Event Planning & Hospitality Law Associate

Hours: 480 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,995.00

Course Overview:

Event planners need professional caliber information that explains everything from how to decorate, to the use of technology, and everything in between. In this course you will learn that information and much more. It is through planned events that we remember our shared history, our friends, family, and community.

We include information on greener events, corporate social responsibility, international best practices, and the expanding event field. You will also learn how technology, including the use of social media, may be harnessed to improve the financial, environmental, and other strategic outcomes of a special event.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the principles of event leadership
  • Identify the steps for planning an event budget, solving problems, and making critical decisions
  • Identify the requirements for working with vendors, securing a space, and marketing the event
  • Identify legal considerations and guidelines for writing event contracts
  • Identify the steps for starting your own event planning business

The Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law course is for students and practicing professionals in hospitality, travel and tourism as well as specialized paralegal work. It addresses legal issues confronted by managers in the hotel, restaurant, travel and casino industries. The emphasis is on prevention of legal violations. By taking this course, managers can appreciate and identify what actions and precautions are necessary to avoid, or at least minimize, the number of lawsuits. The course uses the case method, long recognized as a helpful approach to learning the often-complicated discipline of law. Students will study decisions from actual cases in which hospitality establishments were sued, as well as what legal precedents were cited.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the principles of hospitality law
  • Identify the elements in a negligence case
  • Identify what constitutes illegal guests' acts and guests' rights
  • Define strategies to avoid liability with the sale of food and alcohol
  • Identify factors to consider when dealing with employment, regulations, and licensing

The Event Planning & Hospitality Law Associate program includes 2 courses:

  • Event Planning & Management
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Travel Law

Course Outline:

