promotion and branding
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:43:14
+ Introduction Section
4 lectures 08:21

Your learning Log to support you in recording your thoguhts as you go along.

My Learning Log

Meet Jo, our expert event manager and Sam who is just starting out.

Preview 02:11
Identifying Potential issues
1 question
+ Developing a career as an entrepreneur
3 lectures 00:00
Considering your career and becoming an Event Manager?
4 pages

This e book contains some advice and information about starting your journey as an entrepreneur. Including identifying the differences between wantrepreneurs and entrepreneurs.

Ebook-introduction to your entrepreneurial journey
25 pages

Understanding strategy

1 question
+ Ideas and guidance on project Planning and choosing your theme
3 lectures 02:56

This film looks at planning an event as well as choosing a theme. At the end of this lecture students will have started their project plan.

Planning my first event, Introduction to project planning and choosing a theme.

This is the Royal National Lifeboat Institute guidance document on events management. Its included in your pack because its a very thorough, accessible document but it also works in countries across the globe.

It looks at outside events but the ethos is also applicable to interior events around accessing and managing risks. RNLI have over 100 years experience in understanding risks around travel at sea and Beach events.

Have a look through the documentation and note the information about who to contact before an event, how to assess likelihood and seriousness. A child's party might have a likelihood of a child wandering off by themselves, for younger children this is a serious problem, for 16 year olds less serious, but still likely

Accidents will always happen but its your role as an event manager to get to grips with delivering the safest events possible.

We hope you can adapt the information and guidance from the RNLI to your own country and event and thank them publicly for their efforts in constructing this guidance as well as their long, established history within the UK of saving so many lives

Health and safety guidance outside events
11 pages
Theming your event
4 pages
Choices on themes
1 question
+ Introduction to Staging and Audiovisuals
1 lecture 02:02

How to identify and make decisions on getting great staging and audiovisuals.

Including questions to ask and decisions that need to be made.

Preview 02:02

Questions on Audio visuals

1 question
+ Lets start promoting!, making money and creating our Brand
4 lectures 21:27

Jo and Sam discuss how and when to ticket, social media tools and venue licenses,. At the end of this lecture students will have understood how to promote and event.

Jo and Sam discuss how to promote an event, including ticketing and social media

Some questions to support you in deciding your brand strategy. Will you be providing large scale weddings, smaller private functions, exclusive events, or retreats to look at health and lifestyle?.

This short film takes you through some of the details that need to be included and prompts for areas that could be included.

Deciding on my branding strategy
Promoting events and ensuring sustainability.

Getting to grips with Social Media

1 question

What is branding

Understanding branding
1 question
Developing your Brand
+ Lets look at promoting and Monetising
3 lectures 10:31
Promoting and Monetising my events!
Promoting my events
1 question

A sample of an events budget.

Sample Budget Items
3 pages
Sams last meeting, final round up of advice
+ Summary
1 lecture 03:58

We are now at the end of our course and this is our final film, to summarise the content and areas we have covered so far.

Preview 03:58