Event planning is a growing industry, and many individuals and businesses seek professionals to plan their special occasions. Event planners are essential in organizing event ranging from weddings, to family reunions, birthday parties, corporate outings, team-building events, award ceremonies, charity events, sport events and to political rallies. The great strength of this business sector is that a well-organized event is capable of satisfying guests and participants on multiple levels – an event is not only an entertainment for its participants, but a tool capable of unifying large bodies of people around a specific happening, and at its best around a specific idea.
The program prepares participants for mastering the basics of event and catering businesses, and aims to equip students with knowledge and skills needed to excel within each stage of the event management process. The participants will gain skills necessary to plan, budget and organize conferences, large business meetings, and other special events, both for the public and private sectors. The course provides participants with a general understanding of the principles and best practices of planning, budgeting and managing events. Such aspects of event management will be covered as site selection, negotiations, contracting, marketing and promotions, as well as selecting necessary technology, and event evaluation. The course also specifically focuses on the area of food and beverage management.
Duration: 10 meetings, 2 hours per session = 20 hours in total
Schedule: 7PM – 9PM, twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays
Fee: AMD 50,000
Language of instruction: English
About the trainer: Armenuhi Khachatryan is an owner and director of Blizzard Catering Company and Lavazza franchised coffee shop at Zvartnots international airports. During 2005 up to 2007 she has been lecturing Food and Beverage Organisation in a Tourism Industry. In 2007 she has participated in Junior Faculty Development Program and spent 5 months in George Washington University’s Hospitality Department as a research scholar. In 2012 the Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan granted a special honor to Armenuhi Khachatryan as a Woman entrepreneur of the year.
Attention! This course is both open to public, and is a part of the Certificate Program in TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT. Attendance Certificates will be provided for participating in each of the individual courses, while students who take at least 5 of the courses included in the program will be granted a Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management from AUA Extension.
Enrollment: To enroll in AUA Extension courses, please go through the following steps (see below for the Armenian version):
- Visit im.aua.am.
- Create an account by clicking New User Registration.
- If you are not a new user and already have an AUA account (having previously taken the AUA e-Math Test or applied to AUA), you should log into the account that you had created at that time.
- If you just registered as a new user, you will get an email asking to activate your account.
- Now, for registering to take a course, choose the Extension tab, then Extension Applications, and apply for the course(s) you choose.
- After you register online, your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email acknowledging your application.
- Closer to the course start date, you will receive another email confirming your enrollment, requesting that you make payment before the course start date. The fee can be paid online via credit card or through the EasyPay terminal (located at the entrance to AUA). Alternatively, you may pay the fee via bank transfer to American University of Armenia Fund, account 001-006402-001, HSBC Bank Armenia, indicating your full name (as in the registration) and the course you are paying for.
- The completed application together with the record of payment completes your enrollment.