TEACHER AS AN EVENT MANAGER

TEACHER AS AN EVENT MANAGER

As we know every program is done by a person, which person was known as a Manager.
There are so many events are conducted in school at various levels.
Like: board level, district, state level, national, international level.

But ;
Here we don’t aware ‘WHO WAS THE EVENT MANAGER?’ behind this…
Yes,, That is a TEACHER.

So, let us see How the Teacher is work As an event manager.

First we see WHAT IS AN EVENT???
○ Dictionary meaning of event is happening/ notable occasion / issue / result/ an is something that happens especially something unusual or important
○ Event management is the application of the management practice of project management to the creation and development of festivals and events.
○ Event Management involves studying the details/ particulars of the brand/kind/name, identifying the target audience, devising the event concept, planning the logistics and coordinating the technical aspects before actually executing the modalities/possibility/ intention of the proposed event.

What are the various events organized in the School/ College???
○ Curricular/ Co-curricular/ Extra Curricular activities/events
Like: School Annual Day, Picnic/ Excursion/ Study Tour, Sports, Tracking, Seminar, workshops, Exams, Cultural activities e.g. Drama, musical show etc.

When the teacher conduct that events he/she remembered following things:
○ Provide a well balanced day of learning & living in the institution.
○ Provide for structured & unified learning.
○ Aim at continuity of the learning experiences
○ Bring about co-ordination among the efforts of the faculty.
○ Orient the students to the life & society around him.
○ Provide student participation.
○ Justify for each activity.
○ Identify & clarification of objectives.
○ It should grow out of the life of that school & be adopted to the local situation.
○ Based upon individual difference in interest, ability, socio-economic background, maturity etc
○ Activities should neither be too many nor too few.
○ Activities should not put under burden on the students.
○ To be vital, the student activity program must be dynamic/ lively/ self-motivated
○ Activities should be well planned in accordance with financial, infrastructural & human resources available with the school.
○ Activities should suit the students.
○ Gender differentiation in offering activities should be avoided
○ Involvement of students’ participation.
○ Providing necessary space, time, equipment’s & trained personnel.
○ Involvement of all teachers & students.
○ +ve reinforcement such as praise, certificate, medals, trophies etc. should be provided.
○ Avoidance of undue expences.
○ Appraise/assess/review the activities periodically.
○ There should be no compulsion.
○ Organize activities which are in tune with the overall aims of the school.
○ Maintenance of proper record.

STEPS OF ORGANIZING EVENTS
1. Decide who you want to be involved in the organization of the event.
Will it be the whole schools/colleges of the Dist/State, a coalition of a group of schools or just your own school?
2. Agree on objectives
Choose an activity that meets the objectives and is suitable for your intended audience (students, teachers, parents, management members, the community at large, etc.).
3. Discuss your plans with as many people as possible
Solicit/seek their ideas, and gauge whether or not there is enough support.
Do you have the proper resources?
Is the activity logistically sound?
4.Identify the tasks that need to be done and the timing of completion      -Assign different roles to different people. If possible, match up each        person’s strengths and interests with the most appropriate task.
-Have someone to prepare a budget.
-Make a list of potential partners who might contribute goods or services
-Have a committee member approach to these partners.
5. Hold regular meetings
– Hold regular progress meetings to ensure that nothing is missed.
– have back-ups for each of the tasks. (That way, if one of the organizers has a change of plans or becomes too busy, someone is immediately ready to take over.)
6. Publicizing
– Once the event is well on its way (place, event, time and concept have been finalized), start publicizing it.
7. Implementation
8. Follow up
– Meet with the committee after the event. Discuss what worked and what didn’t work.
– What changes should be made for next year?
– What should be done the same way?
– Write thank you notes to volunteers, sponsors, media who publicized the event and others who contributed.

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