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.
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, Coordinating Event Speakers with additional Entertainment for maximum effect, Identifying Appropriate Food and Beverage Menus, Event Contingency Planning.
Overview of Sports Events
Define Sports Events, Traditional Sport Events, Niche Sport Events, The Benefits of Sport Event Management, Designing the Sports Event, Developing key objectives of the Sports Event, The Sports Event Industry, Importance of Sports Events, Scale of the Industry, Structures, Participants, Staging Sporting Events Challenges & Opportunities.
Types of Sports Events
The Type of Sport and the Audience - Live or Television, Community / Local Sport Events, Elite level Sport Events, International Sports Events, Public and Private Sports Events, Outdoor versus Indoor Sports Events, One-off Sport Events, On-going Sport Events.
Feasibility and Budgeting for Sports Events
Is the Event Feasible? Physical Resources required and available for the Sports Event, Considering the local community and infrastructure to stage the event, Timing of Sports Events, Competitor Analysis, Budget Categories - Operational, Venue, Promotion, Talent/Athletes, Identify Cost and Revenue Streams.
Planning Sports Events
Objectives of the Event, Scope of Objectives, Interest Groups and Stakeholders, The Event Planning Process, Staged Process, Facilities & Equipment, Catering, Transport of staff, athletes & spectators to and from the Sports Event, Security, The Sports Event Program, Results, Awards & Trophies / Medals, Volunteers.
Stakeholder Analysis in Fundraising & Charity Events
Who are the Stakeholders, What role does each one have in Planning the Event, Identify the Decision Makers in the Organisation, Corporate Sponsors and their Role in the Event.
Use of Volunteers, Recruitment of Volunteers, Volunteers in Leadership Positions, Training of Volunteers, Motivating Volunteers.
An Overview of 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.
Accident, Incident and Emergency Management
Public Liability and Insurance, Accident and Incident forms, Planning for Hot or Wet and Stormy Weather Conditions, Emergency Management Plan for Fire, Explosion, Dangerous Chemical Release, Medical Emergency, Bomb Threat, Robbery etc., Emergency Services Management, Fire Safety, Contingency Planning, Evacuation Plans and Training, Crisis Management Strategy, Media Management during a Crisis or Emergency, Management of Complaints.
Sports Event Measurement and Evaluation
The Evaluation Process, Pre-Event Research, Evaluation during the Event, Pos-Event evaluation, Types and Ways of Reporting Evaluation of Success of the Sports Event, Key Success Criteria.
Impact & Legacy of Sports Events
Facilities, Sports Development, Political and Cultural Development, Environmental & Economic Development, Long-term impact on Tourism, Land impact & regeneration, Critical Socio-Economic Assessments, Greening Events, Leveraging Community Tourism using Sports Events, Social & Cultural Impacts of Sporting Events, Legacy of Sports Events.
Sustainable Event Management
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.
Types of Exhibits and Goal for Each type, Sourcing Exhibiting Companies, Resourcing the Exhibition, Determine the Design and Layout of Booth Based on Market Dynamics, Floor Location, and Pricing Strategy.
Corporate Event Management
Major Impacts which Events have on their Stakeholders, Use Events to Strengthen Corporate Pride and Values, Organising Local and Global Corporate Events, Review Corporate Event Types, Events as Corporate Motivators, Managing Important Corporate Events, Determine Theme, Organising Corporate Hospitality, Negotiating Event Investment Returns, Managing Event Costs.
Determine Conference Goals and Objectives, Managing Speaker Requirements, Choosing Conference Sites and Locations, Working to a Budget with a Goal to Earn a Profit, Developing Marketing Strategies for Your Target Group, Creating a Feedback Form to Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Event.
Determining Potential Sponsorship Market based on the Event Type, Time, Location, Assessing Selling Points of the Event, Determining Sponsorship Fulfilment Responsibilities, Research and Set Sponsorship Pricing based on Market Factors and Event Exposure.
