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How to Make any Event Special


This course explores event planning for business or personal settings. By exploring ways to streamline the event planning sequence, this course helps students plan their events from the ground up. Additionally, students create valuable templates that will assist them in future event planning.


NOTE: This is a self-directed course. Students will receive feedback on the final week's assignment. Exercises completed before that week will be used to tailor the course to the student`s needs but will not receive individual feedback.

Assessment takes place in the form of students drawing up a mock (or real) plan for a special event. Facilitator offers critique and feedback on this plan.


Students will learn aspects of event planning including catering, decorations, entertainment, budgeting, atmosphere, location, and theme.

They will also learn how to better organize their events.

course quick facts
course code DED532
cost $69.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

Amy Cipolla Barnes has been a moderator and facilitator for over ten years. She is involved with her local writers club as a member and as an officer. Her writing interests are diverse and include Southern literature and magical realism. She has published numerous non-fiction columns on topics ranging from stamp fraud to home offices, travel to pets. In addition, she has won contests for short stories, longer fiction, and poetry. She has been published in literary journals and is currently working on her first novel and a collection of short stories.