Event Management and Design

You'll build a foundation that you can use to build a career in special events or start your own special event business.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Business & Management

Function : General

Trainer name : Jim C. Monroe

Duration : 300 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Event Management and Design

The Event Management and Design Online Training Program will equip you with the knowledge to advance in the field if you're already working in special events, or it will prepare you to enter the profession with an understanding of the industry. You'll build a foundation that you can use to build a career in special events or start your own special event business. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


Upon successful completion of the Event Management and Design program, you'll:

  • Understand the five stages of event management: research, design, planning, coordination, and evaluation
  • Understand how to manage time effectively
  • Learn how to manage human resources and volunteers
  • Have insight into hiring vendors, caterers, sound and light technicians, entertainment, and other resources
  • Learn how to conduct an event site inspection
  • Be knowledgeable about risk-management procedures and tactics
  • Learn about the requirements for necessary contracts, permits, and licenses, and how to meet these requirements
  • Understand budgeting, pricing, and accounting as they relate to event design
  • Be able to apply the principles of design to event decoration and effectively use flowers, fabric, lighting, and more


This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac. A high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable) is required. Students will need a basic understanding of computers and must be comfortable navigating the Internet. E-mail capabilities are also required. Microsoft Outlook 2007 software should be installed prior to beginning this program.  This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

ed2go will provide the following textbooks:

  • Art of the Event, by James C. Monroe, CMP, CSEP
  • Special Events: A New Generation and the Next Frontier, Sixth Edition by Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP


There are no specific prerequisites for this program. It is taught at the college level and requires the basic high-school level academic competencies. Students should have a high school degree or the equivalent, basic liberal arts knowledge, and an understanding of and interest in different cultures.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. 

Course Syllabus

Special Event Management

  • Principles of Event Management
  • Administration
  • Coordination
  • Marketing
  • Legal, Ethical, Risk Management
  • Special Event Management Technology
  • Special Event Career Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Greener Events

Special Event Design and Decorations

  • Design and Decorations
    • Theory and Principles
    • Practices and Methodology
    • Impact of Venue
    • The Business
  • Decorative Elements
    • Backdrops and Props
    • Flowers
    • Fabrics
    • Balloons
    • Lighting
    • Entertainment, Signage, and Food
    • Candles, Ice, Pyrotechnics
  • Types of Special Events
    • Corporate
    • Social
    • Weddings
    • Fairs and Festivals
    • Spectacles
    • Parades


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