Celebrate Fairfax CV+ Event Training Program

2017 Class Schedule

Celebrate Fairfax’s CV+ Event Training Program includes more than a dozen no-cost workshops annually, designed to provide the tools for event producers to be successful. Equally appropriate for volunteers, new/inexperienced, and long-time professionals, the CV+ courses are designed to raise the quality and quantity of programming in Fairfax County and its communities.

Additional topics will be offered from February to May, with topics announced periodically. Celebrate Fairfax! Festival volunteers who attend workshops will receive additional benefits based upon the number of hours they attend.`

Each workshop is broken down into two halves, but students are requested to attend both parts. Registration is limited due to space, so please register if you would like to take part! For questions, please email Barry.Feil@FairfaxCounty.gov.

March and April workshops are described below. Registration Links are listed under the date of each workshop.

Monday, February 27th, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Government Center, Room 9/10
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-fairfaxs-cv-event-training-program-workshop-6-tickets-31446044967

Workshop #6 provides will guide students to create an emergency plan for their events, no matter how large or small.  Covered will be how to assess potential risks in advance, understanding the potential consequences of poorly implemented events, and offers an overview of the mandatory TCM requirement for event producers.

Budgeting for Events
March 9 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Room 4/5
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-fairfaxs-cv-event-training-program-workshop-7-tickets-32238351778

Provides a take-away tool for the creation of event budgets, creating a greater likelihood that fundraising and other events have bottom line revenue that exceeds expectations

Developing and Implementing Event Timelines
March 20 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Room 4/5
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-fairfaxs-cv-event-training-program-workshop-8-tickets-32238500222

Offers students a take-away tool for the creation of timelines for each phase of the event management process, from development and pre-planning, through the planning process, to event implementation and follow-up evaluation

Program Development Workshop
March 31 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Room 2/3
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-fairfaxs-cv-event-training-program-workshop-9-tickets-32238549369

Provides students with a guided tool for improving existing programs and creating new programs and events that have mission focus, provide experiential opportunities for participants, and minimize resources needed for production

Negotiating and Understanding Contracts
April 6 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Room 4/5
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-fairfaxs-cv-event-training-program-workshop-10-tickets-32238732918

Includes instruction in the basics of contract writing and review, how to develop RFPs or select the best contractors for your work, and negotiating tips and in-class exercises

Finance and Cash Management for Events
April 17 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Room 2/3
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-fairfaxs-cv-event-training-program-workshop-11-tickets-32239602519

Provides students with instruction on how to prepare for an event’s on-site financial management, consideration of cash handling, credit card processing, online and in-person ticketing, and other related topic areas

Integrating Boards and Committee in Event Production
April 26 – 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Room 9/10
Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-fairfaxs-cv-event-training-program-workshop-12-tickets-32239679750

Provides an overview for how boards and advisory committees can effectively and positively support events without overlapping with staff responsibilities, and offers guidance on how to create specific volunteer roles tailored to the abilities and objectives of board and committee members


The CV+ Events Education Program is produced by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. (CFI), the 501(c)(3) nonprofit producer of awarding winning festivals and events in Fairfax, Virginia. CFI’s mission is the Celebrate Fairfax County and its Communities and is led by a 21-member board of directors. For inquiries, please contact CEO Barry Feil at Barry.Feil@FairfaxCounty.gov.