Training Workshops

Event Planning Classes

You've been asked to plan the company's next event.

“How hard can it be?" they shrug.

But you know better.

You know, for instance, that hotel contracts can be slippery beasts. Without contract expertise, your company (or client) will probably end up paying more, and worse, they won't be properly protected.

You also know that in the event of an emergency you'll be among the first to burst out the door screaming. Okay, maybe not screaming, but you have the good sense to admit that risk assessment is not one of your strengths.

Book a Meeting Planning Workshop with us and you'll be executing your next meeting like a pro.

We respect your time, which is why our workshops are designed to be flexible and customized for your specific needs and questions. Want to focus on negotiating contracts? No problem. How about creating a working budget, finding suitable sites, measuring the value and effectiveness of a meeting… We've got you covered.

To Plan Ahead's Workshops are taught by our very own Linda Nelson, CMP. After 20-plus years planning for Fortune 500s and non-profits, for health care, science, engineering, academia and utilities, Linda has dealt with pretty much every type of client and every eventuality. Her approach is open, easy going and fun. “I like to laugh," says Linda, “but I'm serious about helping you learn exactly what you need to build a successful event, every time."

Here's what past participants have to say:

"Linda, you are a true professional and provide a wealth of information and resources to call on"

"... you opened my eyes to things I hadn't previously thought about"

"Thank you, these have been two enlightening, informative and enjoyable days!"

"I learned how to negotiate everything!"

"Learned about attrition, walk policy, room block reductions...."

"Linda is a CMP, which adds credibility to the class"

"... was more informative than expected!"