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Event Planning

Noncredit Continuing Education Winter & Spring 2015 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

Crash Course in Event Planning
Acquire the basics of event planning in this course. Discover how to organize, plan and execute an event in style. Get ready to discuss an event on which you are currently working, such as a baby shower, birthday, conference, retreat etc. Lets work together to make your event a success! $55 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Mar 10-Mar 12
   XB-980 M1480   #0795 Laurel College Center
Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Jun 9-Jun 11
XB-980 M1640   #5766 Laurel College Center

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Event Design and Production
Designing an event is your opportunity to put the WOW! in your events. Learn how to engage your attendee's five senses while creating a one-of-a-kind design within budget. Creating a fabulous design is only one aspect of the event-learn how to coordinate and produce a flawless event utilizing timelines and production schedules. Coordinating the logistics and layout of the event, while keeping event type and guests top-of-mind will be discussed. $55 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-3pm, Apr 18
   XB-226 M1603   #5459 Laurel College Center
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Developing Sponsorship Opportunities: Hidden Dollars

Find out how to obtain sponsorships for your special events, develop associate memberships, and make the most of non-dues revenue sources on a year-long basis. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 14
   XE-451 M1639   #5765 Laurel College Center

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Conference Planning Management
Perfect your skills in time management, delegation and client relations. Hot topics include goal setting, site selection, budgeting, planning creative functions, and managing meeting logistics. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, Jun 6
     XB-611 M1637   #5763 Laurel College Center
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Not-For-Profit Fundraisers/Events

Develop the key steps for earning profit from fundraisers/events. Learn how to effectively and efficiently produce, run and manage an event from a not-for-profit outlook. This course will discuss marketing, developing a sponsorship brochure, and essential techniques in reaching out to organizations for sponsorships and/or in-kind donations. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 10am-1pm, May 2
     XE-175 M1604   #5460 Laurel College Center

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Fashion Show Production ★NEW!★
This course is designed to help produce a fashion show. It will cover planning and organizing a mini trunk show or fashion show; select the venue; cast the models; and behind the scenes - hair, make-up, clothing and assistants. Students will also experience what goes on at New York Fashion Week. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, Apr 25
    XB-106 M1624   #5541 Laurel College Center
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The Site Selection Process
Learn the basic steps of the site selection process. This course will review the legal issues in selecting your site, how to determine the physical requirements for the site, what to consider when selecting meeting rooms, the choices in configurations, how facilities charge for meeting rooms and the formula for determining what size room is needed. The right size room can save you money and make your attendees more comfortable. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Mar 12-Mar 19
   XE-530 M1481   #0796 Laurel College Center
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Jun 18
   XE-530 M1638   #5764 Laurel College Center

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Working With Hotels
Anyone interested in planning an event at a hotel will benefit by understanding hotel profit centers, contract negotiations, legal issues and license requirements. This course covers writing a request for proposal (RFP), developing a meeting resume, and preparing addendums that will protect the organization. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
►Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 30
   XE-706 M1600   #5451 Laurel College Center

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Floriculture: Advanced Floral Design
This upper-level course covers advanced designs. Current trends will be used to keep the class fresh and up-to-date. Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design. This class introduces you to the “event” floral industry–‑much different from the traditional retail shop—and relies on your creativity to enhance designs introduced by the instructor. The class covers bridal designs as well as party designs. Theme parties will also be discussed along with possible career choices as a party planner. $250 floral supplies fee* payable to the instructor at the first class. NOTE: Please bring wire cutters and floral knife to first class. $175 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Fri 6:30pm-8:30pm, Jun 19-Aug 14
   XB-877 M1649 #5822 Laurel College Center

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Insturctor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.






 







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