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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Business Process Management Certificate Series (February - May 2017)

    Dates:

    February 1, 2017 - May 11, 2017. 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Some components are live; others are on-demand.

    Location:

    This program takes place in a variety of online and classroom formats. (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 program also includes three optional e-learning modules that deliver traditional process improvement knowledge (Lean, Six Sigma) and cutting edge BPM techniques.

  • 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.

  • 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 Update Workshop (May 2017)

    Dates:

    May 24, 2017

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This half-day workshop will cover recent changes in employment and labor laws, including up to the minute employment law updates and how to navigate these changes. You and your team will learn to master these complex changes, and their implications for your organization.

  • Essential Skills for New Leaders (April, August 2017)

    Dates:

    April 28 or August 11, 2017

    Location:

    • April 28, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • August 11, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    This interactive program will provide new managers and supervisors with the broad set of skills they need to successfully transition into management.

    The experiential nature of the class will provide participants with multiple opportunities to practice using newly acquired skills such as assigning tasks, holding employees accountable, providing feedback and creating documentation, and enhancing performance.

    Participants will establish written goals and will receive a reminder of those goals in the mail 30 days after class. Participants are also welcome to follow up with the faculty through email, telephone calls, and text messages.

  • Essentials of Project Management 4-Day Boot Camp (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 20 - 23, 2017

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This comprehensive, four-day seminar delivers a critical subset of skills from the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK®. It focuses on the day-to-day tools and techniques you need to manage projects that deliver good business results on time and on budget, regardless of project size or nature.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (March, September 2017)

    Dates:

    • March 21, 2017.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
    • September 27, 2017. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This one-day program is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in how to use and interpret financial data. Through the use of lectures and exercises the participants will be introduced to and gain an understanding of standard techniques of practical financial management. These techniques are then used in a case setting to identify issues and factors to help improve decision-making.

  • GlobalEDGE Web Portal

    Description:

    MSU's globalEDGE offers the latest and most comprehensive international business and trade content for a wide range of topics. Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. Partnership opportunities are available for businesses and other organizations interested in international business. The site offers:

    • Global Resources - more than 5,000 online resources
    • Country Insights - a wealth of information on all countries
    • Industry Profiles - in-depth analysis of selected industries
    • News & Views - latest issues in international business
    • Academy - extensive research and teaching resources
    • Diagnostic Tools - decision-support tools for managers
  • Golf in Business (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19, 2017

    Location:

    • Morning Session: Prairie Creek Golf Course, 800 E. Webb Dr., Dewitt, MI 48820
    • Afternoon Session: Dewitt Golf Center, 11890 US 27, Dewitt, MI 48820

    Description:

    The hidden benefit of golf is that it can be used as a portal to view how people think. As you play, you get to observe people in situations that reveal honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, judgment and character. How someone conducts themselves on a golf course mirrors how they conduct themselves in business, and in life. Add the game that has been called the “international language of business” to your professional tool box.

  • Human Resources Executive Education

    Location:

    423 S. Kedzie Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Human Resources Executive Education (HREE) provides continuing education programs for human resources, labor relations, and management professionals. It conducts open enrollment and on-site programs in every state and the District of Columbia. Seminars are led by instructors chosen for their professional knowledge, theoretical expertise and extensive practical experience. Seminars are usually limited to 30 participants to stimulate networking and a more personal learning environment. All programs can be adapted for in-house supervisory training and can be customized to an organization's specific needs. Custom course program topics include:

    • Core supervisory skills (e.g., employment law basics, retention, discipline and discharge, and change management);
    • Leadership skills;
    • Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Workplace Diversity;
    • Creating an Harassment-Free Workplace;
    • Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act;
    • Facilitating Organizational Change;
    • Administering the Labor Contract; and
    • Negotiating the Labor Contract.

    In addition, HREE offers the following workshops:

    • Certified Human Resource Specialist;
    • Certified Labor Relations Professional; and
    • Preparing For and Negotiating the Labor Contract.
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Joint Labor-Management Relationships Workshop

    Description:

    This two-day interactive workshop is designed to assist organizations in improving the functioning of their current labor-management relationship and, where desired, strengthen the foundation on which a range of joint labor-management initiatives might be built. The program engages labor and management in a process in which they assess their readiness and capability to work more effectively together, construct a vision of their future relationship that they can each commit to, and identify the barriers that they must address to improve the effectiveness of their relationship.

  • Introduction to Holistic Management (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 26 - 27, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    5401 W. Jennings Road, Lake City, MI 48624

    Description:

    MSU AgBio Research, MSU Extension, and The Savory Institute are hosting a two-day workshop entitled, “The Foundations of Holistic Management."  This course exposes participants to insights into holistic management, holistic decision-making, environmental principles, and holistic planning procedures for increased success. Understanding Holistic Management allows you to plan, manage, and grow your business to build wealth while building biological capital, and meeting the needs of the people involved.

  • Job Analysis and Design (March, December 2017)

    Dates:

    March 28, 2017; December 5, 2017

    Location:

    • March 28, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • December 5, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    The importance of the job analysis process cannot be overstated – yet many human resources professionals have never had the hands-on, in-depth training needed to conduct accurate job analyses.

    This interactive workshop will prepare you to conduct job analyses that provide needed information to enhance performance and minimize risk. Once you’ve mastered the data collection and analysis process, you’re ready to explore how to enhance work processes through job design and re-design. You will learn about the different approaches to job design, when each is most appropriate, and how to apply them to the jobs in your organization.

    Finally, you will be able to write meaningful job descriptions that inform the recruiting, interviewing and selection of employees; guide employees as they perform their work, and provide managers with the information they need to lead high-performance work teams.

     

     

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