Syllabus and Course Outline
rev 6/13

COURSE TITLE:

EVENT REGISTRATION EVNT 1300
NUMBER OF HOURS:
15 - 30 Hours
DESCRIPTION:
This course will introduce students to various registration systems and keys to selecting the best registration method. Students will learn the process to make informed decisions.
OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain how the registration process sets the tone for an event, whether it is a convention, sales expo or educational seminar
  • Create and work with a registration planning timeline
  • Conduct a needs assessment and establish registration forms and procedures which will meet those needs
  • Identify and be able to set up the different types of registration available to planners to register attendees for a particular event
  • Recognize the items that need to be completed before, during and after an event registration
COURSE REFERENCES:
CIC 7th Edition
Convention Industry Counsel
Chapter 24 - Registration pp177 - 189
Meetings and Conventions - A Planning Guide
Meeting Planners International 2006
Chapter 3 - Program Development pp53-76
Chapter 11 - Registration pp315-327
Chapter 12 - Meeting Logistics pp367-406
PlanningHelper Online - Meetings, Conferences, Events, Social Functions By Sharon Campbell, Certified Meeting Professional http://www.planninghelper.com/
GRADING CRITERIA:
Successful completion of all activities, quizzes and final exam. You will receive a welcome letter from your instructor which will include greater details of grading criteria.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Each lesson includes one quiz and most also have an activity assignment; some will require independent research and application.

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Event Registration (12 pages)
Lesson 2 - The Registration Timeline (10 pages)
Lesson 3 - The Needs Assessment (14 pages)
Lesson 4 - Types of Registration (10 pages)
Lesson 5 - Communication (10 pages)
Lesson 6 - Pre Conference Preparation (12 pages)
Lesson 7 - Registration Set Up (13 pages)
Exam

COURSE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:
The maximum time to complete this course will be sent to you by your instructor. This includes 7 quizzes, 5 activity assignments and 1 exam. The final exam is 50 questions long and can be completed within two hours. This course does not include a lot of assignments and you can conceivably complete this course within a month. To do so, you will need to complete two lessons a week.