Festivals and events have become a valuable resource to communities, states, regions and even countries. Over time, events have changed from informal affairs to spectacular productions, demanding extensive skills and experience. As a result, the International Festivals & Events Association and the National Recreation and Park Association have partnered to create the Event Management School.
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
Wheeling, West Virginia
January 19 – 24, 2014
This two year training program is designed for event management staff at all levels; whether new to events or event staff with years of experience, you will take away new skills and knowledge to help you produce successful and sustainable events!
Year I Topics include:
- Defining Your Event
- Understanding Potential Programming Components
- The Business Side of Events
- Building an Event Team
- Creating and Managing and Effective Volunteer Program
- Sponsorships & Sponsor Services
- Non-Sponsorship Revenue Programs
- Marketing and Mediums
- Event Operations
- Surveys & Evaluations
Year I students will also be treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights and an insiders look at a successful event program in action!
Year II will include topics such as Event Design, Financial Management, Brand Building, Contingency Planning, Sustainable Events and Accessible Events - More details to come!
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