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  • Annual Regulatory Studies Program (August 2021)

    Dates:

    August 9 - 13, 2021.  10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

    Location:

    Live online program

    Description:

    This set of essential courses (affectionately known as the “Camp” program) is designed specifically to meet the educational needs of regulatory professionals, particularly those working at state and federal commissions and other public-sector and not-for-profit organizations. The Institute’s highly experienced program faculty members are drawn from various academic, governmental, and other organizations. Interactive presentations cover all aspects of the regulatory process, as applied generally and particularly to electricity, natural gas, and water sectors. Attendees receive a certificate of completion from Michigan State University and the program is consistently eligible for CLE and CPE credits in most jurisdictions, as well as credit toward IPU’s Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education (CCRE).

  • 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
  • Human Trafficking: Introduction for Healthcare Providers Online Module

    Dates:

    Self paced

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing nursing education (CNE) offering is developed to raise awareness of human trafficking- a form of modern day slavery becoming increasingly prevalent in Michigan, in the United States and globally. The aim of the module is to educate nurses and provide tools and strategies to assist in the care of victims of human trafficking. The content of the module complies with the standards of training of human trafficking as required by the Michigan Board of Nursing (MBON) that became effective January 6, 2017.

  • Indigenous Law & Policy Center Services

    Location:

    Law College Building, 648 North Shaw Lane, Room 405B, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Indigenous Law & Policy Center is the heart of the MSU Law Indigenous Law Program. The Center has two goals: to train law students to work with Indian Country, and to provide services to institutional clients such as Indian tribes, tribal courts, and other tribal organizations on a wide variety of legal and policy questions.

  • Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

    Location:

    509 E. Circle Drive, Room 321, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) applies research to important public policy issues, and strengthens relationships between the academic and policymaker communities. IPPSR is involved in:

    • Promoting and conducting interdisciplinary research on public policy issues;
    • Providing survey research and evaluation services through the Office for Survey Research;
    • Producing public policy and political leadership education and training programs such as the Legislative Leadership Program, Michigan Political Leadership Program, and Tomorrow's Political Leaders; and
    • Engaging in problem solving discussions around pressing societal needs.

    Examples of projects include the State of the State Survey, the National College Health Assessment survey, and the Thumb Rural Health Network Survey. IPPSR offers an annual Policy Forum Series, which serves as an interactive meeting about issues facing Michigan communities. The Institute's Web site also contains searchable publications, information on special projects, and links to related public policy Web sites.

  • Institute of Public Utilities

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Public Utilities, with sponsorship from several MSU colleges and outside utility corporations, supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of utility network industries--electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The Institute provides, to the regulatory policy community, integrative, interdisciplinary and balanced educational programs, as well as applied research on the institutions, theory, and practice of modern economic regulation. The Institute focuses on informing and improving the regulatory process through:

    • Educational programs and seminars on regulation policies--held at MSU, at the client's site, or at various locations within the US;
    • Online discussion forums, Web casts, and surveys;
    • Online resources such as links, glossaries, and statistics;
    • Public Utilities publications; and
    • The Trebing Library on Public Utility Regulation, which houses extensive documentation on public utility regulation.

    Please see the website below for a list of current programs.

  • Julian Samora Research Institute

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Road, Room 93, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI), in the College of Social Science, is committed to serving the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest through research on the social, economic, educational, and political condition of these communities. The Institute is involved in:

    • Conducting research and transmitting the research findings to academic institutions, government officials, community leaders, and private sector executives;
    • Disseminating knowledge through publications, seminars, workshops, and private consultation;
    • Providing technical expertise and support to Latino communities for developing policy responses to local problems; and
    • Developing Hispanic human capital through leadership development, empowerment, and education.

    Current research/outreach initiatives target the needs of the Hispanic community in the areas of economic development, education, and families and neighborhoods. JSRI publishes several reports and papers on recent research, as well as produces the NEXO Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Institute and an assortment of books. The Institute's Web site contains information on employment, events in lower Michigan, Latino News, and profiles on companies and institutions who serve the Latino communities. The Institute, in collaboration with MSU Libraries' Special Collections, also has a Virtual Collection with audio and video, publications, and photos of Dr. Julian Samora.

  • Julian Samora Research Institute Reference Materials and Reports

    Location:

    http://jsri.msu.edu/publications 

    Description:

    The mission of the Julian Samora Research Institute is to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest and across the nation.  The Institute offers a variety of informational resources covering many Michigan Latino topics.

  • LeFrak Forum and Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy

    Location:

    South Kedzie Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The LeFrak Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy and the LeFrak Forum are centers for research and debate on the theory and practice of modern democracy. They sponsor lectures, conferences, publications, and teaching, as well as graduate, post-doctoral, and senior fellowships. Their specific mission is to explore the intersection of philosophy and public policy: to place theoretical issues in practical context and policy issues in philosophical perspective. The Symposium and the Forum are dedicated to fostering genuine intellectual debate, especially by introducing voices not regularly heard on university campuses — thinkers from the classical liberal, libertarian, and conservative traditions and other dissenters from reigning academic orthodoxies.

  • Legislative Leadership Program

    Location:

    Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, 509 E. Circle Dr., Room 321, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU’s Legislative Leadership Program invites new members of Michigan’s House of Representatives and Michigan Senate to engage in interactive small-group sessions with university faculty in the brief time between election and their first legislative sessions. The program is built upon a series of specially designed events, including presenters, researchers and facilitated discussions. Sessions are focused on topics of compelling interest, from the state’s revenue stream, to its expenditures, K-12 education, demographics and innovations.

  • Michigan Health Policy Forum

    Location:

    965 Wilson Road, Room A126, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Michigan Health Policy Forum was established in 1986 by a bipartisan group of healthcare stakeholders from state government, health organizations, the community and academia. Michigan State University is proud to have served as the convener and administrator of the forum for its 30 year history. The purpose of the Forum is to provide policymakers with an opportunity to learn about and discuss health policy issues in an atmosphere free from partisan demands. The Forum is guided by an Advisory Board of health policy stakeholders who provide recommendations on the topics and speakers presented by the Forum.

  • Michigan Policy Network

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College.

  • Michigan Political Leadership Training Program

    Dates:

    MPLP fellows are required to attend one weekend session per month from February through November, generally beginning with dinner at 6pm.on Friday and meeting until 4pm on Saturday.

     

    Location:

    321 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) is a multi-partisan leadership training program that identifies individuals from across the state who are committed to community service and brings them together to engage in a public policy and leadership curriculum. The curriculum incorporates practical politics, public policy analysis and process, personal leadership development, and effective governance. MPLP Fellows gain the expertise to tackle public policy issues in the community as candidates for office, as government officials, or as citizen activists.

    Annually, a diverse group of 24 individuals are awarded the opportunity to participate in a hands-on curriculum that incorporates personal leadership development, public policy process and analysis, governance, and campaigning. Practical skills training are emphasized. Fellows participate in team and coalition-building activities to foster communication and the exchange of ideas. The MPLP faculty is comprised of elected officials, political activists, MSU faculty, media, and business professionals from across Michigan.

  • Michigan Uniform Energy Code Training and Implementation Program

    Description:

    The Michigan Uniform Energy Code Training and Implementation Program was created by the School of Planning, Design & Construction at Michigan State University.  The curriculum is designed to assist home builders, architects, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and government officials in implementing and enforcing the energy code in the state of Michigan.  The purpose of this program is to increase understanding, improve compliance, reduce administrative time and costs, and to improve customer relationships among these groups.  The training programs are approved for Public Act 54 continuing education credits for building officials by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs through the Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes.  Over 5,000 attendees and almost all State of Michigan Building Officials have received training through this program.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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