Meeting, Convention, & Event Planners


Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.
Also called: Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Manager, Convention Services Manager (CSM), Events Manager

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Communications
  • multimedia
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Certain
  • Microsoft Access
    Project management software
  • Microsoft Project
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    some college
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