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  • ADA In the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs

    Description:

    In the spirit of comprehensive coverage, the Americans with Disabilities Act is often ambiguous, making the opportunity for conflict within the workplace high. ADA in the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs provides participants with a set of tools that enables them to anticipate and mediate conflicts before they become disputes. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides a mechanism for protecting qualified disabled individuals from discriminatory actions on the part of employers with 15 or more employees.

  • Advanced Topics for Certified Human Resources Specialists (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 25 - 26, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Stay current with information from the source you trust and ensure that your organization is benefiting from best practices in HRM and remains compliant with recent legislative changes. As always, this year’s Advanced Topics for Certified Human Resources Specialists will provide you with cutting-edge information on “hot topics” in human resources, a review of important court cases, and legislative updates regarding key employment laws.

    Learn HR strategies that you can use to meet the challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities facing your organization.

  • Approaches to Work and Family Initiatives Seminar

    Location:

    This workshop is offered on-site at your location

    Description:

    This seminar reviews the assumptions upon which traditional and emerging work/family policies are built and identifies common and conflicting interests that labor and management have about work/family issues.

  • Certificate in HR Cybersecurity (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 19, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    HR maintains sensitive employee data, data that is appealing to hackers. Protecting this data must be part of the standard operating procedure of every HR professional as they collect and maintain employees' social security numbers, full names, addresses, and dates of birth. One HR professional accessing these records on the free wi-fi at the airport can lead to a catastrophic breach, one that costs the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in notifications and lost employee trust. Attend this program to minimize the risk and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks by developing develop a culture of cybersecurity.

  • Certificate in Organizational Inclusion and Diversity (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 16, 2019.  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    In an era of increasing divisiveness, creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace is your competitive advantage. This intensive half-day program will provide you and your team with the tools you need to eliminate implicit bias in recruiting, hiring, and performance management. The program will provide organizational leaders, managers, HR professionals, and employees with rich insight into hidden bias and its impact. You and your team will walk away with a new understanding of how to develop and maintain a truly diverse and inclusive workplace.

  • Certificate in Workplace Investigations (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 16, 2019. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Whether it's a claim of harassment, discrimination, a disciplinary issue, or loss prevention, you must take prompt action. Conducting an effective investigation is the first step. The way you handle the investigation will have a significant impact on employee morale, and your legal liability. Whether you're a manager, a small business owner, or an HR/LR professional, this program will provide you with the skills needed to effectively conduct workplace investigations.

  • Certified Family Medical Leave Specialist Training (May, August 2019)

    Dates:

    May 21, 2019 and August 15, 2019.

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Gain the confidence to manage the Family and Medical Leave Act effectively, and earn your FMLA Specialist Certification from Michigan State University, one of the most recognized programs in Human Resources advanced education. You will gain a solid understanding of the FMLA so that you can manage FMLA absences, promote attendance, and ensure compliance. Certification is achieved by participating in the class and passing the online examination.

  • Certified Human Resources Specialist (March, June, September, October 2019)

    Dates:

    • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
    • June 10 - 14, 2019
    • September 16 - 20, 2019
    • October 14 - 18, 2019

    Location:

    • March 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • June 2019: Four Points by Sheraton Detroit Novi, 27000 South Karevich Drive, Novi, MI
    • September 2019: Alexandria, VA 
    • October 2019: Anchorage, AK

     

    Description:

    By attending Certified Human Resources Specialist, you will be prepared to:

    • Drive organizational success through strategic HRM practices
    • Comply with employment and labor laws, minimizing risk
    • Create a safe and healthy work environment
    • Follow ethical standards of conduct
    • Recruit and select the right people for the right positions
    • Implement performance management, appraisal methods, and disciplinary methods that increase employee effectiveness
    • Utilize compensation and benefits, including wellness programs, to achieve and maintain a competitive edge
    • Build or expand your professional HR network
  • Certified Labor Relations Leader Program (May, October 2019)

    Dates:

    • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019: East Lansing, MI
    • October 7 - 11, 2019: Seattle, WA

    Location:

    • May 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI  48823
    • October 2019: Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, 925 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA

    Description:

    This comprehensive certification program will provide you with the in-depth information you need as you:

    • Negotiate labor/management agreements
    • Lead in a unionized organization
    • Manage unionized employees
    • Interpret contract language
    • Respond to grievances
    • Represent the employer in arbitration hearings
    • Manage labor relations in your organization
  • Certified Workers' Compensation Professional Program (March, May, July, September, November 2019)

    Location:

    • March 11 - 15, 2019: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs Area, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • May 13 - 17, 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI
    • July 22 - 26, 2019: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA
    • September 16 - 20, 2019: Alexandria, VA
    • November 18 - 22 2019: Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile, 198 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL

     

    Description:

    As a workers' compensation professional, you need specialized knowledge and skills in many diverse areas, including law, claims handling, disability management, safety, and medicine. This program uses an innovative, hands-on and practical approach that prepares you to develop and implement a comprehensive set of skills as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP).

