From sports day to fundraisers and from open days to awards evenings, there are many fantastic events that happen within formal education settings. The people behind these events are often teaching or administrative staff who are doing a great job but have little experience or training in event management. We have developed 2 INSET options for schools to support these in-house event managers.
Event Management Building Blocks(3 x twilight sessions or equivalent)
Aims: Increase efficiency and effectiveness of event management activity by articulating and exploring all areas of the event management process Build confidence of in-school event managers Ensure event activity is legally compliant and strategic and operational risk is minimised
Content: Scoping of event activity in schools – What kind of events are taking place? What works? What challenges are arising? Setting aims & objectives for event activity and articulating return on investment Designing events based on aims & objectives Planning event operations including health & safety, safeguarding, scheduling and on the day operations Managing finances and fundraising Exploring marketing routes and considering opportunities for reaching new markets with event activity
Creative Event Management in Education (4 x 1/2 day or equivalent)
Aims: Increase quality and effectiveness of event management activity Develop creative and sustainable approaches to developing and delivering event activity Develop knowledge of best practice
Content: Articulating the basics of event management – the 6 segment model Engaging creativity in process and product Designing events in context (including both internal and external factors) Developing sustainable approaches to event design and delivery including finance and fundraising Creating accessible engagement strategies for events Considering the influence of digital developments Articulating ROI and basic cost-benefit analysis
The training sessions can be delivered as half days, twilight sessions, full days or in segments according to the group needs and preferences. Training sessions can be delivered anywhere in the UK subject to group size and requirements.
We are keen to work with learning communities and will happily tailor content, timings and costs according to group needs and preferences.
About Mackerel Sky Events
We are great event managers working in a wide range of contexts on a fantastically varied portfolio of events. We are also professional educators working as lecturers and trainers with educational establishments providing a range of business training sessions, guest lectures and formal taught courses.
We understand about running events in an educational context as we are the contracted event managers for Falmouth University and we have delivered recruitment activity, promotional events, gala dinners, graduation processions, community engagement projects and formal civic events for them.
We have designed these courses to enable those working in education settings to access our experience and knowledge, tailor it to their circumstances and needs and then apply to their event activity.
For more details about who we are and what we do, have a look at www.mackerelskyevents.co.uk.
The above sessions can be delivered on a per person or group rate as follows:
Event Management Building Blocks
Cost: £87 + VAT per person
£600 + VAT facilitator fee for up to 10 participants
Creative Event Management in Education
Cost: £147 + VAT per person
£1100 + VAT facilitator fee for up to 10 participants
To book your course to be delivered in-house or individual course places, please contact Claire Eason- Bassett on 01872 888089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.