scene Past Workshops
  • Last updated:
  • 30 Jan 2019

scene has held a number of useful workshops throughout 2014 and 2015 for people who are new to the events industry, are looking to run a new event or would like to further develop existing events or skill sets.

scene past workshops 2018

The Event Plan

This full-day workshop was held on Friday, 25 May 2018 at the Mantra Mooloolaba and focused on the planning side of events.

Session one included Sunshine Coast Council staff taking participants through the event management basics, how to apply for a council permit, the community grants program and tips on how to run more sustainable events.

Session two featured industry experts presenting on safety and security - ways to mitigate risk and protect your attendees, sponsorship - finding, servicing and retaining your funding partners, social media - how to draw a crowd and shine - how to get your event recognised.

Please find the presentations below:

Event Management - Katherine Morgan & Jenna Faith
Event Permit Process - Narelle Roberts
Major Event Sponsorship - Peter Egan
Community Grants - Della Minette & Jason Erbacher
Sustainable Events - Ros Potter
Safety & Security - Andrew Murray – ERMS Group - Event Risk Profile & ORMP
Sponsorship - Dr Lenny Vance – USC
Social Media - Susan Maynard – digital and tourism specialist
Event Awards - Liz Rivers – event organiser 

For further information about the resource and template documents to help make planning and running events easier, visit the scene Community Kit

scene past workshops 2017

Protecting Crowded Places: Event Managers duty of care

Andrew Murray from ERMS Group and Sgt Rick Liddy from Qld Police Services provided an informative session on protecting people in crowded places and events. QPS and public safety consultants are working together in a collective manner to facilitate and implement the commonwealth strategy and both venue and event organisers have a responsibility and duty of care to be aware and understand the security measures that may need to be considered.

Download the Protecting Crowded Places workshop presentation slides.

Download the Crowded Places self assessment.

Download the Crowded Places scenario document.

For further information about the Strategy, along with audit and assessment tools visit the National Security website.

scene past workshops 2016

The Social scene

Loris Gordon from The Various Artist showed attendees the power of the #tag. The benefits of understanding, and implementing the right social strategy to your event were discussed. The evening was rounded out with fun end of year networking. The Social scene was held at Maroochy Surf Club on 1 December 2016.

Download The Social scene workshop presentation slides.[674KB]

Marketing, Media and Evaluation Workshop

Helen Perry from Fresh PR and Marketing, Leigh Robshaw from My Weekly Preview and David Gration from Event Tourism Associates certainly drew crowds at this workshop. The topics and information covered were useful, practical and engaging. The workshop was held at Maroochy River Golf Club on 5 October 2016.

Download the marketing, media and evaluation workshop presentation slides[995KB][994KB].

Volunteers and Finance Workshop

Graeme Murphy from Volunteering Sunshine Coast and Steve Connelly from CPR Group presented an excellent workshop on recruiting volunteers and how to do event budgets. The workshop was held at TAFE QLD East Coast Mooloolaba Campus on 17 August 2016.

Sponsorship Workshop

The highly anticipated sponsorship workshop was held on 15 June at Lake Kawana Community Community Centre. One of scene's most loved speakers David Gration spoke on seeking sponsorship and Hayley Saunders from Bendigo Bank spoke on the sponsor's perspective.

Download the sponsorship workshop presentation slides[3551KB].

Event Management Workshop

The first scene workshop for 2016 was held on 13 April at the Maroochy Arts & Ecology Centre. There were two expert speakers with Krista Hauritz presenting on business plans and Vickii Cotter giving her tips and tricks on event delivery and logsitics. 

Download the event management presentation slides[7270KB].

scene past workshops 2015

People power

The final workshop of the year was held at TAFE Qld East Coast on 14 October. Andrew Murray spoke on risk and safety, an important element of every event. Finishing off the day, Robyn Lange Cork spoke on the language of success.

Download the people power presentation slides[1760KB].

Leveraging your event

The amazing array of presenters at this workshop certainly brought a crowd at Lake Kawana Community Centre on 12 August. We had Rosanna Natoli present on what journalists want, Richard O'Leary on how to write a media release, Julie Cullen on leveraging with the RTO and Caroline Campbell on sponsorship success.

Download the leveraging your event presentation slides.

Fund-finding mission

The first workshop for 2015 was the event funding workshop and was held at the University of the Sunshine Coast on 24 June. Leonie Murray presented on the Seven Pillars of Funding and was extremely well received. The Seven Pillars include: grants, donations, memberships, crowdfunding, events, sales and sponsorship.

Download the fund-finding mission presentation slides[571KB].