Diploma in Event Management Course London (Dip. Event Man.) with PR, Online PR & Social Media modules (Evening Course - 10 Weeks, 20 classes)

start date: 25 September 2017

Delivered interactively by UK’s leading Event Management Professionals, the Diploma in Events Management course takes places in Central London, twice a week for 10 weeks, and features:

  • Over 3 months of intensive high-level corporate events training with interactive modules covering all aspects of the event management lifecycle: Interpreting the Event Management Client Brief, Event Management Planning, Event Planning Documentation, Coordinating Events, Event Logistics Management, Marketing the Event, Event HR, Event Team Management, Event Budget Planning, Event Legal and Risk Management, Corporate Event Management, Conference Event Management, etc. In addition, in-depth Public Relations, Online Public Relations and Social Media modules are included in this extensive course.
  • Practical skills events training delivered by leading industry professionals. All of Fitzwilliam Institute’s event management trainers are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience in a broad range of events disciplines. Fitzwilliam Institute’s cutting edge program in event management contains all the core and vital events industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready. This events management course also features a number of guest speakers from the events industry. As all our trainers are industry professionals, you will have direct access and resources within the industry.
  • Real life events briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s diploma in event management offers practical and specific event management skills that can be applied in real world situations - "The Apprentice" style. You will gain exposure to a broad range of event types and prepare a real life event brief, enabling you to develop your portfolio of events. The course project is aimed at providing you with the confidence and ability to take on and create events of any nature. A combination of case studies, interactive group sessions, presentations, and questions and answers allows you to gain transferrable skills and invaluable experience, in real-life situations, which will prepare you for a successful future in the industry.
  • Pitch and presentation skills. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Event Management course guides you through all of the stages of creating and planning an event, finally producing an event pitch which can be used as a template for future event management proposals. A special feature of Fitzwilliam Institute’s event management course is the time devoted to developing your pitching and presentation skills.
  • Event management jobs, networking and volunteer opportunities. With over 30 years of industry experience, fitzwilliam institute are extremely well placed within the events industry. Event Management employers are always looking for our students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a Comprehensive events jobs and volunteer opportunities section.

 

Event Management Planning

Growth and Emergence of the Events Industry, Identifying Event Goals and Listing Objectives, Conducting a Competitive Analysis, Create an appropriate Vision and Mission for an Event, Managing Event Planning Schedules, Feasibility Studies, Record Keeping Mechanisms, Recruitment.
Practical Activity: Take a Client Brief the to identify strategic goals and event objectives.

The Role of the Event Manager

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, Planning and Coordinating Team and Suppliers, Decision Making, Contingency Planning.
Practical Activity:Assign Team Activities for Event Plans to understand the teams roles and responsibilities

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.
Practical Activity: Write an Event Proposal to understand how to present the concept and overall plan of the event.

Co-Ordinating Events

Developing an Event Concept, Building Effective Event Organisational Charts, Creating and Managing Duty Rosters, Analysis and Management of the Registration and Admission Process, Providing Adequate Event Security, Coordinating Event Speakers with additional Entertainment for maximum effect, Identifying Appropriate Food and Beverage Menus, Project Planning.
Practical Activity: Develop an Event Checklist and Duty Roster to illustrate the roles and responsibilities of the events team.

Event Logistics Management

Key Elements of Site Planning and Inspection, Planning Event Protocol Requirements for the Team and Client, Sourcing Audio Visual and Technical Support, Creating Activity timelines for Running the Event Activities.
Practical Activity: Prepare Supplier and Team Activity Timeline to outline the flow of all planning and breakdown activities.

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.
Practical Activity: Outline a Target Market Profile to understand the audience and their requirements.

Marketing the Event

Planning the Event Proposal Strategy with Your Target Market in Mind, Preparing the Event Proposal, Sourcing and Sending Invitations, Budgeting and Buying Advertising, Publicising the Event, Organising Contests and Pre Event Campaigns, Merchandising, Packaging and Sales Promotion, Formulating a Public Relations Strategy, Conducting Market Research, Methods of Measuring Marketing Activity.
Practical Activity: Write a Marketing Plan to collate all marketing activities, timelines and budgets.

