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  • Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

    Location:

    115 Manly Miles Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The mission of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability is to develop and maintain a center of excellence that integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography, and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national, to global scales. The objectives include: conducting cutting-edge research on emerging issues related to ecological sustainability; training new generations of leading scholars for interdisciplinary research; and disseminating research findings across the globe.

  • Changing the World, Your Community, Your Organization: The Power of Focused Passion (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The concepts that tie together societal and organizational change and the role that a leader plays in both are the subjects of this course. This course is designed for anyone who finds himself or herself in a leadership role or aspiring to develop leadership skills related to change management. It will cover the conceptual base, step-by-step approach, and skill set needed to foster and manage change within an organization, a community, or a society. In this interactive setting, you will be able to apply what you learn to your own case examples.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Child Welfare Webinars

    Dates:

    On-demand courses are offered on a continual basis. For webinar dates, please click on the website link below.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Each course listed on this page is worth 1 social work continuing education credit hour.

    The following DHHS child welfare continuing education online, On-Demand, training modules are available:

    • CW Leadership: Making the Case for Retention-focused Management
    • CW: Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • CW: Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work With Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success
    • CW: Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • CW: Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • CW: Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • CW: The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families
    • CW: Understanding and Supporting Adoptive Families
    • CW: Accessing Special Education Supports for Children in Foster Care
    • CW: Psychological and Emotional Trauma in Children and Its Impact on Adoption/Foster Care and Family Development
    • CW: Child Welfare Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice
    • CW: Honoring and Empowering Adolescents
    • CW: Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients
  • Climate Land Interaction Project (CLIP) - East Africa Information Resources and Lesson Plans

    Location:

    Online at: http://clip.msu.edu/

    Description:

    The purpose of the Climate Land Interaction Project (CLIP) is to understand the nature and magnitude of the interactions of climate and land use/cover change across East Africa. Researchers are employing a variety of tools to understand these important linkages. These include the use of regional atmospheric models, crop production models, land use/cover change models, satellite remote sensing, role playing simulations and household survey information. Data from several case study areas, located along ecological gradients located on prominent volcanoes (e.g., Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya) are being used to build high resolution models that can be scaled up to the region. The CLIP Website also offers lesson plans geared toward 7th graders.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (May 2017)

    Dates:

    May 22 - 23, 2017.  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    East Fee Hall, 965 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Anxiety disorders are extremely prevalent; however, finding access to evidence-based treatment remains a challenge. The focus of this skill-based mini course is on the concepts, theory, principles, and procedures appropriate to the assessment and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy of adults with anxiety disorders. In addition, the diagnostic changes in the anxiety disorders spectrum that occurred in DSM-5 will be addressed. The course content reflects advanced material of current relevance for effective clinical practice and issues associated with effective assessment and implementation of a variety of anxiety disorders.
    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Cognitive Science Annual Distinguished Speakers Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

     

     

    Location:

    All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Room 118 Psychology, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring influential researchers in cognitive science to MSU to talk on a broad range of topics.  Light refreshments are served and all are welcome!

  • Confucius Institute Open House (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Location:

    Erickson Hall Kiva, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    oin us for a day of celebrating the Confucius Institute at MSU. This event is designed for students interested in learning Chinese. Highlights include free entrance, free food, free gifts and plenty of activities to explore.

  • Confucius Institute Services for Educators and School Districts

    Location:

    Confucius Institute is located at 230 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

     

    Description:

    The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University consults with and assists schools and other organizations to develop customized Chinese language and cultural learning programs. CI-MSU also helps schools and school districts recruit qualified Chinese teachers and provides instructional materials, on-going professional development, and on-site support.

  • Corrections School of Staff and Command (January - June 2017)

    Dates:

    January 23 - June 9, 2017.  Applications must be postmarked by November 18, 2016.

    Location:

    This program combines classroom learning with distance learning.

    Description:

    Michigan State University will be hosting its first ever Corrections School of Staff and Command starting in January, 2017.  This class is designed specifically for individuals that serve as leaders or managers in a correctional facility.   The 400-hour problem-based course utilizes a blend of classroom facilitated learning and cutting edge distance learning technologies.

    Problem-based learning (PBL) represents the next generation in criminal justice training by fostering critical thinking, and employing learning philosophies appropriate in today’s correctional environment.

  • Counter-Terrorism Awareness Online Training for U.S. Law Enforcement Officers

    Dates:

    Self-paced program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is a FREE, self-paced, web-based training program available to verified U.S. law enforcement personnel via the Internet (E-Learning course). It contains the same information as the one-day classroom lecture workshop Anti-Terrorism Training for Law Enforcement presented by the Michigan Regional Community Policing Institute. It provides a working knowledge of terrorist and criminal extremist groups and individuals, their activities and tactics, and how to recognize and report indicators of terrorism/criminal extremism.

