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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 Facilitative Leadership Workshop (December 2018)

    Dates:

    December 3 - 5, 2018

    Location:

    Kettenun Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

    Description:

    Advanced Facilitative Leadership—Navigating Your Way Through Conflict, an experiential workshop focused on developing your comfort with leading high-heat meetings. Completion of Facilitative Leadership is a prerequisite for attending this workshop. The workshop will focus on leading groups desiring collaborative action, but facing difficult situations involving differences that could potentially stop forward movement.

  • Advanced Regulatory Studies Program (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 1 - 5, 2018

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program is a series of specialized half-day and all-day workshops designed to provide public- and private-sector regulatory professionals a unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas on advanced technical, methodological, and policy issues. Each workshop provides a unique and intensive immersion experience, emphasizing both discipline-based and sector-specific learning opportunities, interactive instruction and peer-to-peer dialog, advanced analytical methodologies, and theoretical rigor coupled with practical hands-on problems and exercises. Topical areas cover: Ratemaking, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Evaluation, and Management.

  • Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Seminar Series (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see current schedule at the website below.

     

    Location:

    Room 75, Agriculture Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824--unless otherwise noted.

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics offers several seminar series each Fall and Spring semester. Please check the Website below for the current schedule.

  • Annual Regulatory Studies Program (August 2018)

    Dates:

    • Week 1 (Fundamentals): August 6 - 10, 2018
    • Week 2 (Intermediate): August 13 - 17, 2018

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This essential two-week program, known as “Camp NARUC” and NARUC endorsed, is designed specifically to meet the needs of regulatory professionals, particularly members of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. The program emphasizes the disciplines and skills essential for participating in an increasingly demanding and complex regulatory process. Core economic, legal, accounting, finance, and policy theories and concepts are introduced. The Fundamentals Course is especially suited to attendees relatively new to utility regulation. The Intermediate Course concentrates on dynamic structural and regulatory issues, including emerging methods, issues, and sector-specific market concerns. Week Two will be of interest to both new and seasoned regulatory personnel. Multiple tracks allow participants to explore various areas of interest. Interactive instruction emphasizes applied technical knowledge.

  • 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.

  • Basic Life Support (CPR) Courses

    Location:

    965 East Fee Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Learning and Assessment Center offers Basic Life Support courses (also known as “CPR”). Participants will receive instruction and skill training in:

    • CPR for adult, child and infant victims
    • Use of a barrier device, bag mask devices, and oxygen to ventilate a victim
    • Use of an AED
    • Management/relief of foreign body obstructions in responsive and unresponsive victims

    These courses are offered to individuals and groups. They may be taught at the Learning Assessment Center or on-site. Successful demonstration of CPR skills and completion of a written exam with a score of at least 84% is required.

  • Brand Protection Strategy Summit (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 2 - 3, 2018

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The 2018 Brand Protection Strategy Summit will focus on three main themes and a collaborative space for brand owners, law enforcement, and academia to strategize about the issues and their solutions. Through interactive panels, roundtable sessions, and an evening reception, you will have the opportunity to share, learn and network with one another, as well as from world-renowned scholars and globally-recognized industry and law enforcement leaders. In addition, you will hear from select keynote speakers and other experts during the Summit, including the recipient of the Center’s Annual Brand Protection Hero Award.

  • Building Trades Academy Courses (2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the list of 2018 course offerings and dates at the website below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website below.

    Description:

    The mission of the Building Trades Academy is to provide educational programs that offer useful and practical skill building for Building Trades union staff and leadership and capacity building for their unions.

    The learning objectives in the classes offered by the Academy are focused on building the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for participants to effectively fulfill specific staff and leadership roles within their unions. To those ends, the Academy offers classes in organizing, negotiating, teaching techniques and labor law in the construction industry.

    These four- or five-day residential seminars, led by skilled practitioners and educators, are conducted in an atmosphere of solidarity. Nearly all are conducted in conference/educational centers owned and operated by Building Trades affiliated unions and their union employer partners.

  • Business and Bagels: Intercultural Communication Skills for a Globalized World (January 2019)

    Dates:

    January 17, 2019.  8:00 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In today’s globalized world, it is crucial that one be able to communicate appropriately and effectively across cultures.  The importance of intercultural competencies such as motivation, tolerance for ambiguity, empathy, curiosity, open-mindedness, knowledge and skill cannot be overstated.  In this workshop, we will explore sources of cultural misunderstandings and strategies for overcoming them.

  • Business and Bagels: Understanding the Dynamics of Networking (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 17, 2018.  8:00 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Why is networking critical to our professional development?  What are some ways in which we can become successful networkers?  Participants will learn about the role of networking in business settings, the different types of networking opportunities, and effective networking strategies.

  • Business Management Institute III: General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    MSU's School of Hospitality Business and Club Managers Association of America offers Business Management Institute III. The one-week seminar teaches participants the use of technology in country clubs, accounting and financial controls, training procedures, quality leadership, team building, change management, marketing, conducting a board meeting, and leadership. Participants must register with the Club Managers Association of America to enroll in this course.

  • Business Process Management Certificate Series (September - November 2018)

    Dates:

    March 20 - June 7, 2018  

    • Online modules: Essentials of BPM (live): September 25, 26, 27, 2018 (2 hours each)
    • Classroom modules: October 15-16, November 13-14, and December 13-14,  2018

    Location:

    This program takes place both online and in a classroom. (Classroom modules: James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910)

    Description:

    Michigan State University’s Business Process Management Certificate is compatible with the Association of Business Process Management Professionals’ (ABPMP) Comprehensive Body of Knowledge.  Via three classroom modules, it provides tools and techniques you need to transform operations to reduce costs, slash service and/or cycle times, increase capacity and provide a better customer experience.  This certificate series also includes three e-learning modules that deliver traditional process improvement knowledge (Lean, Six Sigma) and cutting edge BPM techniques.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • Certified FMLA Specialist Training (May, August, November 2018)

    Dates:

    May 11, 2018; August 15, 2018; November 5, 2018.

    Location:

    • May 11, 2018: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • August 15, 2018: Emabassy Suites Detroit- Livonia/Novi, 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI 48152
    • November 5, 2018: 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 Labor Relations Leader Program (May/June, December 2018)

    Dates:

    • May 26 - June 10, 2018
    • December 15 - 30, 2018

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Aligning your labor relations strategy with business and operational strategies is critical for achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage. The Certified Labor Relations Leader (CLRL) examination allows you to evaluate your understanding of labor relations concepts, and differentiate yourself through professional certification. The examination is taken online and is offered in two periods per year. It contains a variety of question types, including multiple choice, answer completion, and short answer. The scenarios used in the questions reflect real-world scenarios.

  • Certified Workers' Compensation Professional Program (July, September, November 2018)

    Location:

    • July 23 - 27, 2018: Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • September 17 - 21, 2018: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA
    • November 12 - 16, 2018: 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).

  • Critical Thinking Skills in Business (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 4 - 5, 2018.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    To develop one’s critical thinking ability and maximize reasoning effectiveness, it is necessary to master the skill of ‘ingenious thinking’, which is used by successful innovators, scientists, strategists and Nobel Prize winners.  By enhancing your critical thinking ability, you are investing in your most important resource and the ultimate competitive advantage – your mind.

    Key Topics Covered:

    •     How the brain’s predisposition for pattern-seeking, pattern-finding leads to faulty thinking
    •     How beliefs and preconceived explanations influence our observations and insights
    •     The human brain as an ‘associative engine’ and our tendency to jump to conclusions and         incorrect solutions
    •     Cognitive biases that inhibit our minds and undermine our ability to reason effectively
    •     The limits of observation and memory and why a mental picture isn’t worth a 1,000 words
    •     The need to understand, value and identify cognitive errors in thinking
    •     The importance of being a skeptical and independent thinker
    •     The six-step MindLeap strategy, comprising disciplined instinctive thinking and ingenious thinking
  • Design Thinking and Customer Experience Transformation (September 2018)

    Dates:

    September 20, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Transforming your organization requires more than a technology silver bullet.  It requires an enterprise-wide approach that considers changes in strategic planning, business processes, culture and performance metrics.  Only this level of holistic thinking will deliver a sustainable competitive advantage.

    Design Thinking & Customer Experience Transformation will demonstrate proven principles and a road map you can use to:

    • Evaluate your organization’s strategic need for CX transformation
    • Look at your business from your customer’s perspective
    • Select improvement/innovation projects that will have the greatest impact on your success
    • Assess how customer experience impacts strategy
    • Look at your business through the customer’s eyes
    • Understand the principles of design thinking in business
    • Identify business process changes that address your customer’s “moments of truth”
    • Deploy creative customer experience solutions
    • Make your culture more customer-centric
  • Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 22 - 26, 2018

    Location:

    Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    Description:

    The basics of utility ratemaking are presented by program faculty members from state public utility commissions, utility companies, and the legal, consulting, and academic communities. Rate School emphasizes the fundamentals of the utility rate setting process, including how to establish revenue requirements and the basic concepts of rate design. Participants work in teams to learn the fundamentals of establishing revenue requirements and setting rates by working through a hypothetical rate case for a water utility. The program also provides insight into current issues affecting the water industry and other public utilities.

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