In today’s changing world, event & meeting management professionals are expected to have the skills necessary to plan and execute both live and virtual events. This course is designed for industry professionals who are looking to build on their existing event management skillset and experience by learning the fundamentals needed to plan and manage virtual events.
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The Event Leadership institute recognizes that planners are under a tremendous amount of pressure to get their events online as quickly as possible. To help address this need, ELI is including live scheduled online class meetings with the instructor and other learners registered in the course. In these live class meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to join instructor Brandt Krueger, as he chats with industry experts who’ve already successfully brought their meetings online, platform vendors, and other technical production experts, as well as ask any pressing questions that you have. Additionally, the course includes a community forum where you can ask questions, exchange ideas, and communicate with other learners to support each other during this challenging time . Don’t just take your meetings online, take them to the next level!
Event Leadership Institute has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education courses, including the Virtual Event & Meeting Management Certificate course, which qualifies for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.
Instructor | Brandt Krueger – Technology is part of Brandt’s DNA. Combine that with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in 20 years of experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get a powerful event technology cocktail. In addition to being featured on numerous websites and in industry magazines, he’s spoken worldwide, including MPI’s WEC, FICP’s Education Forum, CMP Conclave, IMEX America, IBTM World, Eventex, Connect, Event Camp (London, Chicago, and Middle East), and even a one week intensive for government ministers and guests in Turkmenistan.
He currently provides freelance technical production services to a variety of corporate and association clients, teaches public and private classes on Technical Meeting & Event Production, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting, an appropriately named meeting and event technology consulting company.
25% – Forum posts (completed, and quality)
25% – Quizzes (80% pass required for each. You can take each quiz up to three times)
50% – Virtually Proctored Final Exam (with minimum pass at 75%)
Minimum course passing grade: 75%
"“At such a critical time in the complete disruption of our world and the meetings industry, where most days we are drinking from a fire hose, this course helps to set the stage and give you the skills and confidence to structure and deliver a virtual event for your organization. I highly recommend taking your uneasy energy and putting it towards something productive, register for this course and skill up.”"
"“What I love about this course is how at its heart Brandt, and the other people at the Event Leadership Institute, understood that the goal is not to teach us to create online, or the online aspects of hybrid events, but to help us understand how to gather people for a purpose more effectively no matter what the circumstances. Thus, the course broadens your perspective on the meaning of events, and more importantly live events.”"
"“The VEMM class was extremely beneficial to me since the very first class. I was able to use the knowledge gained immediately and it’s made me the go to person with my clients when looking for virtual event answers.”"
"“As event planners face a very uncertain, scary, and changing time, ELI – and the highly knowledgeable instructor, Brandt Krueger – stepped in quickly with a valuable solution – the Virtual Event & Meeting Management course. Not only did I learn ways in which to pivot from live to virtual events, but I was also given direction in my career at a time when I felt powerless. I am now now armed with the skills and information to help my clients move forward.” "
"“This course gave me what I need to help my organization dive into virtual events. It was paced perfectly–short segments, with just enough information to keep the content digestible. Brandt is great teacher–engaging and able to break down complex information, and incorporated some fabulous guest speakers. I highly recommend investing in this course to get you started in virtual events!”"
"“My experience in the Event Leadership Institute’s Virtual Event & Meeting Managment Course has been truly transformational for me from a meeting and event perspective. The course content, ‘Live’ Sessions and forums not only provided a wealth of virtual event information, but new found connections with industry leaders and professionals from this inaugural class that I will treasure and continue to develop. Brandt and the entire ELI team are engaging, thought provoking and true mentors throughout the entirety of the course. I would definitely recommend this course to my industry colleagues!”"
"“I recently attended and got my VEMM Certification through Events Leadership Industry Institute. I found the curriculum and instructor Brandt to be great. The course gives pertinent information, good practice quizzes and good review before the Exam. I am a CMP and would recommend it for the transition to virtual events. Additionally, I took the Technical Meeting & Event Production Certification. I learned a great deal from this course. Good luck.”"
"“I have literally put everything I’ve learned about virtual events to immediate use. My company cancelled all of our global live events this year and in 3 months, pivoted our entire event portfolio to a series of 7 monthly virtual experiences through December.”"
"“Many thanks to #brandtkrueger, #krishnatailor, and the Event Leadership Institute for great content, an industry-leading instructor, and the opportunity to network with my peers. I learned so much from the meetings & events leaders who were our guest speakers (and the guest entertainers at our graduation ceremony!) and can’t wait to put this knowledge to good use.”"
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