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Festival & Events Management Course 

Fall dates: September 23 – November 1, 2019 
Timely Topic: November 4 - 8, 2019

Festivals and Events can stimulate tourism and economic development while creating community pride in what makes a place unique and special. The Festival and Event Management online course provides education for event organizers, volunteers, and staff.

This unique program is offered twice per year and is delivered online over a six-week period, making it convenient for busy staff and volunteers. The course offers essential management education and practical tools for managing events while considering ways to nurture the community spirit that festivals and events can create. Six Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available to students who complete the full course.

Each week of the course focuses on an important part of festival and event management and is taught by a professional with expertise and experience in the section they are teaching.

After the six-week course, a Timely Topic is offered to extend students' learning. The Timely Topic provide students with real-world guidance and insight about an issue facing today's festival and event managers, staff, and volunteers.

For more information, please visit tourism.umn.edu or contact Jodie Kaden at kadenOOl@umn.edu

Register for the six-week course (Timely Topic included) by September 13, 2019 and save!
• $499 for individuals
• $749 for two persons from the same organization
• $949 for three persons from the same organization
• $599 per person after September 13
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November 4 – 8, 2019 

Learn about sponsorship for festivals and events with a one-week, online course!

The University of Minnesota Tourism Center is offering an online course on sponsorship for festivals and events. The interactive, engaging online course lasts for one week.

Sponsorships and strategic partnerships are important elements to sustainable events. Students will learn how to identify partners, create sponsorship packages and tailored outreach, and strategies for sponsorship renewal. Students will also have an opportunity to hear from expert practitioners, and create their own sponsorship program for their event.

The course will be taught by Jennifer Hawkins, a University of Minnesota Extension Educator with the Center for Community Vitality. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in education, community and economic development. Immediately prior to joining Extension, Jennifer worked at the Carlson School of Management's Carlson Global Institute as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Global Business Practicum program. In that capacity, she managed external relations and engagement, collaborating with firms across the world to create programs that offered all partners reciprocal benefit. She has an undergraduate degree from Hamline University and Master's degrees from the University of Minnesota in Public Policy and Business Administration.

Register for the Timely Topic only by October 25, 2019 and save $50!
• $99 per person
• $149 per person after October 25

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