Grade 12 diploma (or equivalent) or Mature Student status. Mature students must successfully complete an admissions test. Candidates are required to attend a personal interview with an Admissions Representative.
Meetings, events and conventions are one of the fastest growing segments of the economy and embrace multiple aspects of all industries. The Conference and Event Planner Diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced and exciting world of conference and event management. This program appeals to individuals who are charismatic, outgoing, energetic, and entrepreneurial, as the Conference and Event Planner plays a dynamic role within any organization. Its objective is to expose students to a broad range of knowledge and processes, administration skills, and practical tools that will assist them in dealing with situations within a conference and event planning related career. The program provides the skills to progress into higher-level careers, given the proper combination of skills, experience, personal attributes, and additional training. The program provides the skills to progress into higher-level careers, given the proper combination of skills, experience, personal attributes, and additional training. This program provides students with:
- The knowledge and skills necessary to lead and/or assist in the development and/or implementation of conferences and events for a variety of business sectors.
- An introduction to the most relevant aspects of planning and coordinating event logistics.
- Professional skills in high demand by employers. These skills include: negotiating, decision making, teamwork, communication, customer service, leadership, research and problem solving.
- A solid knowledge of event planning and marketing practices and principles. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
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Graduates of this program are employed by tourism, trade and professional associations, convention and conference centers, government agencies and conference and event planning companies. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:
- Conference and Meeting Planner
- Conference Planner
- Conference Services Officer
- Convention Coordinator
- Event Planner
- Special Events Organizer
- Trade Show Planner
Internet Fundamentals and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher
Business Essentials, Conference and Event Management, Event Marketing, Marketing and Sales, Project Management Fundamentals Level 1, Microsoft Project Level 1, Customer Service, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, and Business Math
Employment Success Strategies and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
Business Negotiations and Contracts, Business Financial Management, Management Fundamentals, Business Supervisory Skills, Human resource Management, Business Verbal Communication, and Business Presentations
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications 1 Unit
Job Search and Résumé Writing
C$30,412 – C$68,735 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
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