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Saturday April 1
This workshop course is structured around planning and presenting an event that is offered to the public, while applying theory learned in Event Planning & Management. Students will focus on an area of responsibility and work in groups to identify and achieve team and event goals. Through the planning stage, the class as a unit and in teams establish objectives and strategies, develop task lists and deadlines, collaborate with each other as well as key community members including businesses and artists/performers. Some of the plans and strategies implemented include marketing, sponsorship, site development, production, hospitality, artist relations, and event follow up. Executing the event culminates the process, with students experiencing the rewarding results of their efforts. Assessments focus on project plans, reports, task execution, teamwork, event communication tools, and personal analysis/reflection.