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  • Artisan Hands-On Basic Cheese Making Workshop (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 11 - 13, 2018

    Location:

    MSU Dairy Plant, 1135 S. Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Participants will learn about milk quality, ingredients, processes for making a variety of cheeses, techniques and requirements for aging cheese and planning to establish a farmstead or artisan cheese business. The heart of the workshop is the hands-on opportunity for participants to make a number of cheeses, that may include fresh lactic, Italian, Alpine, Dutch and American varieties from goat and cow milk. A cheese tasting, featuring locally produced cheeses, takes place Thursday evening.

  • Business and Bagels: How to Increase Sales with One Word ~ Customer-centric (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 11, 2018.  8:00 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This session will identify ways to connect with current customers to satisfy their needs, increase loyalty, generate positive word of mouth, and ultimately increase sales, profits, and increase your customer base.

  • Citizen Planner Advanced Academy Annual Program (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 7, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:15 pm.

     

    Location:

    Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    The 2018 Citizen Planner Advanced Academy theme is: The Return on Investments in Your Community: Planning for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Land Uses). Creating and sustaining high-quality communities requires responsible land use policies and careful decision-making. Many popular projects consume resources while other developments generate tax revenue but might be less desirable. Whether its placemaking, the sharing economy, renewable energy systems, medical marijuana facilities, or other hot topics, local leaders must understand what their community wants, who pays for it, and how it impacts the municipality.

    The morning session will feature a keynote panel of private developers representing various industry areas. Hear from their point of view on working together through municipal land use approval processes. Two afternoon sessions will focus on skills that local leaders can use in their communities. Participants will learn from MSU educators and each other about the range of considerations necessary to decision-making and how to improve your community's engagement in the process.

  • 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: Work-Life Balance for Farmers Roundtable and Workshop (December 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch and Roundtable);  2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Field School)

    Location:

    Eastminster Presbyterian, 1315 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, 48823

    Description:

    Together, farmers and others will share in discussion of successful (and unsuccessful) practices and approaches to finding balance between the work of farming and life off the farm or at least off the clock. How do passion, values, ideals, goals and financial security for the farm mesh with those of family and loved ones, and our own personal limits? A look at how and why we make the decisions we do and what we can learn from each other and understand about the farm and family life we choose.

    There is no charge for this workshop. Lunch provided.

  • Innovate State Speaker Series (2016 - 2017)

    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.

  • Inspired Innovation and Implementation (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 27, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In this one-day program, you will learn about new tools and techniques to search for and encourage innovation in your organization, as well as the skills needed to build a business case and communicate your ideas effectively to ensure implementation.

  • Making It In Michigan Annual Conference and Trade Show (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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