Hybrid Event Apprenticeship

Here is Your Step by Step Plan for Hybrid Event Success!

Here is Your Step by Step Plan for Hybrid Meeting & Event Success!

At this live apprenticeship program, you’ll be able to start planning a hybrid event without the stress AND enjoy the process. Virtual & hybrid meetings and events create new opportunities for meeting professionals in terms of content delivery, engagement and attendance. As a result, the skills to plan virtual and hybrid events are now required knowledge. Due to the social distancing regulations, meetings will be extended to a virtual audience, and planners need the tools to plan and execute them efficiently. Created for meeting professionals by hybrid event producers, this hands-on program includes in-class training delivered virtually, office hours, a private community and a practicum component.

How It Works?

The Hybrid Event Manager Apprenticeship program is designed to give you in-class knowledge, accountability and guidance, and hands-on experience.

Step 1: Apply

Fill out the application to join the next cohort which begins September 13, 2021.

Step 2: Live Course

Once accepted, schedule the live session dates in your calendar.

Step 3: Practicum

Produce a Hybrid Event before December 31, 2021.

Step 4: Exam

Complete your event wrap up and exam to gain your certification.

The Schedule





Class taught online

Class taught online

Optional class and office hours

Access to a private network to chat with other students, instructors and get access to the class content

September 13, 2021: Introduction to Hybrid Meetings

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

We start with the foundations of hybrid and hybrid meetings and then dive into the essentials necessary to plan a hybrid event.

September 15, 2021: Getting Started with Hybrid Event Design and Teams

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Hybrid events require far more event design work than in-person events so we will spend a fair amount of time on this. The course builds from these starting blocks. From pre-event to onsite, we’ll talk teams and how responsibilities differ from in-person planning.

September 20, 2021: Technology and Engagement Best Practices

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

We do need to understand platforms and streaming technology. We’ll bring in cutting-edge experts to share their experience and knowledge with you. Internet will also be discussed. Then, we’ll dive into the heart and soul of hybrid meetings: engagement. Best practices will be discussed to create an environment of learning, exchange and focus at your hybrid meetings.

September 22, 2021: Budget Considerations & Revenue Strategies

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Hybrid meetings that have great content can drive significant revenue for the organization at the event and afterward. Sponsorship, what to charge and how to monetize your event will give you the full picture of how your organization can build revenue from your events. Lastly, we will discuss how ROI has been demonstrated through a budget deep-dive.

September 27, 2021: Project Management & Marketing Strategies

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

The last session will test the group’s knowledge by planning a virtual and hybrid event together. Not only will you ensure that you have the major tenets of hybrid meetings down, but there is plenty of time for questions along the way.

September 29, 2021: Virtual Event Planning Teams Identified & Kick-Off

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

It’s time to put the knowledge into action by producing a hybrid event. If a hybrid option isn't possible, a virtual event with a hybrid strategy can also be added to the project. The Planning, Promotion & Execution of the event is the last step in your apprenticeship!

October 2021: Monthly Coaching & Planning

Join the instructors for 2 monthly coaching calls and fellow planners to discuss practicum events being planned and/or how to enhance your current (in-house or client event) planning.

November 2021: Monthly Coaching & Live Hybrid Events

Join the instructors for 2 monthly coaching calls and fellow planners to discuss practicum events being planned and/or how to enhance your current (in-house or client event) planning.

“That was a fantastic day start to finish! Thank you for the wonderful learning opportunity and thanks to everyone who participated for sharing“
Robin Baldwin
The Willow Group


Early Bird pricing of $597 is available until August 31, 2021. The regular rate is $997.



Frequently Asked Questions

We are on a mission to empower other industry professionals to produce hybrid and virtual events without hesitation!

This program offers:

  • Peer to Peer Learning
  • Hands-on Experience
  • Industry Recogition
  • Professional Development

The Hybrid Event Manager Apprenticeship is a four-part process. 

  1. Application: We want to ensure each cohort is made up of various levels.
  2. Online Courses: Delivered live weekly with a weekly optional training and office hours.
  3. Practicum Hours: Time to produce a virtual event!
  4. Exam: Review the event and complete the exam.

With the amount of training programs available, we are focused on strong hybrid event managers.

No, but we believe in learning by doing. 

If you currently work in a role that you are already producing virtual and hybrid events for, that experience may count towards your certificate instead.

If you would like access to a specific section, please contact hello@eventspecialists.ca to learn more. 

About The Instructors

The Hybrid Event Manager Apprenticeship program is taught by Anthony Vade and Mahoganey Jones. There are also guest instructors who join the sessions to share their expertise.

Mahoganey Jones, CMP, DES, HMCC

EventPreneur | Virtual & Hybrid Event Producer Event Strategist | Speaker | Founder at EventSpecialists

Mahoganey Jones is an event expert and strategist who produces exceptionally planned & revenue generating events. With over 20 years in the event planning industry, she has gained extensive experience within the corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit and social industries. Mahoganey has planned conferences, concerts, trade shows, retreats, fundraisers, meetings and celebrations for organizations such as the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command. Mahoganey’s motto is to do what you love and to love what you do. This motto can be seen in the attention to detail and drive she has to ensure every event is a success.

Anthony Vade, CED

Experience Architect & Change Agent helping #eventprofs create positive behavior change with purposeful design and tech.

Proudly known as an instigator, creator, disrupter and change agent, for over 20 years Anthony Vade has helped event stakeholders use technology to create meaningful and memorable connections with event attendees.

About Our Partners

The Hybrid Event Manager Apprenticeship program brings together different partners to support your professional development AND offer solutions for your next hybrid event.

Get the Practical Knowledge & Experience to Plan Hybrid Meetings & Events!

We look forward to welcoming you inside the next cohort!