5 Secret Ingredients to Successful Event Planning

Ever notice how the best events look effortless? Everything just seems to unfold perfectly - and just at the right moment. A well-planned, well-run meeting, retreat or fundraising event is a piece of cake, right? 

Anyone who has put together such a gathering knows it is anything but easy and effortless. Nothing - not even the smallest detail - can be left to chance. Get the recipe for successful event planning with these 5 secret ingredients:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring 
  • Closing

And the icing on this event planning workshop...how to reduce the stress and keep a smile on your face. 

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Target Audience: Party Planners, that includes anyone involved or interested in event planning

Additional Investment Information:
When you register you may notice a Special Rate. What does that mean and who can take advantage of this rate?

  • Only applicable to Pillar member organizations (staff and/or volunteers) that pay a $60.00 membership fee indicating that their operating budget is less than $100,000 
  • 5 of these spots available per workshop and they are first come first serve 
  • If you do not see a special rate listed then the spots have been filled. Additional spots may be added at a later date. If you have already registered you cannot apply the discount. 

About the presenter: In her role of Program and Events Manager, Nicole St. John has been smoothly orchestrating details and executing both long and short term programming such as the annual Pillar Community Innovation Awards celebration, ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, and Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise. Her extensive knowledge of events, communications, and volunteer management contribute to building momentum on projects and reaching goals.

Nicole holds a diploma from Fanshawe College in Graphic Reproduction and the Not-for-Profit management certificate through Continuing Studies at Western where she teaches the Event Management course part-time to the Not-for-Profit and Arts Management post-graduate programs.

When not wearing her Pillar hat, Nicole is actively engaged in her community, volunteering as the co-chair for her neighbourhood community organization, ReForest London and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's London Light The Night Walk. On occasion you can find her practicing hula hoop dance moves in Victoria Park.

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