Award Date

Fall 2011

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Hospitality Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Gael Hancock, Chair

Number of Pages

35

Abstract

Purpose:

The purpose of this professional paper is to provide a comparative analysis of the skill sets needed for association meeting planners, corporate event planners, and independent meeting and event planners so that recommendations can be made on ways in which these planners can transition from one type of meeting planning position to another. More specifically, this paper was created for those who are looking for information about meeting and event planning careers to help determine a future career path for themselves for which they would be well suited.

Keywords

Ability; Core competencies; Meeting planners; Planners; Soft skills; Special events industry

Disciplines

Advertising and Promotion Management | Hospitality Administration and Management

Language

English