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  • Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series (Spring 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

     

    Location:

    MSU Museum Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

    Description:

    "Our Daily Work/ Our Daily Lives" is a cooperative project that focuses on the cultural traditions of workers, workplaces as contexts for the expression of workers culture, and the diversity of historical and artistic presentations of workers' lives. "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives" explores the richness and diversity of worker experience and workers culture with exhibits, lectures and presentations; writing and research projects; and reunions, dialogues, demonstrations and discussions. 

  • Packaging Contract Research and Testing Services

    Description:

    MSU's School of Packaging offers routine, fee-based testing services for industry. At least sixteen tests are offered, including drop testing, vibration testing, oxygen permeability, Izod impact testing, and others. Other testing services and contract research are available in many areas of package analysis and evaluation.

  • Packaging Jamboree (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 5 - 7, 2018

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Packaging Jamboree is an annual conference that circulates between universities with packaging programs around the United States. It is a three-day student-led event filled with educational, networking, and professional development opportunities for students and industry professionals. The 2018 event, hosted by Michigan State University, has the theme, Innovation in the Packaging Industry.

  • Power, Influence and Negotiation (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 1 - 2, 2017.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    This highly interactive two-day program is designed to improve your understanding and ability to master the skill of negotiation and enhance the competitive position of your organization by drawing on the latest research in negotiation, influence and decision-making. You will gain expertise in diagnosing negotiation situations, knowing what strategies to apply in that given situation, maximizing power position, creating opportunities for joint gains, and developing trade-offs that lead to mutually beneficial agreements. The feedback and discussion sessions following each case will reinforce our newly acquired skills.

  • Process Mapping, Modeling, Analysis And Redesign (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 12 - 13, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    Properly used, process maps can change your entire approach to business process management…and greatly reduce the cost of your operations by eliminating as much as 50% of the steps in most processes as well as the root causes of systemic quality problems. This practical, how-to-do-it seminar will arm you with the knowledge you need to analyze the way your organization really operates, to identify opportunities for dramatic improvement and to implement process changes that will have immediate impact on quality, customer service, productivity and financial performance.

  • Process Redesign For Financial Services (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 24, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    To survive and grow today, financial service companies must design business processes that engage customers/members and deliver service value that differentiates your organization from the competition.

    This seminar will arm you with process redesign tools and a roadmap to determine which process and technology changes will have the most impact on customer/member satisfaction, retention and service quality.  Act now.  Enroll a team of key leaders today.

  • Process Transformation: Improving and Innovating Performance (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 6 - 7, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910

    Description:

    This seminar will arm you classic process improvement skills (SPC, Lean, Six Sigma) and creative redesign techniques so you are able to deliver both continuous improvement and breakthrough solutions for your organization.

  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 3 - 8, 2018.

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan 48910

    Description:

    Join leading educators and industry professionals as they share their insights into the key strategies and practices that world class organizations are using to achieve procurement and supply chain excellence and build sustainable competitive advantage.  As recent research and experience indicate, the value of purchasing and supply chain strategies to a firm’s bottom-line performance can be significant.

  • Railway Business Administration and Leadership (RMCP 301) (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 16 - 20, 2018.  7:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    Topics covered in this program include: 

    • Principles of Marketing/Leadership
    • Introduction to Railway Management
    • Leasing/Finance
    • Railways and Supply Chain Management and Design
    • Labor-Management
    • Economics of the Rail Industry
  • Railway Management Certificate Program (April - November 2018)

    Dates:

    • Module 1: Railway Business Administration & Leadership (RMCP 301)
      April 16 - 20, 2018 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)
    • Module 2: Railway Operations (RMCP 302)
      June 4 - 8, 2018– Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTCI)
    • Module 3: Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 303)
      September 24 - 28, 2018 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)
    • Module 4: Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 304)
      November 12 - 16, 2018 – Washington, DC Area

    Location:

    Four U.S. locations

    Description:

    This comprehensive course for the railway industry (operating companies, suppliers and shippers) is designed for employees that show potential for professional growth and increased management capabilities to middle and upper management levels.  Content is predominantly focused on the needs of managers rather than operators or engineers.  The course was developed and evaluated by MSU Railway Management Program staff, working closely with Class I and Class II railroad education and training directors, as well as the AAR, ASL&RRA, and FRA decision makers, and other transportation industry leaders.  Content is regularly updated to include topical items impacting the railway industry.  The program consists of four weeks’ content that covers the breadth of today’s railway industry.  Lecture-style presentations, from distinguished MSU professors and recognized industry subject matter experts, are balanced with field visits to rail and associated sites to help put the conceptual and classroom sessions into practice.

  • Recruiting Top Talent (June, September 2017)

    Location:

    • June 29, 2017: Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village, 8623 Vineland Avenue, Orlando, FL 32821
    • September 8, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

     

    Description:

    Finding high-quality candidates is a time-consuming challenge. Meet the challenge and add demonstrable value, by developing an integrated talent management system.

    Attend with your team and work on developing your strategy and project plan during the workshop. You can attract more candidates, reduce time-to-hire, and facilitate individual and organizational success by developing a solid source of top talent.

  • Retaining and Managing Critical Knowledge (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 27, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    In the Information Age, businesses must not only mitigate “brain drain”; they must make knowledge and process wisdom a true asset that can be leveraged across the organization.  Unfortunately, traditional HR practices and high-tech knowledge management systems have not been up to the challenge for most organizations. You Will Learn How To:

    • Identify jobs/departments most at risk for loss of critical knowledge or ineffective knowledge transfer
    • Quantify your company’s turnover and retirement risk
    • Leverage a process-oriented approach to share and retain knowledge
    • Capture and communicate wisdom, not just tasks
    • Generate stakeholder support for structured knowledge sharing
    • Start small and generate resources/commitment for expansion
    • Establish a model that’s easily duplicated and accelerates learning/productivity
  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • Spartan Consulting

    Location:

    645 N Shaw Ln. East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA​

    Description:

    MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business offers Spartan Consulting. This organization, run by students in the MBA program, provides business advice to a wide range of companies at a minimal price. Exposed to the lastest technology and freshest business ideas through their MSU coursework, members of Spartan Consulting apply their classroom knowledge to provide professional-quality work. As MSU students, members of Spartan Consulting have all the resources of the University at their disposal, such as databases, library materials, and professors. Spartan Consulting has worked with Internet start-up businesses, volunteer organizations, MSU campus departments, and major corporations such as IBM, Whirlpool, and Hormel Foods.

  • Strategic Decision Making (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 24, 2018.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    Decision-making is a central element of strategic processes within firms.  A firm’s strategic position, resource sets, and degree of competitive advantage are the outcome of a string of “big-bet” strategic decisions.  Thus, these decisions are central in determining the strategic success or failure of the firm.  However, manager’s experiences, stories in the business press, and academic research all demonstrate that the strategic decisions often fail.  Are these failures an inevitable outcome due to the riskiness of the decisions, or are they predictable surprises?

    In this program, we will explore the process of strategic decision-making and will aim to identify issues that both impede and improve the likelihood of decision success.  In our discussions, we will examine how the characteristics of decision makers, the structure and dynamics of the decision team, and the steps used in the decision process all impact the likelihood of decision success.

  • Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership Workshop

    Description:

    Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership is a workshop designed to build a common knowledge base among an organization's key union and management leaders about strategic choices associated with the design and implementation of workplace changes within the context of the collective bargaining agreement. The workshop also assists labor and management to build a common vision and common commitment around next steps associated with the contemplated workplace changes.

  • Strategic Sales Management: Building Competitive Advantage Through Value Creation (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 9 - 10, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing. MI, 48910

    Description:

    Success in today’s hyper-competitive customer-centric environment demands a strategic mindset. Too often, sales are approached from a purely operational or tactical perspective. Competitive advantage is built by creating superior customer value, which requires understanding and aligning with customers’ strategies. Thus it follows that a firm’s sales leadership should be integrally involved in strategy formulation. This program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and tools required to direct the sales function strategically, enabling the firm to build the market-based capabilities needed for business success.

  • Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 6 - 11, 2018

     

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan 48910

    Description:

    The seminar combines academic frameworks and real-world examples, including discussion and review of best practice trends.   The seminar faculty consists of academic and industry speakers that are thought-leaders in supply chain logistics management.   The program is designed for experienced executives whose firms are driving integrated logistics within the context of an overall supply chain strategy.   Emphasis is placed on supply chain integration, performance measurement, supply chain technology and analytical applications, global operations, organizational dynamics and the lessons learned from world-class supply chain logistics organizations.

  • Sustaining Operational Excellence: A Practical Approach To Making Improvement Everyone’s Job Everyday (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 28, 2018.  8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    Does your organization manage its processes to maintain and extend excellence?  Or does “To Be” process documentation go onto the electronic shelf until the next project.  Sustaining operational excellence isn’t about technology; it’s about culture.  Your people need the tools and motivation to use processes as the backbone for learning, improving, sharing and managing ongoing performance.This free, 90-minute management briefing puts practical tools into employees' hands for developing and sustaining operational excellence. 

  • Team-Based Group Process Skills Workshop

    Location:

    This workshop can be conducted at your workplace

    Description:

    Team-Based Group Process Skills is a six-module series that focuses on the skills and understanding necessary to participate effectively in group/team processes. The modules cover the History and Nature of Workplace Change Initiatives, Effective Communications Skills, Group Problem Solving Techniques, Resolving Conflicts in Groups, Decision-Making in Groups, and Team Dynamics: Effective Group Processes.

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