Successful event planning starts with possessing good communication skills, being highly organized, and having the ability to follow up with vendors until completion. Preparation before, during, and after is crucial in helping reach your desired objectives. If you plan events for your job, community, and/or friends and family, then this program is for you! It will teach you how to anticipate and solve common planning issues for all types of events, ranging from informal gatherings to complex meetings. Effectively troubleshooting will help insure a happy and enjoyable event. Topics include types of events, the planning process, how to organize your event, how to manage and organize your staff effectively, and how to tie up loose ends after the event. Materials are included.