Event Management and Design

Event Management and Design

You'll build a foundation that you can use to build a career in special events or start your own special event business.

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Career in Event Management and Design

Event managers are almost inevitable, as they are needed in any kind of business events or occasions. The process of planning, organizing, designing and managing events can be, seemingly difficult to deal with sometimes, especially for those who earn a living through in this industry. This career takes a lot of effort and effective project management to be successful in every project.

Of course, the goal of every event managers and designers is to provide their guest with the best and most memorable experience possible – and that is by learning the right sets of skills, training and knowledge needed to become a professional and certified individual in the industry.

To become a professional individual in this line of work, an individual must learn the fundamental concepts of events and occasions, project management and designing. An event manager should also have creative thinking and strong leadership skills that will allow him or her to work with different teams involved, i.e suppliers, clients, team mates or venue staff, through effective communication.

How to Earn an Event Management Certificate?

If you want to pursue a career in the event management and design industry, the first step you have to take is earn an Event Management and Design Certificate – ONLINE.

Our event management courses’ goal is to provide individual students with the skills and knowledge they need to become a professional event manager and designer.

Upon enrolling on our event management program, we believe that students will be able to:

  • Understand the five stages of event management: research, design, planning, coordination, and evaluation
  • Understand how to manage time effectively
  • Learn how to manage human resources and volunteers
  • Have insight into hiring vendors, caterers, sound and light technicians, entertainment, and other resources
  • Learn how to conduct an event site inspection
  • Be knowledgeable about risk-management procedures and tactics
  • Learn about the requirements for necessary contracts, permits, and licenses, and how to meet these requirements
  • Understand budgeting, pricing, and accounting as they relate to event design
  • Be able to apply the principles of design to event decoration and effectively use flowers, fabric, lighting, and more



Program Outline:

Special Event Management

  • Principles of Event Management
    • Administration
    • Coordination
    • Marketing
    • Legal, Ethical, Risk Management
    • Special Event Management Technology
    • Special Event Career Development
    • Corporate Social Responsibility and Greener Events

Special Event Design and Decorations

  • Design and Decorations
    • Theory and Principles
    • Practices and Methodology
    • Impact of Venue
    • The Business

Decorative Elements

  • Backdrops and Props
    • Flowers
    • Fabrics
    • Balloons
    • Lighting
    • Entertainment, Signage, and Food
    • Candles, Ice, Pyrotechnics

Types of Special Events

  • Corporate
  • Social
  • Weddings
  • Fairs and Festivals
  • Spectacles
  • Parades

Program Course List

Event Management and Design: 300 Hours
Learn to create spectacular special events with the Event Management and Design Online Training Program! This program is split up into two modules: Special Event Management and Special Event Design and Decoration. Each module includes multiple units complete with interactive presentations. Corporate events, weddings, parades, festivals, and more are covered. You’ll learn about the practicalities of planning events and the dazzle of designing them. From permits to pyrotechnics, this program will teach you how to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events.

Introduction to Leadership: 5 Hours
This course examines how to be a successful (that is, effective) leader. Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course asks the crucial questions about leadership in today’s organizations: What is leadership and why is it important? What does effective leadership require? What is visionary leadership? What is the role of charisma? What is the difference between managing, administering, and leading?

Leaders and Work-Life Balance: Hours
This course addresses the question of work-life balance, one which is of great importance to leaders in all settings. Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course looks at methods and techniques to reconcile work and family. You will also consider the question of personal fulfillment and the needs and demands of leadership.

Leading and Managing Change: Hours
Whether adopting new technology or adapting to a drastic shift in an organization’s core focus, managers play a fundamental role in effecting changes. Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course addresses the key issues managers face in a dynamic environment. By understanding the steps in effecting change and how to overcome resistance, a manager can successfully lead change at various levels of an organization.

Leading Teams: Hours
This course addresses the key issues surrounding leadership in a team. Why is it important? What does it require for a team leader to lead his team effectively? Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course considers how team leaders must account for the special and unique circumstances of working in a team, where responsibility, accountability, communication, and leadership are shared.

Business Essentials: 30 Hours
This course teaches students the basic necessities of business, to help them develop core competencies they can use in the business world. The course provides a broad introduction to business, covering business principles, structure, and functions of management. The course examines the purposes and activities of organizations of various types, sizes and structures, and explores the interrelationships among functional departments. Students will also learn about different forms of ownership, management functions, styles, and processes. Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their business knowledge and skills through review questions and practical exercises. Course manual provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Management Fundamentals: 25 Hours
Management Fundamentals is an introductory management course that provides students with the essential tools required of today’s effective supervisors or junior managers. The course combines theoretical, how-to information, with practical applications. Students are required to draw on their own experiences, to research information, and to apply their knowledge to typical junior management situations. The course provides students with a balance of soft and hard skills. The soft skills students will develop and apply to realistic case studies include communication, problem-solving, decision-making, negotiating, planning and organizing, time management, facilitating, and coordinating. The hard skills include setting goals and objectives; preparing forecasts and budgets; using planning and organizing tools; maintaining records; drafting training and development plans, procedural checklists, and reward initiatives; and developing strategies. Course aims to assist students in learning how to handle the basic responsibilities of a managerial position.

