When you first decide to become an event planner, it's natural to wonder what event planner courses you need to take. After all, it only makes sense that in order to begin your career as an event planner, you need to learn how to plan successful events.
It's important to realize that the foundational elements of all events are the same; but then each niche has its own language and its own process.
Therefore, at Eventful Ventures, I offer a "core" course that teaches you the basic elements that apply to any type of events, from weddings to parties to special events to corporate meetings. Then, you can choose your specialty course to supplement your learning based upon your goals.
Intro to Event Planning ~ FREE COMING SOON
This free, introductory course addresses all of the preliminary questions that many people have when they first start to explore event planning, including:
- "Where do I begin?"
- The TRUTH about event planning certification
- What to look for in an online course
- The top three mistakes that 99% of beginners make
Planning Events Course ~ $297
This is my flagship course which teaches you all the foundational elements of any type of event.............including:
- How to select your venue, how to do a site inspection
- How to choose your decor and maximize the impact with any budget
- Selecting and managing entertainment, from local to celebrity talent
- Choosing menus and managing food & beverage
- How to work with vendors
- Contracts, budgeting. RFPs
Click here to read more about the Planning Events Course.
The Complete Event Planner Course ~ $497
This is the most comprehensive course that Eventful Ventures offers; and it contains absolutely everything that I truly believe you need in order to begin your career as a legitimate event planner. This course includes the Planning Events Course plus all of my specialty courses, including: Fundraising & Sponsorship, Corporate Event Planning, Pricing Your Services, and more. If you want to move beyond social events, weddings and parties and instead plan special events, fundraising events, and/or corporate events, then this class will get you there. It's the only course on the market that teaches true, legitimate fundraising, sponsorship, and corporate planning. Click here to read more about the Complete Event Planner Course.
These specialty courses are designed to supplement the Planning Events Course; to further customize your education to fit your goals.
Be Your Own Boss: Starting an Event Planning Business ~ $97
Do you dream of working for yourself while doing what you love? Do you envision a life of freedom and complete control over your career and your life? Starting an event planning business is completely attainable; however you must take the right steps to ensure your success. This course teaches you the ten steps necessary to start your own event planning business; as well as how to market your business and find clients. Click here to read more about Be Your Own Boss: Ten Steps to Freedom and Starting an Event Planning Business.
Fundraising & Sponsorship ~ $47
If you have a passion for planning events but also want to make a difference in the world, then event fundraising and sponsorship is for you. However, there's more to it than you might think. The job of anyone planning charity fundraising events is more complex than other types of event planning. Not only do you need to plan and execute a flawless event, but you also need to educate and create awareness of the organization, recruit and accommodate sponsors, and, of course, raise money while spending as little as possible! Click here to read more about the Fundraising & Sponsorship course.
Corporate Event Planning ~ $47
Corporate event planning is one of the most lucrative and consistent niches in the world of of event planning. If you have a business background or an interest in business, then this would be a fantastic career path for you to pursue. Corporate events can range anywhere from a local half-day meeting for twenty people, to a week-long meeting held in another city with 3,000 people (or more)....and everything in-between. There are surprisingly few courses out there that focus on corporate planning. Click here to read more about the Corporate Event Planning course.