  • Creative Art Techniques that Inspire Healing: Adolescents to Young Adults (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors®, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Art has been used to help with healing for many years. In this experiential workshop you will learn specific play and creative art techniques that you can begin utilizing in your practice immediately. This will include both individual, group, and family techniques. This experiential workshop will teach you specific techniques that utilize various creative art techniques. Each of the techniques covers a wide range of uses so that you may adapt it for many different areas of practice. Throughout the workshop, there will be demonstrations on how to process each activity. The history and advantages of incorporating creative art techniques into your counseling practice will also be discussed.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Cyber Social Work: Technology and the Impact on Our Profession (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 23 - 24, 2017.  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    You will be exposed to the history of electronic social work, the use of technology and social media in micro, mezzo, and macro settings, technology as a tool for community action and social change, professional liability/risks associated with online practice, and the importance of understanding the NASW Code of Ethics and the Association of Social Work Boards’ Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice.
    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Dia de la Mujer Conference (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 8, 2017

     

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, 219 South Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This annual conference has provided a much needed space for Latinas in Michigan to affect social change and to highlight their accomplishments. Keynote presenters, forums and workshops facilitated by Latina women will provide conference participants with networking opportunities for employment, education and sharing life experiences. Topics to be addressed include education, health, politics, community, family, history, culture, career and personal development. Over two-dozen workshops will be offered for participants of all ages and life phases, including adults, college students, and K-12 students. The 2017 theme is: Shaping Our Future: Independientes y Seguras, ¡Mujer!

  • Disability Is NOT a Diagnosis: Shifting Our Framework (May 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    It’s essential for practitioners to understand that disability is not a diagnosis, but rather it’s an identity that one can take pride in and also experience oppression because of. This requires philosophical shift in the way we view disability (medical model) to one that is in line with the core values of social work (disability justice model). Through discussion, group activities, personal stories, and a short video, we will explore this philosophical shift, identify ways social workers can help people with disabilities develop a sense of pride, and learn how we can make our own practices and environments more inclusive of people with disabilities.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Discussion and Reception: Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967 (April 2017)

    Dates:

    • Discussion and Reception: Thursday, April 6, 2017.  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Through a Black Lens Exhibit: March 24 - April 14, 2017.

    The RCAH LookOut! Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and is always free. All visitors are welcome.

    Location:

    LookOut! Art Gallery, 362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall, East Lansing, MI 48825.  

    Description:

    On Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 p.m., there will be a panel discussion and reception as part of the exhibit Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967 in the LookOut! Art Gallery. Panelists:

    • Dr. Eugene Cain, photographer and retired school administrator
    • Dr. Melvin Peters, retired Assoc. Prof., African American Studies, Eastern Michigan University
    • Rina Risper, publisher of The New Citizens Press

    From March 24 through April 14, 2017, visit the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery for Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967, an exhibition of African-American photojournalism and Detroit’s 1967 urban upheaval in photographs, videos, and other eyewitness accounts.

  • Doing Business With the Chinese (Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan) (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 14, 2017.  11:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, Lincoln Room, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Join us for this conversation on doing business with the Chinese. While the explicit practices of doing business internationally can be easily learned, understanding the cultural side is much more complex. Professor Chen will discuss why gift exchange is essential to develop interpersonal guanxi (interpersonal cultural practices that facilitate business) in the Chinese context, and the steps involved in developing and maintaining high quality relationships in China. Professor Farh will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of paternalistic leadership and share personal insights of when this leadership style is practiced in Chinese society.

  • Early Education and Child Welfare Services: Working Together (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Country Inn & Suites East by Carlson 3251 Deposit Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    For children in the child welfare system, a disproportionate number of them have little to no exposure to early education services. This training will work with participants to identify the struggles and successes of combining the child welfare system with early education. Additionally, this training will provide tangible and real-world solutions to creating an improved team environment for all involved in a child’s case.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Enhancing Your Crime Prevention/Security Program (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 27, 2017

    Location:

    325 Nisbet Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This interactive workshop uses a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) format examining Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), security surveys, crime prevention techniques, intrusion detection systems, security lighting, crime analysis/trends and related topics. Subject Matter Experts will speak on these subjects for organizational and community safety and security.

  • ÊSTIMATE -- Early Summer Tutorial In Modern Applied Tools of Econometrics (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 9 - 11, 2017

    Location:

    MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    ÊSTIMATE is an intensive weekend workshop taught by world class econometricians. ÊSTIMATE’s focus is modern econometric tools as used in practice. Participants learn methods and techniques to use immediately in their empirical research.  ÊSTIMATE’s goal is to broaden and improve the practice of econometric methods throughout empirical research and data analysis in academics, industry and government. The 2017 presentations focus on understanding when various models and estimation methods are appropriate as well as how to conduct proper inference in a variety of settings. Methods are illustrated with empirical examples using the econometrics software package Stata. Participants receive access to course/workshop materials including presentation slides, notes, data sets, and Stata .do files.

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