Launch Your Career In Event Planning

Enrollment open for our Spring term – begins March 7th! Specialty Courses open now for 3-month self-paced classes!

Designed for the serious student ready to launch a new business, advance in their current position and embrace an event planning career with confidence and clout!

8 Weeks | Online Courses

1 Year | Certificate Program | 5 Courses

1+ Year | Specialty Certificate | 6 Courses

2 Years | Master Certificate | 10 Courses


Taught by Jill Moran, CSEP, SEI founder, event strategist and industry leader.

She’ll share honest advice and coach new and aspiring event professionals looking for straight-talk about a career in special events!

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“I enrolled in the Special Events Institute because I wanted to gain more knowledge in the event planning industry. I started my career in events at a young age working for a family business and quickly grew to love working with people. After working in operations for 10 years, I decided I wanted to expand my experience in banquet sales. I learned a lot about sales but realized my knowledge of event planning was limited. Since joining SEI, Jill and her team have helped me overcome this obstacle. I enjoyed every course and know that each has helped me to grow and will continue to benefit me with my career in the future and hopefully one day allow me to open my own company. Owning a company in this industry today can be very overwhelming but after taking these courses I now can say that I feel more comfortable and know I will be successful at anything I do!” Class of 2015

International Special Events Society (ISES) Best Industry Contribution Winner 2011

Five-Course Certificate Program and Weddings Specialty Course – ISES APPROVED Education

Earn Credit Hours toward CMP Recertification

Earn College Credit – 2 credits/course

Students enrolled in our Certificate Program are eligible for Student Memberships with MPI and PCMA!
Network with other professionals, connect with strategic partners, expand your educational and career horizons by joining these valuable professional organizations!

Best-in-class Education

Taught by the industry’s foremost experts.

Video, audio & downloadable presentations for all learning styles.

Every form, charts & tool you’ll need throughout your event career.

Passionate, Global Community

Engaging forums & discussions.

An inspiring community of event enthusiasts from around the world.

Mentors to help you advance your career.

From the comfort of your home

All of your content & education online…access it any time & from anywhere.

Weekly lessons to broaden your knowledge and skills.


“Thank you for providing me with the education and resources I needed to start and succeed in my business!”

Krista Van Soest O’Byrne – Hoopla Events



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