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  • Construction Project Estimating and Scheduling: Setting the Stage for On-Time, On-Budget Performance (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 8 - 9, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This comprehensive two-day seminar delivers essential skills, including Integrated Project Delivery concepts, you need to manage project scope, make reliable cost and time estimates, and control execution...even as unforeseen issues arise.

  • Construction Project Management (February 2018)

    Dates:

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

    Location:

    Marriott Courtyard Grand Rapids, 11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

    Description:

    Humans have been building homes and other structures for literally thousands of year.  Yet the construction industry is still filled with risk.  Customer changes, regulatory agencies, legal issues and workforce challenges can squeeze the margins on the most promising of jobs.

    Project management is the best protection against that risk.  Skilled project managers have the tools and abilities to identify and control the variables that are key to bringing your construction project in on time and within budget. This one-day seminar delivers essential skills you need to manage project scope, make reliable cost and time estimates, manage risks, and control execution…even as unforeseen issues arise.

  • Cottage Food Law Workshop (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 15, 2018.  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    Rudyard Twp. Hall 18725 S Mackinac Trail Rudyard, MI

    Description:

    This workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Learn what foods can be legally produced, how to label and sell them.

    Cost of this program is $15.00 and includes a certificate that states participant has taken food safety training related to Michigan Cottage Foods. 

  • Dairy Food Processing One-Day Introductory Workshops

    Location:

    2100B S. Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Dairy Foods Complex houses research and teaching laboratories as well as a small, state of the art process facility for milk and dairy foods. The faculty and staff of the Dairy Foods Complex are regularly involved as invited speakers or writers for educational programs and publications targeted to the consumer. Visitors to the observation deck of the complex may watch a self-guided multimedia presentation explaining the technology behind the processing of fluid milk, ice cream and cheese. The following one-day introductory workshops are offered:

    • Fluid Milk
    • Cleaning and Sanitation
    • Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
    • Cultured Dairy Foods
    • Cheese Making
    • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Dairy Foods Complex/ Dairy Store

    Location:

    Anthony Hall, 474 South Shaw Lane, Room 2100B, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Dairy Foods Complex facility enhances the ability of scientists to address the important issues in the dairy industry, such as food safety, diet and health, and new technologies. The faculty in the department serve as an important resource for the dairy processing industries in Michigan. During the last 15 to 20 years, the technology incorporated in dairy plant design and the detail in regulation has become increasingly complex. A modern processing plant aids in the training of industry and regulatory personnel for Michigan's dairy processing industries. The Dairy Food Complex also acts as an important educational tool for educators working on food and career units in schools and other groups. Tours and drop-in visits by the public result in over 10,000 visitors per year.

  • Doing the Right Thing in Times of Uncertainty: Ethical and Transformative Leadership (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Leading social or organizational change with integrity, especially in times of uncertainty such as these, takes a solid set of resources (concepts, skills, and tools) that many social work managers, leaders, and macro-practitioners lack. Drawing on some of the best writing and thinking in the fields of leadership, social and organizational change, and ethics, this workshop provides the participants with the concepts and tools necessary for effective ethical leadership and management, with an emphasis on transformative leadership/change management. These tools include an approach to the resolution of the ethical dilemmas inherent in leadership, change agentry, and a wide variety of macro social work practices.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Symposium (January 2018)

    Dates:

    January 16, 2018.  8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

     

    Location:

    Horizons Conference Center: 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603

    Description:

    This annual symposium offers research based information on improving production, marketing, and quality. This is the largest agriculture trade show in central Michigan. There is no registration or fee required to attend.

  • Eastern NARUC Utility Rate School (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 23 - 27, 2017

    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.

  • Economic Development Extension Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension is an educational leader in providing support to communities in green and sustainable economic development. Through programs like Stronger Economies Together, MSU Extension facilitates the development of an economic development plan in two regions in the state. Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen "social capital."

  • 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.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Avoiding Claims by Discharged Employees

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is part of an eight-unit online course discusses specific situations that affect an employer's decision in the area of employee terminations, such as exceptions to employment at will, special protections for whistleblowers and claims of discrimination. You will learn from actual court cases and decisions, gain knowledge of key concepts and engage in practice applications through short learning activities. In addition, you will gain familiarity with valuable resources you will refer to again and again. This course is the seventh of eight courses.

