This is a comprehensive overview course where you’ll learn the building blocks of hosting and managing safe, effective events. You will explore a wide range of event types from corporate to special events. This program covers topics such as risk management, site selection, contracts, marketing and budgeting of various event types. Anyone who is looking to begin a career in event planning or currently works in event planning, but would like to take their career to a new level of understanding and networking, is encouraged to take this class. This course helps prepare students to succeed in the hospitality industry.
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. Virtual classes may be recorded.
Lisa Townsend Robinson attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. She started her career at Cable News Networking as a Video Journalist. Her first Meeting Planning opportunity was with Turner Broadcasting where she was recruited by Xernona Clayton to volunteer to plan and execute the 1st Awards program, which later became the Trumpet Awards.
Lisa has worked in many industries managing domestic and international meetings and events; Corporate, Government, Association, Entertainment and Medical. She was a member and served on many committees and boards for Meeting Professional International (MPI), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Society of Government Meeting Planners (SGMP). She received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 1994 and her Certified Meeting Manager in 2004 (CMM).
Some of the most memorable events that Lisa has managed include the Kentucky Derby, 1996 Summer Olympics, PGA Tours, Super Bowl, Caspian Sea Conference, GA Music Hall of Fame, and numerous sales, training, incentives, medical, and educational meetings.
#1: Event Planning and Management Certificate Online Live
|Start Date||August 15, 2023|
|End Date||October 31, 2023|
|01||Tuesday, 08/15/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|02||Tuesday, 08/22/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|03||Tuesday, 08/29/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|04||Tuesday, 09/05/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|05||Tuesday, 09/12/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|06||Tuesday, 09/19/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|07||Tuesday, 09/26/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|08||Tuesday, 10/03/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|09||Tuesday, 10/10/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|10||Tuesday, 10/17/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|11||Tuesday, 10/24/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
|12||Tuesday, 10/31/2023||06:30 PM - 09:30 PM||n/a||Online||Lisa Robinson|
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