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  • 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.

  • Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Criminology Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The certificate is an expanded, interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeiting and product protection. The topics extend from intellectual infringement counterfeiting to focus on the underlying criminology theories, but also cover the broad product protection field including diversion, tamper-resistance, child-resistance, cargo theft, shoplifting, return and warranty fraud.

  • 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

    Location:

     

     

    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 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. 

  • 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

  • Construction Project Management (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 27, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Humans have been building homes and other structures for literally thousands of year.  Yet the construction industry is still filled with risk.  Customer changes, regulatory agencies, legal issues and workforce challenges can squeeze the margins on the most promising of jobs.

    Project management is the best protection against that risk.  Skilled project managers have the tools and abilities to identify and control the variables that are key to bringing your construction project in on time and within budget. This one-day seminar delivers essential skills you need to manage project scope, make reliable cost and time estimates, manage risks, and control execution…even as unforeseen issues arise.

  • 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.

  • Follow-Up Program for Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals (May 2017)

    Dates:

    May 4 - 5, 2017

     

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriot, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Follow-Up program includes formal presentations, discussion groups, and exercises. It gives an opportunity to reunite with your classmates and share your experiences. We will repeat the popular Panel of Experts and Group Problem Solving sessions in which we discuss solutions to problems you have submitted. Topics include:

    • Workers' Compensation Updates
    • Coverage of Illegal Immigrants
    • Coordination of Issues in Workers' Compensation
    • CMS/MSA Update
    • Impact of Behavioral Health

    This program earns 14 continuing education credits towards CWCP and CHRS recertifications. Initial certification is valid for a two-year-period.

  • Food Safety Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Alternative to the degree program, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program offers a Certificate in Food Safety for Lifelong Education students who successfully complete any four of the program's qualifying graduate courses.  Course Options for Lifelong Students:

    • VM 811 - Evolution & Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens
    • VM 812 - Food Safety Toxicology
    • VM 814 - Packaging for Food Safety
    • VM 817 - Pre-harvest Food Safety
    • VM 821 - Food Protection & Defense
    • VM 824 - Global Food Safety
    • VM 825 - Quantifying Food Risk
    • VM 827 - FSMA/HACCP
    • VM 831 - Foodborne Disease Epidemiology
    • VM 835 - Food Safety Produce
    • VM 840 - Product Protection/Anti-Counterfeit Strategy
    • FSC 810 - International Food Laws & Regulations OR FSC 811 - U.S. Food Laws & Regulations

    Note:  If a student later decides to apply to our graduate degree program and is accepted, MSU will allow transfer of up to 9 credits (with a grade of 3.0 or better in each course) earned through any combination of courses taken through lifelong education, graduate certification, or transfer from another institution.

  • International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program is the winner of the ADEC Excellence Award in College and University Distance Education. The program offers nine courses through the Lifelong Education Program at Michigan State University. Courses offered include:

    • International Food Laws and Regulations: Overview Course
    • United States Food Regulation
    • European Union Food Regulation
    • Latin American Food Regulation
    • Canadian Food Regulation
    • Asian Food Regulation
    • Codex Alimentarius: The Food Code
    • OIE: World Organization for Animal Health
    • Global Risk Regulation: Focus on Food Safety

    The three-credit courses are taught completely over the Internet by an international network of experts in food regulation. No books are required. Transcript transmission is not required through the MSU Lifelong Education Program. Successful completion of four courses is required for the International Food Law Distance Education Certificate; however, students are welcome to take any number of courses desired.

  • International Short Course: Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety (July, August 2017)

    Dates:

    July 30 - August 11, 2017. 

    Location:

    MSU Campus in East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Education and awareness on various aspects of agricultural biotechnology including environmental biosafety and food safety issues will help assist government agencies various stakeholders make informed decisions on genetically engineered crops and products. This program is designed to help participants better understand various issues surrounding the use and management of agricultural biotechnology globally.  The focus of this training program is on biotechnology research, policies and regulations, management, and public outreach components as well as biotechnology related trade issues.

  • International Short Course: Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Management, Technology Commercialization, and Product Stewardship (August - September 2017)

    Dates:

    August 20 - September 1, 2017.  Application deadline: July 21, 2017.

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,  USA

    Description:

    This program is designed to enhance knowledge and skills of scientists and research managers in various aspects of agricultural research management, technology transfer, and commercialization. The program will share best practices in research management and partnerships, technology transfer, and delivery systems. Interactions with local farmers as well as field visits to agricultural research stations and extension services will be a key component of this program to demonstrate research-extension-farmer linkages.

  • Introduction to Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This 3-credit undergraduate course is an introductory examination of product counterfeiting, a global crime that affects people of every socio-economic class, race, gender and culture. The problem is explored through a review of popular literature (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, social media), empirical studies, case histories, and criminological theory. Attention is given to understanding the following themes and concepts: the social and economic impacts of product counterfeiting, the transnational nature of counterfeiting organizations, offender motivation, consumer behavior, and the application of crime prevention techniques and theory. The materials presented in this course provide a global understanding of product counterfeiting including the role of brand owners, law enforcement, governments, legitimate businesses, criminal enterprises, and individual consumers.

  • LEED Training: AP + Building Design and Construction

    Dates:

    Online from February 3, 2014-March 28, 2014

    Description:

    MSU Alumni Association offers this online course for contractors.  Discover the real-world application of Green Building Design and Construction practices on LEED projects. Prepare yourself for the LEED AP+BD&C accreditation exam that (after passing) will allow you to operate as a successful LEED practitioner on and off job sites. The LEED Rating System is the industry leader in Green Building Design and Construction, and has driven market transformation in both the public and private sectors over the past decade. This innovative system is continually evolving to providing guidelines for specifying, designing, building and tracking sustainable best practices for site, water, energy, material and indoor air quality. As a result, numerous building codes such as the International Green Construction Code follow many of the LEED principles, and Federal Agencies along with many corporate policies mandate LEED certification to provide the environmental, economic and social benefits that these buildings have proven to possess. You will learn the tools, knowledge and materials necessary to pursue new opportunities in the growing green field as a LEED AP+ BD&C accredited professional ready to work on the next billion square feet of LEED Certified commercial space!


     

  • LEED Training: Green Associate Exam Preparation

    Dates:

    Online from February 3, 2014-March 28, 2014

    Description:

    MSU Alumni Association offers this online course for building contractors.  Acquire the fundamental concepts of green building. Then prepare yourself to take the Green Associate exam and earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. The course is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP B+C and LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion.


     

  • LEED Training: LEED for Existing Buildings-Operations and Maintenance Exam Preparation

    Dates:

    Online from February 3, 2014-March 28, 2014

    Description:

    MSU Alumni Association offers this online course for any individual interested in green building.  This study group covers the concepts and strategies of the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System and is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. The course will prepare students to earn the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Accredited Professional (LEED AP O+M) credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. This exam tests the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings that implement sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of a building over its functional life cycle.  Please note that experience on a LEED project is an eligibility requirement to sit for this exam. Students examine case studies of LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process.


     

  • LERN Certificate: Customer Service

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule

    Description:

    MSU Alumni Association offers this online program for customer service.  This service is now essential for businesses. With increased technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else.  Required Courses:

    • Extraordinary Customer Service
    • Keys to Customer Service


     

  • Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality (Online)

    Dates:

    Ongoing

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Whether you’re looking to improve your earning potential, rise to a management role or transition to a new company, MSU’s 100% online Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality can help you meet your professional goals. This certificate series provides an overview of the hospitality industry with fundamental concepts and techniques related to staffing, purchasing, strategic planning, marketing, quality service, financial analysis, risk management and more. It is open to anyone interested in enhancing their hospitality business management skills.

  • Managing in a Unionized Organization (April, October 2017)

    Dates:

    • April 11 - 12, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Avenue, East Lansing, MI  48823
    • October 5 - 6, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Through this course, you will learn to administer the labor contract, manage grievances, and prepare for arbitration. To effectively manage in a Unionized Organization, leaders must be dedicated to successful contract administration, effective management of the grievance process, and preparedness for arbitration.

  • Master Certificate in Advanced Integrated Supply Chain Management (Ongoing)

    Dates:

    Ongoing

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Advanced Master Certificate in Integrated Supply Chain Management provides the knowledge of leading global research faculty, case studies, real-world strategies and examples, as well as networking opportunities to help you master all facets of integrated supply chain management. The essential tools and techniques you’ll gain will take your supply chain management skills and knowledge to a higher level. They’ll also lay the foundation as you start your intensive exploration with Supply Chain Management I & II, then progress through  each eight-week focus course building on your knowledge and proficiency as you complete the program.  There are five courses in this program.

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