    The Employment Law Online: Avoiding Claims by Discharged Employees course focuses on employment law issues arising when an employer makes a decision to discharge an employee. Its content covers employment laws and court decisions that will prepare you to make decisions about employee terminations and avoid claims by discharged employees.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Employee Privacy Interests

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Employee Privacy Interests focuses on employment law issues arising in connection with the privacy interests of employees. Its content covers an employer's requirements in collecting and maintaining personal information about applicants and employees. This course will also help employers in conducting investigations and other surveillance that may affect employee privacy.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Health Issues of Employees

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    In Employment Law Online: Health Issues of Employees, participants will learn to recognize which applicants and employees are entitled to accommodations under the ADA, identify employers' obligations to follow occupational safety and health guidelines and compensate employees appropriately for injuries and illness that arise from work.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Post Employment Rights and Benefits

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law: Post Employment Rights and Benefits course focuses on employment law issues concerning the rights of and benefits for employees who have left an employer's organization. Its content covers employers' obligations after the employment relationship has ended, including reference requests, continuation of health benefits under COBRA, retiree health benefits, ERISA rights, pension plans and unemployment compensation. This is the last of eight courses.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Preventing Harassment

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Preventing Harassment is the third online course offered through MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. This course teaches participants how to recognize harassment, respond appropriately to claims of harassment and train managers and supervisors to deal with harassment in appropriate ways.

    By learning to address harassment on the job, participants taking this course will be able to continue to implement good human relations practices by treating employees fairly and promoting productivity in compliance with employment laws.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Recruitment and Hiring Practices

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Recruitment & Hiring Practices module is the second online course offered through MSU's School of Human Resources & Labor Relations. This course is designed for human resource professionals, upper level managers, and others who handle human relations issues in the workplace on a regular basis. This course is also appropriate for attorneys who advise professionals in the area of human resources.

    Participants taking this course will learn to continue to implement good human relations practices, while treating employees fairly and promoting productivity, in compliance with employment laws in these areas.

  • Employment Law Online Course--Terms of Employment

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Employment Law Online: Terms of Employment module offered through MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations addresses the employment law issues that arise for human resources professionals in establishing the employment contract terms, and setting the compensation and benefits for employees. Participants taking this course will learn to continue to implement good human relations practices, while treating employees fairly and promoting productivity, in compliance with employment laws in these areas.

  • Employment Law Update Workshop (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 22, 2018

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This course will focus on current and emerging legal issues affecting human resources professionals. Employment Law Update has been developed for HR professionals who want to stay current in workplace law and for those who want to manage risk and maintain organizational compliance. In this time-saving program, you will learn to navigate recent statutory and judicial developments that have an impact on human resources management.

  • Essentials of Process Management LIVE Webinars (March 2018)

    Dates:

    • March 20, 2018: Module 1
    • March 22, 2018: Module 2
    • March 29, 2018: Module 3

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Essentials of Business Process Management modules are two hours each.  The three modules include:

    • Module 1: Core Concepts (The Value Engine; Managing Business Processes; Business Process Maturity)
    • Module 2: Operational Excellence (Improving Tactical Results; The Three M's of Process Management; Sustaining Excellence)
    • Module 3: Sustaining and Leveraging Process Excellence (Transformation; Managing Across Silos; Assessing Your Organization's Maturity)
  • Executive Development Training Programs

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management offers leading-edge, non-credit programs that bring measurable, long-term value to organizations by leveraging skill-intensive operations learning with strategic leadership development. In open enrollment programs and in customized programs, participants master the best, cutting-edge skills that will have an immediate impact on improving operational excellence in their organizations. At the same time, participants gain leadership perspectives and techniques they need to maximize those new skills, ultimately developing each person's potential to make strategic change happen throughout the organization. There is a wide range of open enrollment programs to address the most pressing business challenges:

    • Business Strategy, Leadership and Change Management.
    • Marketing and New Product Development.
    • Financial Management and Control.
    • Supply Chain Management.
    • Business Tools & Techniques.

    Or you can partner with our faculty experts to develop your own customized program.

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