Event Training

Stay informed about the latest trends in the event industry, meeting design and industry relevant topics through our series of workshops and earn CEU’s (Continuing Education Units).

We offer the following workshops:

  • International Masterclasses
  • Local Masterclasses
  • Event Architecture Workshop

We offer event management competence development workshops that aim at transferring skill, experiences and sharing practical tools used in event planning and management today.

What some participants have said

  • “Brilliant! Exceeded expectations”
  • “Extremely valuable and informative, would recommend it anytime”
  • “Hugely beneficial, not only in knowledge gained, but experience shared. Many thanks”
  • “Personal attendance and intimate interaction made the workshop special- well deliberated because of small group.”
  • “Already recommended to people! This was WOW. I’ve learnt a lot and excited to implement this immediately at work.”
  • “The tools presented were user friendly. The workshop has definitely increased my knowledge on events. Recommendable!”
  • ” Informative, impressive. It was evident how desperately needed it is to all players in South Africa and industry. Amazingly done Pieter!”
  • “Mind-blowing experience. Will definitely recommend attendance to both colleagues and clients especially those who have just started PCO business”
  • “I would definitely recommend this programme, based on its profesional, hands-on information sharing. The presenter was excellent, group interaction, motivated, knowledge gained beneficial.”
  • “Awesome workshop very informative and engaging- definitely recommend this to others that are interested in this field or are managing projects on behalf of Associations- Must Attend Event! Baie Dankie!! Thank you so much enjoyed every moment”

 

Event Architecture Essential – Tools and Techniques for Event Planning

The Event Architecture Essential Workshop is a practical two day competence development programme about the very basic principles and techniques of event management, whether for business meetings, corporate functions, gala events and conferences.

When and Where?

Dates: To be announced

Venue: To be announced

Cost: On application to danielle@confsa.co.za

This Workshop is for:

People who are fairly new in the event planning management profession and for those who get event planning and management assignments over and above their regular day to day responsibilities. The following people will benefit from attending this workshop:

  • Personal Assistants & Executive Secretaries.
  • Administrative Assistants & Officers.
  • Communication Interns & Officers.

Workshop Content:

The workshop will be presented in 7 sessions of 1.5 hrs each and will consists of presentations, interactive exercises and practical demonstrations. The following modules are focus areas in the presentations on how to:

  • Define objectives and create deliverable’s that will meet the predetermined event outcomes.
  • Design the event to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.
  • Determine the project tasks, prioritise and assignments.
  • Cost an event and develop a draft budget.
  • Communicate information to the different stakeholders.
  • Identify and mitigate event risks.
  • You will also learn about the various responsibilities of an event planner and manager and the qualities needed to be successful.

Also included:

  • Professional presentations by highly experienced event managers.
  • Various tools to assist event planners with the organising of events from start to finish.
  • A workshop reference manual.
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments on arrival, mid morning and mid afternoon lunches.

 

Event Architecture Premier – Strategic Event Management

The Event Architecture Premier Workshop is an advanced programme on strategic event management level.

This workshop will explore the relationship between strategic and tactical event management applications within the context of event psychological and physiological considerations.

When and Where?

Dates: To be announced

Venue: To be announced

Cost: On application to danielle@confsa.co.za

This Workshop is for:

People that have experience of event planning and management and/or who serve on event planning/management committees and wish to acquire insight in the strategic and tactical processes, tools and techniques used in advanced event management today. You will benefit from attending this workshop if you are interested in the following areas of event management:

  • Planning & conducting the business of event management, whether at management or operational decision making level.
  • Benchmarking management and planning tools and techniques against international best practices.
  • Advancement of event planning & management competence.

Workshop Content:

The workshop will be presented in 8 sessions of 1.5 hrs each and will consists of presentations, interactive exercises and practical demonstrations. The following are focus areas in the presentations on:

  • The Event Architecture Philosophy.
  • Event environment and trends.
  • Development of an Event Specification Guide.
  • Project definition and management.
  • The Strategic budget with tool.
  • Event organizational structures with tool.
  • Stakeholder analyses and management with tool.
  • Event risk management with tool.
  • Crises management at functions and events (NEW Module from 2017).

This Workshop Includes:

Facilitation by the only CMM (Certified Meeting Manager) in Africa who is also a Certified Meeting Professional, CMP (The mark CMP is licensed under authority of the Convention Industry Council, USA).

  • Comprehensive strategic event management tools on CD Rom.
  • A workshop reference manual.
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments on arrival, mid morning and mid afternoon lunches.

Competence Development Consultancy (Event Training) 

assignments for local and international clients include:

  • Customised event management orientation programmes for conference steering committee members
  • Orientation programme on international conference host bids for post graduate tourism students at university level
  • Strategic event management programme for various corporate clients

For more information, please contact:

Mrs Danielle Henn
Event Architecture Workshop Manager
T: 012 349 2301
E: danielle@confsa.co.za

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