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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: Customer Delight--Going Beyond Expectations (December 2020)

    Dates:

    December 15, 2020. 7:30 am - 9:15 am

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Companies that seek to meet only the basic needs of their customers are quickly becoming a thing of the past. They’re being replaced by companies that go above and beyond for their customers, providing what MiRan Kim, associate professor in The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College, calls “customer delight.” Creating customer delight all starts with the company’s employees. Happy employees will make happy customers. A business committing to its employees will lead to employees that are committed to customers. Come learn how you can improve satisfaction within your organization by delighting your internal and external customers.

  • Business and Bagels: Leveraging Social Media to Build Brand Loyalty (September 2020)

    Dates:

    September 22, 2020

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Tapping into your social media market and communicating with followers is no longer an option – it is a requirement. Aggressively cultivating customers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms is a critical way to create loyal customers and brand followers who continue to purchase your products and services and act as your brand ambassadors. In this session, Dr. Nguyen will use industry best practices and findings from academic research to illustrate important strategies to leverage social media to build brand loyalty.

  • 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 Entrepreneurship Communities: A Multi-state Showcase (November 2020)

    Dates:

    November 9 - 13, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference is a community development initiative that brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, economic development professionals, decision makers, and community champions to strengthen and broaden regional entrepreneurial networks. Eight state University Extension teams are collaborating to offer a week-long virtual conference to be held Nov. 9-13 2020. In this first of its kind offering, the program development team is excited to offer participants an event that aims to:

     

    • Serve as a space to showcase the tools and resources available to support entrepreneurs.
    • Support entrepreneurial network development in local communities by providing participants with the opportunity to learn from each other and share best practices.
    • Build a network of people to access multi-state tools, knowledge and resources to support entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
    • Learn about specific tools and resources to implement in your community.
  • Cottage Food Law Workshops (2020)

    Dates:

    Please see a list of current dates at the website below.

    Location:

    Please see current locations at the website below.

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension offers both one- and two-hour workshops on Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. This law allows residents to prepare and store certain foods in a home kitchen.

    The one-hour workshop covers the food safety aspect of preparing cottage foods for sale, including preparing, packaging, labeling, storing and transporting cottage foods.

    The two-hour workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. These workshops are taught by MSU Extension food safety and MSU Product Center educators.

    Participants in the workshops will receive a manual and a food safety participation certificate of completion.

  • Critical Thinking Skills in Business (October 2020)

    Dates:

    October 7 - 8, 2020.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Developing a culture of critical thinking produces many organizational benefits, including increase change agility, more effective strategy implementation, fewer wasted resources, and higher levels of employee engagement. Critical Thinking in Business enables managers to recognize instinctive thinking, avoid common thinking pitfalls, and navigate “group think.” The program also discusses “ingenious thinking,” which is used by successful innovators, scientists, strategists, and Nobel Prize winners.

    By attending this program, participants will be able to utilize effective problem solving and decision making. By maximizing critical thinking and reasoning, individuals will enhance their most important resource and the ultimate competitive advantage — their minds.

  • Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Symposium (January 2020)

    Dates:

    January 21, 2020.  8:30 am - 3:00 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.

  • 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."

  • 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 (2020)

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming dates at the website listed below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website listed below.

    Description:

    Each Farmer Field School workshop features in-depth, practical insights from the wealth of knowledge in Michigan’s farming community. Experienced farmers and agricultural educators team up to co-lead and teach each workshop. Farmer Field School is designed to improve the profitability of diversified, sustainable farms in their first 10 years.

  • 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 Veterinary Conference (August 2020)

    Dates:

    August 16 - 18, 2020

    Location:

    The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Description:

    Would you like to attend a fun CE event that’s worth driving across the state or flying in from far away? Then join us in Traverse City for great speakers and awesome social events! We’ve added more CE than ever before so you won’t want to miss it!

  • 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: Online (September 2020)

    Dates:

    September 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Each year, the MSU-EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) organizes the Innovate Michigan! Summit, a conference that brings 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 9th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit and Michigan Inventors Coalition (MIC) will be held online in early September. The Innovate Michigan! Summit features presentations on innovative economic development tools, models, programs, and policies from around the state. Following the Summit, participants are invited to stroll the MIC Expo and network at the evening reception.

  • 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.

  • International Short Course: Agricultural Extension: ONLINE (August 2020)

    Dates:

    August 3 - 7, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The MSU Extension team in collaboration with International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer a 10-day short course in agricultural extension to share experiences, information and best
    practices in the planning, design, implementation management and evaluation of agricultural extension programs serving local farmers and communities.

  • Master Certificate in Innovation and Talent Strategy Online Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Master Certificate in Innovation & Talent Strategy from Michigan State University will help to provide you with the tools, techniques and insights to identify, recruit, retain and connect the right people for your organization, people that you can develop into a strong workforce through strategic creativity and visionary leadership for a culture of innovation and success.

    This professional development program consists of five 4-week courses, building on the skillsets gained in the three-course Professional Certificate in Human Resources & Talent Management with two more courses to expand your acumen in creative decision making and visionary leadership. The Master Certificate course can also be taken individually by those professionals with established knowledge of human resources, talent management and leadership who are looking to target certain skills.

  • Master Certificate in Strategy, Innovation, and Creativity Online Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    he Master Certificate in Strategy, Innovation & Creativity from Michigan State University provides a firm foundation for your continual development as an innovative and strategic leader by equipping you with essential skills and methods for developing analytical thinking, problem solving and strategic creativity. You will gain the skills to recognize the most pressing disruptors and drivers of change facing your organization today and respond with a strategic plan.

    This professional development program consists of five 4-week courses, combining the courses of the Professional Certificate in Creativity & Innovation and the Professional Certificate in Leading Strategy & Innovation into one comprehensive program focused on developing strategy, innovation and creativity as a leader. The Master Certificate courses can also be taken individually by those leaders and strategic decision makers who are looking to target certain skills and knowledge.

  • Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online master of science program is built on the latest thinking in management, strategy and leadership. The curriculum incorporates useful and practical knowledge balanced across key components of leadership excellence: human resource management and development, team and organizational leadership, and strategic management. This program was designed by top management researchers from the AACSB-accredited Broad College of Business who are dedicated to challenging students to develop forward-thinking solutions to some of the most important issues impacting organizations. The program consists of 15 five-week courses, which can be completed completely online in 20 months.

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