Diploma in Event Risk Management via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 22 December 2017

Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s online Diploma in Event Risk Management course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of event risk management: Event Management Planning, Coordinating Events, Corporate Event Planning, The Proposal Process, Conferences and Seminars, Trade Fairs & Exhibitions, Corporate Meetings, Incentives, Accommodation and Transport, etc. In addition, Public Relations and Setting up a Consultancy Modules are included in this course.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help and answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s event risk management course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Upon completion of this online diploma in event risk management all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life event risk management briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Event Risk Management empowers participants with practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable event risk management toolkits and prepare a real life brief, enabling you to develop your work portfolio. The course project is aimed at providing you with the confidence and ability to take on and create event risk management strategies and proposals for any organisation.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Event risk management course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4-6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • Event Risk Management Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from many years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s event risk management students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.

Event Management Planning

The Key role of the Event Manager in the Planning Team; Outlining Core Roles and Responsibilities; Team Dynamics; Task and Event Timelines; Managing Event Planning Schedules; Feasibility Studies; Identifying Event Goals and Listing Objectives; Event Organisational Charts; Duty Rosters; Record Keeping Mechanisms; Recruitment; Reviewing Event Contracts and Agreements; Troubleshooting Event Co-ordination; Creation and Presentation of Proposals to Clients;

Coordinating Events

Developing Creative Elements; Scheduling Entertainment; Site Planning and Inspection; Analysis and Management of the Registration and Admission Process; Providing Adequate Event Security; Planning Event Protocol Requirements; Co­ordinating Event Speakers with additional Entertainment for maximum effect; Identifying Appropriate Food and Beverage Menus; Event Contingency Planning;

Event Planning Documentation

Event Contracts and Agreements; Troubleshooting Event Co-­ordination; Preparing a SWOT Analysis to Identify the Vulnerable and Promotional Elements of the Event; Creation and Presentation of Proposals to Clients;

Overview of Event Risk Management

Budgeting; Forecasting Expenditure; Compiling and Understanding Event Contracts; Managing Health and Safety; Event Risk Assessment; Copyright and Trademark Considerations; Event Ethical Practice;

The Role of Risk Management in Events

The Meaning of Risk; Characteristics of Risk Management; Strategy and Process; Risk Management Frameworks; Sociological Theories in Event Risk Management; Understanding the Event Risks;

Managing Health and Safety

Duty of care; Workplace Health and Safety; Facility Safety; Hazard Management; Electrical Safety; Gas Safety; Sanitation; Animal Safety and Handling; Amusement Structure Safety; Personal Protective Equipment; Critical Issues for Event Safety; Pyrotechnic Safety; Stage Safety;

Event Risk Assessment

Strategy; Risk and Crisis; Develop Risk Assessment; Risk Assessment Tools; Identifying and Valuing Risks; Threat Identification; Event Impact & Consequences; Vulnerability Assessment; Key Risk Indicators; New and Emerging Risks - Reputation; Environmental and Social;

Training and Communications

Communication guidelines; Internal Staff Training; External Staff Training; Procedure Manuals; Assessing Skills and Training Required (e.g., first aid);

Risk Measurement

Risk Mitigation; Balancing Cost and Benefit; Dealing with Exposure to Risk using the 4T's - Terminate; Tolerate Risk Appetite; Risk Thresholds; Risk Management Tools; Risk Register; Risk Tracking; Measuring Success; Internal Audits of Risk Management Strategy and Processes;

Venue Management to Minimise Risk

Temporary Structure Considerations; Permanent Structure Considerations; Considerations of Indoor versus Outdoor Events;

Accident, Incident and Emergency Management

Public Liability and Insurance; Accident and Incident forms; Planning for Hot or Wet and Stormy Weather Conditions; Emergency Management Plan for Fire; Explosion; Dangerous Chemical Release; Medical Emergency; Bomb Threat; Robbery etc;; Emergency Services Management; Fire Safety; Contingency Planning; Evacuation Plans and Training; Crisis Management Strategy; Media Management during a Crisis or Emergency; Management of Complaints;

Vehicle and Crowd Management

Venue Layout; Vehicle Movement; Attendee Parking and Transport; Attendee Comfort and Care; Service and Emergency Vehicle Management; Responsible Service of Alcohol and Consumption Management; Disability Access Control; Emergency Exit Management; Site Planning and Development;

Licensing and Contracts

Alliances; Partnerships and Contracts; Legal Responsibilities; Compliance Management; Regulatory Permits and Licenses;

Financial and Corporate Risk Management

Organisational Safeguards; Budgeting; Funding; Forecasting Expenditure; Procurement Practices; Cash Handling Procedures; Ownership and Financial Risk; Corporate Governance; Stakeholder Management; Risk Interactions; Record of Accountability; Time Management;

Marketing Event Principles

Needs and Motivations of Event Customers; The Market Research Process; Effectively Collect and Analyse Market Data; Reporting the findings to the Team and Client; Elements of the Marketing Mix (Product; Price; Promotion and Place); The Pricing Process and How to Establish a Pricing Plan for your Market; Target Marketing Channels; Promote and Develop a Website and Direct Marketing Strategy;

Marketing the Event

Planning the Event Proposal Strategy; Preparing the Event Proposal; Budgeting and Buying Advertising; Publicising the Event; Merchandising; Packaging and Sales Promotion; Formulating a Public Relations Strategy; Conducting Market Research; Methods of Measuring Marketing Activity;

Event Sponsorship

Determining Potential Sponsorship Market based on the Event Type; Time; Location; Assessing Selling Points of the Event; Determining Sponsorship Fulfillment Responsibilities; Research and Set Sponsorship Pricing based on Market Factors and Event Exposure;

Public Relations

Sponsorship; Internal PR functions; Corporate Image; Press and Broadcast Media Relations; Client Relationships; Internal PR; Commissioning and Briefing Photographers; Supplying Material to the Press/Getting Material onto TV and Radio; Organising Seminars; Exhibitions and Conferences; Audio/Visual Aids; Writing Skills (Press Releases; Writing Feature Articles for the Press; In-house Journals and Newsletters); Crisis Management; Corporate Advertising; Brochures and Printing;

Presentation Skills

Preparation and Research; Speech Content; Subject Matter and Objectives; Speech Delivery and Variety; Body Language; Eye Contact;  Presentation Aids; Management of Locations and Audiences; Presentation Structure;

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.

next start date: 22nd December 2017

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4 - 6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute BGLS Ltd.

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