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Event Project Management - Session I   

ACC’s popular Event Project Management Certificate program is back in 2023. Designed for working adults, this fast track evening program provides you with the building blocks of project management through the lens of planning events at a professional level.


From administrative or emerging leaders responsible for meetings and events in their organization, to individuals responsible for an upcoming family reunion or fundraising event for a favorite nonprofit organization, to those in business wanting to gain the transferable skill of project management, this certificate has something for everyone! You will learn the basics of event planning from an experienced, certified, and degreed industry professional. During the first semester, you will learn the specific principles of traditional project management. Through application of these principles in an event setting you will master the following concepts, all while identifying and managing risk and required changes along the way.


  • Identify an event’s purpose;
  • Create a scope statement including event objectives, constraints and assumptions;
  • Build a master task list with associated timeline;
  • Design event components;
  • Create a budget;
  • Source products, vendors and talent; and
  • Produce the event


During the second semester, these specific project management principles will be expanded in application to specific types of events including galas, fundraisers, sporting events, corporate meetings, conferences and tradeshows, identifying unique components for each along the way. Our instructor, Andrea Peterson, has over 25 years' experience in the events idustry, is a recently designated CMP Fellow, and has taught for nearly a decade in the meetings & events discipline.


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