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  • Michigan Water School Webinar Series (October, November 2020)

    Dates:

    October 8, October 22, November 5, November 19, 2020.

    Location:

    Online webinar

    Description:

    Michigan Water School program from Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension provides decision-makers with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources in order to support sound water management decisions.  The program will include sessions on water quantity; water quality; water finance and planning; and water policy issues. Topics to be covered include:

    • The Blue Economy
    • Fiscal benefits of water management
    • Incorporating water into local planning and placemaking
    • Resources to help address water problems
    • Water policy at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels
  • MSU Income Tax School Two-Day Webinar (November 2020)

    Dates:

    November 9 - 10, 2020

     

    Location:

    Online webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will follow the format of our traditional two-day schools and covers federal tax updates, law and ethics. Prior knowledge and experience in completing tax forms is expected/required. There will be 10 sessions.

    The webinar offers 16 hours of continuing education, including 3 hours federal tax law update and 2 hours of ethics. Materials for this webinar include the 700-page 2020 National Income Tax Workbook, Michigan Department of Treasury 2020 Tax Text and a 2021 Master Tax Guide by CCH.

  • MSU Libraries

    Location:

    Main Library: 100 Library (on West Circle Drive), MSU, E. Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The MSU Libraries collections include more than 4 million volumes, 28,000 serial subscriptions (in print and electronic form), 5 million items in microfilm and microfiche, 200,000 maps and 40,000 sound recordings. The Libraries include extensive holdings in history, the social sciences, languages and literature, area studies, medicine, agriculture, and general sciences as well as several specialized, interest-specific collections.

  • MSU Product Center for Business Development

    Location:

    Morrill Hall, Room 80, 446 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Product Center can help you develop and commercialize high value products and businesses in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sectors.  Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or established business, the MSU Product Center is the front door to Michigan State University’s vast and varied technical expertise, research, outreach and educational services.

  • MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center

    Location:

    486 Green Way, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is rethinking the way the MSU Community disposes of its unused materials – including our own take on REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.  The surplus store sells items in the following categories: Art, Antiques and Collectibles; Audio/Visual; Bicycles; Bid Items; Books; Computers; Farm & Garden; Furniture; Household and Home Decor; Industrial and Manufacturing; Kitchen and Restaurant; Laboratory; Land/Property; Media; Office; Printer & Copier Supplies; Recycling Containers; Sporting Goods and Clothing; Vehicles & Trailers.

  • New County Commissioner School: Online (November, December 2020)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for all regional and program dates.

    Location:

    • November 26-27, 2018: Grand Rapids Crowne Plaza, 5700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Call 616-957-1770 and indicate MSU before Nov. 11, 2018
    • December 3-4, 2018: Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, Michigan 49735 | Call 855-261-8764 and indicate New Commissioner School before Nov. 15, 2018
    • December 10-11, 2018: Quality Inn and Suites, 2603 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829 | Call 906-789-1200 and indicate MSU before Nov. 30, 2018
    • December 17-18, 2018: Bavarian Inn and Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734 | Call 855-652-7200 and indicate 12S1G2 before Dec. 3, 2018

    Description:

    The 2020 program will take place virtually with a mix of live webinars and self-paced learning modules. The course is designed with location-based cohorts and we encourage you to participate in your region to allow for the best connection with your neighboring commissioners.  (See Regional Introductory Session Dates below).

    • Learn about County Commissioner roles and responsibilities and the structure of county government
    • Explore the basics of county finance
    • Learn best practices for leading and participating in public meetings
    • Network with other elected officials
  • Oil and Gas Leasing Resources

    Location:

    Please see the website below.

    Description:

    Since 2010, there has been renewed interest in oil and gas exploration in Michigan. This page is designed to help landowners and local officials learn more about oil and gas leasing, the issues related to oil and natural gas exploration and sources of information.

  • Planning and Zoning Center

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Rm 112, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Planning and Zoning Center is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals devoted to research, education, and consultation on best practices for community planning and development control. It works both independently and in cooperation with many other groups both on and off campus to build a sustainable Michigan. The goal of PZC is to improve the quality of life in the state of Michigan through sustainable development based on proper planning and the application of appropriate land use policies and development regulations. It seeks to play a major role in improving the institutional and legal structure for state, regional, county, and local planning and development regulation in the state of Michigan through applied research, outreach and training, serving citizens, public and nonprofit organizations, government, and the academic community.

     

  • Product Counterfeiting Academic Online Courses (Spring/Fall Semesters)

    Dates:

    • CJ450 generally offered each spring semester.
    • CJ850 generally offered each fall semester.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    CJ450: Product Counterfeiting
    This undergraduate course is an introductory examination of product counterfeiting, a global crime that affects people of every socio-economic class, race, gender and culture. The materials presented in this course provide a global understanding of product counterfeiting including the role of brand owners, law enforcement, governments, legitimate businesses, criminal enterprises, and individual consumers.

    The problem is explored through a review of popular literature (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, social media), empirical studies, case histories, and criminological theory. 

    **Course is generally held during the spring semester of each year. You can verify if the course is being offered via the MSU Schedule of Courses.

    CJ850: Product Counterfeiting
    This graduate course explores the crime of product counterfeiting through a mix of theoretical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior.

    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.

    **Course is generally held during the fall semester of each year. You can verify if the course is being offered via the MSU Schedule of Courses.

  • Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services

    Description:

    The program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services (PCASS) at Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice provides a single-point resource on structural options available for providing police services in an era of dwindling budgets.  Police and public safety agencies have reached a critical juncture. It is no longer feasible for many individual cities, townships and municipalities to maintain their own police and public safety entities. The PCASS program will create, assemble, and disseminate research and other resources on the nature, options, implementation, efficiency, and effectiveness of all forms of consolidation and shared services.

    The PCASS program offers police departments, city mangers, and supervisors information developed by peer agencies across the country and resources to manage transitions effectively, including strategies for structure, staffing and asset deployment; insight into what other communities are doing and how they are performing; guidance to structure consolidation in its many forms; best-practices and bottom-line implementation guidelines from expert practitioners and researchers.

  • Project Safe Neighborhoods

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice is a key partner in a collaborative effort called Project Safe Neighborhoods. Through nationwide funding from the U.S. Justice Department and partnering with other government agencies such as the National Crime Prevention Council, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the National District Attorneys Association, researchers across the country will investigate the driving forces behind gun violence and construct strategies which may help to reduce these incidences. Task forces at the local and state levels trained to study levels and causes of firearm violence in their area will help to provide effective gun violence reduction programs.

  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 5 - 15, 2019

    Location:

    The Ohio State University, 190 N. Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43210

    Description:

    The Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (QMRA III) is a 10-day workshop for participants to assimilate scientific data and implement computer programs towards building a risk assessment for assuring safety and health goals. Participants will gain hands-on experience with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies.

  • Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law

    Location:

    406 Communication Arts Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Quello Center seeks to stimulate and inform debate on the economic and social implications of media, communication and information innovations of our digital age. It pursues research that questions taken-for-granted assumptions, and seeks to collaborate with other centers of excellence in research on the social and economic implications of communication, media, and information technologies of our digital age and the policy and management issues raised by these developments.

    The scope of the center has broadened with the rise of the Internet and digital media, but its mission has continued to focus on research that will improve understanding of the choices and options affected by change in communication technologies, industries, and consumer choices. The Quello Center pursues these goals through a variety of activities, including: the conduct of rigorous interdisciplinary research; an interest in technology, policy and practice at multiple levels from local and state to national and global arenas; providing opportunities, such as symposia and conferences, to facilitate dialogue among policy makers, scholars, industry executives, and consumer interest groups; participation in other events and proceedings that evaluate important communication policy developments; and providing expertise and independent research to public and nonprofit institutions.

  • School of Staff and Command (January - June 2021)

    Dates:

    January 25, 2021 - June 18, 2021

    Location:

    Classroom Location: Michigan State Police Academy, 7426 N. Canal Road, Lansing, MI, 48913.

    Description:

    This Michigan focused 400-hour problem-based course is learner driven through utilization of relevant, real-life, work based problems wherein each student is responsible for his/her own learning. Students work in collaborative learning groups with a maximum of six students and one instructor/facilitator per group. They are actively engaged in problem-solving, in-depth discussions, and critical thinking activities throughout the course. Concepts and skills, once introduced, will be revisited and practiced in more and more complex problematic situations as the weeks progress.

    Curriculum delivery uses a blend of classroom and cutting edge distance learning technologies. During the weeks of distance learning students are required to commit 40 hours per week which means being available between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday to complete a variety of course assignments that may include distance learning group meetings, field trips, and/or one-day classroom sessions.

  • Security Management Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    The three-course Security Management Online Certificate Program focuses on current issues and building skills in security management and administration applicable in the ever-changing contemporary environment. Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

    Flexibility is the key feature of the certificate program, which can be completed in just one year. The online format allows students to complete the program at their own convenience, while continuing their regular employment. Participants will earn course credits from Michigan State University for each course completed successfully. Individuals completing the three-course sequence will also be awarded a Certificate in Security Management from the School of Criminal Justice.

  • 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.

  • The Campaign School for Michigan Social Workers (February 2020)

    Dates:

    February 21 - 22, 2020

    Location:

    Hannah Community Center, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    The Campaign School for Michigan Social Workers is for anyone who wants to be more politically active as a political candidate, staff, volunteer and/or advocate. Taught through the lens of the profession’s values and Code of Ethics, this powerful workshop also addresses issues like race, identity and ethics in politics.

    Day One focuses on how to prepare for and run a winning campaign, including messaging, voter contact, fundraising and leadership.

    Day Two features interactive workshops, small group activities and panel discussions with highly regarded political social workers and elected officials.

    Available SW CECHs: 12.0

  • 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.

  • Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program (January, February 2020)

    Dates:

    January 14 (9am - 11:30am), January 22 (1:30pm - 4pm), and February 6 - 7, 2020

    Location:

    • January 14 and 22, 2020: Zoom video conference
    • February 6 - 7, 2020: Bay Harbor Village Hotel and Conference Center, Bay Harbor, MI

    Description:

    This program was designed to offer zoning administration techniques in ways that reduce legal risks to the zoning administrator (ZA) and their community. It is the ONLY such program in the state!  There are eight training modules in the Zoning Administrator Certificate Program, and each is 1.5-2.5 hours of classroom time (including an individual or group activity).

    • Job Description, Responsibilities and Basic Ethics.
    • Legal Issues.
    • Reviewing Applications: Common Procedures and Use of Forms.
    • Reviewing Plot Plans and Site Plans.
    • Inspections and Violations.
    • Preparing Files, Reports and Record Keeping
    • Interactions with other Professionals and Agencies, and Departmental Duties.
    • Customer Service and Counter Behavior.
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