The Event Management and Design Institute (EMDI) provides comprehensive training programs designed to prepare you for a successful career. We offer the first certification program to incorporate on-the-job training with online study process. The training will allow you the opportunity to put what you have learned and apply it to real-life, practical situations. The experience is incomparable as through the program you will gain hands-on work and career-related experience.


The Event Management and Design Institute, formerly known as the Event Connection Worldwide, was founded in 2004. EMDI is a division of BMD Beauty (www.bmdbeauty.com or click HERE), a beauty institution that offers a wide range of beauty courses, from makeup to skin care courses.

In 2015, EMDI began to offer makeup, eyelash extensions, and skin care courses to increase the earning potential of graduates in the Wedding Planning Certification Program. This allows EMDI's wedding planners to be more marketable by offering beauty services to their bridal clients. Our beauty courses grew in popularity, and by 2017 BMD Beauty was founded to allow EMDI to simplify its business structure. In addition, it allows each company to concentrate its resources in ways that best fit its own markets and unique opportunities.

In an effort to give back to our community, Silver Lining Event Connect (www.silverliningeventconnect.org or click HERE) was created on April 2017. It is a nonprofit organization that grants individuals facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances the opportunity to have their dream event come true. Our main goal is to offer inspiration, comfort, and deliver strength to these individuals and their families. Together, we unite entire communities, bring families closer, and create unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.


Here is a list of some of the major highlights that set EMDI from the other certification programs:
  • Scholarships and financial aids: We offer both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid to help you finance the cost of your tuition.
  • Risk-Free Refund Policy: It means that you have 7 days to preview your course, and if you’re not satisfied for any reason we will refund the tuition cost in full, no questions asked. In addition, due to the high quality of our program, should you choose to withdraw from it after the 7-day period, you will still be eligible for a prorated refund based on how far along you are in your program.
  • Self-paced training - Means you can study anytime, anywhere.
  • On-the-Job Training: Hands-on training with clients
  • Unlimited instructor assistance
  • Lectures and tutorial sessions
  • Low monthly payments available - Payment plans available as low as $49.00 per month.
  • Inform prospective employers that you are a serious candidate
  • Gain respect and credibility with industry professionals
  • Instill confidence in clients
  • Provide a competitive advantage over competitors - It will help set you apart from the competition because the majority of the certification programs do not offer hands-on training with clients.
  • Top-quality training to give you the skills you need to succeed.