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What Does it Take to Manage an Event?

What Does it Take to Manage an Event?

What Does it Take to Manage an Event?

There’s no denying that running a successful event is an incredibly rewarding experience. A memorable event makes an impact and ensures its attendees are thinking about it long after its end. The most successful events are often the most seamless, hiding the level of planning required behind the scenes. Managing these events requires a varied skillset, including organisational skills and creativity. Developing these skills can provide opportunities for planning events in a wide range of areas.


Insights Into Organising Events

Lisa-Jane Bell is a strategic event specialist who has worked on events across the globe, including flash parties in New York, grand-scale weddings in Asia and product launches and conferences in Australia.

She says the opportunity to have worked on these projects has been immensely rewarding.

“I have been lucky to work on incredible projects both nationally and internationally,” she said.

“These events have given me such rich experiences in life.”

According to Lisa-Jane, detailed and creative planning are essential when planning any event.

“A detailed brief, a well-developed creative concept, thorough planning and calm management are the most important parts of the process,” she said.

“Once all the meticulous preparation is done, I really enjoy stepping back and watching the event come to life.

“It takes a small amount of steering with an excellent running list to have an event flow smoothly.”


How to Learn More About Event Management

MSA Training and Professional Development offers an Event Management course for those wishing to further develop their skills. The course is designed for those needing the skills to run effective events such as seminars, conferences, meetings, product launches, community events and more.

The course is designed to provide a holistic understanding of event management, allowing students to confidently plan for all aspects of an event. Students are taught a range of complimentary skills, including concept development, budget setting, marketing, fundraising and risk management.

Strategic event specialist Lisa-Jane Bell is a trainer for the course, and says it allows students to immediately begin working in the events industry.

“Real life examples of national and international events are used in the workshop style course,” she said.

“In the second part of the course, work-ready templates are our focus. Students can use these in the industry straight away.”