Venue Management School
June 1 - 7, 2019 | Saddlebrook Resort | Tampa Bay, FL

VMS Curriculum

The content, format, and structure of the instructional program were developed by the Board of Regents in cooperation with IAVM's Education Council. The curriculum continues to evolve to reflect changes in the profession and the venue industry. Upon acceptance, students will receive course material developed by the VMS Instructors. Below are tentative topics covered in the 2018 school year.

1st Year VMS Class

101 Labor Relations

102 Event Production

103 Managing Human Resources

104 Booking & Scheduling

105 In-House vs. Contract Services

106 Planning Life Safety I

107 Financial Management I

108 Tenant/Management Relations

109 Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations

110 Stage Operations

111 Team Building

112 Crowd Management

113 Developing Employee Potential

114 Venue Operations

115 Media Relations

116 Box Office

117 Accessibility

118 Sustainability & Green Initiatives

119 Customer Service

2nd Year VMS Class

201 Financial Management II

202 Winning Politics

203 Architecture & Construction

204 Leadership & Image

205 Controlling Cost

206 Enhancing the Experience

207 Venue Law

208 Producing In-House Events

209 Risk Management & Insurance

210 Food Service Management

211 Communication Challenges

212 Equity and Inclusion at the Workplace

213 Planning Life Safety II

214 Employee Training Programs

215 Strategic Business Planning

216 Making & Delivering the Deal

217 Creativity in the Workplace

218 Revenue Sources

219 Approaches to Management

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