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  • Business and Bagels: Intergenerational Workplace Communication and Conflict (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    “Can’t I just text you?”  The different communication preferences between Baby Boomers, Millennials, and Gen Xer’s are a new source of conflict in the workplace.  This session will focus on how we can understand and appreciate these differences and improve successful communication across the employees in your workplace.

  • Crash Course in Research Data Management (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 15, 2017.  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room, Main Library, 366 W Circle Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Have you ever lost a project file? Been unable to find the most recent version of a document? Suffered hard drive failure or had your laptop stolen? Been unable to open old files? Been told your data management plan wasn’t detailed enough? Forgotten which file was which? Even small research projects can generate enough data and digital material to become confusing and vulnerable to loss. Start your next project (or class) out with a plan to keep your project organized and your data safe, from inception until you are ready to share, reuse, or revisit the project whether next month or years from now. This workshop will provide strategies and insights for managing your data for effective collaboration, to meet funder requirements, or to preserve it for reuse or sharing in the future.

  • Getting Started in the Digital Humanities: Beginner Tools (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 17, 2017.  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room, Main Library, 366 W Circle Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Find out about the Digital Humanities in this introductory workshop: what it is, resources for learning more and getting help on campus, and events on campus this semester and beyond. Then we will get started in the Digital Humanities through introductions to, and experimentation with, text analysis and visualization tools. You will come out of this workshop with hands-on experience using several browser-based tools, as well as resources for exploring and analyzing data further in the future.

  • Getting Started with Content Management Systems and Web Publishing (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 1, 2017. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room, Main Library, 366 W Circle Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Sometimes your work is best shared as a website. There are lots of options for web publishing that don’t require you to write code. Whether you’re curious about specific web platforms (like WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar), or you’re brand new to web publishing, this workshop will walk you through what each of these platforms are for, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they might be applicable to your work. No coding experience or laptop required.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Leadership Through Communication Excellence And Critical Conversations (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 17 - 18, 2017.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    Effective communication is a critical skill all leaders and managers need to develop.  What is your communication style and how can it influence your effectiveness as a leader?  How do you build your credibility and manage difficult conversations through communication?  This highly interactive two-day program will help you discover your leadership communication style and learn how to lead more successfully through communication.  The skills and strategies you will gain from this program will provide the tools to empower you to enhance your leadership presence and communication effectiveness.

  • MIPA 2017 Spring Awards and On-Site Contests (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Location:

    Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48833

    Description:

    The MIPA Spring Conference is focused on awards. Most students will meet for the exciting awards presentation in the morning, while others will take part in the On-Site Contests. The morning awards include Individual Category Contests for yearbook, newspaper, new media and video production; Golden Pen; All-MIPA; and Student Journalist. Awards will end in the afternoon with the Spartan Awards presentation.

    Advisers, meet up with your adviser friends during the adviser luncheon and network with others throughout the day. The annual MIPA business meeting will take place at the luncheon. Students have lunch on their own.

  • MSU College of Education Technology Conference 2017 (COETC17) (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, October 14, 2017.  8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

    Location:

    Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  Parking is free.

    Description:

    The theme for the 2017 conference is Connect, Engage, Impact. The keynote speaker is Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, founder and CEO of ChickTech.  Educators will explore technology use across the curriculum while connecting with innovative educators from across the state. Get ready for a day of hands-on learning that will inspire you to improve your craft and increase your PLN!  This year’s conference will be FREE OF CHARGE to all attendees.

  • New Media Drivers License Training Program

    Location:

    This course meets twice on campus in East Lansing, MI, with the remainder of the program online.  Private New Media Training for businesses is also available.

    Description:

    This course is a new wave in education in which the student or small business team is fully engaged and learning through guided experience. After participants leave the New Media Driver's License® Seminars, they will have a strong, professional and optimized online presence.  The participant will use digital marketing, develop content for blogs, write digital public relations (PR), master social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube, build community with customers, practice search engine optimization and search engine marketing, and understand how Google and Yahoo! search rankings impact the business bottom line.

  • On-Site Technology Workshops for Foreign Language Instructors

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) offers on-site technology training workshops for foreign language instructors in the U.S. The workshops are held at the participants' home institutions and are tailored to fit the participants' individual needs.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Public Speaking Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace. Public Speaking covers: How to organize a talk and be comfortable speaking to an audience. Program length is up to eight hours.

  • Preparing and Exploring Local Public Data with Tableau (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 11, 2017.  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room, Main Library, 366 W Circle Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Federal, state, and local governments are increasingly sharing datasets to improve transparency and allow scholars, businesses, and citizens leverage data to conduct research and improve their cities. In this workshop, we will find one dataset from local government, prepare it for analysis, and explore it using the visualization tool, Tableau Public. You will leave the workshop with hands on experience working with a dataset, as well as some resources to help you find data for your own projects.

  • Quello Center Lectures (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule on the Quello Center Events page.

    Description:

    The James and Mary Quello Center is focused on stimulating and informing debate on media, communication and information policy for our digital age. The Quello Center’s research often challenges taken-for-granted assumptions about the role of technology, policy and regulation in society. The Center’s researchers value collaboration across Michigan State University and with other centers of excellence focused on issues that arise from the political, social and economic visions and realities of the Internet and related technologies and policies of (un)networked localities, nations, and societies around the world.  The Quello Center lectures bring invited speakers who address issues of digital communication and media in the political and social realm.

    Upcoming lectures in April 2017 include:

    • A Free Digital Society, a Quello Lecture by Richard Stallman (April 11, 2017)
    • Maja Andjelkovic on Building Ecosystems for Digital Entrepreneurship (April 14, 2017)
    • Connected Lives, a Quello Lecture by Barry Wellman (April 26, 2017)

     

  • Security and Privacy in Online Scholarship (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 9, 2017. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room, Main Library, 366 W Circle Dr, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Scholars working on contested issues are increasingly finding themselves the target of online harassment, doxing, and hacking. This workshop will cover some of the common practices people use to harass and threaten others on the web, and will discuss some simple steps you can take to make yourself and your data safe while working publicly.

  • Selling Online Internationally (Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan) (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Location:

    The Runway, 300 S. Washington Square, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This panel presentation of the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan is suitable for all levels of ecommerce experience & will answer the following questions: • How do I decide which platforms (Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, etc.) are the best for my products? • How do I make sure that my website is optimized for searches by international buyers? • How do I get paid & how do I set that up online? • What do I need to think about to create a successful e-commerce strategy? • How is the best way to ship my products & how much does it cost? • What are the common problems and solutions that other businesses experience?

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

  • Transforming the Customer Experience: Building Lifelong Customer Relationships through Innovation (December 2017)

    Dates:

    December 12 - 13, 2017.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    Transformative customer experience programs go far beyond automating for cost reduction and reinventing processes for improved customer satisfaction. They are the intersection of strategic marketing, out-of-the-box thinking and operational innovation. This two-day program will help your organization bring together innovators, process owners and technology experts to transform the customer experience and generate dramatic growth. This is a management program that will help you innovate processes and redefine both the customer experience and your organization’s competitive position in the marketplace.

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