HPL325 - Event Planning
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|Last revision date||Jan 2, 2013 1:40:33 PM|
|Last review date||Jan 2, 2013 1:40:33 PM|
In this subject, you will discover the world of event planning where planners create exciting events for the social and corporate markets. Topics include an introduction to program planning to building budgets; venue selection to function set-ups; promotion to program execution. You will build on your learning from previous subjects while developing new skills used in the event planning segment of the industry. The skills required to execute a successful event would be considered an asset to those seeking a career in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel industry.
This subject is mandatory credit in the two year Tourism and Travel Diploma Program, MICE stream and a professional option in the Tourism and Travel Diploma Program.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Describe the scope of the event planning industry, including factors influencing growth and economic impact of events.
2. State the MNEs of social, corporate, and festival/cultural style events from the planner, supplier and attendee perspectives.
3. Describe the planner's role in arranging events and function space.
4. Explain the role of the venue and event facility in marketing, contracting, servicing, budgeting and forecasting.
5. Describe the standard steps of the event planning process to create an event concept.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of elements of menu and decor design, service logistics and sustainability practices relevant to the staging of an event.
7. As appropriate, use or describe the relevant websites, software and technology to assist in the event planning process.
8. Describe the skills and behaviours essential for employment in event planning positions and consider your own interest and suitability for these positions.
9. Apply interpersonal communication skills while working with colleagues and client in a meeting or event setting.
10. Use correct business etiquette and adhere to professional standards of dress, hygiene and grooming.
Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
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