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  • Geographic Information Systems Online Course (2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    In this online GIS course, students will explore the technical and theoretical issues in the design, implementation, and use of geographic information systems (GIS) for a variety of practical applications and research topics. Students will learn the structure of a GIS, the theoretical background for how spatial analysis is performed using GIS, where to obtain geographic data sets, and the many applications of GIS in diverse professional and academic fields. Lab exercises provide students with hands-on opportunities to develop proficiency with ArcGIS, the industry-standard GIS software, and to apply GIS analysis to a variety of real-world scenarios.

    This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

  • Geography Online Professional Development Certificate Courses: onGEO@MSU

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Online Geography at Michigan State University (onGEO@MSU) was created in 1999 as the online branch of the Department of Geography at Michigan State University.  onGEO offers both credit courses for students attending MSU and professional development courses for those seeking career training and advancement.

  • Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Globalization is creating profound and fast-moving changes in the field of criminal justice. The three-course (nine-credit) Certificate in International Focus offers relevant, career-oriented courses and research projects focused on such issues as organized crime, money laundering, international fraud, and drug trafficking. This flexible program enables participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important field of law enforcement while continuing their regular employment.

    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.

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 27, 2018

     

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

  • Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Conference Centers at WMU, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    This workshop is intended to assist and guide professionals in having the challenging discussions about race and current events with their clients. The training itself may cause discomfort for participants due to the nature of the discussion; however, it will be provided in a safe environment. This training will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Dates:

     

     

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online Homeland Security Certificate program is a three-course program that allows working professionals and graduate students to add a specialization in homeland security to their career or academic plans. The three courses are: Foundations in Homeland Security; Issues in Criminal Justice: Public/Private Partnerships; and Terrorism.

     

  • Honoring and Empowering Adolescents (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    Adolescence is a time of developmental transition involving many internal and external changes. You will learn about “normal” adolescent development, identify current issues teens face, as well as how trauma and environmental factors impact this developmental transition time. From a trauma-informed lens, learn strategies to honor and empower the teens you serve

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Human Trafficking Trends in the U.S. and Michigan Webinar (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, Interactive, Online, Live Webinar

    Description:

    In this webinar, you will learn about the current federal- and state-level legislation that addresses human trafficking. Trends and prevalence rates of human trafficking globally and in Michigan will also be covered. You will learn what social workers can do to better serve individuals and communities at risk for human trafficking.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Identifying and Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking (Online, On-demand, January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    This online, on-demand, non-interactive course is available until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Human trafficking is a crime that impacts vulnerable youth and adults through dynamics of exploitation and abuse in order to obtain financial gain. Social workers and health care providers have the unique opportunity to prevent, identify, and assist victims of this crime and to help its victims move toward lives of empowerment. In this recorded webinar, you will gain knowledge about human trafficking, its intersections with other forms of abuse, the populations affected by trafficking, and indicators to lookout for in everyday practice.

    *Meets Human Trafficking Criteria*

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Integrating Mindfulness and Wellness for Stress Reduction (Child Welfare Webinar) (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 17, 2018. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Online webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will address mindfulness as a stress reduction technique for helping
    professionals in child welfare settings. Participants will be able to identify and practice mindfulness techniques during the training in order to integrate techniques for professional well-being in the field. Professional self-care will also be addressed, and participants will create an individualized self-care plan integrating mindfulness strategies. This webinar will utilize visual displays.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work with Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success! (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    The reality for many of our families is that generation after generation, children are exposed to interpersonal trauma in the home/family setting. Understanding how patterns of intergenerational trauma occur, how this affects parenting and life management, as well as how best to interpret our parents’ behavior to then engage with them and help them create safety and stability for their children is critical to their success and relationship with their child(ren). This online course will begin by discussing the need for screening for adult trauma exposure.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Intro to Ethics (Online)

    Dates:

    This course is available 24 hours a day and will be open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Non-interactive Online Course

    Description:

    This online course will describe the challenges associated with ethical decision making in social work practice. Approaches from philosophy will be examined to find relevant guidelines for professional practice. Principles to apply to practice decisions will be extracted from these philosophical approaches. This examination of philosophical approaches will highlight some key points for making an ethical analysis and leading to ethical decision-making.

    *Meets Ethics Criteria

    CECHs: 1.0

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Course (2017 -2018)

    Dates:

    Please current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Road, Room 219, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This two-day course demonstrates the complex capabilities of the ArcGIS software. Through conceptual overview and hands-on applications, participants will learn how to perform powerful queries and map displays. Participants will become familiar with the ArcGIS graphical user interface (GUI) and explore methods for creating, editing, displaying, querying, and analyzing geographic and tabular data in this software. Course textbook is included in the fee.

  • Introduction to Geospatial Technologies Online Course (2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online geography course is designed to introduce students to the nature of geographic information, as well as the tools and technologies that geospatial professionals use to access, manipulate, and display geographic information. It is a combined introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems (GPS), and cartography (the science and art of map-making), as well as topics such as geospatial ethics and crowd-sourcing geographic information. Students should emerge from this course with a greater understanding of the practical application of GIS and other geospatial technologies, and will be able to create maps using a variety of publicly available mapping programs. Introduction to Geospatial Technologies serves as a foundation for the three remaining courses in the Geospatial Tools and Technology Certificate.

    This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

  • Introduction to Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This 3-credit 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 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. Attention is given to understanding the following themes and concepts: the social and economic impacts of product counterfeiting, the transnational nature of counterfeiting organizations, offender motivation, consumer behavior, and the application of crime prevention techniques and theory. 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.

  • Involved in the Business of Death: What Social Workers Should Know About End-of-life Planning, Practices, Policies, and Ethics (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Facilitating discussions around death and dying can often cause anxiety and discomfort, even for social workers who are trained to navigate complex conversations. The business of death can include planning documents, funerals, rituals, and autopies and carries with it social justice and ethical implications. In addition, you may be faced with ethical challenges when working with families around end-of-life/death care. In this workshop, you will explore issues that make end-of-life planning difficult in an effort to increase your comfort level in conversations with clients and family, become better advocates, and understand how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Judicial Administration Online Master of Science Degree

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers an online, 30-credit Master of Science in Judicial Administration. Courses address emerging issues and trends in judicial administration in the United States and globally, as well as the theories, methods, and practices deemed to be critically important for the administration of courts.  Students can complete this master of science degree program in 24 months.

  • Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU is a national leader in the development and delivery of training, technical assistance, and education in intelligence. The online Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Certificate Program allows students to gain expertise that is policy-based and taught by experienced faculty who have also worked in the field. Students choose three of the four possible courses to complete this three-course (9 credit) certificate program:

    • Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence operations
    • Issues in CJ: Public/Private Partnership
    • Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Terrorism
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