Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a hybrid (also called a flipped) course?
Traditional learning involves a teacher explaining concepts in class, and students applying those concepts at home through exercises and assignments. Recently, education innovators have begun to question that model, and in many cases recommend "Flipping" it around, so that students instead learn the concepts at home, through engaging online videos taught by experts who are good at explaining things, and then use in-class time for the exercises, discussions and other interactive means of applying those concepts.
What's the benefit of a hybrid course?
One benefit is that when you're watching videos at home you can learn at your own pace, pausing to take notes or replaying difficult sections as needed. If the instructor were explaining the concepts in class, he/she would likely proceed at the pace of the average student, which would be too fast for some and too slow for others. Another benefit is it frees up in-person time for things that make sense to do in person, like interactive discussions, group exercises, and team projects.
How will this course work?
ONLINE: Prior to class each week you'll view instructional content online through our LMS (learning management system). The bulk of content will be in the form of lesson videos broken into digestible sections, which you can view at your own pace and schedule. You might also read articles or case studies, and prepare answers to questions about them for class discussion.
IN PERSON: In class your instructor will lead the group in applying the concepts learned online, through facilitated discussion, group exercises, analyzing case studies from actual events, hearing from guest speakers, and going on behind-the-scenes field trips.
Short quizzes and assignments may be given to help reinforce learning outcomes, though no grades are given.
Will I need to buy a textbook? Are there any other costs?
No, and no. Everything you need for this course is included in the registration fee,
Will I earn a digital certification/credential?
Students who complete this course have the option of taking a remote-proctored, online final exam to earn a Digital Credential in Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals. Digital credentials are the newest way to share and explain the skills you've mastered. Learn more about our Digital Credentials.
What is your learning guarantee?
The Event Leadership Institute stands behind all of its content. If you feel you didn't learn what you expected to in this course, just let us know within 30 days of the final lesson and we'll give you a full refund.
What are people saying about ELI & this course?
"I learned so much from this course, and am proud to put having taken it on my resume. I would absolutely recommend it to others." Libby Richardson | Events Manager, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
"Howard was such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher. I loved going to class every week because he was so engaging and interesting. I would recommend this course to a anyone." Jessica Lai
"This course has provided a roadmap to planning events and I definitely look at the industry differently now." Michelle Roach
"When evaluating new candidates for full time or freelance staff, one of the first things we take into consideration is the person's legitimate, industry-specific education. A certificate from E.L.I. tells us they are on the right track." Rob Hulsmeyer | Partner, Empire Force Events.
"This is an amazing course, and you are doing a FABULOUS job with the training!!! Even though I've been meeting planning for over 20 years, I am learning so much detail! Tami Forcellina | Diageo
"Hands down, the best educational content and the smartest instructors in our industry." David Adler | CEO, BizBash
"The quality and depth of coverage in E.L.I. courses is, in my opinion, unmatched. Participants can't help but be better prepared event professionals once they take this course." Matthew Saravay | CEO, Wizard Studios
"A credential from the Event Leadership Institute carries a lot of weight with us. Given the quality and depth of their content, we know they train people for the rigorous demands of our industry, and come to work ready to hit the ground running." Adam Sloyer | Managing Director, Sequence Events