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  • Corrections School of Staff and Command (September 2017 - March 2018)

    Dates:

    September 25, 2017 - March 9, 2018.  Applications must be postmarked by July 14, 2017.

    Location:

    This program combines classroom learning with distance learning.

    Description:

    Michigan State University will be hosting its Corrections School of Staff and Command in September 2017.  This class is designed specifically for individuals that serve as leaders or managers in a correctional facility.   The 400-hour problem-based course utilizes a blend of classroom facilitated learning and cutting edge distance learning technologies.

    Problem-based learning (PBL) represents the next generation in criminal justice training by fostering critical thinking, and employing learning philosophies appropriate in today’s correctional environment.

  • Current Trends in Medicare and Medicaid: A Crisis for Our Aging Adults (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 23, 2018. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union, 4825 E. Mount Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will discuss the current status of Medicare and Medicaid for the aging population. In addition, you will learn about the current changes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how they affect care for our aging consumers, including access to care and challenges in procuring direct care providers. You will also learn strategies for advocating for care and coverage for your clientele. This workshop will utilize large group discussion and visual displays for learning.

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Demystifying End-of-life Conversations (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, March 23, 2018.  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Talking about death often provokes discomfort, anxiety, and fear. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore issues surrounding one’s own death, including the business of death, funerals and rituals, and end-of-life conversations with family and friends. You will exam these components of death, enabling you to increase your comfort level in conversations with clients, to become better advocates, and to understand how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death.

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Dia de la Mujer Conference (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 7,  2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, 219 South Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This annual conference has provided a much needed space for Latinas in Michigan to affect social change and to highlight their accomplishments. Keynote presenters, forums and workshops facilitated by Latina women will provide conference participants with networking opportunities for employment, education and sharing life experiences. Topics have included education, health, politics, community, family, history, culture, career and personal development. Over two-dozen workshops will be offered for participants of all ages and life phases, including adults, college students, and K-12 students. 

  • Doing the Right Thing in Times of Uncertainty: Ethical and Transformative Leadership (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Leading social or organizational change with integrity, especially in times of uncertainty such as these, takes a solid set of resources (concepts, skills, and tools) that many social work managers, leaders, and macro-practitioners lack. Drawing on some of the best writing and thinking in the fields of leadership, social and organizational change, and ethics, this workshop provides the participants with the concepts and tools necessary for effective ethical leadership and management, with an emphasis on transformative leadership/change management. These tools include an approach to the resolution of the ethical dilemmas inherent in leadership, change agentry, and a wide variety of macro social work practices.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Dunaway Lecture on Economics (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Mfarch 22, 2018.  6:00 pm

    Location:

    The Kiva, 103 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

     

    Description:

    The 2018 Dunaway lecturer is Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, Princeton University and recipient of the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He will present on: Why is global (and American) poverty so hard to measure and to eradicate?

  • Ending Zero Tolerance: The Pipeline to Student Success (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Over the past 25 years, the nature and culture of discipline in schools has changed significantly. Disciplinary policy is much more formal, with broad-based punishments affecting many students. Instead of looking at student behavior individually, taking into account circumstances of an event, the students involved, and the safety implications for the school, many have chosen “zero tolerance” policies that limit the ability to look at situations on a case-by-case basis and according to individual needs. “Zero tolerance” policy adoption has led to increased involvement of law enforcement, suspension, and expulsion rather than strategies for helping students succeed(Center on Youth Justice, 2013). In this workshop, you will explore the history and impacts of the zero tolerance policies in K-12 in Michigan, including prevention programs, interventions, and the implications of the new bill, HB 5618, adopted in 2017.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Engage Summer Institute for Global Studies: Teaching Through Stories (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 18 - 22, 2018.  8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Location:

    303 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Are you interested in incorporating Africa, Asia, and Latin America more effectively into your classes? This free workshop is open to K-12 educators with priority given to mentor teachers of MSU interns. During this five day workshop, area experts will use the power of stories to provide deeper insight into the history, economy, culture, and topical issues of a place. College of Education experts will provide teachers with pedagogical support for internalizing current curriculum or creating new materials. Upon successful completion of the summer institute, teacher participants will receive a $200 stipend, free curricular resources, and 30 SCECHs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Families in Crisis: Putting Out the Fire (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will learn about the core concepts in working with families in crisis: the common precipitants, the assessment process, and the focus of opening sessions. Additionally, you will explore strategies and techniques that enable you to hit the ground running. Through role plays, videos, demonstrations, and lectures, you will leave feeling energized and confident in working with these often challenging families.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Fate of the Earth Symposium (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 24, 2018

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Environmental Science and Policy Program has launched a symposium series to explore the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. This symposium will bring distinguished thinkers from around the world to explore what we know, what we need to know and what we must do as we move into a century of unprecedented environmental change, technological advancement and scale of human activity. The event will include research focused seminars and discussion but will emphasize events and presentations that will speak to the broader MSU and Michigan community. In addition to live events and webcasts, the symposium will generate educational materials that can be used in classes and non-traditional education in the spring and beyond.

  • Finding Opportunities in Crisis: A Practical Approach to Crisis Intervention Work (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 7 - 8 2018. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Crisis work can be some of the most challenging and rewarding work in the mental health field. Individuals and families in crisis present professionals with a unique opportunity to have a major impact in a very short amount of time. Crisis intervention also comes with its own notable risks. In this two-day course, you will go through the basics of crisis intervention from the moment of first contact to the aftercare you arrange. You will learn about the importance of how family dynamics can affect crises in addition to the other risk factors that influence crisis work.

    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Geography Colloquium Series (Spring 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current dates.  

    Location:

    Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Department of Geography at Michigan State University is one of 12 degree-granting units in the College of Social Science.  Faculty and student research centers on such topics as people-environment relationships, climate, geographic information science, soils-geomorphology, urban structure, and global change. The spatial extent of these research interests range from local to global in such places as Kenya, Brazil, the Great Lakes, China, and Michigan.  The Triple G Colloquium Series invites speakers to share their expertise on currently relevant issues in geography.

    Please see the website below for a current listing of Geography Colloquium Series events.

     

  • Global Digital Humanities Symposium (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 22 - 23, 2018.  Register by March 9, 2018.

    Location:

    MSU Main Library, Green Room, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The 2018 Symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can relate to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics.

  • Global Festival: Travel the World in One Day (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

    Location:

    MSU Union, 427 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Global Festival offers the opportunity to explore cultures from around the world. Every year, international students participate in showcasing their home country with features such as children's games, international exhibits, and performances.  During the festival, explore the World Gift Shop, which offers a variety of international art works, jewelry, glassware, clothing and a multitude of gift items. Proceeds support the Community Volunteers for International Programs Scholarship Fund, for spouses of international students to attend MSU classes.

  • History Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    • Janie Cole: March 27, 2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Ray Craib: April 13, 2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Siyen Fei: April 20, 2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    255 Old Horticulture, 506 E. Circle Drive, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  

    Description:

    The MSU Department of History Speaker Series explores many historical issues, events, and perspectives. Please see information on the current event at the website below. The Spring 2017 Speaker Series schedule includes:

    • Janie Cole: (University of Cape Town), speaking on music and resistance in South Africa's anti‐apartheid struggle
    • Ray Craib: (Cornell University), speaking on the history of the Chilean left in the twentieth century
    • Siyen Fei: (University of Pennsylvania), speaking on gender, identity, and empire-building in the borderlands of 16th/17th-century China
  • Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 6, 2018. 

    Location:

    Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will present at the 2018 Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology.

  • Human Trafficking: Identification and Advocacy (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, March 23, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    Clark Conference Center, Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Campus 1210 W. Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, or servitude. You will learn what human trafficking is and how to identify it. Discussion will include the overlaps between human trafficking and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the scope and diversity of human trafficking in Michigan; and the myths surrounding human trafficking. 

    Available CECHs: 1.0

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