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Setting your Goals for 2016

Your journey through life is like an envelope - it's all about the labels your experiencesput on the front! Where's your letter of life going_ngHappy 2016!

Wishing you all a year ahead filled with good health, prosperity and a steady path to your 2016 goals.

We wanted to share a look at our last year:
• The Academic Specialty Course was launched and enjoyed its first graduates.
• Our Weddings Specialty Course became Educationally Approved by the International Special Events Society (ISES Approved).
• We partnered with Bryant University to offer a Certificate in Event Management through their Executive Development Center.
• We presented 5 more groups of graduates with their Certificate in Special Events Planning – and sent them on their way to job promotions, new businesses and exciting opportunities!

And here’s what we are looking forward to:
• The Corporate Event Course is open – it’s filled with fantastic guest lecturers, charts, tools and resources. We are using Professional Meeting Management as a textbook – it’s a great way to prep for the CMP if that is on your “GOAL LIST”.
• We’ll be speaking at the The Special Event Show on Tuesday (#TSE2016) in Orlando, FL. Instructor Karen F. Salhaney, M. NP and I (Jill S. Moran, CSEP, Executive Director) will be giving a talk on Internship Programs, Tuesday, January 12th at 11:30AM. Stop by if you are at the conference!
• Partnerships – We are working with colleges, universities and associations to bring some exciting new educational offerings to event professionals in the year ahead! Stay tuned!

My personal goals this year center on the theme “moderation”
• Keep goals to a minimum – no more than 3 a day.
• Celebrate even a small success every day.
• Listen to my body – keep it healthy and feeling good through good eating, exercise and rest!
• Take time to enjoy things that recharge and regenerate me – walking, a chat with family or friends, being in my garden or outside.
• Remember to say “thank you “– and smile! Live a life of appreciation and gratitude!

As a gift, I’d like to offer COVER_EventPlanningBusinessa chapter in the latest edition of my book, How to Start a Home-based Event Planning Business. It’s the chapter on Being your Best. I hope it offers some ideas to help you create the life you dream of and enjoy the journey along the way!

We look forward to continuing to be a resource for you and staying in touch in the year ahead!

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Jill S. Moran, CSEP
Executive Director
Special Events Institute

Spring 1 Term begins March 9th

Join us for our Spring 1 term which begins on March 9th and runs through May 3rd. Register for courses in our Special Events Certificate Program or for one of our Specialty Courses – Academic Event Planning or Weddings. You can find more about the classes on our MORE tab or register on the GET STARTED tab. Join event enthusiasts from across the globe in these award-winning courses to launch and expand your career as an event professional!
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Here’s what one of our student had to say:

“Overall, I greatly enjoyed my first course with Special Events Institute. I learned a tremendous amount – more than I anticipated.


My favorite topics and assignments included creating proposals in topic 5 and topic 7 which involved budgeting and financial/time management. They were both informative and the activities allowed me to explore and experiment with creating tools for events that will prove to be incredibly necessary.


The informative videos that went along with some of the topics, and the interactive assignments were really gratifying, both based on educational value and fun! Thank you so much more this experience and I look forward to moving on to course 2!”

Are you ready to join the next class?  What are you waiting for!  It’s fun, informative and if you have been thinking about taking the next step to get the confidence to plan events like a pro – we can help.

We also offer college credit through the Van Loan School at Endicott College and credit hours toward your CMP recertification.   For more information, email us at or call us at 855-271-6636.