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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.

  • Adaptive Leadership - Enhancing Individual and Team Performance (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 9 - 10, 2017

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    Research shows that there are seven critical roles that must be filled in all team contexts in order for the team to have long-term, sustained effectiveness. No one leader can fulfill all these roles but it is the leader’s responsibility to recognize his or her strengths and weaknesses in performing all the roles. Moreover, if there are roles that the leader cannot fulfill, it is his or her responsibility to either (a) personally adapt and develop the ability to perform the role or (b) make sure that the role is covered by some other member of the team.

    The skills learned in this seminar will help the attendee expand his or her leadership style beyond his or her current niche, providing long-term career survival and advancement.

  • Advanced Regulatory Studies Program (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 2 - 6, 2017

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program is a series of specialized half-day and all-day workshops designed to provide public- and private-sector regulatory professionals a unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas on advanced technical, methodological, and policy issues. Each workshop provides a unique and intensive immersion experience, emphasizing both discipline-based and sector-specific learning opportunities, interactive instruction and peer-to-peer dialog, advanced analytical methodologies, and theoretical rigor coupled with practical hands-on problems and exercises. Topical areas cover: Ratemaking, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Evaluation, and Management.

  • Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Seminar Series (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see current schedule at the website below.

     

    Location:

    Room 75, Agriculture Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824--unless otherwise noted.

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics offers several seminar series each Fall and Spring semester. Please check the Website below for the current schedule.

  • 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.

  • Artisan Hands-On Basic Cheese Making Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 21 - 23, 2017

     

    Location:

    MSU Dairy Plant, 1135 S. Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Participants will learn about milk quality, ingredients, processes for making a variety of cheeses, techniques and requirements for aging cheese and planning to establish a farmstead or artisan cheese business. The heart of the workshop is the hands-on opportunity for participants to make a number of cheeses, that may include fresh lactic, Italian, Alpine, Dutch and American varieties from goat and cow milk. A cheese tasting, featuring locally produced cheeses, takes place Tuesday evening.

  • Basic Life Support (CPR) Courses

    Location:

    965 East Fee Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Learning and Assessment Center offers Basic Life Support courses (also known as “CPR”). Participants will receive instruction and skill training in:

    • CPR for adult, child and infant victims
    • Use of a barrier device, bag mask devices, and oxygen to ventilate a victim
    • Use of an AED
    • Management/relief of foreign body obstructions in responsive and unresponsive victims

    These courses are offered to individuals and groups. They may be taught at the Learning Assessment Center or on-site. Successful demonstration of CPR skills and completion of a written exam with a score of at least 84% is required.

  • Building Trades Academy Courses (2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the list of 2017 course offerings and dates at the website below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website below.

    Description:

    The mission of the Building Trades Academy is to provide educational programs that offer useful and practical skill building for Building Trades union staff and leadership and capacity building for their unions.

    The learning objectives in the classes offered by the Academy are focused on building the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for participants to effectively fulfill specific staff and leadership roles within their unions. To those ends, the Academy offers classes in organizing, negotiating, teaching techniques and labor law in the construction industry.

    These four- or five-day residential seminars, led by skilled practitioners and educators, are conducted in an atmosphere of solidarity. Nearly all are conducted in conference/educational centers owned and operated by Building Trades affiliated unions and their union employer partners.

  • Business and Bagels: Creative Problem Solving (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    This session will focus on how we are all born with the creative capacity to generate new ideas, how we lose that ability, what that means to our careers and our lives, and how we can get it back.

  • Business And Bagels: Increasing Your Employees’ Sense Of Accountability (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 15, 2017.  8:00 am - 9:15 am

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Often when things go wrong in business, calls are made for increased accountability.  However, many of the measures that employers use to heighten their employees’ sense of accountability have the opposite effect.  When it comes to accountability, more isn’t always better.  In this session, we will discuss the ideal balance of policies and incentives employers should use in order to strategically and effectively foster their employees’ personal sense of accountability.

  • Business Management Institute III: General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    MSU's School of Hospitality Business and Club Managers Association of America offers Business Management Institute III. The one-week seminar teaches participants the use of technology in country clubs, accounting and financial controls, training procedures, quality leadership, team building, change management, marketing, conducting a board meeting, and leadership. Participants must register with the Club Managers Association of America to enroll in this course.

  • Camp NARUC - Annual Regulatory Studies Program (August 2017)

    Dates:

    • Week 1 (Fundamentals): July 31 - August 4, 2017
    • Week 2 (Intermediate): August 7 - 11, 2017

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Annual Regulatory Studies Program "Camp NARUC" is grounded in sound regulatory theory and established practices. The curriculum is comprehensive and intensive and includes general sessions, topical workshops, and sector-specific tracks on the electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications sectors. The Fundamentals Course (week 1) focuses on the foundations and fundamentals of utility regulation. The program emphasizes the disciplines and skills essential for participating in an increasingly demanding and complex regulatory process. Core economic, legal, accounting, finance, and policy theories and concepts are introduced.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • 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 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
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Business (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 5 - 6, 2017

    Location:

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

    Description:

    To develop one’s critical thinking ability and maximize reasoning effectiveness, it is necessary to master the skill of ‘ingenious thinking’, which is used by successful innovators, scientists, strategists and Nobel Prize winners.  By enhancing your critical thinking ability, you are investing in your most important resource and the ultimate competitive advantage – your mind.

    Key Topics Covered:

    •     How the brain’s predisposition for pattern-seeking, pattern-finding leads to faulty thinking
    •     How beliefs and preconceived explanations influence our observations and insights
    •     The human brain as an ‘associative engine’ and our tendency to jump to conclusions and   incorrect solutions
    •     Cognitive biases that inhibit our minds and undermine our ability to reason effectively
    •     The limits of observation and memory and why a mental picture isn’t worth a 1,000 words
    •     The need to understand, value and identify cognitive errors in thinking
    •     The importance of being a skeptical and independent thinker
    •     The six-step MindLeap strategy, comprising disciplined instinctive thinking and ingenious thinking
  • Dairy Food Processing One-Day Introductory Workshops

    Location:

    2100B S. Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Dairy Foods Complex houses research and teaching laboratories as well as a small, state of the art process facility for milk and dairy foods. The faculty and staff of the Dairy Foods Complex are regularly involved as invited speakers or writers for educational programs and publications targeted to the consumer. Visitors to the observation deck of the complex may watch a self-guided multimedia presentation explaining the technology behind the processing of fluid milk, ice cream and cheese. The following one-day introductory workshops are offered:

    • Fluid Milk
    • Cleaning and Sanitation
    • Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
    • Cultured Dairy Foods
    • Cheese Making
    • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Dairy Foods Complex/ Dairy Store

    Location:

    Anthony Hall, 474 South Shaw Lane, Room 2100B, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Dairy Foods Complex facility enhances the ability of scientists to address the important issues in the dairy industry, such as food safety, diet and health, and new technologies. The faculty in the department serve as an important resource for the dairy processing industries in Michigan. During the last 15 to 20 years, the technology incorporated in dairy plant design and the detail in regulation has become increasingly complex. A modern processing plant aids in the training of industry and regulatory personnel for Michigan's dairy processing industries. The Dairy Food Complex also acts as an important educational tool for educators working on food and career units in schools and other groups. Tours and drop-in visits by the public result in over 10,000 visitors per year.

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