Event Budget Planning

Advantages and Constraints of Using a Budget, Identifying the Key Elements of Budgetary Control and the Relationship between Them, Forecasting Expenditure, Discount and Pricing Plans, Supplier Fees and Deposits, Understanding Basics in Profit and Loss Account.
Practical Activity: Prepare an Event Budget with a goal to illustrate Event Profitability and all Coordinating, Promotional and Execution Costs.

Event Legal and Risk Management

Explain the Central Role of Event Ownership in Event Administration, Identify the Necessary Contracts for Events and Their Components, Obtaining Event Insurance, Managing Health and Safety, Event Risk Assessment, Copyright and Trademark Considerations.
Practical Activity: Develop an Emergency Plan to understand the appropriate steps taken in unforeseen circumstances.

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.
Practical Activity: Design a Corporate Event to understand the specific requirements of this sector

Organising Conferences

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.
Practical Activity: Prepare a Conference Plan that describes all participants and timelines of the event.

Sporting Event Management

Plan a Sporting Event from Conception to Post Evaluation, Event Media Marketing and Management, Logistics that Apply Across Different Sports, Earning Event Sponsorship, Managing Corporate and/or Celebrity Hospitality, Event Operating Strategy, Organising Events Team and Onsite Staff, Admissions Management, Compliance and Protocol Procedures, Planning Awards Ceremonies.
Practical Activity: Design a Sporting Event Action Plan to outline all components and timelines of the event.

Celebrity Events

Organising Celebrity Events, Concerts and Launches, Television Related Events and Ceremonies, Fashion Shows, National Festivals, Galas, Special Themed Events, Internet Event Launches, Dealing with Celebrity Agents, handling Celebrity Wish Lists, Fireworks Displays
Practical Activity: Develop a Themed Celebrity Event to understand how to best reflect the concept goals and event structure.

Government and Political Events

Major Social and Political Events, Managing VIPs, Developing Major Political Events, Understanding Protocol, Working with the Press and Government Agencies, Developing a Targeted PR Strategy to Promote the Event, Involving Interest Groups or Associations as Required.
Practical Activity: Write a Formal Invitation and Information Brief that is appropriate for the public sector market.

Fundraising Events

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.
Practical Activity: Develop Marketing and Sponsorship Strategy that reflects the targets and requirements of the event.

Event Sponsorship

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.
Practical Activity: Prepare a Sponsorship Proposal that illustrates the benefits of the event and why sponsors should participate.

Exhibition Management

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, Pricing Strategy.
Practical Activity: Prepare an Exhibition Floor Plan and Layout Template to understand how to optimise space and traffic flow.

Staging an Exhibition

Create a Site Plan for Layout and Design, Coordinating Onsite Traffic Flow, Develop a Set up and Breakdown Plan, Determine Decor based on Marketing Strategy, Budget and Client Profile, Review Lighting and Creative Staging.
Practical Activity: Design an Onsite Theme and Floor Plan to illustrate how the event will look and be activated on the premises.

Event Evaluation and 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 Events Success to the Client.
Practical Activity: Prepare the Post Event Evaluation Report that outlines all successes and challenges of the event.

Public Relations

Principles of Public Relations (PR), Review the Place for PR in Business Today, Review PR's Relationship with other Functions/Professions including Event Management, Marketing, etc. Professionalism and industry bodies .

Sponsorship and Community Relations

Definitions and Historical Development of the Sponsorship Market, Why Organisations engage in Sponsorship, Using Sponsorship to Target Particular Publics. What can be Sponsored? The fit between the Sponsor and the Sponsored. The Sponsorship Proposal, How Sponsorship fits in to wider PR Campaigns. Evaluating Sponsorships, Why Organisations engage in Community Relations, The Range of CR activities.
Practical Activity: Prepare a Promotional Event Brief for Sponsors which will outline the reciprocal arrangement between sponsor and event.

Online PR Module

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.
Practical Activity: Create a Social Networking PR Campaign for an Established Brand.

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.
Practical Activity: Create a Strategic Client Plan which Identifies the difference between the uses of the Internet as PR Media and traditional PR Strategies.

