Project management for eventsEssential skills, tools and practical techniques for project managers
Organising an event is a complex business, and with so many balls to juggle it’s easy for things to go wrong or for communication to break down. It is, therefore, very important to avoid a ‘just do it’ approach, and instead to use well-proven project management techniques which puts everyone in control and makes the businesses more efficient.
This one-day course on project management for events covers the principles of project management and adapts them to deal with the particular demands of conferences and exhibitions. It will provide you with a model to define the roles and responsibilities of project team members, to develop the operational plan, and ensure that communication lines are open and clear.
The day also provides you with the essential skills, tools and practical techniques that you will need to support you in your project management role, and will make you more confident in managing your event. This course is led by a Prince 2 qualified trainer who is also an expert in events.
Brief overview of project management
- What is it?
- The various methods and models available, and which is best suited to events
Understanding project deliverables and stakeholder requirements
- What will a successful event look like?
- Defining the stages and the deliverables for each stage
- Timings, resources, and activities
- Planning tools which are freely available
Communicating the plan
- Agreeing and delegating project responsibilities with the project team
- Identifying potential risks and actions/changes to counter
- Preventing nasty surprises
Monitoring and reporting
- Status updates, changes to the plan, implication of changes
- Activity: the ‘post-event trickle’
- Measuring success
The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60-70%. The probability of selling to a new prospect is 5-20%.
Who should attend?
This course is relevant for Event Managers, Conference Producers and Operations Mangers and any other roles with Event Management responsibility where a keen focus on project management in terms of communication, time scale management and operational deliverables is essential to success. This course is relevant for all conference and event professionals whether you are in conferences, large scale events, exhibitions, associations or charities.
One day: 09:00–17:00
When & Where?
This course is run as an
in-house programme. Please call +44 (0)208 374 1712 if you would like further information.
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Great course. Very interesting and a great eye opener. Being shown case studies of the number of extra online delegates achieved was excellent.
Conference Producer, Select BioSciences
Excellent food for thought. Reinforces what we are doing. Great to have time to think and reflect
Deputy Director, Euromoney Conferences