Many courses are also qualified for Continuing Education Credits for the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) program. The new site, http://www.eventleadershipinstitute.com launches today with over 25 courses divided into 250 micro-learning segments, breaking down the educational content into the smallest usable pieces enables busy planners to quickly get the answers they need. Initial event planning courses include topics such as Event Management (Event Design, Production Schedules, Catering, Insurance, Green Events, Booking Speakers, Entertainment Production), Event Business Ownership (Pricing, Prospecting, Accounting, Building Your Brand, etc.), Venues & Destinations (Destination Management, Alternative Venues, Contract Negotiations), Technical Production (Lighting, Audio, Projection & Display Technology, Inside the Booth, Virtual Events), Strategy & ROI (Employee Engagement, R.O.I., What's Next In Events) Howard Givner, Event Leadership Institute Founder, commented on today's launch, "The event industry has exploded in the past 15 years, and the quantity, quality and availability of education has simply not caught up with this demand. Our goal is to deliver outstanding event planning courses students can access wherever they're located, whenever they need it, with no pre-conditions. Aiming to be the go-to resource for planners, the Event Leadership Institute has placed a high premium on the quality of its content. We spend an average of seven hours with each instructor helping to develop their presentations, Givner said. We want planners to know that when they turn to us for solutions, they're truly getting the best industry practices. About Event Leadership Institute The Event Leadership Institute (ELI) provides progressive education, training and thought leadership for event professionals through online, on-demand video event planning courses and live events. Class topics include event strategy and ROI, audio-visual technology, lighting and design, legal and insurance, fundraising, entrepreneurship, and more. ELI was founded by event industry pioneer Howard Givner, creator of the mobile event planning app Super Planner. Givner is also the founder of NYC event company Paint The Town Red, which he ran for 20 years before selling it to the Global Events Group, the 13th largest event agency in the world.