Professional Certificates

Event Planning Certificate

Event Planning Certificate

Whether you want to start a new career, or add value to your association and your professional toolkit, this certification is for you!  You will develop skills and knowledge that will open avenues for creativity and professional growth.

Designed for busy professionials

Classes take place evenings and weekends, so that you can balance work and life responsibilities while earning your Event Planning Certification. Lexington is conveniently located in the heart of Chicago's West Loop with easy access to public transportation.

Step up to your future!

In just months you will be on your way to adding value to your career in event management, meeting planning or special events coordination. Lexington event planning students and graduates work as event coordinators, wedding planners, food and beverage managers, catering sales and operations managers and as event entrepreneurs. They work for top companies like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton Hotels, Charlie Trotter's Restaurant, Kehoe Designs event company, and professional associations. 

Fully accredited, high-quality academic program

All classes are MPI accepted and taught by expert faculty who hold advanced degrees or certifications.

  • Introduction to Event Planning - introduces you to foundational concepts in the field including marketing, promotions and pricing
  • Meeting Planning  - builds your knowledge in sales, catering, conference services, technology trends and leading teams to achieve event goals
  • Trade & Convention Management - showcases your professional skills and career history for a broad audience
  • Special Events - puts it all together integrating entertainment, rentals, props, decor, and lighting
  • Applied Event Planning - the essentials necessary to implement and evaluate meetings, parties, and innovative events

Personalized educational environment

Lexington is a private women's college dedicated to fostering educational, professional and personal growth in each student. Small classes ensure that you receive personal attention and development.

Financial aid is available

We offer a variety of scholarship and financial aid options. Many Lexington students also win scholarships from organizations like the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel and Lodging Association. 

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Lexington College

310 S. Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607