Customized Group Training For Your Event Team

Take Your Event Team To The Next Level

The Event Leadership Institute offers a variety of solutions for your group training & professional development needs, whether you're looking for a simple training solution or a comprehensive, completely customized learning plan.

On-Demand Learning

Allow your team to learn whenever and wherever it's most convenient for them. Our Netflix-style library features over 180 on-demand video classes that are divided into bite-sized hyper-focused lessons, making it easy to fit learning into your team's busy schedule


Our multi-week online Professional Development Courses provide a comprehensive deep-dive into key event topics such as Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals, Technical Meeting & Event Production, Venue Sales, Fundraising Event Management, and more.


You pick the topic and work with us to define your key learning outcomes, and we secure a reputable and knowledgeable event industry leader to present your employees a private webinar, complete with a dedicated interactive question and answer period.

Customized Content

Need educational material that the Event Leadership Institute hasn't developed yet? Starting with a discovery survey, we'll determine your team's unique training needs and work with you to create educational content that meets your goals.

One-on-One Coaching

Provide your team direct access to top minds in the industry through our one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions. We'll match your team with an ELI instructor or mentor who can provide qualified advice and guidance, helping them to advance in their roles.

On-Site Training

Bring the Event Leadership Institute to your team, either at your office or your own venue for in-person workshops, seminars, and more. We'll bring the same high level event and meetings industry education content to your team, in person.

Why Your Team Will Love Us

Industry Leading Instructors

We offer the highest quality training in the industry. Our instructors average 22 years of experience & many of our classes qualify for continuing education units toward the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation and are ILEA Approved.


Flexible learning

Our learning solutions are completely online, meaning your team can fit learning into their schedule without having to block out time to learn together. Our system checks off which sections and classes your team members have previously seen, enabling them to jump right back in whenever they're ready to resume a class.

Video classes average 45 minutes, and most are broken into chapters, making it easy for planners to instantly find what they need, whenever they need it.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Would you like to learn more about our group training programs? Schedule a meeting with our president, Michael Granek, MBA, CSEP to explore your team's training and development needs and explore how Event Leadership Institute might be able to help. Click the button below to check Michael's availability and schedule your free no-obligation consultation today!


Michael Granek, MBA, CSEP

Michael Granek, MBA, is a successful entrepreneur and an award-winning event producer with over two decades of experience in the event and meetings industry and a decade of experience in higher education. As President, COO, of the Event Leadership Institute, Michael applies his diverse background of business management, adult education and special events experience to connect event professionals with leading industry education, training, and professional development.

Previous to the Event Leadership Institute, Michael discovered his passion for fostering the next generation of event leaders during his role as Academic Director at The Art Institute of Vancouver. In this position, Michael led the program's department and faculty, designed and developed curriculum, instructed various event and business courses, developed unparalleled partnerships between the events industry, bringing unique certification, industry learning and career opportunities to students. He was instrumental in integrating Meeting & Business Events Competency Standards into the curriculum, resulting in a milestone articulation agreement with The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC), bringing unique certification, industry learning and career opportunities to students.

Michael has also participated in the MPI Meeting and Business Events Competency Standards (MBECS) Faculty Forum, many industry advisory committees and boards, judged various event industry awards, and delivered numerous seminars and training workshops at leading industry conferences, colleges, and universities internationally.