Institute of Fair Management
The mission of The Institute of Fair Management is to enhance the professional development of the employees and volunteers of our member fairs and expositions by providing education and training in areas of core competency necessary for the operations of today’s fairs, large or small.
The core competency areas in which the courses of the Institute will be focused include management, risk management, marketing, programming, operations and facility usage.
Most Institute courses will be offered as part of regular IAFE educational events (Annual Convention, Spring Seminar, Zone meetings and CyberSeminars) and repeated over a two year cycle. A special enrollee-only event, The Summit, is offered once each year with at least five courses. Enrollees will have up to four years to complete the courses necessary to achieve their Institute diploma.
The Institute is made possible by the IAFE Education Foundation and the efforts of dedicated members who have volunteered their time and talents to raise funds through events such as the annual Wine & Dine Gala at the IAFE Convention.