Diploma in Event Management - SydneyDiploma in Event Management (Dip. Event Man.) with PR, Online PR & Social Media modules (Evening Course - 10 Weeks) in Sydney
next start date: 03 September 2014
Event Management is a dynamic and fast paced industry. To respond to current sector demands this evening course is designed to enable participants to develop an innovative and multi-skilled approach in planning and coordinating events. Whether you are working in an event management environment or your job description requires event planning and management, this course offers practical and specific training that can be applied in real world situations. To compliment the promotional and presentation requirements of the event management sector this course includes a substantial Public Relations module.
The Diploma in Event Management is accredited by the Institute of Commercial Management and is internationally recognised.
Event Management Planning
Managing Event Planning Schedules; Feasibility Studies; Identifying Event Goals and Listing Objectives; Event Organisational Charts; Duty Rosters; Record Keeping Mechanisms; Recruitment; Reviewing Event Contracts and Agreements; Troubleshooting Event Co-ordination; Creation and Presentation of Proposals to Clients.
The Role of the Event Manager
The Key role of the Event Manager in the Planning Team, Outlining Core Roles and Responsibilities, Team Dynamics, Task and Event Timelines, Maximising Staff and Physical Resources, Planing and Co-ordinating Team and Suppliers, Decision Making, Contingency Planning.
Developing Creative Elements; Scheduling Entertainment; Site Planning and Inspection; Analysis and Management of the Registration and Admission Process; Providing Adequate Event Security; Planning Event Protocol Requirements; Co-ordinating Event Speakers with additional Entertainment for maximum effect; Identifying Appropriate Food and Beverage Menus; Event Contingency Planning.
Event Planning Documentation
Event Contracts and Agreements, Troubleshooting Event Co-ordination, Preparing a SWOT Analysis to Identify the Vulnerable and Promotional Elements of the Event, Creation and Presentation of Proposals to Clients.
Marketing Event Principles
Needs and Motivations of Event Customers, The Market Research Process, Effectively Collect and Analyse Market Data, Reporting the findings to the Team and Client, Elements of the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place), The Pricing Process and How to Establish a Pricing Plan for your Market, Target Marketing Channels, Promote and Develop a Website and Direct Marketing Strategy.
Marketing the Event
Planning the Event Proposal Strategy; Preparing the Event Proposal; Sending Invitations; Budgeting and Buying Advertising; Publicising the Event; Organising Contests; Merchandising; Packaging and Sales Promotion; Formulating a Public Relations Strategy; Conducting Market Research; Methods of Measuring Marketing Activity.
Event Risk Management
Budgeting; Forecasting Expenditure; Compiling and Understanding Event Contracts; Managing Health and Safety; Event Risk Assessment; Copyright and Trademark Considerations; Event Ethical Practice.
Corporate Event Management
Corporate Events Integration; Organising local and Global Corporate Events; Corporate Event Types; Events as Corporate Motivators; Managing Important Corporate Events; Developing Corporate Events; Organising Corporate Hospitality; Negotiating Event Investment Returns; Managing Event Costs.
Preparing a Conference Action Plan; Choosing Conference Sites and Locations; Working to a Budget; Developing Marketing Strategies; Identifying Legal Requirements; Evaluating Effectiveness of Events.
Sporting Event Management
Event Media Marketing and Management; Event Sponsorship; Managing Hospitality; Operating Strategy; Organising Staff; Admissions Management; Compliance and Protocol Procedures; Planning Award Ceremonies.
Organising Celebrity Events, Concerts and Launches; Television Related Events; Award Ceremonies; Fashion Shows; National Festivals; Galas; Special Themed Events; Internet Event Launches; Dealing with Celebrity Agents; Handling Celebrity Wish Lists; Fireworks Displays.
Key Drivers Behind Running the Event, Establish a Budget and Earning Target for the Event, Developing the Event Goals and Objectives, Sourcing and Working with Volunteers, Preparing an Event Action Plan for Pre, Onsite and Post Event Management, Choosing Sites and Locations, Working to a Budget, Generating Sponsorship Support.
Government, Civic and Political Events
Planning for Major Social and Political Events; Event Sponsorship; Managing VIP's; Developing Major Political Events.
Determining Potential Sponsorship Market based on the Event Type, Time, Location, Assessing Selling Points of the Event, Determining Sponsorship Fulfillment Responsibilities, Research and Set Sponsorship Pricing based on Market Factors and Event Exposure.
Researching Markets; Resourcing the Exhibition; Effective Marketing Strategies; Key Promotional Planning; Audience Communication.
Event Evaluation & Reporting
Different Types of Evaluation Techniques, Understanding Options to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Event, Determine How to Evaluate Speakers and Suppliers, Tabulating and Reporting on the Event's Success to the Client.
The Importance Of Making your Events Environmentally Friendly;
Benefits to your Company, Benefits to your Clients, Benefits to the Environment. Environmental Standards & Eco-friendly Credentials; Schemes you can adhere to, Options Available, Carbon-Neutral Events. Types of Eco-friendly Events/Suppliers; Eco-friendly Weddings, Eco-Friendly Conferences, Eco-Friendly Caterers, Eco-Friendly Venues and Questions to ask them.
