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Festival & Events Management Course - Fall 2017

Registration opens August 1, 2017

Join the U of M Tourism Center in fall 2017 for our Festival and Events Management online course and the Timely Topic on risk management—weather, protesters, and drones—for festivals and events. The six-week course offers narrated presentations, videos, practical advice from experts, essential readings, emerging research and best practice examples.

From site planning to financial planning, marketing to human resource management, this course provides what managers, staff and volunteers need to create, sustain or enhance a festival or event. Following the six-week course, we offer a Timely Topic—Risk Management for Festivals and Event: Weather, Protestors, and Drones (November 6 – 10, 2017).

Certificate of Completion

Participants in our fall course can apply to obtain the Certificate of Completion, by submitting a critical analysis paper that applies course content to a festival or event of their choice. Detailed information about the critical analysis can be found here: Certificate Requirements (PDF).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Students of the 6-week online course are also eligible to earn up to six Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Students of the Timely Topic are eligible to earn up to one CEU.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.extension.umn.edu/community/festival/

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