D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc. workshops and tutorials are designed to meet the on-the-job needs of non-meeting-planner personnel who require event planning and protocol know-how.
Our Workshops and Tutorials Are:
Aimed at non-meeting planners who find themselves in a job where they are required to perform the duties of a meeting planner.
An affordable and targetted alternative to full university or college programs designed primarily for students who want to pursue a career in event planning.
Created for individuals who are interested in learning about a particular expertise; need to address specific gaps and issues; or, professionals looking for a refresher.
They Come in Three Flavours:
Periodically scheduled fundamentals workshops that your staff can sign up for and attend.
Custom workshops and tutorials tailored to address the specific requirements of individual clients—perfect for a non-meeting-planner staff team tasked with delivering an event project. This could be an introduction to the basics, an advanced-level master class, or a specific area, that you need to know more about, e.g. protocol
One-on-one and team coaching sessions, when you need an emergency tutorial or on-going support.
Why Our Wokshops May Be Exactly What You Need
Assuming a new position?
Taking on new and additional responsibilities?
Learning on the job and need help in a hurry?
Moving your organization/team to the next level?
Interested in professional development?
Looking for a competitive edge?
Choosing a conference planner?
Or, Perhaps You Are:
Required to organize meetings and need a primer?
Tasked with looking after foreign delegations, ranking colleagues, Canadian VIPs, and/or foreign dignitaries?
Responsible for organizing an important event project outside of your normal duties.
Unsure of how to plan and coordinate a Conference? Tradeshow? VIP Visit?
Interested in learning more about protocol for Canadian and foreign visitors?
In need of precedence support—tried and true past practice guidelines?
Dealing with the media?
Looking for a professionally delivered, practical workshop?
What Our Wokshops Will Give You
The knowledge and tools to do the job at a professional level.
The confidence to take charge.
The know-how to identify what you need—what to look for, the questions to ask.
Smart and cost-effective event planning and management strategies.
Enhanced communications skills.
Personal and professional growth.
Excellent for team building.
Workshop Topics Include:
Practical protocol—seamless stage management
Smart communications—nailing your message, getting it out.
The fundamentals of meeting, conference, event and visits planning
Practical solutions to common problems
Thinking on your feet and logistics on the fly
Scenarios and programmes
Sites and facilities
Travel and transportation
Media and public relations
Learn more about how our custom workshops work? Think you might be interested in a coaching session, or tutorial? We'd love to hear from you.