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  • 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
  • Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment Program (Online, Self-paced)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to communicate within the municipal environment.  Upon registration, you will receive a sixty-page self-study document and notes to tell you which sections to read with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements.

    The self-study program helps those who work in or interact with local government to understand the most efficient and effective way to communicate in their working environment. Many of our participants have indicated the need for a program that helps them communicate with their associates at work, with elected and full time local government representatives and officials and with concerned citizens within their communities.

    The self-study document, compiled by an MSU specialist who has immense experience working in the municipal field, is written in the style of a fictional narrative. This narrative is designed to make the learning experience highly practical, as it considers how an administration can improve communications internally and with citizens. It is based on a city, the mayor, elected officials, full time officers and employees with a focus on utilities supervision.

    The program and therefore the narrative is divided into five sections or lessons, and after completion of each section, you will complete an online multiple-choice examination to test your learning.

  • IPU Onsite Training Programs

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Public Utilities offers customized regulatory seminars, tutorials, and strategic planning, onsite at your location. Contact for your educational, professional-development, and planning needs. for your educational, professional-development, and planning needs.

  • Michigan Citizen Planner Program

    Dates:

    Please see current schedule at the website listed below

    Location:

    Offered in a classroom setting, online, or via video conferencing.  Please see current offerings at the website below.

     

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Extension Citizen Planner Program offers land use education for locally appointed and elected planning officials, and interested residents, throughout Michigan. This non-credit course leads to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. Advanced training through the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential is also available. The Citizen Planner Program is offered in a classroom or via video conference setting, or through a convenient self-paced opportunity called Citizen Planner Online.

  • 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 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.

  • Michigan Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 22 - 23, 2018.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    Western Michigan University, Innovation Event Center, 4717 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, MI

    Description:

    This workshop will investigate:

    • Factors that impact Michigan water
    • The Blue Economy
    • Fiscal benefits of water management
    • Incorporating water into local planning and placemaking
    • Risk assessment approaches
    • Resources to help address water problems
    • Water policy at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels
  • Western NARUC Utility Rate School (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 13 - 18, 2018

    Location:

    Coronado Island Marriott, 2000 Second St, San Diego, CA, 92118

    Description:

    The Utility Rate School is the best available opportunity for hands-on skills instruction in public-utility ratemaking and is invaluable to anyone needing a practical and comprehensive introduction to setting utility rates. The School features a mock rate case presented by an accessible program faculty of leading experts in every aspect of the process - from establishing revenue requirements, to determining the allowed rate of return, to designing water rates. The School also provides exposure to current issues and legal frameworks in public utilities.

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