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  • ADA In the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs

    Description:

    In the spirit of comprehensive coverage, the Americans with Disabilities Act is often ambiguous, making the opportunity for conflict within the workplace high. ADA in the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs provides participants with a set of tools that enables them to anticipate and mediate conflicts before they become disputes. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides a mechanism for protecting qualified disabled individuals from discriminatory actions on the part of employers with 15 or more employees.

  • Advanced Topics for Certified Human Resources Specialists (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 20 - 21, 2017

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Stay current with information from the source you trust and ensure that your organization is benefiting from best practices in HRM and remains compliant with recent legislative changes. As always, this year’s Advanced Topics for Certified Human Resources Specialists will provide you with cutting-edge information on “hot topics” in human resources, a review of important court cases, and legislative updates regarding key employment laws.

    Learn HR strategies that you can use to meet the challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities facing your organization.

  • Approaches to Work and Family Initiatives Seminar

    Location:

    This workshop is offered on-site at your location

    Description:

    This seminar reviews the assumptions upon which traditional and emerging work/family policies are built and identifies common and conflicting interests that labor and management have about work/family issues.

  • Certified FMLA Specialist Training (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 7, 2017

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Gain the confidence to manage the Family and Medical Leave Act effectively, and earn your FMLA Specialist Certification from Michigan State University, one of the most recognized programs in Human Resources advanced education. You will gain a solid understanding of the FMLA so that you can manage FMLA absences, promote attendance, and ensure compliance. Certification is achieved by participating in the class and passing the online examination.

  • Certified Human Resources Specialist (April, May, July, October 2017)

    Dates:

    • April 3 - 7, 2017: Hilton Anchorage, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • May 15 - 19, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI  48823
    • July 17 - 21, 2017: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

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    Description:

    The CHRS program covers an overview of the basic components of human resource systems; the basics of how to attract, retain, and motivate employees; compensation and benefits; how to measure employee and human resources performance; the documentation needed to enhance organizational decision-making and ensure legal compliance; and employee discipline, complaint, and grievance handling. Successful completion of this program and a follow-up examination results in recognition as a Certified Human Resources specialist.

  • Certified Labor Relations Leader Program (June, November 2017)

    Dates:

    • June 8 - 24, 2017
    • November 16 - December 2, 2017

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Aligning your labor relations strategy with business and operational strategies is critical for achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage. The Certified Labor Relations Leader (CLRL) examination allows you to evaluate your understanding of labor relations concepts, and differentiate yourself through professional certification. The examination is taken online and is offered in two periods per year. It contains a variety of question types, including multiple choice, answer completion, and short answer. The scenarios used in the questions reflect real-world scenarios.

  • Certified Workers' Compensation Program (2017)

    Dates:

    • March 6 - 10, 2017: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    • May 1-5, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • July 24-28, 2017: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 18-22, 2017: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA
    • November 6 - 10, 2017: Location TBD

    Location:

    These programs are offered several times a year in locations both in Michigan and across the country. Please see a current list of locations at the website below.

    Description:

    The week-long Certified Workers' Compensation Professional (CWCP) program provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be recognized as a professional in this field. Attendees should have some experience in workers' compensation. Seminar topics include Principles of Disability Law; Claims Management & Insurance; Safety; Disability Prevention and Management Issues; and Medical Issues. 

  • Communication Essentials (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 14, 2017

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    This experiential workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to utilize a variety of individual and organizational communication strategies to ensure that your Human Resources department is serving the organization as effectively as possible.  Topics covered include:

    • Building relationships within the organization and beyond its borders
    • Communicating with all levels from the CEO to the newest entry-level employee
    • Confidently addressing conflict and difficult conversations
    • Enhancing individual and departmental alignment with organizational strategy
  • Employment Law Online Course--Avoiding Claims by Discharged Employees

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is part of an eight-unit online course discusses specific situations that affect an employer's decision in the area of employee terminations, such as exceptions to employment at will, special protections for whistleblowers and claims of discrimination. You will learn from actual court cases and decisions, gain knowledge of key concepts and engage in practice applications through short learning activities. In addition, you will gain familiarity with valuable resources you will refer to again and again. This course is the seventh of eight courses.

