Event and Meeting Management Certificate

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Event and Meeting Management Certificate Program will help you develop the "Big" event for your organization or client. This program covers all of the critical factors necessary for finding the perfect location to match your goals and objectives; selecting suitable and safe food and beverage; adding color, lighting, sound for special effects; developing internal and external marketing; contracting the most appropriate financial and legal arrangements; keeping the participants and event itself safe; and coming in on budget.  


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 35 hours / 3.5 CEUs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett Campus

    When: Sept. 12 – Nov. 7, 2015

    Cost: $999

This outstanding program is taught by savvy industry professionals who travel the U.S. and the world working on meetings and events for independent, corporate, association and government clients. Their expertise, knowledge of trends in the industry, and professional contacts will help you identify your future in this dynamic industry.

The program is endorsed by Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI). As a student in the program, you may apply for a year of membership at student rates in several industry organizations including MPI, GMIC and PCMA. A significant savings and an immediate opportunity to network with hundreds of planners and suppliers in Georgia. Through this program, participants can accrue contact (learning) hours to meet the minimum of 25 clock hours of meeting management education required to apply to sit for, or recertify for, the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Event and Meeting Managers seeking to expand their skills and gain knowledge that can be applied immediately
  • Hospitality employees, trainers, lodging and restaurant personnel, human resources  managers, seminar planners, exhibition planners, conference center directors, sales and marketing managers, administrative personnel, and others seeking to expand their career paths with the skills necessary to plan efficient and effective events and meetings 

Course Information

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Course Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Saturday, November 7, 2015
Course Date Info: 

Five sessions; every other Saturday: September 12, 26; October 10, 24; November 7, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Note: Class will end at 5:00 p.m. on November 7th.)

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 


Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 35 hours of course work.  

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, your attendance is also required for all class sessions (9 sessions over 5 days).

Military Funding Information: 
The Event and Meeting Management Certificate Program has been approved by the Department of Veterans Services to receive GI Bill funding. Spouses of active duty military members that are eligible for MYCAA and active duty military members that are eligible for Air Force TA and Army TA may contact their education service officer to apply for course approval. For more information regarding military funding for this course, visit our Financial and Military Assistance page or contact our office at 706-542-3537.

  • Tim Barrett (CMP)
  • Connie Bergeron (CMP)
  • James M. Goldberg, Esq.
  • Lee J. Howard
  • Adriel Jones (CMP)
  • Gregg S. Lauer (CMP)
  • Lise Puckorius
  • Andrew McDonald 

The Event and Meeting Management Certificate Program is endorsed by Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI) and calendar listed by Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE).