Professional/Short Course UWE Inspire Workshop Series: Planning and Delivering Virtual Events Successfully

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Four hours
Course Director
Dr Dan Knox

Page last updated 5 May 2022


The recent disruption that the coronavirus has caused has required organisations to quickly transition to running events of all shapes and sizes online rather than in the traditional in-person format.

While there will continue to be a place for full in-person events in the future, the flexibility and reach of delivering events virtually are such that organisations will continue to harness online technology and delivery of events as part of a successful engagement strategy.

However, online delivery of an event requires taking account of multiple considerations from identifying which online platform will meet your needs, how you ensure you keep your attendees engaged, and how you achieve your event objectives.

Designed to stimulate, inspire, and engage, this two-day interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for you to not only learn the fundamentals of designing and running a virtual event but also how to ensure success and the creation of a lasting legacy.


Who is it for?

The workshop is designed for individuals and SMEs who are currently running or looking to run, events in a virtual or hybrid format.

While some general event management experience would be beneficial this is not essential.


What will I get out of it?

  • Identify key considerations in the selection of appropriate platforms and functionality to meet your stakeholder needs
  • Understand how to set and meet clear objectives
  • How to develop an immersive event that will engage your audience
  • Ensure you create a positive legacy from your event


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course



Workshop structure

Session one (two hours)Session two (two hours)
  • Event purpose and design
  • Matching objectives to functionality and platforms
  • Establishing clear objectives to measure success
  • Delivery considerations on the day of the event
  • Event audiences and interactive experience
  • Evaluating your virtual event
  • Virtual event platforms and functionality
  • Identifying, creating, and managing your event legacy


Study facilities

We use the latest online learning technology to make your learning experience as effective and rewarding as our traditionally taught courses. Our learning platform provides your entire course content, and puts you in contact with your tutor and fellow students.

IT requirements

This course is delivered fully online. To ensure you can participate fully in the session and course materials, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Additional requirements:

  • Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended
  • Webcam

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.


Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course dates

Cohort 2022TimeLocation
Session 1: TBC10:00-12:00Online
Session 2: TBC13:00-15:00Online


Supplementary fee information

All prices are VAT exempt. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

Early bird discount£110
Payment deadlineTBC
Full fee£125
UWE Alumni discount£105
UWE Staff discount£105
Course Connect Partner discount£100
Payment deadline for all other feesTBC


How to apply

How to apply

Please complete the online booking form using the link below, when available. To make an enquiry please complete the Enquire Now form below.

TBC 2022Booking closed for Jan 2022Enquire about future dates

This workshop forms part of our UWE Inspire Workshop Series. Please see below for related workshops in this series:

Power of Good Meetings

The Practice of Attention in a World of Distraction

Trust and Collaboration

Effective Tools for Habits That Work for You

Planning and Delivering Virtual Events Successfully

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84896