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Shenee Tabannah

A communications strategist with a passion for storytelling and events management, Shenee Tabannah currently serves as Corporate Communications Coordinator at Jamaica’s energy provider, JPS.

She has responsibility for the Customer Education and Special Projects Portfolios in the Corporate Communications Department.  Shenee is known for her innovative and unconventional approach to communications and event management.

She is the Project Director for the Caribbean’s first Women in Energy Conference, held in 2016 and 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. The event was heavily oversubscribed and boasted a 98% satisfaction rating from participants and speakers in 2016 and a 100% satisfaction rating in 2017.

Born and raised in rural Jamaica, Shenee holds a BA in Communication from the Caribbean Institute of Media & Communications (CARIMAC) at the University of West Indies Mona.  She also served as the Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Electric Utilities (CARILEC) Communications Taskforce (March 2016 – March 2018).

In 2014, she received a Bold Award for Innovation for the company’s BannaBags project. Through this initiative, unused vinyl advertising banners are converted into school bags and pencil cases for children across Jamaica. Since the inception of the project in 2014, over 2,000 children have benefited.

Courses Taught

Event Planning (BASIC)

This course provides a practical introduction to events planning, and outlines the steps that are necessary for executing successful events. It is suitable for event planners (both practicing and aspiring), public relations practitioners and other persons who are or may be involved in this activity. The course will stress the importance of adopting a systematic approach to event planning and management by identifying the various tasks and activities that must be accomplished to achieve success. Topics include management; categories and types of special events; goal and objective setting; the phases of events planning including concept, situation analysis (feasibility), analysis and planning, strategy, implementation including publicity and promotion, budgeting, evaluation; corporate event planning; entertainment; site selection and inspection; food and beverage management, sponsorship, negotiations and contracts. Participants will be required to plan an event as well as complete project management forms and time sheets. They will also be provided with a comprehensive handout at the end of the course.

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