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Event Management For Young People covers the basics of event planning, from understanding sponsorship, event promotion on a budget, preparation & important documents and how to keep it together on the day
This course will benefit young people wanting to become more involved in community events and those wanting a taste of event management as a career
Take Charge of the Planning and Delivery of Youth Community Events!
Identify the key activities and processes involved with event planning to achieve viable goals and objectives
Conduct a site visit and identify the key elements for consideration
Explain the characteristics of successful event sponsorship
Implement a low cost promotional campaign to maximise event attendance
Interpret Risk Assessment documentation and evaluate potential risks associated with running an event
Make a site map, run sheet and event pack
Implement stress reduction techniques and key decision making factors for running a successful event
An empowering experience which will allow young people to be more involved with event planning in their local area!
In line with the young audience, we have created a hypothetical skate event that we use from start to finish to help place the event theories in context. Using a skatepark in Australia we teach you how to conduct assess the suitability with a site visit and make a site map. We also carry this example through when explaining how to get sponsorship and promote the event.
However the theories taught in this course are equally applicable across a range of events from school formals to fair days
This course was designed to help young people and youth services from a wide geographical area get access to practical and insightful event management information - without a massive price tag. We keep the course fun and directed at young people at all times - with funny anecdotes and short lectures
At the conclusion of this course, students can elect to complete an assignment to receive a Certificate which will be a valuable addition to their portfolio Alternatively, those simply wanting to gather knowledge will just need to complete quizzes as they progress through the cours
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|Section 1: Course Introduction & The Basics of Event Planning|
Introduction & Preparing for This CoursePreview
This video helps you to collect your thoughts and work through the basic planning without veering off track.
Essential vs Ideal Elements of an Event
I take you on a wander around Melton Skatepark and identify some of the things you should keep an eye out for while you're choosing the best location for your event.
Planning Basics Quiz
|Section 2: Sponsorship: Understanderstanding & Acquisition|
|Section 3: Promoting Your Event|
This video steps you through a few different ways you can let people know that your event is on- when you have a very limited promotion budget or even no budget at all.
Promoting Your Event
|Section 4: Preparation Documents|
Referring to the site visit we did earlier at Melton Skatepark, this video shows you how to make a workable site map using just Google Earth and PowerPoint.
This section discusses the importance of a Risk Assessment and other important documents to prepare before your event.
|Section 5: Managing the Event on the Day|
In this session you will receive some last minute encouragement and learn stress reduction techniques to help you stay calm and in control on event day.
|Lecture 11||2 pages|
Assignment details for those wanting a Certificate of Completion from this course.
|Lecture 12||2 pages|
Please complete this assignment if you wish to receive a certificate of completion.
|Quiz 5||9 questions|
Final Quiz - testing student's recall of the entire course content.
I've been working in event management for over 10 years and have built a solid portfolio of event management experience - in particular working with youth and young people. My company, Spider Silk is Australia's most recognised event management agency for youth related activities.
One of the most successful programs I have implemented is called Big Air School and it's an action sports youth engagement initiative which travels around Australia delivering non traditional sporting events like skate, BMX & parkour. Big Air School has featured on Wide World of Sports and the Today Show and high profile events have included Etihad Stadium and Caulfield Racecourse as well as numerous trips to remote and disadvantaged areas like Oodnadatta in Central Australia and Nhulunbuy in East Arnhemland, Northern Territory.
With experience running national tours, festivals and creating national event innovations I've now decided to share some of the tips I've learnt along the way.
Last year (2014) I created and successfully delivered the first event National Skatepark Day and part of that program involved providing teaching resources to young people around Australia who were interested in running their own events. The feedback on these webinars was excellent so I have decided to improve the course and offer them to a wider audience.