Event Planning 101

Scheduled Dates
Course Description

As librarians, we plan programs for our patrons every day, but what about when you've been tasked with planning a large-scale event such as a conference, awards gala, or a fundraising dinner? Event planning can be a monumental task, but setting goals and planning well in advance are keys to pulling off a successful event.

This course will cover the roles and expectations of the event planner and the planning process. We will also discuss event management, budgeting, evaluation, and how to be prepared for if or when things go wrong. Lastly, we will look at tools that you may utilize during the event planning process.

Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
This course is suited for everyone
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the role of the event planner and the mindset necessary to oversee successful event coordination.
  • Develop an event planning process that incorporates budgeting, project management, risk management, communication and evaluation tools.
  • Identify the various event elements (food and beverage, design, site selection, etc.) and how to cost-effectively employ them.
  • Employ strategies to solve event issues such as logistics, technology, etc.
Homework Expectations
  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
4
Instructor
Megan Bryant - bryant@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$140.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$165.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$195.00
Non-member Fee: 
$220.00