IRISH ACADEMY of PUBLIC RELATIONS
DIPLOMA IN EVENT MANAGEMENT
(Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm)
Topics: Principles of Event Management, Research, Preparing Proposals, Crisis Management
Planning, Seeking Sponsors, Organising the Event, Marketing Tools, Media Tools, Promotional Tools,
Specialist Areas, Staffing & Evaluation.
Event Management is a dynamic, exciting and varied career. You will be booking venues, working
with celebrities, selecting food and entertainment. You will also be responsible for promotion, ticket
sales, health and safety, insurance, and crisis management if something goes wrong!
You might be working as a wedding planner or a conference organiser. You could be organising a
local sports derby, a nationally televised awards ceremony or the next Olympics. The Events
Management industry covers festival organisers, hotel staff in conference& banqueting sections,
and charities organising fundraising events. You might be organising an agricultural show or
planning a music festival. You could be a self-employed party planner or working for one of the
major event management companies.
You could simply be on a committee tasked with organising a number of important events e.g.
captain or committee member of the local golf club.
The job opportunities are many and varied. On graduation, you also join the international alumni
of the Irish Academy of Public Relations. They have graduates in 50 countries around the world _
you are instantly networked!
If you love organising, you have just found your niche. Enrol for the Diploma in Event Management
Taught: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks.
Examination: by project
Achievement: Diploma in Event Management
Tutor: Irish Academy Tutor