Whether you are planning cultural and social events, charitable fundraisers, conventions, festivals, weddings or corporate affairs, this two-year program prepares you for an exciting career in the fast-paced special events industry. You will gain the skills and training required to bring together hospitality, accommodation, culinary and professional services for community, corporate, cultural and social events.
You will focus on events designed to support the economic growth, quality of life and richness of rural and urban communities; learn how to plan and execute large and small events; and gain valuable hands-on experience in event management practices such as:
- Production and site logistics
- Planning and design
- Event execution
- Fundraising and sponsorship
- Marketing and promotions
- Leading teams and volunteers
- Financial and risk management
You will prepare plans for special events while learning a variety of skills in areas such as marketing, programming, site logistics, sustainability and financial management. Subsequently, you will have the opportunity to apply these plans by executing successful events.
The Special Events Management program is offered at the Whitby campus, home of the college's W. Galen Weston Centre for Food. This incredible learning space provides access to state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and meeting spaces.