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Meeting and Event Planner

Technical Diploma│1 Year│33 Credits│Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online│Eligible for Financial Aid

Moraine Park’s Meeting and Event Planner technical diploma will help you to become skilled in planning, organizing, coordinating and executing events, both large and small.

Professional events reflect an organization’s brand, which is why having a skilled professional to perfect the details is essential. Are you an organized person? A strong communicator? Do you love working with people?

If so, the Meeting and Event Planner program at Moraine Park may be a perfect fit for you. This technical diploma program provides students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in entry-level meeting and event planner roles.

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What You’ll Learn

Students will gain experience in all aspects of the event management process, including setting goals and objectives, establishing themes, planning logistics, managing budgets, promotion and post-event evaluation. Graduates are skilled in project management and prepared to take the CAPM® exam through Project Management Institute, if they choose to do so. All program course credits can directly transfer to Moraine Park’s Administrative Coordinator associate degree.

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements.
  • Review and prepare event contracts and invoices.
  • Develop and maintain event budgets.
  • Coordinate logistics, services, technology and staff for events.
  • Arrange venue, lodging, and transportation for special events.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
  • Create materials for marketing, promotion, and publicity for events.