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  • Managing Organizational Change: How To Gain Organization-Wide Ownership For New Solutions (June 2018)

    Dates:

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

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Constant improvements in technology and process capabilities coupled with increasing customer demands continue to redefine the nature of the workplace.  Implementing solutions typically requires both technical and behavioral change.  While technical challenges can, of course, be daunting, dealing with the human aspects of change is far and away the more difficult challenge.  This workshop will address critical behavioral change management concepts, and arm you with the strategies and tools that will help you manage change at both the organization and individual level.

    Think about all the situations within a typical organization in which change management is required.  Organizational redesign often forces role and responsibility shifts that can be very difficult for staff to accept.  Cross-functional improvement projects usually result in changes that make some departments apparent “winners” and others apparent “losers.”  On a more micro level, fear of change can undermind brainstorming and problem-solving meetings.  In short: The techniques learned in this course have broad application in your workplace.

  • Marketing Boot Camp (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 28, 2018.  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Tollgate Education and Conference Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377

    Description:

    During this day-long workshop, Dr. Bridget Behe, Michigan State University professor of horticulture, will discuss all aspects of marketing products at your retail garden center. Topics that will be discussed include how to understand your current customer base, customer behaviors while shopping, your pricing strategy, how to design effective displays, and much more. Please bring your businesses’ mission statement and the hardest item you sell (or a photo of it). Registration ($69) includes lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and handouts.

  • 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.

  • Measuring & Improving Processes: How to Create Better Member/Customer Experiences and Build Long-Term Relationships (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 1 - 2, 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 with tools and strategies that are fundamental to Six Sigma and other proven performance improvement methodologies.  You will learn how to 1) Identify customer requirements; 2) Measure process performance; 3) Determine root cause of business challenges; 4) Deploy process improvement strategies.

     

  • Michigan Export Growth Program Pro Bono Services (Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    Eppley Center, Room 7, 645 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA.

    Description:

    The Michigan Export Growth Program involves faculty, staff, and students who provide a few hours of free service to local businesses to assist them in taking the best possible advantage of opportunities in the global marketplace. Each year, IBC offers this service to a select number of local firms based on a match of the center’s expertise, the needs of the firms, and the opportunities that exist.

  • Michigan Market Maker

    Location:

    Online and mobile

    Description:

    MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture dedicated to the development of a comprehensive interactive database of food industry marketing and business data. Put simply, MarketMaker is a platform that seeks to foster business relationships between producers and consumers of food industry products and services.

  • Michigan MarketMaker Online Networking Program

    Description:

    MarketMaker is a free, online networking program that uses mapping software and an extensive database to spotlight local resources and help sellers find the right markets for their products on the basis of demographics.

  • MSU Product Center for Business Development

    Location:

    Morrill Hall, Room 80, 446 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Product Center can help you develop and commercialize high value products and businesses in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sectors.  Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or established business, the MSU Product Center is the front door to Michigan State University’s vast and varied technical expertise, research, outreach and educational services.

  • National Firewood Workshop (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday, June 21, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Location:

    Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center 3775 S. Reese Road Frankenmuth, MI 48734

    Description:

    This is a two-day educational and networking event to provide the firewood processing industry the latest knowledge on processing, kiln drying and marketing of firewood. Topics include:

    • Selling and marketing
    • Finding buyers
    • Purchasing requirements by wholesale brokers and chain-store buyers
    • Managing a firewood processing business
    • Sourcing affordable logs
    • Equipment for sawing and splitting
    • Heating options for kilns
    • Firewood quarantines
    • Dry kiln equipment and methods
    • Selling green kiln and dried split wood
    • Firewood associations
    • Urban logs as sources of firewood
  • New Media Drivers License Training Program

    Location:

    This course meets twice on campus in East Lansing, MI, with the remainder of the program online.  Private New Media Training for businesses is also available.

    Description:

    This course is a new wave in education in which the student or small business team is fully engaged and learning through guided experience. After participants leave the New Media Driver's License® Seminars, they will have a strong, professional and optimized online presence.  The participant will use digital marketing, develop content for blogs, write digital public relations (PR), master social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube, build community with customers, practice search engine optimization and search engine marketing, and understand how Google and Yahoo! search rankings impact the business bottom line.

  • 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.

  • Professional Certificate in Change Management (Online)

    Dates:

    Ongoing - online

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Taught by MSU’s master’s-level faculty, two eight-week online courses focus on the opportunities presented by change as well as the proper timing for implementation. They reveal best practices for change management, including gaining support from the workforce, reshaping organizational culture, overcoming politics, and mobilizing individuals and teams to complete initiatives. You’ll take two required courses in succession - Leadership Effectiveness and Strategic Change Leadership - and earn 7 Continuing Education Units (3.5 CEUs per course).

  • Professional Science Masters in Integrative Pharmacology Program (Online)

    Location:

    Courses are offered almost exclusively online.

    Description:

    The Professional Science Masters in Integrative Pharmacology is an online program designed to train individuals in whole-animal and organ systems-level pharmacology AND business skills. Unique features of this program include required professional courses in Project Management, Intellectual Property & Patent Law for Researchers, Leadership & Team Building, The Drug Development Process, and Business of Biomedical Research. Students are also required to complete a Capstone research project and associated report. The program results in a 31-credit Master of Science degree, an on-the-job capstone research project, and a paper suitable for publishing.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Transformation Is Not Just For “Customers” – Rethinking The Citizen, Patient And Student Experience (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 28, 2018.  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Regardless of what you call your customers, the experiences these people have when they interact with your organization have significant impact on your reputation, brand loyalty, fulfillment of mission/strategic objectives, and bottom line.  Using dramatic case studies from Disney – as well as a hospital, university and municipal agency – this free, 60-minute management briefing will describe a process your leadership team can use to generate and strategically evaluate innovations that will transform your citizen’s, patient’s, member’s or student’s entire end-to-end experience.

  • University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

    Location:

    1615 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912

    Description:

    The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development is building a new economic development ecosystem, leveraging higher education assets to support the co-creation, co-application, and dissemination of innovative economic development strategies that promise to yield high-growth entrepreneurship, job creation and economic innovation throughout the state of Michigan!  At the wheel of the REI University Center Ecosystem is the REI Network, a responsive virtual community of over 800 members from the public and private sector that are engaged in strategic partnerships and collaborative learning.

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