Event Management Training - In Person and Online Event Management

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Duration: Half a day – 2 days


The number and type of events conducted in Australia has grown exponentially over the past decade.

This growth has resulted from governments seeking to leverage events for economic purposes, along with an expanded recognition of the role events play in areas such as marketing communications, information sharing, organisational learning and community development.

As the number of events has grown, so too has the need for trained professionals capable of planning and delivering events of various types, including conferences, product launches, exhibitions, sporting events, parades and networking and social events. These programs contribute to meeting this need by providing key skills and knowledge in event project management,

Since COVID-19, there are additional layers of consideration to take on board when an organisation thinks about running events.

Apart from safety considerations, having customer tracking procedures in place, creativity and innovation are key to creating memorable online events in the current pandemic environment.

Irrespective of whether events are conducted ‘in person’ or virtually, the critical foundational components of event management remain the same: to ensure that the event runs smoothly and that all participants feel they have gained value from their attendance.

This course, delivered by Glass Rock Solutions, focuses on the practicalities of event management, including:

  • understanding the new COVID-19 rules and regulations for social interaction
  • planning at both a strategic and detailed level
  • promotion, sales and marketing; collaboration and managing people
  • innovative problem solving
  • seeking feedback
  • creating budgets and measuring return-on-investment.


Target Audience

Glass Rock’s ‘Event Management Workshop’ is for those within the organisation who are involved in organising virtual/online or in person events. Glass Rock will further customise this training for your attendees.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, participants will learn to:

  • Develop a clear statement of purpose for an event
  • Define associated goals and objectives that can be assessed against the outcomes
  • Project manage an event
    • Undertake a work breakdown structure using:
      • Gantt Charts
      • Production schedules
      • Run sheets
      • Checklists
  • Develop and implement the event concept
    • Respond to an event brief
    • Program
    • Determine key elements
    • Establish event duration
    • Speaker selection and management
    • Entertainment and meal decisions
    • Venue selection
    • Venue layout and design
    • Sustainability considerations
  • Work with COVID-19 considerations
    • Understand the new COVID-19 rules for running events
    • Understand and establish safety and customer registration procedures
    • Understanding the new COVID-19 rules and regulations for social interaction
  • Be an exhibitor
    • Understand your audience
    • Work with exhibition/event organisers
    • Staff preparation
    • Booth/stall requirements and design.

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Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will be in touch within the next 48 hours to get your training started.


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