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  • Business and Bagels: Disruptive Innovation - Cases and Strategies for Success (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 12, 2017.  8:00 am - 9:15 am

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Join Dr. Clay Voorhees, Associate Professor of Marketing, for an engaging and informative discussion around strategies for identifying and exploiting opportunities to disrupt the status quo.  This session will review classic studies of disruptive innovation, so important in today’s rapidly changing business and consumer oriented landscape.

  • Business and Bagels: How to Increase Sales with One Word - Customer-centric (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 14, 2018.  8:00 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Today’s firms face increased competition and pressure to deliver sales and profits.  Many firms are seeking strategies to get the customer more involved in the sales process, thus reducing the time and energy by companies to generate sales. While this may produce beneficial short-term benefits, what are the long-term effects on customer retention?  This session identifies ways to connect with our current customers to satisfy their needs, increase loyalty, generate positive word of mouth, and ultimately increase sales, profits, and increase our customer base.

  • Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online master of science program is built on the latest thinking in management, strategy and leadership. The curriculum incorporates useful and practical knowledge balanced across key components of leadership excellence: human resource management and development, team and organizational leadership, and strategic management. This program was designed by top management researchers from the AACSB-accredited Broad College of Business who are dedicated to challenging students to develop forward-thinking solutions to some of the most important issues impacting organizations. The program consists of 15 five-week courses, which can be completed completely online in 20 months.

  • NCI at MSU: National Charrette Training (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 24 - 27, 2017

    Location:

    American Planning Association Headquarters, Chicago, IL

    Description:

    At this National Charrette Institute training, attendees can earn both the NCI Charrette System certificate and the NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation certificate in only 3.5 days of training.  This set of trainings represents a collaborative project management system centered on the co-design process using charrettes. Course content includes project assessment tools for gauging the length and cost of a charrette using project budget, political considerations and design difficulty. Also included in the training are conflict resolution tools, high- and low-tech tools for stakeholder engagement and public meetings.

    This course is approved by the AIA for 17.25 continuing education hours (CEHs), the AICP for 17.25 certification maintenance (CM) credits, and the CNU for 17.25 CNU-A continuing education credits.

  • Power, Influence and Negotiation (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 1 - 2, 2017.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This highly interactive two-day program is designed to improve your understanding and ability to master the skill of negotiation and enhance the competitive position of your organization by drawing on the latest research in negotiation, influence and decision-making. You will gain expertise in diagnosing negotiation situations, knowing what strategies to apply in that given situation, maximizing power position, creating opportunities for joint gains, and developing trade-offs that lead to mutually beneficial agreements. The feedback and discussion sessions following each case will reinforce our newly acquired skills.

  • Process Modeling, Analysis And Redesign (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 19 - 20, 2017. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Properly used, process maps can change your entire approach to business process management…and greatly reduce the cost of your operations by eliminating as much as 50% of the steps in most processes as well as the root causes of systemic quality problems. This practical, how-to-do-it seminar will arm you with the knowledge you need to analyze the way your organization really operates, to identify opportunities for dramatic improvement and to implement process changes that will have immediate impact on quality, customer service, productivity and financial performance.

  • Professional Certificate in Change Management (Online)

    Dates:

    Ongoing - online

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Taught by MSU’s master’s-level faculty, two eight-week online courses focus on the opportunities presented by change as well as the proper timing for implementation. They reveal best practices for change management, including gaining support from the workforce, reshaping organizational culture, overcoming politics, and mobilizing individuals and teams to complete initiatives. You’ll take two required courses in succession - Leadership Effectiveness and Strategic Change Leadership - and earn 7 Continuing Education Units (3.5 CEUs per course).

  • 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.

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