Marketing and Sales: 30 Hours
Course introduces students to the theory and application of modern marketing concepts, principles, and techniques, and examines the importance of marketing in society as well as within a company. Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their skill set.

Business Financial Management: 40 Hours
The Business Financial Management course teaches students about the fundamentals of business financial management, and helps them to develop core competencies to understand and analyze financial information presented in typical business scenarios.

Business in the Electronic Age: 30 Hours
The Business in the Electronic Age course introduces students to the effects the Internet and other modern technological innovations have had on the global business landscape, specifically the components of ebusiness: business to business commerce, business to consumer commerce, and internal business processes. It focuses on how technology has altered the way businesses operate, with respect to communications, distribution, sales and marketing, procurement, and the management of information. In addition, students examine how organizations use the Internet and software systems to remain productive and competitive in their existing marketplaces, thereby driving technological innovation.

Business Presentation Skills: 25 Hours
The Business Presentations course is designed to introduce students to tools and techniques used to create and deliver effective presentations to many types of audiences, including managers, colleagues and existing and prospective clients. Students are given the opportunity to explore and practice these techniques throughout the course. Students gain insight into producing effective presentations at each stage of the presentation development process, i.e., planning, creating, strengthening, and delivery. Students are given the opportunity to practice, apply, and develop presentation skills through the completion of hands-on tasks and exercises found throughout each lesson.

Business Correspondence Level 1: 25 Hours
This course places emphasis on the acquisition of skills and style mechanics needed to produce personal and office correspondence. The parts of a business letter are examined in detail, as are the guidelines for organizing and writing a letter.

Human Resource Management: 30 Hours
The Human Resource Management course introduces students to the key concepts and processes of effective human resource management, and exposes them to this dynamic and diverse field. This course provides a foundation in theory and practice of techniques and activities that organizations utilize in acquiring, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce. Topics include human resources planning, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, and employee safety, security, and health. Current events, relevant legislation, and future trends are also explored. Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their human resource skills through review questions and practical exercises. Multimedia content is incorporated in this course to introduce.

Office Procedures Level 1: 30 Hours
This course teaches introductory office procedures and practices to the novice office worker. It consists of six Lessons and a Final Exam. Each Lesson is divided into Sections with related Tasks. There are questions at the end of each Lesson designed to reinforce the concepts the student has learned in the Lesson.

Office Procedures Level 2:: 30 Hours
This course covers a variety of topics as it simulates an office environment and challenges students with tasks that they would typically perform. This course consists of six Lessons and a Final Exam. Each Lesson is divided into Sections with related Tasks. There are questions at the end of each Lesson designed to reinforce the concepts the student has learned in the Lesson.

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Users will be provided following textbooks:

  • Art of the Event, by James C. Monroe, CMP, CSEP
  • Special Events: Creating and Sustaining a New World for Celebration, 7th Edition by Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP


Students should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • English Proficiency

Students need to possess proficiency in reading and writing the English Language, as all of our programs are administered in English. This enables students to communicate effectively through written assignments at the end of each Module.



  • This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac
  • A high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable) is required
  • Students will need a basic understanding of computers and must be comfortable navigating the Internet
  • E-mail capabilities are also required
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 software should be installed prior to beginning this program
  • This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems
  • We highly recommend that you use the latest version of Chrome and Firefox in place of other web browsers.
    • Cookies must be enabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Pop-ups must be enabled/allowed
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
  • Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • The latest Windows Media Player (free download available)
  • The latest Quick Time Player (free download available)
  • The latest Real Player (free download available)
  • The latest Shockwave Player (free download available)
  • The latest Java (free download available)


  • Video card
  • Sound card
  • 512 MB RAM or greater of memory
  • Headphones or Speakers

This is a self-paced program supported by an experienced mentor. Our mentors are subject experts with several years of experience in their respective fields and have the necessary educational training and credentials required to work as an expert. In case of any queries or questions regarding course content, course material, certifications, industry questions or on the progress of the student’s training and advancement, you can contact us on the information mentioned below.

Contact Information:
Meditec Student Support: 866-451-3854
CTP Student Support: [email protected]

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