Sports Event Sponsorship
History of Sports Sponsorship, Sponsorship Packages & Programmes, The Strategic Sponsorship process, Aligning Organisational goals between the Sponsor and the Sponsee, Ethical and Moral Considerations, When things go wrong - Managing the Relationship with the Sponsor, Event Extensions, Ongoing Sponsorship Deals, Value Adding Sponsorship and Endorsements, Sponsorship Agreements, Negotiating Licensing Agreements.
Definitions, Historical Development, the Advertising Industry and Professional Bodies, Codes of Practice, Advertising Agencies, Selecting an Agency and working with it, Advertising Campaign Planning and Management, Advertising Media. Types of Advertisements - Magazines, Newspapers, Posters, Billboards, Ambient Advertising. The Relationship between Advertising and Public Relations.
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.
Marketing Sports Events
Marketing Planning, Event / Organisational Goals & Objectives, Internal & External Analysis, Market Segmentation and Target Audience, Developing the Marketing Strategy and Strategic Marketing Plan, Image, Logo, Brand & Nation - Destination Marketing, Ambush Marketing.
Understanding the Objectives of the Press Conference, Defining the Target Audience that Should Attend, Planning Date and Time, Selecting and Booking Venue, Listing Logistics Requirements, Developing a Speaker and Presentation Plan, Reviewing Presentation Content with your Client, Timelines and Media/Press Invitations, Managing Confirmations. Define the Format to a Press Release Structure, Date, Headline, Structure, Wording, Contact Details, Note to Editor, Structuring a Press Release (The Inverted Pyramid model), The Appropriate use of Language for Press Releases.
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.
Public Relations and Search Engine Optimisation
PR tactics, Optimising your Campaign, the Google Factor, SEO Tactics, SEO Guidelines, Factors influencing SEO, on-page and off-page SEO, CMS, Link Building. Link Building guidelines.
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.
Social Network Marketing
Introduction to Social Media and Social Networking, How Social Media is transforming the way we do Business, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
Setting Up & Marketing Your Own Consultancy
The Business Plan, Legalities, Setting Up, the Marketing Strategy, Knowing Your Competitors, Promotional Tools.
ProjectLibre Open Source Project Management Software
ProjectLibre is a free open source project management software application. It is designed to manage small to medium sized projects and contains all the tools necessary to manage various types of projects including extensive reporting facilities. ProjectLibre is also compatible with Microsoft Project making transfer of projects easy and straightforward.
Overview of the ProjectLibre Environment
Introduction to ProjectLibre; Downloading & Installing the Application. The ProjectLibre screen environment: Gantt Charts, Using Network Diagrams, the Resources View, the Work Breakdown Structure Chart, the Resources Breakdown Structure Chart, the Reports Screen, the Task Usage Detail Screen, the Resource Usage Detail Screen, the Histogram Screen.
Setting up and Managing a Project
Setting up a New Project; Creating Sub Tasks, Setting Task Durations, Setting Task Dependencies, Modifying a Task, Adding Notes to a Task, Adding Resources to your Project. Work and Material Resource Types, Assigning & Modifying a Resource, Assigning Costs to a Resource, Adding Notes to a Resource. Inserting Milestones in a Project; Tracking your Project using Baselines, Creating Project Reports. Common Project Management Terms, Resources and References.
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.
Sport Event Management Projects
The projects are an important part of the course. Each course participant is given 5 project briefs. This gives participants the opportunity to use the knowledge they have obtained during the course in a focused way and develops proposal-writing and creative skills.
METHODS OF LEARNING
Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, practical case studies, end of module assignments, etc.
The institute maintains a panel of qualified subject experts.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Anyone interested in developing a career in Sports Event Management. Early application is advisable as places are limited.
Successful candidates qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Event Management. The Diploma is awarded at Distinction, Credit or Pass level. This course is certified by the Institute of Commerical Management and is industry and internationally recognised in over 140 different countries worldwide.