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Join us for affordable, accessible, and applicable learning perfect for in-house and do-it-yourself event planners in Calgary and area. Review and choose your learning experience below! 

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PLANNING WITH VISION : A Planners Vision Board Workshop

Friday, September 27 •  10 AM – 3 PM

CPL Central Library • 800 3 St SE • Room 3-20A Idea Lab • Calgary, Alberta

Workshop Pass: $14  •  Workshop Pass + Catered Lunch: $28  
We provide everything you need to create your very own vision board! 
 
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Effective planning starts with a clear vision.

Join your event planning peers as we use the vision boarding process to help clarify, concentrate, and focus on specific goals for your planning work and life. A vision board is your chance to curate and display images that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life. Planning with vision can make all the difference. Join us!

We’ll explore four key bands to becoming a strong, focused, vision-driven planner:

#1 : Body + Health + Movement

#2 : Soul + Spirit + Happiness

#3 : Relationship + Connection

#4 : Business + Work + Contribution

 

What your day will look like: 

10:00 AM : Mingle + Introductions

10:30 AM : Get a Clear Vision : Get Prepared

11:30 AM : The Treasure Hunt! Find Your Vision Board Images

12:30 PM : A Working Lunch (Bring your own – or purchse with the PLUS Ticket option to have a catered lunch provided for you!)

1:00 PM : Dig In … Dig Deeper! Refine Your Concept + Create Your Vision Board

2:30 PM : Wrap Up + Candy Gift Basket Give-away

3:00 PM : See You Next Time!

 

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Let’s Talk EVENT MANAGEMENT

A Face to Face, Interactive Candy Academy Learning Series

 

We know you are working hard to plan and promote events for your business, organization, or group – now you can come together with your planning peers to learn more, get connected, and have some fun discussing 4 important topics geared to elevate your event planning efforts. Planning events yourself doesn’t mean you have to plan events alone … Let’s Talk!

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Choose 1 or all 4 of our energizing monthly sessions below!

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Managing Your Target

Ready, aim, fire! That sounds great but sometimes our event planning goals feel like a moving target. But do you know what your target really is? And once you know, how do you manage all the small steps along the way to be sure you hit that target? Let’s talk!

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Managing Your Team

Team work makes the dream work! Your team might be small or large, volunteer or paid, new to event planning or ready to roll. No matter the make up, it can be a challenge to manage your unique team toward success … before, during, and after the event! But how? Let’s talk!

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Managing Your Time

Time waits for no one! And no one knows this more than those planning and promoting events for their business, organization, or group. A successful event depends on all the tasks done by the right people at the right time. But how do you keep everything moving forward on task and on time? Let’s talk!

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Managing The Trends

Trends come and go but true style is ageless! It’s temping to follow the monthly, seasonal or even yearly trends, but is the latest event trend really best the best approach or addition to your event? We take in an overload of information these days. How do you sift through and find just the right trends to adopt? Let’s talk!

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MARKETING SECRETS FOR EVENT SUCCESS : A Candy Crash Course in Being Seen  

MARKETING SECRETS FOR EVENT SUCCESS : A CANDY CRASH COURSE IN BEING SEEN

Is this workshop for you?

• Are you planning and promoting events for your business, organization, or group?

• Do you need to let people know about your event and motivate them to participate?

• Could you use some new ideas to make the job of marketing your event easier?

• Do you need help finding the resources – and encouragement – you need for event success?

• Would you like to connect with like-minded event planning peers in Calgary?

Enjoy an afternoon of connection and conversation!

Join the Candy team along with a panel of local media and marketing experts as they bring us behind the scenes, sharing insider secrets, helping you get the word out about your next event – without breaking the bank! Develop media partnerships that matter, learn to inform and engage your audience, and experience true success as you promote your next event. Bring along your in-progress marketing ideas or current promotional materials and receive group feedback. Now you can get tips right from the experts and learn how you can increase your impact and gain greater event participation. Join us!

MARKETING SECRETS FOR EVENT SUCCESS 

What your evening will look like:

6:30 – 7:00 • Welcome + Introductions

7:00 – 7:30 • Marketing Warm Up Activity

7:30 – 8:30 • Candy Crash Course in Marketing

8:30 – 9:00 • Wrap up Discussion & Q+A

 

• Your registration includes coffee or tea, light snacks, workshop materials, and great conversation with your planning peers and the Candy Team

 

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5 KEYS OF EVENT PLANNING 

We know you are working hard to plan and promote events for your business, organization, or group – now you can come together with your planning peers to learn more, get connected, and have some fun discussing 5 important keys to event planning. Doing it yourself doesn’t mean you have to do it alone … Join us!

Choose one or all of our energizing 5 Keys sessions below!

Purpose+Plan

You will gain confidence as you learn to clarify the purpose of your event, communicate a clear vision, and develop a workable plan to keep the whole team on track.

Design+Decor

Whatever your purpose, plan, or budget you will learn to develop cohesive promotional materials, eye catching invitations, and creative onsite decor elements that resonate with your guests.

Space+Time

Choosing a great venue helps to create an engaging atmosphere for guests and sets the tone for an effective corporate meeting, special occasion, or a fun community fundraiser. Learn how to choose the best for your event!

Sound+Light

Seasoned producers, stage managers, and techies will help you manage the music, video, sound, and lights for your event – you will learn to set the stage for a great experience.

Food+Drink

Sharing our inspiration, you’ll learn it’s easy to entertain a crowd, small or large, with fresh food choices, delish delicacies, or funky and fun dishes and drinks.

 

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Join with your creative event planning peers as we discuss how to move a good idea through the creative process so it can truly make a big impact in the world. 

Creative Conversations : From Idea to Impact

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You’ll enjoy this evening if you are crazy about pushing the limits on your creativity and want to make a living doing what you love best. Topics will vary every session – as will our special guests – so don’t miss this injection of creative ideas, practical support, and time with other creative event professionals.
 
Join us for an evening of discussion and networking:
 
6:30  –  Registration + Mingle
7:00  –  Welcome + Introduction
7:15  –  Presentation + Interaction
7:30  –  Creative Conversation
8:30  –  Q & A + Candy Give-away
9:00  –  Wrap Up + Thank You’s*Candy Coaching Session will be booked at a time most convenient for you.

 
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