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Course | Event Planning

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Event Planning introduces the process of professional event planning for the full range of event possibilities: special events and business events, sports events, and entertainment/ performing arts events. Learners discover all aspects of event planning, including aligning events with the client’s goals, sustainable event planning practices, facility selection and management, personnel management, audience management, budgeting, marketing, fundraising, and sponsorship. They also consider the role of events in the larger context of communities and society and realize how important events are to the health or revitalization of regions worldwide.

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EDUCATOR ESSENTIALS emphasizes personalized, learner-centered environments through choice boards, authentic project learning experiences, and diverse representations and perspectives. It provides tools to engage learners in relevant issues and passion projects to spur innovation and deepen career identity.

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PLANNING TOOLS provides a guide to course implementation, including scope and sequence, lesson plans, and the culminating project overview.

FOR EDUCATORS: Supports educators as they develop personalized, learner-centered environments and infuse career content, Future Ready skills, and outcomes-driven work-based learning.

FOR LEARNERS: This resource encourages and supports students on their learning journey by providing opportunities to deepen their knowledge, feed their passion, build their Future Ready skills, and deepen their career identity through NAF's "Take Charge of Your Learning" framework of REFLECT, STRETCH, INNOVATE, and SHOWCASE.

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SAP Technical Consulting Virtual Internship Program

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 Professional Event Planning
Unit 3 Entertainment Event Planning
Unit 4 Sports Event Planning
Unit 5 Event Evaluation, Industry Careers, and Course Closure

Featured Resources

Event Design and Management


This course is designed for students to examine and explore the various career opportunities available in the...

Event Planning - The Great Chilli Festival

Unit Plan

A multi-lesson plan unit that explores the business functions associated with the event planning sector.

No Place for Hate

Culturally Relevant Program

A student-led program which establishes culturarlly relevant norms in the school.

Plan and Organize a Safe Sports Event


Planning, managing and organizing a sports event is no easy task, especially with COVID-19. Use this guide to...

Create an Event Plan using Social Tables

Planning Tool

Plan events like the pros do! Social Tables provides a free level version of their popular software. Great...

Create a visually exciting marketing advertisement

Multi-media Tool

Adobe Spark provides a free version that enables students to create amazing campaigns with color, photos, videos...

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