Large-Scale Event & PROJECT Management Course

Join and access a growing world-wide community of participants and expert speakers and learn to build, grow and scale up your next major project or event with the support of master planner Robin Elander and her team of guest experts. 

About the course:

An online master course covering everything you need to know about Large Scale Special Event and Project Planning. The main unit modules will be able to be covered at your own pace or meant to be about 8-12 weeks though but more content, guest speakers and participant “live hot seats”  and Q & A and new and diverse events, projects and collaborative opportunities keep the community space lively year-round. 

Course format:

The course will be conducted online via a private facebook group shared with participants after they register. Course modules and the material will be shared in the group each Tuesday at 10 AM PST.  Students can take the course at their own pace and pop into the group to ask questions and access material at any time during the week. Course material will stay in the group and will be available to the students year-round even after the course is over.  Participants can also network and troubleshoot the program with the instructor and other program participants and accountability buddies, share upcoming events and projects at anytime during and after the program.The course is a safe space to ask questions, empower each other to do amazing things and have fun in a lively, supportive learning environment.



25 Guest Speakers

(2) 1 x 1 hour Zoom calls with the Instructor

Weekly Q & A group calls via Zoom

20 Go at your own Pace Video Modules

Accountability Partners

Year round access to the online community


Live time access to:

Templates & Planning Resources

Productivity tips and tools

20 + video modules

and guest speaker interviews


Discounted access to additional support if desired


About the Course Instructor

Robin Elander, Founder and Director of Global Good Impact has over 20 years experience planning large scale special events, projects and programs of all types including fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, corporate events, summits, retreats, conferences, campaigns and team-building programs across the country.  She has worked in various municipalities including the City of Ventura and City of Raleigh organizing large-scale events and community initiatives. She has worked in the private sector managing international travel programs, trips, and entrepreneurship programs for youth and adults. Robin is a strategist, consultant and project manager for various nonprofits. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Summer Solstice Celebration, one of the largest parades and festivals on the West Coast.

Robin received her bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation, Tourism Management from North Carolina State University and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. 


Melissa Pharr
Wealth Creation and Business Coach

Carrie Kelly
Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Downtown Association and Nonprofit Consultant

Kathi Brennen King
Outreach and Education Director at CEC, organizes CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Katie Hershfelt
Director at Cultivate Events

Zohe Felci
6-Figure Event Preneur Business Mentor

Rob Robinson
Data Analyst & Transformational Coach

Kathleen Fitzgerald
Travel & Tourism Industry Specialist

Aaron Jones
Director at University Opportunity Program, UCSB

Alisa Wilcox
Entrepreneur, Tech & Automation Specialist

Jason Dominguez
City of Santa Barbara Council Member
Executive Director at New Civic Forum. Professor, SB and Ventura Colleges of Law.

Kent Epperson
Director at Traffic Solutions, Santa Barbara Association of Area Governments

Christy Weir
City of Ventura, City Council member

Kathy Haan
Business Coach and Strategist

Joey Briglio
Planning Manager, City of Happy Valley Oregon

Mike Lazaro
Owner Lazaro Event Management

Zach Rosen
Beer writer, educator and event producer

Hallie Avolio
Entrepreneur & Health Coach

Jana Brody
Public Outreach Director at the Squire Foundation

Forrest Leichberg
Founder and President at the Consciousness Network

Daniel Ramirez
House Manager at the Lobero Theatre

Whitney Webb
Founder at Launch Generation and Director of Family Wealth Education at Cresset

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