This course is suitable for people who have no prior knowledge of events, attendees must have an interest in events and desire to learn more about working in the events industry.
This course is designed as a crash course in event management. The course will cover all the basic concepts of event management and serve to empower attendees with the knowledge to put on their own events or start building a career in the events industry.
The underlying premise of the course is to demystify event management and inspire attendees to undertake further learning and gain more experience to assist with building a career in events management.
During the first day, the course starts with explaining what event management is and explains the various jobs and roles that exist within this field.
Once the group understand what event management is the course takes the group through a detailed step-by-step process of how to design, organise and manage a live event.
An experienced production manager will teach the concepts by getting the group to design a fictional event. The tutor will reference all concepts and points with real-world examples.
The second day concentrates on the ‘event plan’. The event plan is the fundamental document in event management. The event plan contains a complete overview of every element in the event design. It is also fundamental in the licensing process and outlines how the event will be run on the day of the show.
At the end of the second day, each member of the group with create a bespoke action plan which will be used to focus the individual’s next step in building a career in event management.
A comprehensive set of course notes accompanies the course. These notes provide a resource of how to successfully design, specify and deliver a live event.
After completing the course attendees will be able, with assistance from the notes, to successfully put on their own live event. Attendees will also be ready to undertake further training and work based experience.
Basic working knowledge of Mac/PC operating system
Some knowledge of word processing applications such as Word (not essential)
Basic knowledge of Excel
Jessica Hudsley MA is an experienced production manager with over 15 years’ experience in the field. She is IOSH qualified and specialises in event heath and safety for live events.
Jessica is currently the production manager for the Bloomsbury Arts Festival and for the Pop Up festival of stories. She is also touring with Rod Stewart in 2016. Jessica’s experience has led her to work in both the theatre, corporate, arts and festival sectors.
This course is usually held at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, East London.