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Managing events

March 20th, 2012

EVENT Managers can now upgrade themselves professionally and be recognized as a “Certified Events Manager” with a new certification programme introduced by EventsMastery in collaboration with the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA), UK.

Most event managers learn the trade on the job without proper guidance or training. Those who went on to build successful careers in events management, organizing world-class international events are probably successful because of their passion for the job.

EventsMastery designed this programme to provide a more systematic approach to events management. IPMA is an international Examining, licensing and Regulatory Membership Qualifying Professional Body, formed for the purpose of providing practicing managers with the opportunity to participate and to be part of the process of improving managerial performance and effectiveness in all areas of business, industry and public administration  – in this case, for events management.

Participants, regardless of their working experience, are required to attend a two-day introductory workshop on “How to Manage Corporate Events Successfully,” which covers the key elements of the events management process.

They will be tasked to organize mock “events” during this two-day workshop. They will be coached and reviewed on-the-spot. Those taking the certification programme will need to attend five advance-level workshops and complete a project paper for assessment after which they will have to organize an actual event where they will be audited by their trainer.

According to EventsMastery founder and project director, F.P. Shum, “Events management is not just about learning theories or the do’s and dont’s. Successful event managers are likely to be passionate about the work. They are able to visualize the big picture, able to manage little details to handling strategic issues. They are also open to ideas and able to lead and work in teams. And they are committed to ensure the success of events and the team behind it.”

The ninth intake for the workshop, “How to manage corporate event successfully,” at Cititel, Kuala Lumpur.  For details or the certification programme, e-mail: marketing@eventsmastery.com or call 603-90596218

 

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