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UPCOMING CFEE CORE CURRICULUM CLASSES

Upcoming CFEE Core Curriculum Classes, sponsored by Kaliff Insurance, are listed below.


Classes may be taken/registered for:

  • Virtually OR In-Person. (Attending both is not permitted, but a combination of each is permitted)
  • As part of the CFEE FastTrack Program (Registering for all 6 at once), or Individually.
  • As part of the CFEE Certification Program, or as regular educational seminars for those not wishing to obtain their CFEE Certification.
  • Out of order! CFEE FastTrack Blocks do not need to be taken in order of 1 then 2.

Questions

  • Please contact Cindy Lerick, CFEE - Program Coordinator, Email: cindy@ifea.com.
  • Registration Questions, please contact Kaye Campbell, CFEE, Director of Partnerships, Programs & Finance at kaye@ifea.com or +1-208-433-0950 ext: 8150.

CFEE Education / Electives

CFEE Education and Elective Requirements can be fulfilled by either:
The following CFEE Classes will be held virtually, via Zoom.
The following CFEE Classes will be held in-person, prior to the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo in McAllen, TX, September 16, 17, 18, 2022. The exact date of each class TBA.

IFEA CFEE VIRTUAL FASTTRACK BLOCK 1

The following 3 CFEE Classes will be held virtually, via Zoom, in 2023.
THE Deadline to register for any of the below 3 Online CFEE Class is: 14 days prior to the 1st scheduled CFEE Class. Final date TBA.

MARKETING & MEDIA RELATIONS

Date: Early 2023 (Exact Date TBA)
Time TBA

Location: Virtual via Zoom

A strong marketing vision, direction, and ultimately a plan is essential in successful promotion of any company’s products or services. This area of instruction is designed to look at and provide an overview of marketing and media relations and specifically how these functions can be used to the unique needs of the festival and special events industry.
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IFEA CFEE IN-PERSON FASTTRACK BLOCK 1

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Friday, September 16, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, TX

Project management is the management of the project to deliver the event. It concerns integrating all the areas of management such as marketing, design and operations so they efficiently use the event resources and satisfy the objectives of the event stakeholders. It produces an accountable system used to report to the event stakeholders, delegate tasks to the event team and establish a control timeline. In particular it employs the tools of project management to manage the phases of the event from the concept through the planning and preparation to the event close down.
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Presented by: Bill O'Toole, CFEE, Events Development Specialist
Event Project Management System Pty., Ltd., Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

Date: Early 2023 (Exact Date TBA)

Time TBA

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Using the development of a model business plan as a guide, these sessions will explore and reveal the process by which successful administration and management programs are developed. Session attendees will explore the ins and outs of managing a board of directors, building an effective leadership and administration team, identifying budget targets and making them work, establishing marketing plans, identifying competition and establishing a business paradigm that will give more, "gravitas," to an event-producing organization.
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OPERATIONS & RISK MANAGEMENT

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, TX

The most basic element of the industry is operations/risk management for one simple reason – any festival or event is a large gathering of people. The top priority of any organizer is to ensure that gathering is conducted in the safest possible manner. This area of instruction is designed to look at the basic elements of event/festival operations and risk management from both the philosophical and practical approaches, providing a sound foundation of knowledge in the subject area. Learn More
Presented by: Ira Rosen, CFEE, Associate Professor & Director of the Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

SPONSORSHIP & SPONSOR SERVICE

Date: Early 2023 (Exact Date TBA)

Time TBA

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Over the past generation the sponsorship of festivals and special events has evolved from the quasi-donation of money by a local business to a sophisticated marketing relationship involving the exchange of mutual value. The development of a comprehensive sponsorship/valuation plan and successful fulfillment program involves the coordination of numerous details and a working knowledge of a variety of critical factors. This area of instruction is designed to provide information about the fundamentals of sponsorship.
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NON-SPONSORSHIP REVENUE PROGRAMS

Sunday, September 18, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, TX

While many areas of professional education deal with sponsorship, the major portion of revenue generated by many event organizations comes from more traditional sources – items such as tickets, food and beverage, and merchandise. This area of instruction is designed to look at such items and other components of non-sponsorship revenue sources.
Learn More
Presented by: Becky Genoways, CFEE, President, Genoways Events, Rockford, IL, USA



