CMP – DOMAIN G: Meeting or Event Design

5.0 hours CMP CE Hours

Course Scope

CMP - DOMAIN G: Meeting or Event Design

  • Skill 14: Develop Programme (content and activities of event)
  • Skill 15: Engage Speakers and Performers
  • Skill 16: Coordinate Food and Beverage Services
  • Skill 17: Design Environment
  • Skill 18: Manage Technical Production
  • Skill 19: Develop Plan for Managing Movement of Attendees

CMP - DOMAIN G: Meeting or Event Design

Skill 14: Develop Programme (content and activities of event)

   SUB SKILL 14.1 - Develop theme for meeting or event.

   SUB SKILL 14.2 -Develop procurement strategy for the acquisition of goods and services in accordance with the project plan.

   SUB SKILL 14.3 - Analyze the project plan to determine the critical path.

   SUB SKILL 14.4 - Develop integrated communications plan to align with goals and objectives.

   SUB SKILL 14.5 - Develop evaluation procedures.

   SUB SKILL 14.6 – Identify program components using a variety of data to determine that the program is inclusive.

   SUB SKILL 14.7 - Define program content and delivery methods aligned with meeting goals and objectives in support of the strategic plan.

   SUB SKILL 14.8 - Analyze the event outcomes according to predefined metrics to measure achievement of goals and objectives.

Skill 15: Engage Speakers and Performers

   SUB SKILL 15.1 - Determine meeting or event requirements for speakers and performers using the event design to align with meeting or event goals and objectives.

   SUB SKILL 15.2 - Define strategies and criteria for speaker and performer selection referencing the goals or objectives to fulfill the program requirements.

   SUB SKILL 15.3 - Choose speakers or performers using selection criteria to achieve meeting or event objectives.

   SUB SKILL 14.4 - Secure speaker and performer contracts and communicate expectations aligned to event design to achieve meeting or event objectives.

Skill 16: Coordinate Food and Beverage Services

   SUB SKILL 16.1 - Identify needs and establish guidelines for food and beverage services to meet meeting budget and objectives.

   SUB SKILL 16.2 – Select food and beverage service provider(s) and menu(s) following event design and within budget.

   SUB SKILL 16.3 - Use relevant rules and regulations to manage alcohol service to comply with legal, organizational, and event policies.

Skill 17: Design Environment

   SUB SKILL 17.1 - Determine event design and theme requirements based on stated objectives that meet attendee and organizational expectations.

   SUB SKILL 17.2 - Select décor based on event design to support the requirements of the meeting or event.

   SUB SKILL 17.3 - Coordinate meeting or event sign age by following the marketing plan to meet the requirements of the meeting or event.

Skill 18: Manage Technical Production

   SUB SKILL 18.1 - Identify staging and technical equipment requirements using event design to support meeting or event objectives.

   SUB SKILL 18.2 - Acquire staging and technical equipment based on defined requirements to support the event design.

   SUB SKILL 18.3 - Install staging and technical equipment based on defined requirements to support the event design.

   SUB SKILL 18.4 - Oversee technical production and operation based on defined requirements to support the event design.

Skill 19: Develop Plan for Managing Movement of Attendees

   SUB SKILL 19.1 - Develop admittance management plan to control protocols and efficiency.

   SUB SKILL 19.2 - Develop a plan for effective crowd management.

   SUB SKILL 19.3 - Coordinate housing requirements and define policies in line with organizational standards.

   SUB SKILL 19.4 - Coordinate transportation requirements and define policies in line with organizational standards.

   SUB SKILL 19.5 - Follow established protocol guidelines by adhering to organizational and situational requirements.

Course Overview

This is a certified CMP course and has been designed for those who wish to have an in-depth understanding of the event management process as well as a deeper understanding of connected areas such as Strategic Planning, Sustainability, Return on Investment and Marketing and Promotion.

It is an excellent spring board for those wishing to accelerate their event career, enter the event industry or start their own event agency.

CMP is recognised globally as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition and event industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a final exam. More about CMP.

The course covers 9 Domains and 80 plus sub skills. Students who complete the course have a number of advantages over other event professionals.

  • Broader knowledge - they have a deeper, broader understanding of events and the marketing blend. This breadth of knowledge is rarely learnt by the majority of planners unless they have worked on broad mix of event types, on large scale events and working closely with marketing professionals.
  • Competitive advantage - it allows students to apply that knowledge to their clients or employers events, providing a competitive advantage.
  • More money - students who have attended the course and successfully passed the CMP exam earn more than non-qualified event planners according to

Certificated Learning

The course provides 30+ hours of certified CMP training hours and each student receives a certificate of attendance and the option to join the CMP academy and register their learning and credits

The course also qualifies for Continual Professional Development units which are recognised by all UK corporates, not for profit and government departments.

CMP Professional Qualification

In addition, it is a certified preparatory course for those who wish to study to undertake the Certified Meeting Professional examination.

All students receive

  • Copy of all training slides
  • Checklists and templates
  • CMP certificate
  • CMP login for credits
  • CPD certificate and credits


Each course provides TWO unique internationally recognized certificates

  • Competent Meeting Planner CMP accreditation
  • Continual Professional Development CPD credits

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The Event Managment Bootcamp is the fastest route to securing the minimum 25 hours accredited training, covering the essential 9 topic areas and over 80 subskills required by the Events Council to allow you entry to the CMP exam.



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Kevin is a great coach and mentor, the course content was in depth and I'd recommend it for anyone interested in CMP qualification.




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University of Bristol

The course met my objectives and has definitely given me a lot of things to think about for future events. Really enjoyed the course. Thank you very much


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A really friendly and knowledgeable course and tutor, who will explain the key steps of an event process from start to finish in a clear and in-depth manner. Very useful day course!


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Kevin J Waters

Kevin began his own event management agency in 1992 his agency grew to be one of London’s pre-eminent event agencies. He has been directly and indirectly responsible for the winning and successful organization of over 2000 + corporate and public events from corporate sporting hospitality, clay shoots and driving days to VIP client programs, parties, awards dinners to outdoor fun days, team building, exhibitions, international conferences, music festivals, arts exhibitions and much more.

The largest number of attendees being 10,000 and the largest budget being £1.5M for an international conference in Paris.

Kevin has written and presented event specific courses and seminars over the past 3 years, his work is accredited by the CMP Certified Meetings Planner CMP certification and CPD Continual Professional Development units.

He is a member of IOSH the largest Health & Safety organization in the world and holds both the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and the NEBOSH National Fire Risk Assessment certification. He is a former board member of the International Live Event Association ILEA.

Kevin now travels the UK and abroad providing training, event management and event health & safety consultancy and is Director of the Event Resources Group.

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