Today, event & meeting management professionals are expected to have the skills necessary to plan and execute both live and virtual/digital events. This course is designed for industry professionals looking to build on their existing event management skillset and experience by learning the fundamentals needed to plan and manage virtual/digital events.
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The Event Leadership institute recognizes that planners are under a tremendous amount of pressure to learn how to plan and produce virtual and digital events strategically. Therefore, we’ve included a periodic “live” Q&A with the instructor and other cohort learners registered in the course. During these Zoom calls, you’ll have the opportunity to join facilitating instructor Brian Monahan to ask any pressing questions that you have about the course material or how to apply what you are learning to your day-to-day work and events.
Additionally, the course includes a community forum where you can ask questions, exchange ideas, and communicate with other learners to build connections and share ideas and insights.
Event Leadership Institute has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education on all professional development certificate courses, 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.
Brian Monahan is an Event Technology Expert, Speaker, and Certified Professional Coach.
Brian is recognized as a hospitality thought leader because of his ingenuity, innovation, and ability to strategize and deliver impactful organizational outcomes. Since the second quarter of 2020, Brian has immersed himself in learning and executing resilient and reliable virtual experiences. His current dedication is to prepare the meeting and event profession for the future of events.
Brian’s work is a unique blend of passion for excellent customer service and creative event production, including exceptional business acumen. Brian documented this passion by releasing his first book, Customer Delight 365, A Daily Inspirational for Customer-Service Professionals, in early 2016.View Brian's Profile
As a first generation personal computer user since the age of 6, technology is part of Brandt’s DNA. Combine that DNA with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in almost 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get a powerful event technology cocktail.
In addition to being published on numerous websites such as CorbinBall.com, EventManagerBlog.com, and the Convention Industry Council, he has landed articles in trade publications such as Meetings and Conventions Magazine and Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine. He’s spoken at various industry events such as Collinson Collaborate, BizBash’s Elevate, MPI’s World Education Congress, FICP’s Education Forum, Event Camp (London, Chicago, and Middle East), and even a one week intensive for government ministers and guests on producing large scale events in Turkmenistan.
He currently teaches many public and private classes through the Event Leadership Institute, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting, an appropriately named company that provides meeting and event technology consulting services.View Brandt's Profile
25% – Forum posts (completed and quality)
25% – Quizzes (80% pass required for each. You can take each quiz up to three times.)
50% – 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 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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