Event Planning and Management | Online

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Diploma | Event Planning and Management | Online

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You love bringing people together and wowing them with the details. You’re creative yet pragmatic. You appreciate a flexible work schedule. You know how to juggle multiple tasks while overseeing a team. In LaSalle College Vancouver’s Event Planning and Management Diploma program, students learn how to take these traits and turn them into a successful and fulfilling career.

The exciting and diverse world of event planning is an in-demand field with many opportunities for those who want an interesting, fulfilling and varied career. At LaSalle, event planning experts teach students about every aspect of planning and executing both large- and small-scale events. Students also study the evolution of events throughout different eras and cultures to understand the critical elements of various events.

About E-learning

Learn more about this stimulating and interactive training method.

How does it work ?

Discover the variety of advantages of the online training.

  • High-quality training with rich media content. 
  • Continuous evaluation of your understanding of the material.
  • An E-learning program based on the original LaSalle College on campus program.
  • A variety of courses available remotely. 
  • A combination of virtual classes, self-guided training, and homework for a minimum amount of class hours and a maximum amount of freedom. 
  • Virtual evening classes.
  • Length of program: 16 months; 13 hours per week; 810 hours (includes self-guided training, virtual classes and individual study time).
If you have these qualities or skills, then a career in Event Planning and Management may be for you! 
  • Creativity
  • People Skills
  • Organization
  • Passion
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Quick Problem Solving Skills
  • Computer with 64 bits 3GHz processor or Mac Intel
  • Windows 7 or higher or Mac OS v.10.7 or higher 
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Hard Drive 500GB
  • High Speed Internet access
  • Screen with minimum resolution of 1080 x 900 (1280 x 1024 recommended)
  • Sound Card, headphones and microphones
  • Application software and peripherals required for the course   
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Adobe Flash Player (most recent update)
  • Flat scanner 
  • Camera

Students are responsible for ensuring compatibility with the software.

  • Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS Suite or CC and Freeware Openproject.
  • Headphones with integrated microphone.
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    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

After completing the Event Planning and Management E-learning program, you will have earned your diploma from LaSalle College Vancouver, and gain access to the following fields of employment:

  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Producer
  • Project Management
Semester 1 
  • Introduction to Event Planning
  • Cultures, Etiquette and Protocols
  • Event Logistics
  • Introduction to Event Production Software
Semester 2

  • Resource Planning
  • Client-Supplier Communications
  • Service Contracts and Proposals
  • Presenting Project Plans

Semester 3 

  • Observational Project
  • Event Marketing
  • Professional Portfolio
  • Project Management

Semester 4 

  • Website Development
  • Event Coordination
  • Post-Event Activities
  • Human Resources
  • A variety of remote courses taught by instructors in the field
  • Virtual classes held in the evening
  • Program consists of 16 months, 13 hours per week for a total of 810 hours (includes self-guided training, virtual classes and individual study time)
  • Graduating students receive a Diploma
  • Self-guided training for minimum class hours

Students in the Event Planning and Management online Diploma Program learn to harness their people skills, creativity and ability to multi-task. The program emphasizes instruction in time management, effective communication and problem-solving skills.

  • To communicate effectively and professionally with collaborators and vendors.
  • The fundamentals of event planning, both large and small.
  • To develop, analyze and implement proven event planning strategies.
  • To make industry connections and work with the latest digital tools in event management.
  • About various cultures, etiquette and protocols.
  • To understand and oversee service contracts and proposals.
  • The resources required for implementation of an event project.
  • How to develop official employment proposal documentation for a client.
  • Follow-up engagement in marketing and generating new business opportunities.

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have.

  • Those with interest in event management
  • Enjoys being interacting in groups of people
  • Eager to be challenged and inspired
  • Those who want to acquire new skills in a flexible learning environment

Graduates work in the event planning field – either in a large agency or launch their own event planning business. Alumni have careers as event planners, event producers and project managers, overseeing everything from massive concerts to weddings to corporate events and beyond.