Events occur weekly in communities worldwide. How can a professional planner add value to the experience? In the Community Events Specialty course, students will learn how to use profession skills to increase attendance, improve the look and feel of the event and create safe and successful experiences for attendees.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the safety procedures which can be used for large community events
  • Develop a training program for volunteers
  • Devise a plan to address the unexpected elements that could occur in community events
  • Summarize an outreach plan to gather support for community events
  • Create a schematic drawing to encompass the many event elements

This course will cover the following topics:

  1. Exploring The Role Of A Professional Planner In Community Events
  2. Funding The Planner In A Community Setting
  3. Fitness Events Runs/Walks
  4. Commerce Events Merchant fairs and trade events
  5. School Events Graduation, festivals, outdoor events
  6. Fairs
  7. Parades
  8. Commemorations
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