Professional Event Planning Mentors
NYIAD is the only school that pairs its students with professional event planners. You will learn event planning and have access to event planning mentors by phone and email. They will provide feedback on your work and help you improve.
- Jocelyn Didier Clisti
Jocelyn Didier Clisti
Jocelyn Didier Clisti has eight plus years of event planning and strategic business advisement. Jocelyn's endeavors have included creative and extravagant children's themed events. For six years, Jocelyn partnered with an established local wedding coordinator and contributed as co-coordinator and creative assistant. Jocelyn is also active in her support of small businesses and is an active advocate of Woman and Minorities in Business (WMBE).
- Regina Cialone
Regina Cialone is the owner of Cloud Nove Events LLC, which is an NYC based event-planning company. She has executed affairs at many notable venues throughout New York City and Long Island. These include Central Park Boathouse, The Foundry, The Metropolitan Building, Kontokosta Winery, Bedell Vineyards and Oheka Castle. She has guest lectured at FIT and teaches at NYU.
- Xochitl Gonzalez
Xochitl Gonzalez is co-founder of New York-based event design and wedding planning business, AaB Creates. She also has extensive experience in corporate event planning. She has been featured on the television show, Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?
About Our Mentor Program
We are the only online school that gives you access to a professional event planner who will act as your teacher and mentor.
During your event planning training, you will benefit from a personal relationship just like you would get in the classroom. Our mentors are there to answer your questions via phone or email at every turn.
In addition, you will submit projects throughout the course which will be evaluated by your teacher. They are there to help you improve as you master the craft.