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Special Event Planning and Management  

This course will provide you with the knowledge and basic skills to organize, plan, and process special events. Event planning can help provide for a safe and secure venue, reduce liability, and efficiently manage pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

We will review the basic Incident Command System (ICS) models that are most effective in managing various small to large scale events. We’ll provide you with current information on planning and use real world scenarios for instruction and analysis. You will be required to participate in interactive group exercises to plan an assigned event for evaluation and class discussion.

We will teach you where to find resources, examples, and information to plan an event accordingly and you will learn the importance of networking with internal and external entities to make an event successful. There will be discussion into “fixed” or pre-planned events that transition into “no notice” or dynamic/sudden events with an emphasis on the importance of training and experience in planning special events.

In addition, you will learn how to document the special event in an After Action Report to highlight the successes, challenges and suggested improvements for future events. Compliance with applicable accreditation standards will also be examined.

Topics Include

  • Overview of the National Incident Management Systems/Incident Command Systems (NIMS/ICS)
  • Establishing partnerships
  • Developing successful production meetings
  • Establishing roles for staffing special events
  • Dynamic/sudden and fixed/pre-planned events
  • Application processes/permitting
  • Risk management/harm reduction theory
  • After Action Reports/accreditation standards
  • Group discussion/case study/practical exercises


Public safety, law enforcement, corrections, Fire Rescue, Emergency Management, and private sector personnel

Course Length

24 hours


Special Event Planning and Management
    10/30/2017 - 11/1/2017 Altamonte Springs Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $595.00
Class will be held at:  Altamonte Springs Police Department
Training Room,  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Instructor(s): Glenn Luben, Hans Lehman