Hybrid Event Manager Certificate

Here is Your Step by Step Plan for Hybrid Event Success!

Here is Your Step by Step Plan for Hybrid Meeting & Event Success!

At this live certificate program you’ll be able to start planning a hybrid event without the stress AND enjoy the process.

Virtual  & hybrid meetings and events are creating new opportunities for meeting professionals in terms of content delivery, engagement and attendance. As a result, the skills to plan virtual and hybrid events are now required knowledge. Due to the social distancing regulations, meetings will be extended to a virtual audience and planners need the tools to plan and execute them efficiently.

Created for meeting professionals by hybrid event producers, this hands-on program includes in-class training delivered virtually, office hours, a private community and a practicum component. 

How It Works?

The Hybrid Event Manager Certificate program is designed to give you in-class knowledge, accountability and guidance, and hands-on experience.

Step 1: Apply

Fill out the application to join the next cohort which begins October 5, 2020.

Step 2: Live Course

Once accepted, schedule the live session dates in your calendar.

Step 3: Practicum

Produce a Virtual event (or hybrid pending regulations) before December 31, 2020.

Step 4: Exam

Complete your event wrap up and exam to gain your certification.

The Schedule?

LIVE training sessions are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET.

Friday is optional training and office hours from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET.


Class taught online.


Class taught online.


Optional class and office hours.


Access to a private network to chat with other students, instructors and get access to the class content.

October 19, 2020: Introduction to Virtual Meetings

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

We start with the foundations of virtual and Virtual meetings and then dive into the essentials necessary to plan a Virtual event.

October 21, 2020: Getting Started with Virtual Event Design and Teams

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Virtual events require far more event design work than in-person events so we will spend a fair amount of time on this. The course builds from these starting blocks. From pre-event to onsite, we’ll talk teams and how responsibilities differ from in-person planning.

October 26, 2020: Technology and Engagement Best Practices

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

We do need to understand platforms and streaming technology. We’ll bring in cutting-edge experts to share their experience and knowledge with you. Internet will also be discussed. Then, we’ll dive into the heart and soul of Virtual meetings: engagement. Best practices will be discussed to create an environment of learning, exchange and focus at your Virtual meetings.

October 28, 2020: Budget Considerations & Revenue Strategies

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Virtual meetings that have great content can drive significant revenue for the organization at the event and afterward. Sponsorship, what to charge and how to monetize your event will give you the full picture of how your organization can build revenue from your events. Lastly, we will discuss how ROI has been demonstrated through a budget deep-dive.

November 2, 2020: Project Management & Marketing Strategies

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

The last session will test the group’s knowledge by planning a virtual and hybrid event together. Not only will you ensure that you have the major tenets of Virtual meetings down, but there is plenty of time for questions along the way.

November 4, 2020: Virtual Event Planning Teams Identified & Kick-Off

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

It’s time to put the knowledge into action by producing a virtual event. If a hybrid option is possible, that will also be added to the project. The Planning, Promotion & Execution of the event is the last step in your certification!

November 2020: Monthly Coaching & Planning

Join the instructors for 2 monthly coaching calls and fellow planners to discuss practicum events being planned and/or how to enhance your current (in-house or client event) planning.

December 2020: Monthly Coaching & Live Virtual Events

Join the instructors for 2 monthly coaching calls and fellow planners to discuss practicum events being planned and/or how to enhance your current (in-house or client event) planning.

That was a fantastic day start to finish! Thank you for the wonderful learning opportunity and thanks to everyone who participated for sharing

Robin Baldwin

The Willow Group


Early Bird pricing of $597 is available until October 9, 2020.

The regular rate is $997.





6 Live Classes


Weekly Office Hours


Private Community


4 Montly Coaching Calls


Access to Instructors

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why take this certificate program?

We are on a mission to empower other industry professionals to produce hybrid and virtual events without hesitation!

This program offers:

  • Peer to Peer Learning
  • Hands-on Experience
  • Industry Recogition
  • Professional Development
What steps do I have to take to earn the certificate?

The Hybrid Event Manager Certificate program is a four-part process. 

  1. Application: We want to ensure each cohort is made up of various levels.
  2. Online Courses: Delivered live weekly with a weekly optional training and office hours.
  3. Practicum Hours: Time to produce a virtual event!
  4. Certification Exam: Review the event and complete the exam.
Why do I have to apply?

With the amount of training programs available, we are focused on certifiying strong hybrid event managers.

Do I have to do the practicum?

No, but we believe in learning by doing. 

If you currently work in a role that you are already producing virtual and hybrid events for, that experience may count towards your certificate instead.

Can I take individual modules?

If you would like access to a specific section, please contact the Event Specialists team at hello@eventspecialists.ca to learn more.

About the Instructors

The Hybrid Event Manager Certificate program is taught by Anthony Vade and Mahoganey Jones. There are also guest instructors who join the sessions to share their expertise.

Anthony Vade, CED

Anthony Vade, CED

Experience Architect & Change Agent helping #eventprofs create positive behavior change with purposeful design and tech.

Proudly known as an instigator, creator, disrupter and change agent, for over 20 years Anthony Vade has helped event stakeholders use technology to create meaningful and memorable connections with event attendees.

Mahoganey Jones, DES

Mahoganey Jones, DES

EventPreneur | Virtual & Hybrid Event Producer Event Strategist | Speaker | Founder at EventSpecialists


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Get the Practical Knowledge & Experience to Plan Hybrid Meetings & Events!

We look forward to welcoming you inside the next cohort!