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  • Spartan Consulting

    Location:

    645 N Shaw Ln. East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA​

    Description:

    MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business offers Spartan Consulting. This organization, run by students in the MBA program, provides business advice to a wide range of companies at a minimal price. Exposed to the lastest technology and freshest business ideas through their MSU coursework, members of Spartan Consulting apply their classroom knowledge to provide professional-quality work. As MSU students, members of Spartan Consulting have all the resources of the University at their disposal, such as databases, library materials, and professors. Spartan Consulting has worked with Internet start-up businesses, volunteer organizations, MSU campus departments, and major corporations such as IBM, Whirlpool, and Hormel Foods.

  • Strategic Decision Making (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 28, 2017

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Decision-making is a central element of strategic processes within firms.  A firm’s strategic position, resource sets, and degree of competitive advantage are the outcome of a string of “big-bet” strategic decisions.  Thus, these decisions are central in determining the strategic success or failure of the firm.  However, manager’s experiences, stories in the business press, and academic research all demonstrate that the strategic decisions often fail.  Are these failures an inevitable outcome due to the riskiness of the decisions, or are they predictable surprises?

    In this program, we will explore the process of strategic decision-making and will aim to identify issues that both impede and improve the likelihood of decision success.  In our discussions, we will examine how the characteristics of decision makers, the structure and dynamics of the decision team, and the steps used in the decision process all impact the likelihood of decision success.

  • Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership Workshop

    Description:

    Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership is a workshop designed to build a common knowledge base among an organization's key union and management leaders about strategic choices associated with the design and implementation of workplace changes within the context of the collective bargaining agreement. The workshop also assists labor and management to build a common vision and common commitment around next steps associated with the contemplated workplace changes.

  • Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 6 - 11, 2018

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The seminar combines academic frameworks and real-world examples, including discussion and review of best practice trends.   The seminar faculty consists of academic and industry speakers that are thought-leaders in supply chain logistics management.   The program is designed for experienced executives whose firms are driving integrated logistics within the context of an overall supply chain strategy.   Emphasis is placed on supply chain integration, performance measurement, supply chain technology and analytical applications, global operations, organizational dynamics and the lessons learned from world-class supply chain logistics organizations.

  • Team-Based Group Process Skills Workshop

    Location:

    This workshop can be conducted at your workplace

    Description:

    Team-Based Group Process Skills is a six-module series that focuses on the skills and understanding necessary to participate effectively in group/team processes. The modules cover the History and Nature of Workplace Change Initiatives, Effective Communications Skills, Group Problem Solving Techniques, Resolving Conflicts in Groups, Decision-Making in Groups, and Team Dynamics: Effective Group Processes.

  • The Brand Protection Professional: A Practitioner's Journal

    Description:

    The Brand Protection Professional: A Practitioner’s Journal (BPP) is the only quarterly resource dedicated to reporting on brand protection issues, research and professional information for in-house brand protection practitioners. The BPP aims to advance brand protection through the establishment of an accessible, comprehensive forum containing the essential information for the brand protection community.  Along with quarterly recurring columns, The BPP will include industry authored articles and academic contributions.

  • 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.

  • Understanding Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This graduate course explores the crime of product counterfeiting through a mix of theoretical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior. Product counterfeiting is a global crime that impacts almost every aspect of society. The nature of product counterfeiting reflects a toxic mix of mercenary motivations and cognitive dissonance as individuals within organizations, both legal and illegal, capitalize upon criminal opportunities that are solely focused upon the maximization of illicit gains. Through an analysis of theory, empirical studies, and case histories this course helps students gain a comprehensive understanding of product counterfeiting, and promotes the scientific application of theory and research as a means of developing effective crime prevention solutions.

  • University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

    Location:

    1615 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912

    Description:

    The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development is building a new economic development ecosystem, leveraging higher education assets to support the co-creation, co-application, and dissemination of innovative economic development strategies that promise to yield high-growth entrepreneurship, job creation and economic innovation throughout the state of Michigan!  At the wheel of the REI University Center Ecosystem is the REI Network, a responsive virtual community of over 800 members from the public and private sector that are engaged in strategic partnerships and collaborative learning.

  • Unleashing the Potential of Positive Joint Labor-Management Change Workshops

    Location:

    On-site training.

    Description:

    UMI offers a wide range of open-enrollment workshops and site-specific interventions.  Six workshops are offered that address the topic of "Unleashing the Potential of Positive Joint Labor-Management Change:

    • Exploring Interest Based Bargaining
    • Managing the Difficult and Dual Relationship between Stewards and Supervisors
    • Exploring Joint Work Redesign
    • Exploring Options for Union-Management Cooperation
    • Managing Work-Family Issues Together
    • Joint Strategies for Everyday Problem Solving and Planning

     

  • Visiting International Professional Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development training. We offer non-degree certificate programs and short-term workshops in any field. We connect you to the expertise of world-class faculty and resources at MSU and you will benefit from the distinct American Higher Education System without enrolling in a full degree program.

  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House Tours, Programs, and Events

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    The historic Kellogg Manor House, a beautiful example of Tudor Revival architecture, represents an important and fascinating time in Michigan's history. The Manor House offers field trips, tours, programs, and public events throughout the year.

  • Wastewater Management Online Courses

    Dates:

    Continuous enrollment is available for these online courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's Office of Executive Development Programs in the Eli Broad College of Business offers several online courses related to wastewater management. They are online, self-study courses in which participants complete lessons at their own pace.

    • Effective Communication in the Water/Wastewater Field
    • Maintenance Management in the Water/Wastewater Field
    • Supervisory Management in the Water/Wastewater Field
  • Watershed Post Newsletter

    Description:

    This free monthly newsletter provides up-to-date information on projects related to natural resources and technology in local neighborhoods and throughout the state of Michigan. The Newsletter also provides information on upcoming watershed courses and seminars at MSU, as well as links to agencies and other sources that offer watershed management and natural resource information. Readers are invited to submit articles about projects related to natural resources.

  • Workplace Teaching and Training Techniques Workshop

    Location:

    This program can be brought to your work site

    Description:

    This three-day workshop is designed to help individuals within the organization to acquire the knowledge and skills required to serve effectively as internal trainers and facilitators.  Participants will learn to apply the principles of adult learning to all phases of teaching, training and facilitation. They will learn to plan and develop curriculum, to conduct a training session and to evaluate a session's process and outcomes. The workshop will reinforce the understanding that the bulk of the work in conducting an effective training or education program occurs prior to the event taking place. This program offers many opportunities to apply the concepts and skills that are introduced in the sessions. Participants will plan, develop and deliver a short training program on a topic of their choosing on the final day of the workshop.

  • You Are What You Write (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 15, 2017

    Location:

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

    Description:

    An individual's and an organization's brand can be compromised by poor communication skills. Learn how to improve your writing skills and those of your employees to promote the reputation and image of your organization.  By attending You Are What You Write, you will be prepared to:

    • Enhance your professional image
    • Understand different writing styles or approaches
    • Develop a method of writing, review and re-writing with your employees
    • Improve the written communication skills of emails, internal and external documents, and reports of those you supervise
    • Provide constructive feedback on written presentation skills
    • Leverage strong written communication skills with your team
    • Ensure alignment with reputation and branding of your organization
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