To stay relevant in today’s competitive job market, event professionals need to constantly update their skills to future-proof their careers. The good news is that there are plenty of resources available online – so you can start right now. But where do you start?
We want to help event professionals keep up with the constantly transforming event industry landscape by upgrading their skills. So we’ve put together this list of great online courses that give eventprofs a leg up on the careers.
1. Exhibition & Tradeshow Management Certificate from TISOH
Duration: 3 – 6 Months
The Certificate from TISOH offers a curriculum taught at a beginner/intermediate level, for those new to the industry as well those within the industry looking to improve their knowledge and a learning credential. The development, management and instructional team for this course consists of prominent industry professionals. The course is managed by Patti Shock CPCE, who is in the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders.
2. Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals Certificate from Event Leadership Institute
Duration: 10 Weeks
We believe that this course could make a big difference to an event managers’ skill set, because meeting management is an underrated skill that holds outsize influence on the success of exhibiting at business events. The course is taught by Kevin White, CSEP who’s the Founder and Chief Strategist at XPL.
3. Venue Sales Accelerator from Event Leadership Institute
Duration: 6 Weeks
This course is structured around closing more deals at events, getting leads, and developing proposals. We’ve long maintained the fact that events are a great place to close deals and build sales pipeline, and that’s exactly what this course will teach you. This course is taught by Howard Givner, Executive Director at Event Leadership Institute.
4. Event Planning Course by QC Event Planning
This course by QC Event Planning teaches you how to plan various events and coordinate with different types of clients. The course material covers planning business meets, product launches, milestone events and more. They’ll also cover working with corporate and private clients, prioritizing the budget, to day-of coordination. The course comes with an industry-recognized certification, and is good for people looking to start their own event planning business and those wanting to work as an internal event planner for a company
5.Certificate Program in Event Management by International Institute of Event Management
This is a comprehensive event management course offered by the International Institute of Event Management. This self-paced program for professionals looking for opportunities in Corporate Event Planning. The course modules are broad and cover every aspect of corporate event planning and management. This course can be followed up with a Master’s Certificate in Event Management.