Event Organiser Course

The organisation and delivery of triathlon events are the backbone of the sports success in the UK, and the quality of these events is vital to the continuing growth and development of the fast growing, dynamic and modern sport.

Triathlon Scotland delivers an Event Organisers course, which aims to provide existing and new event organisers with the skills and the knowledge required to provide safe and memorable events for all participants.

Each course will be made up of 12-16 delegates, allowing attendees to share their own experiences and learn from others, in a relaxed and informal environment.   Our delegates rate the course highly and feedback is always positive.  Here is what our previous Course Delegates had to say about their experience:

“This has really helped to give me confidence in taking on the role of event organiser. Lots of helpful background, and highlighting of crucial points I might not have thought of myself! Thank you!”

“An excellent course delivered very profesionally but also fun. Gemma and Richard were extremely knowledgeable and shared their experiences from running events.”

“An ideal opportunity to tap into a wealth of event organisation experience and effective marketing.”

“Great networking experience and great insight into background work required for running a successful event.”

“I learned a lot from working with others with totally different experiences in organisation. All were very enthusiastic about organising an event and this was contagious . I came away and am already trying to put in place ideas to make our event a better experience. I started the course feeeling that others had a lot more to offer than me but by the end I felt that I also had a lot to offer to the group. Richard Pearson was inspirational knowing how many events he has been involved in.”

Event Organiser Course 2019

Cost: £95
Date: TBC
Time: 9-5pm Saturday, 9-5pm Sunday (usually an early finish on Sunday)
Venue: TBC
Booking: sign up will open later in the year

Course content:

Over the two day course, the following modules are covered:

Event Management Cycle: This module will enable participants to describe and apply all the stages of delivering an event, identifying what  constitutes as a safe and successful event.

Project Scoping: Delegates will develop an understanding of what is involved in project scoping and its benefits. The differences between stakeholders and partners will be understood and an outline scope will be developed and used for more detailed planning in later modules.

Building the Delivery Team: This will look at the roles and responsibilities of your event delivery team for both a small and large-scale event.

Engaging Stakeholders: Develop and identify the stakeholders and partners roles within your event. The role of sponsors and the development of sponsorship packages will also be covered with in this module.

Detailed Planning: Delivery of project plans, providing delegates support on appropriate risk analysis, and the creation of appropriate Emergency Action Plans.

Course Design: Will help apply the principles of good course design alongside understanding the changes that maybe required for youth, paratriathlon or  races of varying distances.

Financial Planning: This module will assist event organisers in developing an event financial plan. It will identify the variety of costs that maybe be incurred throughout the event cycle. Event entry fees will also be discussed during this session.

Marketing and Communications: The aim of this module is to highlight the importance of marketing an event. Identify marketing methods, the outcomes of effective marketing and understanding when additional marketing support is required.

Event Evaluation: Evaluation of an event is key to the continued success of an event. This module looks at identifying the successful and unsuccessful elements of an event and discusses how to analyse your feedback, and how to decide what action should be taken.

This course not only provides an excellent opportunity to benefit from the event experience held by Scottish Event Organisers, but also the chance to network with both commercial and club organisers.

All delegates attending the course will receive a course welcome pack, certificate of attendance and all of the supporting documentation and resources from the weekend.

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