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.
Practical Activity: Develop an Online Communications Strategy for a client scenario and indicate how it adds benefit to a traditional communications strategy.

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.
Practical Activity: Identify Online PR tools for a client brief and indicate the added value to a traditional PR Campaign.

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.
Practical Activity: Create and compare an online CSR Plan and identify the fundamental benefits versus a traditional CSR Plan.

Wedding Planning

Planning a Wedding, Timelines and Itinerary, Wedding Legalities, Budgets, Wedding Ceremony, Reception, Venue Sourcing, Supplier Sourcing Logisitics, Creating & Marketing Wedding Planning Consultancy.

Presentation Skills

The Importance of Preparation and Research, Understanding your Audience Before you Present, Speech Content (Subject Matter and Objectives), Speech Delivery and Variety, Discuss the Importance of Body Language, Eye Contact etc, Presentation Aids e.g. Visuals, etc. Management of Locations and Audiences, Presentation Structure.
Practical Activity: Design and Deliver a Presentation to learn different styles and practice your skills in a group environment.

Planning a Press Conference

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.
Practical Activity: Plan a Press Conference with a goal of including all key elements required in a real world environment.

Press Release Writing

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.
Practical Activity: Write a Press Release to a specific market to understand how to best communicate all details required.

 

I can wholeheartedly recommend undertaking the Event Mgt Diploma course... not only does it give you the theoretical grounding and pitching experience but also opens up invaluable work contacts and opportunities.

I was very fortunate to secure a contract with Jack Morton - a global leader - and in turn other specialist agencies. Without the course it would have been very difficult for me to get that all important 'foot in the door'! It's also an invaluable opportunity to build friendships and diverse contacts: as the course director rightly points out... it's all about networking!

Andrew Timms

You produced an excellent course, extremely informative and most importantly very practical.

We, at JAM Events, a brand new events management company, have discovered some sound advice and hands on help that we have already implemented into our business on a daily basis. Through the knowledge that we have learnt from you at The Fitzwilliam Institute Group, we have managed to secure jobs since completing the course.

We would like to thank all the tutors. I would recommend anyone interested in pursuing a career in events to enrol on this course. Thank you! - Jeff and Mark Curtis, Jam Events

Jeff and Mark Curtis, JAM Events

I am very happy to have participated in the Fitzwilliam Institute course Of Event management. I have learned real skills from real professionals. The classes are fun, full of knowledge and I was asked to create a project for a real client which creates a real challenge.

Thank you for being part of my future career!

 

Juliano Goulart Cezar

It has been nearly a year since I finished the Course with Fitzwilliam Institute Group and I cannot believe how quickly it has flown by.

Since then I have worked on numerous fantastic events including Sport Relief and with really high profile clients, including Nike and Sky. My time at Fitzwilliam Institute Group, learning from people who are already highly successful in the industry, was invaluable for giving me a solid base of knowledge and practical event experience and I honestly do not think I would be where I am now if I had not taken the course.

Nicole Wright

An utterly marvellous course which I cannot recommend enough! All tutors are of the highest calibre with proven industry experience. Course content is comprehensive, practical and wholly enjoyable!

Roxanne Lim

London is famed Worldwide for events. Even during the recession event company gurus are snapping up the best deals and increasing recognition. I moved here to get a taste of it. Registering with Fitzwilliam Institute Group gave me the opportunity to consult with industry professionals.

During the course, I quickly progressed from curious and ambitious to totally event adept. About a week after completing the program I was given a superb opportunity at great sporting event company. Thanks to Fitzwilliam Institute Group, I learned all I needed to kick-start my dream career!

Jo-Rena Davis

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Asia in a total of 140 countries, by leading industries, bodies and professions.

next start date: 25th September 2017 (Monday)

Duration: 10 weeks, 20 classes (2 evenings/week) Monday & Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Venue: King's College London, Franklin Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 8WA (across from Waterloo Station)

Course Fees: £894 including VAT

To secure your place on the course a deposit of 30% (£268.20) is required. The remainder of the course fee (£625.80) is due 30 days prior to the commencement of the course. All fees must be paid before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Fitzwilliam Institute.

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