Training and coachingEvents Tasmania organises an annual program of free master classes for Tasmanian event organisers, offers a scholarship to the Australian Centre for Event Management and can provide advice on tertiary and vocational training for event managers.
The Event Development program provides both coaching and mentoring to targeted events, as well as event education to the wider event sector. Participation includes representatives from local government, community event organisations and other government agencies with an event focus.
The program provides a regular series of seminars and workshops delivered by leading national and international presenters focused on marketing, sponsorship, planning and creativity.
The goal of the program is to increase the capacity, ingenuity and skills of the event sector. Over 300 events personnel have attended one of the sessions in the past 18 months.
Events Tasmania also provides advice, mentoring and coaching on a case-by-case basis to assist event boards and management personnel to develop new products, systems and strategies that add value to, and build on, existing programs and products.
Paul Gudgin, who has more than 20 years' experience
running large-scale events including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and
the City of London Festival, was in Tasmania in June 2013 and hosted a
series of events development workshops for Events Tasmania. He also
hosted workshops in the state in August 2012.
Paul Gudgin has kept a keen eye on developments in Tasmania since first visiting in August 2012, and says the state is on the cusp of some "exciting times", if it can capitalise on the success of events such as MONA FOMA, the Festival of Voices, Ten Days on the Island, Junction Arts Festival and the Taste Festival.
Since 2011 TasTAFE Drysdale and Events Tasmania have presented the Events Exchange, a one day conference and networking opportunity for the event industry held in August.
Events Tasmania is a sponsor of the Australian Centre of Event Management (ACEM) at the University of Technology Sydney. This sponsorship has helped establish the online Event Management Library and assisted 18 Tasmanians to gain an Executive Certificate in Event Management since 2008.
The next round of this scholarship closes on Monday 30 September, for the Melbourne Executive Certificate in Event Management course held on 12-15 November 2013. You can find the Guidelines here.
Tasmanian training providers offer event management training, including
the Diploma of Events with the Skills Institute and Certificate III in
Events through the Tasmanian Polytechnic.