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Get started as a Meeting /Event Planner by completing all four courses in a year or less, attending classes part time at CSM. Each subject focuses on a specific topic dedicated to help you master a set of competencies in the event planning field.

This continuing education certificate consists of the following classes:

  • HSP 5220 Meeting Planning Basics
  • HSP 5230 Food and Beverage Planning
  • HSP 5240 Event Marketing and Promotion
  • HSP 5250 Site Selection and Contract Negotiation

Content is presented in the classroom and online settings. You will be required to meet in the classroom on the days indicated and work in the online classroom for additional hours.

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HSP-5220 Meeting Planning Basics

If you are involved in planning or coordinating meetings that need to run smoothly you will find this class most helpful. You will be provided with valuable resources for finding information, checklists and aids. Glean important information about career opportunities in the meeting planning industry. This is one of four classes offered for CSM certification for Meeting and Event Planner.

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HSP-5230 Food and Beverage Planning

Learn formulas for order pricing, tips on menu planning, and how to plan for special menus and theme parties. Get the "how-to" on catering off-site events, effective communication with catering staff, reading contracts and confirmations and on-site coordination guidelines. This is one of four classes offered for CSM certification for Meeting and Event Planner.

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HSP-5240 Event Marketing and Promotion

Effective marketing and promotion is essential and critical to your event's success. Learn several marketing tools and techniques and how to use them to your organization's advantage. Get practical strategies and hands-on experience in creating an action plan for before, during and after your event. This is one of four classes offered for CSM certification for Meeting and Event Planner.

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HSP-5250 Site Selection and Contract Negotiation

Learn how to make initial contact with a site, what to negotiate, effective site inspection, how to contract with a site, cancellation clauses, and ADA requirements. A field trip to a local hotel to conduct a site inspection and mock negotiation is included. This is one of four classes offered for CSM certification for Meeting and Event Planner.

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