Event Management



Course Overview
Exam and Assessments
CTS Support
Course Schedule
Additional Information


This is an introductory course in the field of Event Management. The course is constructed in a multifaceted way so as to develop the students' creative thinking, resource management, problem solving, conflict management and decision making skills.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of planning, organizing, and managing events according to industry standards.
  • Develop a written proposal, contracts and a banquet event order for their respective clients.
  • Design Food and Beverage menus to suit the needs of the market.
  • Perform calculations related to event pricing, cost control and profitability.
  • Determine the staffing requirements for various catered events.
  • Create floor plans.
  • Identify legal issues relating to event management.
  • Design a comprehensive sales kit .
  • Understand event marketing, public relations and event risks.

The course combines a number of teaching techniques including lectures, guest lectures by those with special competences in sub fields, class discussions, group work assignments, oral presentations, role playing, evaluations of actual real life events and projects.


Each student will be required to plan for an event (this includes setting objectives, briefing management, developing a checklist, project management, budgeting, marketing and evaluation strengths, weaknesses, potential risks and contingencies' in planning for events).


Oral Presentation

Each student will be required to deliver oral presentations as part of this class.


Group Research Project

Upon commencement of this class students will be required to form groups to research and complete group work in Events Management team building exercises. Students will be evaluated on the basis of content and individual presentation and performance of the group.


The Facilitator

Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton

Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton is a professional production coordinator, with experience in film, theatre and events management. Because she works in the television and film industry, she has a unique ability to construct and facilitate organized teams, interface with public agencies, and network with key stakeholders.

Ms. Wills-Caton holds a bachelors degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management and is pursuing her masters in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Counseling. She volunteers at several Non-Government Organizations in relation to mental illness and substance abuse and is often facilitating workshops in communication, events management and counseling skills.

Ms. Wills-Caton is an advocate for social change and is working towards the development of mental health awareness campaigns and to provide training for companies and families affected by mental health issues. She currently manages a mental health page on facebook (Trinidad and Tobago Mental Health Awareness) and will be producing mental health short films in the near future.

Programme Manager

Mr. Jude Bernard
Phone: 796-2140
E-mail: jbernard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Offering

DayTimeDurationTuition CostLecturer
Mondays 5:30pm to 8:30pm 8 Weeks $1,500.00 Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton


Class Schedule

NoStart DateEnd Date
1 Monday 29th January 2018 Monday 19th March 2018
2 Monday 30th April 2018 Monday 18th June 2018
3 Monday 9th July 2018 Monday 27th August 2018
4 Monday 1st October 2018 Monday 19th November 2018
5 Monday 17th December 2018 Monday 4th February 2019



Fees payable to CTSCBCS Registration Fees & total cost of tuition $1500 TTD, payments can be made via credit card, linx or managers cheque.



Required Texts

Event Management: For Tourism, Cultural, Business and Sporting Events
Van Der Wagen and Carlos
Prentice Hall


Event Planning: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events.
Judy Allen


*The texts are not included in the cost.



No formal prerequisites required.

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