Event Planning

Level: Intermediate

Category: Making an impact

Do you want to develop your skills to plan and deliver successful events both online and face-to-face? The course will give you an overview and helpful tips and tools that you can use when delivering both small and large events.

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Full details

Thursday 29 April 2021, 1.30pm - 5pm

What is this course about?         

This course will help you to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a successful event: from setting objectives and creating a project plan, to marketing and management on the day, through to gathering feedback and capturing results.

We will also look briefly at delivering a hybrid event, which will likely become increasingly important as the event sector opens up gradually due to COVID-19. Hybrid events are, quite simply, a mix of live and virtual events.

The vision and big picture plan are certainly crucial, but so are some of the tiny details, when it comes to delivering memorable events.

Learn about bringing all these elements together in a manageable way to ensure a stress-free event that creates immediate impact and positive word-of-mouth endorsement from participants.

What will you learn?

This course will help you:

•             Set effective aims and objectives.

•             Develop a project plan, including venue research, devising a simple budget, and planning your programme.

•             Manage the process using a Gantt chart, monitoring and adapting and setting targets and milestones.

•             Plan for online events and hybrid events.

•             Marketing your event.

•             Understand the principles of effective reporting and evaluation.

Why is this relevant or important now?               

The whole events process, including voluntary and community events in particular, has changed radically due to coronavirus. Planning and running an event looks very different now, with formats, budgets and staff teams changing.

Our trainers have over a year’s experience running online events via Zoom, plus many years’ experience running face-to-face events of all sizes and budgets for different audiences and purposes.

Who is the course for?

This intermediate course is aimed at those working in the VCSE sector who plan and deliver events and want to improve their skills.

You will have organised and/or helped to run at least one event before, either as a volunteer, trustee or a member of staff.


Around 40% off for Voscur Full Members on our half day courses; 20% off for Voscur Affiliates. Become a member today.
Full members: £55
Affiliates: £77
Non-members: £94

What else do they need to know?

To take part, you will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You won't need any other software. You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training prior to the course.

Voscur is running all our training online due to the ongoing public health situation with coronavirus (or COVID-19). This decision was taken in line with local and national health advice, and to safeguard the health of our attendees and staff. We are aware that many VCSE organisations in the city are focusing their efforts on providing and changing their services to respond to communities. For more information about coronavirus, see https://www.voscur.org/content/covid19-service-users

If you cancel your place on a paid for training course you will need to give at least 2 weeks' notice in which case a full refund/credit note will be issued. Less than 2 weeks' notice will result in the full cost of the course being invoiced (not being refunded/credited), unless you can give the place to somebody else.  If the place is transferred to someone else there may be an adjustment on payment/fee depending on their/their organisations membership status.

If you have been offered a free place, or the training you have booked is a free session: if you do not cancel giving at least 2 weeks' notice and you fail to attend (and are unable to send someone in your place) an admin fee of £25 will be charged, we will invoice you/your organisation.


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