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WVU: How to Make the Most Out of Your Special Event

May 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


May 14, 2015, 9am-12pm, WVU Health Sciences Center, John Jones C

(Room G285C), Morgantown, WV

How to Make the Most Out of Your Special Event

Jacki Englehardt, MSW, ACSW, Professional & Community Education Coordinator, WVU School of Social Work

CEUs: 3 Social Work hours; 3 GPC hours (Skill Area: Management); 3 CECNPM hours (Core Area: Financial Resource Development)

Registration Fee: $35 (Early bird rate of $31.50 by March 27, 2015)

Target Audience:  All levels of practitioners

Whether it’s a fundraiser, an annual meeting or an educational conference, event planning requires attention to detail and a thoroughness that often is learned on the job and/or through missteps.  Attend this workshop to learn the ins and outs of this important process, from planning to execution, anticipating glitches to assessment and evaluation.  Best practices and resources will be shared including helpful checklists, relationship building, marketing ideas, contract negotiation, sponsorship,  and the use of advisory/planning committees to name a few.  This workshop will give you the tools you need to plan a great event for your organization.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to define the primary roles and tasks of a special event planner/organizer; define the different types of corporate and social events; outline and summarize the details of planning any special major event; identify best practices in event planning; describe the pros and cons of utilizing advisory and planning committees; describe the importance of networking, relationship building, and marketing to the event planning process and execution; understand basic concepts of contracts and banquet event orders and identify cost saving methods such as sponsorship and in-kind donations.


May 14, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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