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HOSP640 - Leadership in Meeting and Event Planning

Course Details

Course Code: HOSP640 Course ID: 5289 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will examine the fundamental understanding of leadership theories and systems approaches to leadership as they apply to planning and executing events. Students will analyze the broad spectrum of sustainability and identify ways to implement best practices into event planning and design in the present and potentially the future. Students will apply the best strategies in recruiting staff and volunteers, evaluate staff performance, and create event policies to include diversity and inclusion. Students will further examine the challenges leaders face in today’s organizations and create a proposal to facilitate meeting and event planning in various settings.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, students will be able to:

CO1: Evaluate leadership theories and systems approach to leadership and its application to planning and executing events

CO2: Explain the context of sustainability and its implementation in event planning and design

CO3: Assess the challenges of recruiting and evaluating staff and volunteers for event execution

CO4: Identify the concepts behind designing greener events and meetings

CO5: Examine the major U.S. Legislation, and how labor unions impact event management planning and execution

Assessment components for this course will consist of 8 discussions, 2 short essays, and one final project.

Discussions (8) - 20%

Assignments (2) - 40%

Final Project (1) - 40%

There is no textbook assigned for this course. All required readings and resources are accessed through the weekly lessons

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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.