    The Employment Law Online: Avoiding Claims by Discharged Employees course focuses on employment law issues arising when an employer makes a decision to discharge an employee. Its content covers employment laws and court decisions that will prepare you to make decisions about employee terminations and avoid claims by discharged employees.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Comprehensive Study of the Family Medical Leave Act

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Comprehensive Study of the FMLA is the fourth online course offered through MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. This course teaches participants the basic elements of the Act, including how to determine covered employers and eligible employees, explain rights and responsibilities and notification requirements, and identify potential consequences of violating the Act.

    By learning to administer the Family and Medical Leave Act, participants taking this course will be able to continue to implement good human relations practices by treating employees fairly and promoting productivity in compliance with employment laws.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Employee Privacy Interests

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Employee Privacy Interests focuses on employment law issues arising in connection with the privacy interests of employees. Its content covers an employer's requirements in collecting and maintaining personal information about applicants and employees. This course will also help employers in conducting investigations and other surveillance that may affect employee privacy.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Health Issues of Employees

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    In Employment Law Online: Health Issues of Employees, participants will learn to recognize which applicants and employees are entitled to accommodations under the ADA, identify employers' obligations to follow occupational safety and health guidelines and compensate employees appropriately for injuries and illness that arise from work.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Post Employment Rights and Benefits

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law: Post Employment Rights and Benefits course focuses on employment law issues concerning the rights of and benefits for employees who have left an employer's organization. Its content covers employers' obligations after the employment relationship has ended, including reference requests, continuation of health benefits under COBRA, retiree health benefits, ERISA rights, pension plans and unemployment compensation. This is the last of eight courses.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Preventing Harassment

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Preventing Harassment is the third online course offered through MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. This course teaches participants how to recognize harassment, respond appropriately to claims of harassment and train managers and supervisors to deal with harassment in appropriate ways.

    By learning to address harassment on the job, participants taking this course will be able to continue to implement good human relations practices by treating employees fairly and promoting productivity in compliance with employment laws.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Recruitment and Hiring Practices

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Recruitment & Hiring Practices module is the second online course offered through MSU's School of Human Resources & Labor Relations. This course is designed for human resource professionals, upper level managers, and others who handle human relations issues in the workplace on a regular basis. This course is also appropriate for attorneys who advise professionals in the area of human resources.

    Participants taking this course will learn to continue to implement good human relations practices, while treating employees fairly and promoting productivity, in compliance with employment laws in these areas.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Terms of Employment

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Terms of Employment module offered through MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations addresses the employment law issues that arise for human resources professionals in establishing the employment contract terms, and setting the compensation and benefits for employees. Participants taking this course will learn to continue to implement good human relations practices, while treating employees fairly and promoting productivity, in compliance with employment laws in these areas.

  • Facilitation Skills and Techniques Workshop

    Description:

    Facilitation Skills and Techniques (Facilitator Institute) focuses on the training of individuals who can effectively facilitate process improvement and problem solving efforts in public or private sector organizations. The five-day program represents an intensive period of training that provides substantive learning, interactive exercises to apply the principles, and the building of a toolkit of techniques useful in working with teams, task forces, and other groups.

  • Golf in Business (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19, 2017

    Location:

    • Morning Session: Prairie Creek Golf Course, 800 E. Webb Dr., Dewitt, MI 48820
    • Afternoon Session: Dewitt Golf Center, 11890 US 27, Dewitt, MI 48820

    Description:

    The hidden benefit of golf is that it can be used as a portal to view how people think. As you play, you get to observe people in situations that reveal honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, judgment and character. How someone conducts themselves on a golf course mirrors how they conduct themselves in business, and in life. Add the game that has been called the “international language of business” to your professional tool box.

  • Harassment and Bullying: Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    The goals of this workshop are to help participants:

    • Define workplace bullying and cyberbullying
    • Identify the costs and consequences of workplace bullying
    • Understand what it takes for behavior to rise to the level of unlawful harassment under federal legislation
    • Communicate in a supportive manner to deescalate difficult situations and minimize bullying
    • Develop and implement workplace bullying and harassment policies
    • Conduct effective investigations into allegations of harassment or bullying
    • Select and implement an appropriate course of action based on the specific situation and underlying causes
  • Harnessing the Power of Workplace Teams

    Location:

    These workshops are offered on-site at your location.

    Description:

    MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations is offering three new workshops for union and management leaders on the topic of workplace teams:

    • Exploring Interest Based Bargaining: Building stronger contracts and stronger relationships
    • Exploring Options for Union-Management Cooperation: Working Together for Workplace Change
    • Exploring Joint Work Redesign: Recreate the Workplace through a Negotiated Partnership Approach
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