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 Course Title:   Meetings & Special Events Planning and Management

 Title Abbreviation:   MEET & EVENTS PLAN/MGMT

 Department:    BMT

 Course #:    160

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Learn to develop and manage successful meetings and special events. Topics include meetings best practices, how to choose the best venue, contract negotiations, preparing and managing the budget, marketing the event, handling scheduling and staffing, coordinating food and beverages, decor, entertainment and themes. Special events encompass planning business meetings and small fundraisers to entertainment events and conferences.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create a plan for the event.
  2. Understand selection process of venues for events.
  3. Create criteria for contract negotiations.
  4. Plan event costs and create budgets.
  5. Plan procurement of staff.
  6. Coordinate theme, food and beverages, decor, and entertainment.
  7. Demonstrate meetings best practices
  8. Demonstrate planning, preparation and execution of effective meetings.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Event planning.
  2. Facility layout and location.
  3. Contract negotiations for facility and resources.
  4. Budget system and staffing.
  5. Equipment, decor, food and beverages.
  6. Meetings best practices