The task of organizing a professional seminar for counseling psychologists shouldn’t be too hard, given the fact that these are professionals who tend to fully appreciate the need to attend seminars.
As a first step, you need to come up with a theme for the seminar. The theme should be something that can truly capture the attention of the targeted counseling psychologists. It should, for instance, be the sort of seminar that can tempt a busy virtual school counselor to leave her work for a day to attend.
As a second step, you need to get a venue for the seminar.
As a third step, you need to get facilitators for the seminar. These should ideally be highly respected authorities, the sorts of people the psychologists would want to listen to for hours on end.
And as a fourth step, you need to advertise the seminar, in order to get the targeted psychologists to attend it. One of the ways in which you can do this is by using the power of the Internet. That would entail, for instance, putting ads of the seminar on websites frequented by counseling psychologists, like the one that you can access if you click here.
Getting people to pay seminar attendance fees is not easy. But there are measures you can put in place, to raise the chances of getting people to actually pay to attend the seminar.
You are, for instance, more likely to get people willing to pay money to attend a seminar if you can demonstrate how attendance to the seminar is likely to lead to better career prospects.
You are also likely to get more people willing to pay to attend an educational seminar if you can demonstrate that the people who will be facilitating it (the resource people), are truly authorities in their fields.
At yet another level, you are likely to get more people willing to pay to attend an educational seminar if you can demonstrate that the seminar is likely to serve as a good networking forum.
You can demonstrate all these things through adverts placed in media. You can also sell the seminar on a one on one basis, by for instance, taking some time to sign up for a Ymail account, as per the instructions outlined in this site, and then using the account hence procured to send emails to people, telling them to attend the seminar and tactfully showing the advantages of doing so.
It is important for you, as a person organizing an educational seminar, to get confirmations from the important stakeholders, before the day of the actual seminar.
One group of stakeholders you need to get confirmation from is that of the facilitators. These are the resource people meant to address the attendees of the seminar on the issues that the seminar is meant to deal with.
Another group of stakeholders you need to get confirmation from is that of the targeted attendees.
Yet another group of stakeholders you need to get confirmation from is that of the owners of the facility where the seminar is meant to take place.
You can obtain these confirmations through the phone: by calling the people in question, and asking them to confirm availability to facilitate the seminar, availability to attend the seminar or availability of the facilities for the seminar. You could also email the people in question, and ask them to confirm via email. To make this possible, you may need to, say, go to the Gmail.com sign up page, and create a Gmail email account, for use in obtaining the confirmations. This is especially the case if you are not very keen on using your principal email account for this particular purpose.