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Event Management

Event Management


This is an introductory course in the field of Event Management. The course is constructed in a multifaceted way so as to develop the students' creative thinking, resource management, problem solving, conflict management and decision making skills.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of planning, organizing, and managing events according to industry standards.
  • Develop a written proposal, contracts and a banquet event order for their respective clients.
  • Design Food and Beverage menus to suit the needs of the market.
  • Perform calculations related to event pricing, cost control and profitability.
  • Determine the staffing requirements for various catered events.
  • Create floor plans.
  • Identify legal issues relating to event management.
  • Design a comprehensive sales kit .
  • Understand event marketing, public relations and event risks.

Delivery Mode

Online and Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via a combination of live online classes as well as face-to-face classes. Students who have successfully enrolled in the course will be provided with a link to join the online class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of the class. The online classes are also recorded; therefore, students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Wednesday 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm 8 weeks 24 hours $1,500.00 Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton

Session - Wednesday (06:00 pm to 09:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2023 - Session 1 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Wednesday, December 6, 2023
2024 - Session 1 Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Wednesday, March 20, 2024
2024 - Session 2 Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2024 - Session 3 Wednesday, July 31, 2024 Wednesday, September 18, 2024
2024 - Session 4 Wednesday, October 16, 2024 Wednesday, December 4, 2024


Exam(s) and Assessment

The course combines a number of teaching techniques including lectures, guest lectures by those with special competences in sub fields, class discussions, group work assignments, oral presentations, role playing, evaluations of actual real life events and projects.

Each student will be required to plan for an event (this includes setting objectives, briefing management, developing a checklist, project management, budgeting, marketing and evaluation strengths, weaknesses, potential risks and contingencies in planning for events).

Oral Presentation

Each student will be required to deliver oral presentations as part of this class.

Group Research Project

Upon commencement of this class students will be required to form groups to research and complete group work in Events Management team building exercises. Students will be evaluated on the basis of content and individual presentation and performance of the group.

Student Support


Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton

Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton is a professional production coordinator, with experience in film, theatre and events management. Because she works in the television and film industry, she has a unique ability to construct and facilitate organized teams, interface with public agencies, and network with key stakeholders.

Ms. Wills-Caton holds a bachelors degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management and is pursuing her masters in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Counseling. She volunteers at several Non-Government Organizations in relation to mental illness and substance abuse and is often facilitating workshops in communication, events management and counseling skills.

Ms. Wills-Caton is an advocate for social change and is working towards the development of mental health awareness campaigns and to provide training for companies and families affected by mental health issues. She currently manages a mental health page on facebook (Trinidad and Tobago Mental Health Awareness) and will be producing mental health short films in the near future.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

Additional Information


Name: Event Management: For Tourism, Cultural, Business and Sporting Events
Author(s): Van Der Wagen and Carlos
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Name: Event Planning: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events.
Author(s): Judy Allen

Note: The texts are not included in the cost.


No formal prerequisites required.


Fees payable to CTSCBCS Registration Fees & total cost of tuition $1,500 TTD, payments can be made via credit card, linx or managers cheque.


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