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Event Operations and Logistics

Self-paced

R5,300 Enroll

Full course description

Overview

The Event Operations and Logistics is tailored to give event planners, managers, and staff the essential knowledge to ensure the seamless execution of events in Safari Lodges. The course covers aspects of event management, encompassing event design, pre-event preparations, guest management, audio-visual requirements, entertainment, and food and beverage coordination. Furthermore, it underscores the significance of planning events to safeguard Safari Lodge regions' delicate ecosystems and wildlife.

Learning Outcomes

  • Plan and coordinate event setups and seating arrangements 
  • Manage event logistics, transportation, and storage efficiently
  • Implement guest management strategies, including registration and communication,
  • Manage event infrastructure and logistics 
  • Secure necessary permits and permissions 
  • Foster a positive and responsible event experience that respects wildlife, natural habitats, and local communities 

Course Content

This short learning course covers various topics to prepare you for success in planning and managing Safari events with a strong focus on responsible and sustainable tourism. You will first learn how to plan and design Safari events that align with these principles, emphasising the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats. The course also delves into coordinating and managing event setups, ensuring optimal layouts, and seating arrangements for indoor and outdoor events.

Efficient event logistics management is emphasised, encompassing transportation, temporary structures, and equipment and supplies storage to guarantee the seamless execution of events. Additionally, you will gain proficiency in implementing admission systems and registration processes that enhance guest check-in and access to Safari activities, contributing to a positive and hassle-free experience for attendees.

Guest Management is another vital component, covering effective communication of event details, addressing inquiries and concerns, and collecting feedback for continuous improvement. You will also become skilled at selecting appropriate audio-visual requirements and event entertainment options that enhance the Safari experience while aligning with conservation and education efforts.

The course covers the intricacies of planning diverse and memorable dining experiences for guests, considering dietary preferences, allergies, and cultural considerations, all while utilising local and sustainable ingredients. Furthermore, environmental responsibility is a core focus, teaching you how to manage event infrastructure and logistics to minimise the ecological footprint of Safari events.

Finally, the course will guide you through securing necessary permits and permissions for Safari events, ensuring compliance with local regulations and ethical guidelines to protect the natural environment and support local communities. By the end of this course, you will be well-equipped to plan and execute Safari events that delight attendees and uphold responsible and sustainable tourism principles, benefiting both the environment and local communities.

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