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ERIC Number: EJ903483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Entry Level Skills for the Event Management Profession: Implications for Curriculum Development
Fletcher, Donna; Dunn, Julie; Prince, Rosemary
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v4 n1 p52-57 Spr-Sum 2009
The rapid growth of the event industry has resulted in a world-wide demand for education and training programs in event management. While the professional associations in event management have provided providing quality training and credentialing for their members, the 140 colleges and universities preparing students for entry level positions in the event management field have not yet identified critical entry level skills. This study asked practicing event managers to rate 91 skills in terms of importance to entry level employees in event management. Skills rated most important were personal skills, then social skills, with knowledge skills rated as least important. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida