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  • Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Location:

    370 North Business Complex, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The mission of the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is to advance and promote entrepreneurship at the Broad College of Business,  Michigan State University, and in the State of Michigan through research, education and outreach.

  • Business and Bagels: Creating A Workplace Culture Of Agility (November 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 15, 2018.  7:30 - 8:00 am: Registration.  8:00 - 9:15 am: Session.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In these uncertain times, as business is faced with ongoing competition, customer expectations, and advancing speed of technology it is essential that everyone learn how to adapt and flex their behaviors to address ongoing change and disruption.

    This session will focus on the key elements of agility and the behaviors that leaders and their employees need to demonstrate to be successful.

  • 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.

  • Cashing in on Business Opportunities: Customizable Sessions

    Description:

    Comprised of more than 20 lessons, Cashing In on Business Opportunities offers entrepreneurs and the educators who serve them the technical knowledge and skills needed to manage a business. This workshop series offers a series of reading files (.pdf) of lessons for starting and maintaining businesses, with accompanying Powerpoint presentations for each lesson. The lessons are grouped into four parts and are completely customizable for one hour presentations to full class series.  From business plans to taxes to budgeting to inventory, Cashing In on Business Opportunities provides a complete manual for starting, maintaining, and growing a business.

  • CIBERweb: Center for International Business and Research

    Description:

    The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness.  The CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country.  The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels.

  • Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 3-4, 2018

    Location:

    Charlevoix Public Library, 220 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI 49720

    Description:

    Throughout this conference, you will have a chance to learn best practices from entrepreneurial professionals across the country. Breakout sessions will be held in historical downtown Charlevoix venues—all within walking distance. Wednesday evening includes a networking event where you can continue the conversation with colleagues from both rural and urban communities.

    Conference registration includes breakout sessions, lunch, networking event, and keynote speeches from local entrepreneurs. Early bird registration is $85 and ends Friday, September 7! Normal registration is $100 until September 30. At-the-door registration is $125. Cancellations received after September 14 will incur a $35 cancellation fee.

  • 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
  • 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."

  • Establishing a Process Culture (September 2018)

    Dates:

    September 13, 2018. 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Process improvement programs like Lean and Six Sigma can deliver some measure of success.  However, sustainable performance excellence requires a culture that is built around the value that business processes create for your customer, your member, your patient or your citizen.

    This briefing will demonstrate the steps to successful culture change using a case study from an electric utility that transformed itself from traditional, command-and-control silos to a participative culture showe team members understand how cross-functional processes serve customers and fulfill their mission.

    This is a FREE program.

  • 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.

  • Farmer Field School Workshops (Summer/Fall 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming dates at the website listed below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website listed below.

    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 following workshops are offered in 2018:

    • Cut Flowers for Weddings and Events
    • Adding Value to your On-Farm Marketing
    • Crop Fertility
    • DIY Greens Dryer and Bubbler Build
    • Farmer Brain Trust
    • Peak CSA Roundtable
  • GlobalEDGE Web Portal

    Description:

    MSU's globalEDGE offers the latest and most comprehensive international business and trade content for a wide range of topics. Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. Partnership opportunities are available for businesses and other organizations interested in international business. The site offers:

    • Global Resources - more than 5,000 online resources
    • Country Insights - a wealth of information on all countries
    • Industry Profiles - in-depth analysis of selected industries
    • News & Views - latest issues in international business
    • Academy - extensive research and teaching resources
    • Diagnostic Tools - decision-support tools for managers
  • Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market, and Greenhouse Growers Expo (December 2018)

    Dates:

    December 4 - 6, 2018

    Location:

    DeVos Place Convention Center and the Amway Grand Hotel, 303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Description:

    The Expo is one of the premier trade shows of its kind. There are over 450 exhibitors with displays of everything needed to grow, harvest, and pack fruit and vegetables, as well as an area featuring companies with products and services for farm marketers. Over three days, the program includes 70+ sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and operations, farmers’ markets and organic production and marketing. There will also be sessions covering a diversity of general interest topics, including food safety and labor.

    Presentations will be made by researchers and Extension educators from Michigan State University, other Land Grant universities and industry. Many of the education sessions will offer credits for Michigan and Ohio Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors.

  • Great Lakes Veterinary Conference (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 12 - 14, 2018

    Location:

    Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Description:

    This event at the Grand Hotel on Michigan's Mackinac Island includes great speakers and social events, including a welcome reception, dinner in a reserved section of the Grand Hotel dining room, and a sunset dessert reception at Fort Mackinac. There is also a daily program for children. 

  • 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
  • Innovate Michigan! Summit (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 6, 2018.  8:00 am - Noon. 

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Each year, the MSU-EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) invites hundreds of leaders across the state to the Innovate Michigan! Summit and MIC (Michigan Inventors Coalition) Expo, these events bring together economic experts and enthusiasts alike to share, learn, and create unique and innovative approaches to economic development and revitalization in the state of Michigan. The Innovate Michigan! Summit event features presentations on new economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices, along with community-university projects from around the state. Participants will gather to prioritize topics and ideas for future REI activities and are invited to join the MIC Expo following the Summit. An evening networking reception will conclude the day.

  • Innovate State Speaker Series (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    The Speaker Series events are held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Please see the website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    MSU Innovation Center, Room 300, 325 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Innovate State Speaker Series at MSU is a collaborative program designed to connect forward-thinking speakers with students and professionals interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Topics include startups, new business creation, leadership and team-building, customer acquisition, fundraising and other special topics.

  • International Business Center (CIBER)

    Location:

    7 Eppley Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The mission of IBC is to leverage leading-edge competencies to provide superior education, research, and assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on issues of importance to international trade and global competitiveness using our guiding principles as the foundation.

  • Making It In Michigan Annual Conference and Trade Show (November 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Location:

    Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48933.

    Description:

    Conference attendees will leave the conference equipped with the practical knowledge and industry resources needed to move an idea from the concept stage to a finished and marketable product. Attendees will be able to corroborate and refine business ideas, connecting with industry experts offering insights and tips on managing the common hurdles often encountered by food companies, including food safety, production, working with co-packers, marketing and supply chain issues.  

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