Applies project management knowledge and skills to the planning of tourism events. Event planning, logistics, and management best practices are discussed within the context of leisure, cultural, sporting, lifestyle and business meetings and events.
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)
Requires admission to the Master of Tourism Management program.
Paul C. Layden
Paul Layden has his BS Recreation Resources Management and MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Paul teaches NR 377 Pre-Internship, NRRT 460 Tourism Event Planning and NRRT 193 New to the Major Seminar. He also coordinates internships for all undergraduate students in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, assists with academic advising and helps coordinate conferences.
Emily LeBlanc is the Conference and Event Coordinator for the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Formerly, Emily has held a variety of digital marketing and event planning roles including work for Special Olympics South Carolina, Florida Public Relations Association, and DK Web Design. A wandering soul, Emily grew up in New Jersey but has called South Carolina, Florida, Alaska, California, and Colorado home. She received her B.A. in Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and stays up to date with online courses and certifications. When she’s not working, Emily enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, and traveling with her husband.