Larry Elle 
Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. 


Friday February 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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Career Source Career Center 
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

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An Introduction To Event Planning 

WHEN:         Friday, February 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

WHERE:       Career Source Career Center
                      186 Alewife Brook Parkway
                      Cambridge, MA, 02138, 3rd Floor

In the Fresh Pond Shopping Center, near the Alewife T Station.

Free parking available. 

Cost: $60.00 ($53.00 +$7.00 Materials Fee)

Your boss has the idea for an event or meeting but the legwork for making it happen has been delegated to you! This scenario unfolds every day for administrative assistants, HR managers, marketing managers and other professionals. They have been assigned the task of planning their organization’s party, outing, reception, meeting or conference and need to know how to get started, and do it efficiently and effectively. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of event planning by explaining the key concepts needed to plan a successful event.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will understand how to select the perfect venue and set-up for an event; confidently choose food, beverage, and entertainment options that fit within the event’s budget; and take an event from concept to completion. Additionally, job seekers that need a basic understanding of event planning will find this workshop very helpful.


  • How to create and manage a detailed event timeline     
  • How to  communicate with vendors and event industry professionals
  • How to create a network of reliable vendors
  • The critical elements  necessary to ensure an event runs smoothly

   PRESENTER: Warwick Davies is the Principal of The Event Mechanic!, a consulting company which helps event organizers realize greater revenues and profits by improving existing events and launching new ones . His clients include event organizers in the information technology, healthcare, biotechnology construction and design engineering and executive event markets. Previously, Warwick was responsible for internationally recognizable event brands such as Macworld Conference and Expo, LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, and the Customer Relationship Management Conference and Exposition worldwide. He writes twice monthly on his Events Matter! regarding his views of the event industry.

Register online and reserve your seat Now.  Workshop size is limited to 25.  Registration ends 9:00am February 17, 2017 or when workshop is full. 

If paying by check your check must be received by February 10, 2017.  We are not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected mail.  Major credit cards accepted via PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account or registration to use PayPal. 

Refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. 

Refunds are provided to workshop participants when they notify the Professional Development Collaborative 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Credit card charges and handling are subtracted from the amount refunded. A credit may also be applied to a future workshop in lieu of a refund. All refund requests should be sent by email to:

Refund requests that arrive after the workshop begins are not accepted and no refund will be provided.

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The Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit education and training center for professionals in transition who are seeking to grow their skills and utilize their expertise in a professional setting.  Subject matter experts with in-demand skills provide affordable training, while businesses and organizations offer collaborative work opportunities and employment alliances.  The vision of the PDC is to create an organization that grows the skills of highly motivated professionals, and in turn, is an aid to the New England economy. We welcome your help as volunteers, trainers, or employed professionals open to mentoring other professionals.


 “Training Today’s Professionals For Tomorrow’s Workplace”