  • Creating Team-Centric Organizations (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 24, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Developing a truly team-centric workplace requires alignment between processes, leadership, and performance management. A lack of alignment, or misalignment, leads to negative outcomes, both for individual employees and organizations overall. This program will discuss how to: improve organizational performance through teams; implement teams and features of effective team design; create effective leadership for teams; effectively manage face-to-face and virtual teams; and more.

  • Facilitation Skills and Techniques Workshop

    Description:

    Facilitation Skills and Techniques (Facilitator Institute) focuses on the training of individuals who can effectively facilitate process improvement and problem solving efforts in public or private sector organizations. The five-day program represents an intensive period of training that provides substantive learning, interactive exercises to apply the principles, and the building of a toolkit of techniques useful in working with teams, task forces, and other groups.

  • Farmer Field School Workshops (2019)

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming dates at the website listed below.

    Location:

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    Description:

    The MSU Farmer Field School is comprised of intensive one and two day hands-on workshops. These are tailored to deliver in-depth, practical information built upon the foundational work of the MSU Organic Farmer Training Program and the wealth of knowledge in Michigan’s farming community.  The 2019 topics include: Forcing bulbs, flowers and branches for early spring flower sales; weeds and cultivation for lean farm production; Lansing farm tours; Grand Rapids farm tours; Build a greens dryer and bubbler; farmer brain trust; food security roundtable; and Expo of Small Farm Innovation.

  • Follow-Up Program for Certified Workers' Compensation Professionals (May 2019)

    Dates:

    May 16 - 17, 2019

     

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriot, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Follow-Up program includes formal presentations, discussion groups, and exercises. It gives an opportunity to reunite with your classmates and share your experiences. We will repeat the popular Panel of Experts and Group Problem Solving sessions in which we discuss solutions to problems you have submitted. This year's topics include:

    • National Update: Trends, Emerging Issues, Legislation, Rule Changes and Case Law
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Other Psychiatric Claims:
    • Recent Statutory Changes and Case Law
    • Statutory Presumptions and Rebuttal Requirements
    • Litigation Strategy for Plaintiffs and Defendant
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Psychiatric Claims: The Treating and Examining Medical Provider's Perspective
    • Workplace Violence: The Implications for Workers' Compensation Exposure
    • Shoulder Injuries: The Pathology, Etiology and Treatment of Shoulder Conditions (including shoulder replacements)
    • Telemedicine: Remote Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients
    • Panel Discussion regarding Managed Care for Injured Workers: The Pros and Cons
    • Two Interactive Exercise Sessions
    • Mock Trial

    This program earns 14 continuing education credits towards CWCP and CHRS recertifications. 

  • Harnessing the Power of Workplace Teams

    Location:

    These workshops are offered on-site at your location.

    Description:

    MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations is offering three new workshops for union and management leaders on the topic of workplace teams:

    • Exploring Interest Based Bargaining: Building stronger contracts and stronger relationships
    • Exploring Options for Union-Management Cooperation: Working Together for Workplace Change
    • Exploring Joint Work Redesign: Recreate the Workplace through a Negotiated Partnership Approach
  • HR Analytics (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 6, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
     

    Description:

    Understanding and using data is the future foundation of making important HR decisions. Attending this workshop will prepare participants to:

    • Take data you already have and turn it into decision-making reports without having to buy new software or use outside consultants
    • Provide essential insights to your company that can only come from data analytics
    • Understand your employees' age and experience allowing you to better predict when they are going to leave or retire
    • Develop a recruitment strategy based upon a thorough knowledge of your current talent and future talent needs
    • Train your current workforce to be ready for opportunities when they develop, creating a path of progression and increased retention
    • Position your HR department as a strategic partner, using hard data to help make important decisions
  • Managing in a Unionized Organization (September 2019)

    Dates:

    September 12 - 13, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Through this course, you will learn to administer the labor contract, manage grievances, and prepare for arbitration. To effectively manage in a Unionized Organization, leaders must be dedicated to successful contract administration, effective management of the grievance process, and preparedness for arbitration.

  • 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.

  • Negotiating Labor/Management Agreements for Competitive Advantage (April, July, September 2019)

    Dates:

    • April 17-18, 2019: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • July 11-12, 2019: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    • September 19-20, 2019: Alexandria, VA 

    Description:

    The primary objective of this program is to develop highly effective negotiators who can add value by crafting agreements that facilitate a positive and productive workplace. It has been designed to prepare you to think strategically about how your negotiation strategy aligns with, and best supports, your business and organizational plans. It has also been designed to give you an in-depth, contemporary understanding of how to conduct negotiations effectively.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Conflict Resolution, Problems Solving Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Conflict Resolution, Problems Solving covers: styles and approaches; tools for one-on-one negotiating.  Length of program is 3 to 24 hours.  Basic and advanced options are offered.

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