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  • Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Symposium (January 2018)

    Dates:

    January 16, 2018.  8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

     

    Location:

    Horizons Conference Center: 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603

    Description:

    This annual symposium offers research based information on improving production, marketing, and quality. This is the largest agriculture trade show in central Michigan. There is no registration or fee required to attend.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Executive Development Training Programs

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management offers leading-edge, non-credit programs that bring measurable, long-term value to organizations by leveraging skill-intensive operations learning with strategic leadership development. In open enrollment programs and in customized programs, participants master the best, cutting-edge skills that will have an immediate impact on improving operational excellence in their organizations. At the same time, participants gain leadership perspectives and techniques they need to maximize those new skills, ultimately developing each person's potential to make strategic change happen throughout the organization. There is a wide range of open enrollment programs to address the most pressing business challenges:

    • Business Strategy, Leadership and Change Management.
    • Marketing and New Product Development.
    • Financial Management and Control.
    • Supply Chain Management.
    • Business Tools & Techniques.

    Or you can partner with our faculty experts to develop your own customized program.

  • Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success-Modules 1 and 2 (October, November 2017)

    Dates:

    • October 25 - 26, 2017  -- Module 1
    • November 6 - 7, 2017  -- Module 2

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The most successful women have vision, fortitude, and the ability to work in competitive environments without compromising their unique traits and skill sets. Research shows that companies with a higher percentage of women in top management also experience a higher Return on Equity and Return on Sales. This program provides critical information and leadership insights designed to help high-potential women improve performance and productivity within their unique business environments. Based on both proven research and the personal experiences of senior executives, the program develops individualized action plans and engages organizational superiors to help support implementation. This program will also create a unique network of colleagues with similar experiences to help support future growth and development.

  • Exploring and Designing Workplace Teams Workshop

    Description:

    MSU's Union Management Initiatives offers a wide range of open-enrollment workshops and site-specific interventions.  Exploring and Designing Workplace Teams assists labor and management participants in increasing the knowledge and skills they need to build a strong foundation for teams. Unionized organizations have a unique opportunity to improve organizational performance through the joint design, implementation, and oversight of workplace teams. With labor and management participating fully and equally in the process, the organization creates a base for achieving results greater than might be achieved through a unilateral approach.

  • Eye on Africa Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Please confirm as individual dates and times may change.  Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Room 201, International Center, 427 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series that provides scholars, policy-makers, applied practitioners, students, and the interested public with cutting-edge and highly-contextualized knowledge about the African continent. Emerging and established scholars share the results of their recent research, with time for audience questions and comments. The series draws on a diverse group of presenters to create an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, and politics.

  • 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.

  • Facilitative Leadership Workshop (March, September 2017)

    Dates:

    • March 14 - 16, 2017: Ziibiwing Cultural Center, 6650 E. Broadway Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
    • September 12 - 14, 2017: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

    Description:

    The three-day Facilitative Leadership workshop helps build the capacity of groups or organizations to use the collective talents of its members to coordinate actions, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals.  It is designed to build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings.  MSU Extension offers the program twice each year, in spring and fall. The goal of Facilitative Leadership is to provide participants with a practical hands-on experience using  group facilitation tools and techniques in order to work more effectively with business work teams and community organizations. During this all-inclusive retreat, participants will practice leadership strategies, using the tools, techniques and verbal skills necessary to lead group discussions, reach consensus, set outcome-based goals, and use flip charts and other recording tools.

  • Farmer Field School Workshop: Shoulder Season and Root Crop Production (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Monday, November 6th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Student Organic Farm, 3291 College Road, Holt, MI 48842

    Description:

    This workshop looks at two key aspects of season extension: Shoulder Season Production (Oct – Dec) and spring (Feb – April) and Root Crops. In both areas we will look at important practices & schedules for success, necessary production & storage infrastructure, proven crop types and varieties, post-harvest/storage management and other critical elements to moving beyond summer production.

  • Farmer Field School: Work-Life Balance for Farmers Roundtable and Workshop (December 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch and Roundtable);  2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Field School)

    Location:

    Eastminster Presbyterian, 1315 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, 48823

    Description:

    Together, farmers and others will share in discussion of successful (and unsuccessful) practices and approaches to finding balance between the work of farming and life off the farm or at least off the clock. How do passion, values, ideals, goals and financial security for the farm mesh with those of family and loved ones, and our own personal limits? A look at how and why we make the decisions we do and what we can learn from each other and understand about the farm and family life we choose.

    There is no charge for this workshop. Lunch provided.

  • Follow-Up Program for Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 17 - 18, 2018

     

    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. 

  • Food Fraud Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 1 - 28, 2017.  First live event: November 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Second live event: November 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm, USA Eastern Time.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud Overview MOOC is a two-week program with readings, a 2-hour lecture, and then a weekly assessment quiz.  The objective of this course is to provide students with an insight into the emerging corporate need of Food Fraud Management. The course draws on a wide range of current experience and expertise, infusing many real-world applications and problem-solving exercises that will provide a framework for success in the future. The course will also serve as a forum for MSU to gain insight from the students who are working professionals, many of whom are leading their industries.Students will receive an MSU Food Fraud Overview MOOC Credential. This MOOC is positioned as a bridge between general webinars and the more intensive programs such as the graduate course, graduate certificate, or even a Food Fraud focus in a Master’s degree.

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