IFEA CFEE VIRTUAL FASTTRACK BLOCK 2

The following CFEE Classes will be held virtually, via Zoom, in 2022.
THE Deadline to register for any of the below Online CFEE Class is: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022

NON-SPONSORSHIP REVENUE PROGRAMS

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (MST)

Location: Virtual Via Zoom

While many areas of professional education deal with sponsorship, the major portion of revenue generated by many event organizations comes from more traditional sources – items such as tickets, food and beverage, and merchandise. This area of instruction is designed to look at such items and other components of non-sponsorship revenue sources.
Learn More
Presented by: Becky Genoways, CFEE, President, Genoways Events, Rockford, IL, USA

IFEA CFEE IN-PERSON FASTTRACK BLOCK 2

The following CFEE Classes will be held in-person, prior to the IFEA Annual Convention & Expo in 2023. Date & Location TBA.

MARKETING & MEDIA RELATIONS

2023 (Prior to Annual Convention - Date / Location TBA)

A strong marketing vision, direction, and ultimately a plan is essential in successful promotion of any company’s products or services. This area of instruction is designed to look at and provide an overview of marketing and media relations and specifically how these functions can be used to the unique needs of the festival and special events industry.
Learn More

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (MST)

Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Project management is the management of the project to deliver the event. It concerns integrating all the areas of management such as marketing, design and operations so they efficiently use the event resources and satisfy the objectives of the event stakeholders. It produces an accountable system used to report to the event stakeholders, delegate tasks to the event team and establish a control timeline. In particular it employs the tools of project management to manage the phases of the event from the concept through the planning and preparation to the event close down.
Learn More
Presented by:
Bill O'Toole, CFEE, Events Development Specialist
Event Project Management System Pty., Ltd., Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

2023 (Prior to Annual Convention - Date / Location TBA)

Using the development of a model business plan as a guide, these sessions will explore and reveal the process by which successful administration and management programs are developed. Session attendees will explore the ins and outs of managing a board of directors, building an effective leadership and administration team, identifying budget targets and making them work, establishing marketing plans, identifying competition and establishing a business paradigm that will give more, "gravitas," to an event-producing organization.
Learn More

OPERATIONS & RISK MANAGEMENT

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (MST)

Location: Virtual Via Zoom

The most basic element of the industry is operations/risk management for one simple reason – any festival or event is a large gathering of people. The top priority of any organizer is to ensure that gathering is conducted in the safest possible manner. This area of instruction is designed to look at the basic elements of event/festival operations and risk management from both the philosophical and practical approaches, providing a sound foundation of knowledge in the subject area. Learn More
Presented by: Ira Rosen, CFEE, Associate Professor & Director of the Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

SPONSORSHIP & SPONSOR SERVICE

2023 (Prior to Annual Convention - Date / Location TBA)

Over the past generation the sponsorship of festivals and special events has evolved from the quasi-donation of money by a local business to a sophisticated marketing relationship involving the exchange of mutual value. The development of a comprehensive sponsorship/valuation plan and successful fulfillment program involves the coordination of numerous details and a working knowledge of a variety of critical factors. This area of instruction is designed to provide information about the fundamentals of sponsorship.
Learn More



CFEE Start Time in Your Time Zone

Virtual CFEE Classes will be held at 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mountain Day Time.

We have calculated the CFEE classes to start at the following times in the following locations, below. For assistance determining the time zone in your city, CLICK HERE. (Set the 1st City to Boise, ID, USA):

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Hawaii
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Arizona
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Central
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Eastern
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - BRT
  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m. GMT London, United Kingdom
  • 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - CEST Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - SAST Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. - AEDT Sydney, Australia

Kaliff Insurance, Sponsor of the CFEE Program

Kaliff believes that certified professionals are the cornerstone of a safe and successful festival and events industry.

Founded in 1917, Kaliff Insurance has served the insurance needs of the business and amusement industry for the past 86 years. In response to numerous requests for Midway Liability insurance, Kaliff Insurance established its Carnival Division in 1955. They have earned success from their clients, carriers, the community and their associates by treating them with the professionalism and respect that they deserve. Their experience and dedication to the industry will benefit your organization by providing you with service designed to take the mystery out of insurance including risk management assistance to reduce your exposure to loss and control future insurance related costs.
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