Imagine yourself surrounded by a roomful of people sipping wine and sampling tasty locally-produced hors dʼoeuvres. Theyve just heard from a trio of local authors who read from their new books. This event is one in a series of such gatherings organized for local patrons and other library supporters.

The time and effort involved in planning and conducting a special event is significant. Part project management, budget oversight, marketing, and food and beverage planning, it’s a challenge that you can best master based on guidance from others savvy professionals.

This Webinar, “The A to Z’s of Event Planning,” offers the breadth and depth of guidance youll need to become a meetings maestro. The topics to be discussed include:

  •   Determining your events purpose

  •   Identifying key potential attendees

  •   Confirming the time, date, and venue

  •   Setting up related venue details, including room layout, audiovisual requirements, food and beverage needs, signage,     and parking, among others;

  •  Recruiting volunteers and staff to help

  •   Budgeting,Marketing and promotion

  •  Securing the participation of other organizations to help with the aforementioned tasks; and

Youre guaranteed to walk away from this Webinar with all the tools youll need to get started on your next event— and the pride and acknowledgement that go along with a job well done.


Original broadcast March 28, 2017

Mitchell Friedman ~ Biography

Enthusiastic. Authentic. Caring. Knowledgeable. Insightful. People have used these terms to describe Dr. Mitchell Friedman as he’s engaged in diverse professional endeavors over the last three decades.

Dr. Friedman has thrived as a senior-level administrator in graduate degree programs; a career development impresario who has helped individuals land meaningful internships, full-time, and part-time work; a strategic communications strategist, tactician, coach, and trainer; and a university instructor.

 He earned a Doctorate in Education (EdD) with a focus on organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Friedman has two degrees in history, an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He’s also Accredited in Public Relations (APR).