Event Planning & Management Module 1
Event Leadership
  • Anthropological & Sociological Origins
  • Global Business
  • The Event Leadership Profession
  • Demographic Changes
  • Career Opportunities
  • The 5 Phases of Event Leadership
  • A Blueprint for Your Event
  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment
  • Good Communication
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS)
  • Developing & Implementing the Event
  • Research the Event
  • Design a Program
  • Develop a Theme
  • Manage the Timeline
Event Planning & Management Module 2
Event Administration
  • Identify Leadership Characteristics
  • Make Critical Decisions
  • Solve Problems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruiting Staff & Volunteers
  • Effective Organizational Charts
  • Financial Administration
  • Maintain Event Records
  • Forecast Projected Revenues
  • Identify Sustainable Funding
  • Plan an Event Budget
  • Greener Events
  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Minimize Waste
  • Implement Energy Efficiency
  • Market Your Greener Event
Event Planning & Management Module 3
Event Coordination & Marketing 
  • Managing Vendor Contracts
  • Coordinate Catering Operations
  • Conduct & Analyze Site Inspections
  • On-Site Event Production
  • Integrate New Technologies
  • Event Contingency Plans
  • Registration Operations
  • Lighting, Sound, and Video
  • Event Leader as Producer
  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Promotions & Sponsorships
  • The 5 Ps of Event Marketing
  • Promote Fairs & Festivals
  • Online Marketing
  • Using Social Media
Event Planning & Management Module 4
Legal, Ethical, Risk Management & Technology
  • Legal Event Documents
  • Control Liabilities
  • Risk Management Procedures
  • Inclusiveness, Morality & Ethics
  • Comply with ADA
  • Avoid Ethical Problems
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Measure the Social Responsibility Index
  • Technology & Event Planning
  • Using Mobile Technology
  • 360-degree Event Experience
  • Building Your Resume
  • Career Advancement
  • The New Best Practices
  • New Frontiers in Planning Events
Event Planning & Management Module 5
Corporate Events
  • What is a Corporate Event?
  • The Future of Corporate Events
  • Types of Venues
  • Anatomy of a Venue
  • Types of Staging
  • Choosing the Best Stage for Your Event
  • Types of Seating
  • Choosing the Best Seating for Your Event
  • Introduction to Rigging
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Introduction to Lighting
  • Elements of Lighting
Event Planning & Management Module 6
Audio, Video & Design
  • Video Basics
  • Video Cameras & Controls
  • Introduction to Audio
  • Understanding the Sound System
  • Types of Speakers & Presenters
  • Presentation Management
  • The Value of Rehearsals
  • Design Teams & Processes
  • The Proposal Response Process
  • Designing from the Ground Up
  • Drafting Software
  • Venue Floor Plans
  • The Fire Marshal’s Approval
Event Planning & Management Module 7
Developing & Presenting the Design
  • The Fundamentals of Design
  • Developing a Design Palette
  • Scenic Design
  • Design Approaches
  • Environment Design
  • Providing Atmosphere
  • Scenic Materials & Construction
  • Scenic Specialty Items
  • Dealing with Transportation
  • Presenting Your Design
  • Effective Presentation Methods
  • Ordering Your Presentation
Event Planning & Management Module 8
Start Your Own Event Planning Business
  • The Event Planning Industry
  • Who Hires Event Planners
  • Conducting Market Research
  • Building Your Business Foundation
  • Finding Your Niche
  • Creating a Map for Success
  • A Day in the Life
  • Developing Design Ideas
  • Getting Started
  • Choosing a Business Location
  • Financing Your Business
  • Buying Equipment & Inventory
  • Fundamentals of Hiring Employees
  • Paying Employees
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Managing Your Finances
  • Keeping Your Business Healthy
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 1
Legal Fundamentals for the Hospitality Industry
  • Contemporary Hospitality Law
  • Principles of Hospitality Law
  • Sources & Attributes of Law
  • Legal Procedures
  • Commencing the Lawsuit
  • Pretrial, the Trial, & the Appeal
  • Civil Rights & Hospitality
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Rights of Proprietors
  • Contract Law & Hospitality
  • The Elements of a Contract
  • Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 2
Principles of Negligence
  • Introduction to Negligence
  • Elements of a Negligence Case
  • Duty Owed to Invitees, Licensees, & Trespassers
  • Negligence Doctrines Generally Favoring the Plaintiff
  • Children and the Reasonable Person Test
  • Obligations beyond Regulation
  • Duty to Aid a Person in Distress
  • Negligence Doctrines Generally Favoring the Defendant
  • Negligence and Hospitality Practices
  • Duty Owed Guests in Hotel Rooms
  • Duty Owed Guests in Restaurants & Dining Rooms
  • Duty Owed Guests Outside & in Swimming Areas
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 3
Relationships with Guest & Other Patrons
  • Who Qualifies as a Guest?
  • Guests’ Illegal Acts
  • Landlord-Tenant Relationship
  • Protecting Patrons’ Property
  • Risks to Property in the Hotel
  • Limited Liability – Modern Limitations
  • Rights of the Innkeeper
  • Right to Refuse Lodging
  • Statutory Protection for the Hotelkeeper
  • Guests’ Rights
  • Protection against Illegal Searches
  • Rights Concerning Rates and Fees
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 4
Rights and Liabilities
  • Liability and the Sale of Food
  • Adulterated Food
  • False Food Claims
  • Safety Concerns Particular to Food Preparation
  • Liability and the Sale of Alcohol
  • Alcoholic Beverages & the Hospitality Industry
  • Alcohol Vendors’ Liability
  • Strategies to Avoid Liability
  • Sexually Explicit Entertainment
  • Travel Agents & Airlines
  • The Rights of the Traveler
  • Liabilities of Travel Agents & Charter Tour Companies
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 5
Employment, Regulation & Licensing
  • Employment & the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Illegal Job Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Regulation of the Marketplace
  • The Nature of Franchising
  • Regulation of Hotel & Restaurant Internal Affairs
  • Licensing and Zoning
  • Specialized Destinations
  • A Short History of Gambling
  • Casino Regulations & Licensing
  • Theme Parks’ Regulations
  • Hotel Spa Regulations

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
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  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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