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Professional Development, University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton

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Professional Meeting Planning and Special Events

The certificate in Professional Meeting Planning and Special Events will help you learn the core competencies and skills necessary to organize successful meetings, conferences and events.

PLEASE NOTE: This certificate will not be offered after Fall 2017. Please fill out our online form ASAP so we can let you know what courses to take to finish your certificate.

Each course comprises an entire day, and is taught by highly-qualified industry professional instructors. Upon completion you will walk away with a portfolio-ready project presentation that will demonstrate your knowledge of the meeting planning and events industry.

All program courses have been verified by the Convention Industry Council. Attendees will receive credit towards their 25 clock hours of continuing education (within the last five years) necessary for their Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) application.

The certificate in Professional Meeting Planning consists of nine required courses totaling 40 hours of discussion and interaction with industry professionals. The certificate graduate will receive 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), a nationally recognized unit used for professional development.

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Sat 10/21/17-10/21/17 1:00pm-4:00pm GG 160
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Sat 11/04/17-11/04/17 9:00am-12:00pm GG 160
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Sat 10/21/17-10/21/17 9:00am-12:00pm GG 160
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Sat 11/04/17-11/04/17 1:00pm-4:00pm GG 160
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Sat 11/18/17-11/18/17 9:00am-3:00pm GG 160
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Sat 10/28/17-10/28/17 9:00am-4:00pm GG 160
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Sat 12/02/17-12/02/17 8:00am-12:00pm GG 160
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Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to:
- Plan events that meet the needs of the audience
- Plan cost-effective meals
- Select appropriate sites
- Negotiate contracts with hotels and other meeting sites
- Select audio/visual equipment and determine functional room setup
- Prepare and manage meeting and special event budgets
- Manage the organization's participation in exhibitions
- Create a project presentation that demonstrates knowledge of the meeting and special events industry and process

The target audience is defined as:
- Organizational meeting planners
- Event planners for service organizations
- New meeting or event planners
- Individuals who are changing careers
- Human Resource professionals or administrative managers
- Future Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs)
- Future Certified Special Event Planners (CSEPs)

Chris Anicich
Professor, Department of Marketing, Cal State Fullerton
Tim Brown
Partner, Meeting Sites Resource
Laurie B Giesenhagen
Professor, Department of Management, Cal State Fullerton
Lauren Henderson
Program Developer, University Extended Education, Cal State Fullerton
Brett Jarvis
Partner, International Site Alliance
Kari A Knutson Miller
Dean, University Extended Education; AVP, International Programs & Global Engagement, California State University, Fullerton
Irene L Lange
Chair, Department of Marketing, Cal State Fullerton
Benedicta B Lusk
Professor, Department of Management, Cal State Fullerton
Arlene Sheff
CMP, Strategic Meeting Consulting
Sanford Simon
President, The Event Wizard
Sally Starr
Administrative Director, University Extended Education/International Programs & Global Engagement, Cal State Fullerton
Gail Sunshine
CMP, Sunshine Meeting Services
Anita Vanaman
Collegiate Student Liaison, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International - Orange County Chapter
Trina White
Chair, District 14 Leadership, Professionals in Human Resources Association

About the Program

All program courses are CIC verified. See course schedule/descriptions for more information.


Makeda Seyoum
657.278.8392
mseyoum@fullerton.edu

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