HOSP640 Leadership in Meeting and Event Planning (3 semester hours)

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.