HPL350 - Meetings and Incentives

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Subject Title
Meetings and Incentives

Subject Description
This course will focus on the planning of major events including meetings, conferences, conventions, exhibitions and incentive travel programs. These events are a major source of income in the tourism industry and today's attendees are educated consumers with high expectations of the services provided. This course will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to participate in the planning of these exciting and complex events both from an inbound and outbound tourism perspective.

Credit Status
HPL 350 is a professional option required to graduate from the two-year Tourism and Travel Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the scope of the convention, trade show, meetings and incentives industries, in terms of types of meetings, who holds meetings, and emerging types of meeting facilities.
2. Define and use meeting and incentive terminology/vocabulary.
3. Compare and contrast meeting, convention and incentive style events.
4. Identify Canada's current audiences for meetings, conventions and incentive programs.
6. Describe the steps involved in the design and planning of a successful incentive program including program funding methods and qualification approaches.
7. Describe the planner's role for arrangement of meeting and incentive style events through experiential hands-on learning.
8. Summarize the role of the sponsoring organization in marketing, contracting, servicing, budgeting and forecasting of meeting and incentive style events.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the event planner in managing and coordinating vendor contracts for a variety of services including AV, lighting and keynote speakers.
10. Describe the skills and behaviors essential for employment in meeting and incentive planning positions and consider your own interest and suitability for these positions.
11. Apply interpersonal communication skills while working with colleagues and/or a client in a meeting or event setting.
12. With a small group, plan and create a proposal and sell a concept for an incentive style event that involves the analysis of a client’s RFP (Request for Proposal), which will include choice of destination and venue, as well as program design, contracting and budgeting for the event.
13. In addition to these learning outcomes, the student will have opportunities to achieve generic skills learning outcomes, which are the same for each diploma program at Seneca and other community colleges in Ontario. A list of these outcomes is provided at the end of the course outline
14. Use correct business etiquette and adhere to professional standards of dress, hygiene and grooming.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.