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  • Business Process Management Certificate Series (October - November 2017)

    Dates:

    October 3 - November 30, 2017.  

    • Online modules: October 3, 5, and 10, 2017 (2 hours each)
    • Classroom modules: October 19-20, November 8-9, and November 29-30, 2017

    Location:

    This program takes place both online and in a classroom. (Classroom modules: James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910)

    Description:

    With information technology redefining operations in almost every industry, managing the “business process” has become more essential than ever.  BPM is a critical skills set for analysts who redesign the way work is performed and for managers who must assure ongoing performance improvement.

    Michigan State University’s Business Process Management Certificate is compatible with the Association of Business Process Management Professionals’ (ABPMP) Comprehensive Body of Knowledge.  Via three classroom modules, it provides tools and techniques you need to transform operations to reduce costs, slash service and/or cycle times, increase capacity and provide a better customer experience.  This certificate series also includes three e-learning modules that deliver traditional process improvement knowledge (Lean, Six Sigma) and cutting edge BPM techniques.

  • 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.

  • Canadian Studies Center

    Location:

    306 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Canadian Studies Center provides teaching, research, and outreach to those interested in the many relationships between Canada and the United States. The Center offers information on Canadian events in the US and Canada, publications, resources for furthering knowledge, and other sources of data for studying and researching Canada. Areas of study include anthropology, American studies, business, economics, English, fisheries and wildlife, food science, geography, history, labor and industrial relations, resource development, and social sciences, as well as teacher education. The Center's Website contains links to Canadian news and funding opportunities for research.

  • Cashing in on Business Opportunities: Customizable Sessions

    Description:

    Comprised of more than 20 lessons, Cashing In on Business Opportunities offers entrepreneurs and the educators who serve them the technical knowledge and skills needed to manage a business. This workshop series offers a series of reading files (.pdf) of lessons for starting and maintaining businesses, with accompanying Powerpoint presentations for each lesson. The lessons are grouped into four parts and are completely customizable for one hour presentations to full class series.  From business plans to taxes to budgeting to inventory, Cashing In on Business Opportunities provides a complete manual for starting, maintaining, and growing a business.

  • 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). 

     

  • Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

    Location:

    National Food Safety & Toxicology Center Conference Center, 165 Food Safety & Toxicology Bldg East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is the first and preeminent academic body focusing upon the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets on strategies to work effectively to detect, deter, and respond to the crime.

    The Center offers traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities to students and stakeholders seeking knowledge about issues concerning anti-counterfeiting and product production. Non-credit executive education opportunities and credited graduate-level courses are available. A-CAPP also offers a fully online graduate certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (12 credits) through the School of Criminal Justice. This can be integrated as part of a masters of doctoral degree in criminal justice or another MSU discipline.

  • Center for Economic Analysis

    Location:

    Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 88, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Economic Analysis provides timely, high quality research, data, and analysis that contributes to the overall awareness of how the agricultural, natural resource, and related sectors and other community economic development activities contribute to the state economy. The CEA provides a number of services, including:

    • Economic Forecasts
    • Economic Policy Analyses
    • Demographic Profiles
    • Impact Assessments
    • Market Assessments
    • Tax Policy Impacts
    • Tourism Impacts
    • Needs and Poverty Assessments
  • 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

    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 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. 

  • CIBERweb: Center for International Business and Research

    Description:

    The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness.  The CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country.  The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels.

  • Commissioner Demographics 2016 Report

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This research note summarizes key demographics for the commissioners based on data reported in the February 2016 membership directory published by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC),
    supplemented by information available on the commission websites, press releases, and other sources, including correspondence

  • 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.

  • Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 23 - 27, 2017

    Location:

    Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    Description:

    The basics of utility ratemaking are presented by program faculty members from state public utility commissions, utility companies, and the legal, consulting, and academic communities. Rate School emphasizes the fundamentals of the utility rate setting process, including how to establish revenue requirements and the basic concepts of rate design. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and setting rates by working through a hypothetical rate case for a water utility. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water industry and other public utilities.

  • Economic Development Extension Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension is an educational leader in providing support to communities in green and sustainable economic development. Through programs like Stronger Economies Together, MSU Extension facilitates the development of an economic development plan in two regions in the state. Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen "social capital."

  • 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.

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