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How to be an events manager

Guardian Masterclasses

Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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How to be an events manager 1d 12h 20m £99.00 £0.00
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Learn how to plan, produce and manage successful events at this evening class with Guardian events manager Kelsey Padjen

Whether you’re putting together an exhibition, a music festival, a conference or a school fête, events management skills are an advantage in every kind of business. If you’re looking for a career in the industry, or simply want to produce a one-off event, this evening course will provide you with a versatile toolkit that can be applied to a wide variety of events.

During the course, Guardian events manager Kelsey Padjen will teach you how to assemble and manage a team, and plan to the last detail. You’ll also receive hard-earned advice on how to cope with the inevitable surprises on the day without losing your cool. Book your place now  – and spend the evening learning how to produce events to be truly proud of. 


  • How to break into the industry – the wide range of opportunities and different paths you can take
  • Strategic planning – including how to choose and manage your team, and draft contingency plans
  • The right attitude – working with celebrities and sponsors, plus how to keep your cool and build your confidence
  • The boring incredibly important stuff – health and safety, risk assessments, insurance and public liability
  • The realities of working in events management – the long hours and the tasks that will fill your time
  • Q&A, practical exercises and group discussion

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Tutor profile 

Kelsey Padjen is an events manager at the Guardian, with over eight years’ experience in the industry. She’s produced fashion events and sponsored events for the Canadian Pride festivals, and worked for companies including MasterCard and the Globe newspaper. Kelsey is currently operations manager of Guardian Masterclasses.


  • The class was put together really well, with a good, logical flow, and I loved the practical exercise. We managed to fit in a huge amount.
  • Kelsey was professional, approachable, encouraging and instilled the class with confidence with her knowledge and experience.
  • I thought it was a great course all round, in a welcoming environment.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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