Sponsorship; Internal PR functions; Corporate Image; Press and Broadcast Media Relations; Client Relationships; Internal PR; Commissioning and Briefing Photographers; Supplying Material to the Press/Getting Material onto TV and Radio; Organising Seminars; Exhibitions and Conferences; Audio/Visual Aids; Writing Skills (Press Releases, Writing Feature Articles for the Press, In-house Journals and Newsletters); Crisis Management; Corporate Advertising; Brochures and Printing.
ONLINE PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Social Media Landscape
Blogs, Microblogs, Chatrooms, Delicious, Email, Flickr, Twitter, Instant messaging, Message Boards, Mobile Internet , New Media Releases, Online Conferencing, Online Surveys, Pay per click, Podcasts, RSS, Search Engines, SEO, Social Networking Service Sites, Video Sharing, Virtual worlds, VoIP, Wiki and Widgets.
The Internet as a Media
Commercial Implications of the Internet, Social Interaction with the Internet, Web 2.0 and its Implications, Internet Convergence, the Network Effect, Internet Information Exchange, Internet Audience Size and Exposure, Internet Culture and Communication, Transparency and the Internet.
Online PR building blocks
Online Communications Platforms, Online Communication Channels, Online Communication Mediums, Interactivity and Application of Communication Channels, Policy, Optimisation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Online Communications Channels, Online Communications Channels Planning and Implementation.
Social Media and PR strategy
Local versus Global Communication, Landscaping Platforms, Channels and context, Online PR Organisational Analysis and Segmentation, Developing Online PR Strategies, Online PR Tactics and SEO considerations, Online PR Planning, Managing Online PR Risk and Opportunities.
Online Influences on Present PR Practices
Internet influence on News, Internet Journalists, Economics of Online News Production, Internet Critics and other influences, the PR Practitioner as an Online Publisher, Ethical Internet PR, Truthfulness and Duty of Care, Online Ethics, Debate, Guidelines and Best Practice. Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Media Discourse, Trends and Value. Policy Influences, corporate speak. Implications of Social Media for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Introduction to Social Media and Social Networking, How Social Media is transforming the way we do Business, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Bebo and MySpace, LinkedIn, Flickr and Picasa, Blogs and Blogger, MeetUp and Ning, Second Life, Social Bookmarking – Delicious, Digg and StumbleUpon, Running a Social Media Marketing Campaign, Measuring the Success of Social Media Marketing.
Planning a Wedding, Timelines and Itinerary, Wedding Legalities, Budgets, Wedding Ceremony, Reception, Venue Sourcing, Supplier Sourcing Logisitics, Creating & Marketing Wedding Planning Consultancy.
Preparation and Research; Speech Content; Subject Matter and Objectives; Speech Delivery and Variety; Body Language, Eye Contact, etc.; Presentation Aids e.g Visuals, etc.; Management of Locations and Audiences; Presentation Structure.
The project is an important part of the course. Groups are formed and each group is given the project brief. The groups are then asked to present their recommendations to the examiners towards the end of the programme. This gives participants the opportunity to use the knowledge they have obtained during the course in a focused way and develops teamwork skills.
Methods of Training
Lectures, discussions, role-plays, practical exercises, projects, case studies, etc.
Fitzwilliam Institute GroupAustralia maintains a panel of qualified and motivated lecturers who work as a team monitoring each student's progress.
Who Should Apply
Anyone working in Event Management in a senior or support position or those who wish to make a career change to Event Management. The course will also benefit anyone, such as a P.A., who has Event Management as part of their job specification. Early application is advisable as places are limited. If you wish to arrange a consultation for this course please contact us on the numbers below.
Successful students qualify for the Diploma in Event Management (Dip. Event Man.). The Diploma is awarded at Distinction, Credit or Pass Level. The diploma is accredited by the Institute of Commercial Management. I.C.M. is an independent organisation offering certification worldwide. I.C.M.'s website address is www.icm.ac.uk.
The venue for the course is in Sydney CBD
Times / Duration
6:30pm to 9:30pm two evenings a week for 10 weeks over three months.
Students are required to attend all lectures and to be punctual at all times. If a student does not conform to these requirements or is disruptive in any way, he/she may be dismissed from the course.
The course project features Real Life Briefs which are a critical part of the curriculum. It requires participants to apply all practical techniques they've learned in the program in a Real Life Context.
Practical guidance will be offered throughout the course to ensure that theoretical learning is translated into practical proposals.
Accreditation is awarded by the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM).
The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Accreditation Bodies in the world today.
Fitzwilliam Institute Group, have developed and provided Practical Skills Training Courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management Qualifications and Accreditations framework for over 25 years.
Institute of Commercial Management qualifications are recognised throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Asia in a total of 140 countries, by leading industries, bodies and professions.
The Institute of Commercial Management's 30-year reputation for practical and progressive programmes of study is supported by its accreditation by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), the UK regulatory body for public examinations and publicly funded qualifications.
The Institute of Commercial Management benefits from full recognition by the regulators of external qualifications in England - the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (OFQUAL).
Start Date: 03 September 2014
$2194.50 including GST
To Secure your place on the course a Deposit of 20% ($438.90) is required.
The remainder ($1755.60) is due 30 days prior to the commencement of the course.
All fees must be paid before the course begins.
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