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  • Artisan Hands-On Basic Cheese Making Workshop (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 12 - 14, 2019

    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.

  • 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 (April 2020)

    Dates:

    April 21, 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 (May 2020)

    Dates:

    May 20, 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.

  • Business and Bagels: Strategic Message Development (March 2020)

    Dates:

    March 18, 2020. 7:30 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The effectiveness of corporate messages can be enhanced by careful, research-informed development. Jason Archer, director of the Strategic Communication Online Master’s Program at MSU, will walk through ways to make messages strategic and effective using the MSU StratCom program as a case study. This session provides a model for designing effective communication, along with ideas about topics such as conducting effective stakeholder analysis, setting outcome parameters, designing messages and engaging your audience. Archer will talk about wins and challenges, giving attendees tactical approaches to apply to their own organizations.

  • 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.

  • Citizen Planner Advanced Academy (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 5, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

     

    Location:

    East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Creating and sustaining high-quality communities requires responsible land use policies and thoughtful public engagement. Build your confidence in addressing the hot button land use issues by learning and practicing a range of effective engagement tools at this year's Citizen Planner Advanced Academy. This year's program includes special guests, a walking tour, new engagement tools and our always popular Annual Case Law and Legislative Update.

    Master Citizen Planners will earn six (6) educational credits; the annual requirement.
    You are a Master Citizen Planner if you have completed the Citizen Planner course, taken the Master Citizen Planner Exam, completed a capstone presentation, and received a Master Citizen Planner certificate.

  • 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.

  • CXM (Customer Experience Management) Professional Development Series (February, March 2020)

    Dates:

    • Lansing Cohort: February 11 - 13, 2020. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Troy Cohort: March 10 - 12, 2020. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    • Lansing Cohort: February 11 - 13, 2020: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910
    • Troy Cohort: March 10 - 12, 2020: MSU Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, Michigan, 48908

    Description:

    Great customer experiences add to the perceived value of a product, deepen the commitment to a brand, and create repeat business. Poor experiences send consumers to the competition. The CXM Professional Development Series breaks down the customer experience management process into six modules that can be taken individually or in sequence to be awarded the Customer Experience Management Certificate. This series is designed to provide participants with practical insights and the tools necessary to address what is quickly becoming an imperative for success in today’s competitive business world—effectively designing and managing the customer experience.

    Cohorts are offered in Lansing and Troy, Michigan.

  • 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 (2019)

    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 2019 topics include: Forcing bulbs, flowers and branches for early spring flower sales; weeds and cultivation for lean farm production; Lansing farm tours; Grand Rapids farm tours; Build a greens dryer and bubbler; farmer brain trust; food security roundtable; and Expo of Small Farm Innovation.

  • 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 (July 2019)

    Dates:

    July 21 - 23, 2019

    Location:

    Park Place Hotel and Conference Center, Traverse City, MI

    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 (August 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, August 29, 2019.  8:00 am - Noon. 

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Innovate Michigan! Summit will feature 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.

  • 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 and Improving Processes: Executive Education Program (April 2020)

    Dates:

    April 15 - 16, 2020.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Six Sigma performance is a worthy, albeit expensive, business goal. Fortunately, it is not an all-or-nothing proposition. This program will arm participants with tools and strategies that are fundamental to Six Sigma and other proven performance improvement methodologies.

    Measuring and Improving Processes is part of the Business Process Management Certificate Series, and it can be taken as a stand alone program or as part of the BPM sequence.

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