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  • Doing the Right Thing in Times of Uncertainty: Ethical and Transformative Leadership (May 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 31, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    MSU Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Leading social or organizational change with integrity, especially in times of uncertainty such as these, takes a solid set of resources (concepts, skills, and tools) that many social work managers, leaders, and macro-practitioners lack. Drawing on some of the best writing and thinking in the fields of leadership, social and organizational change, and ethics, this workshop provides the participants with the concepts and tools necessary for effective ethical leadership and management, with an emphasis on transformative leadership/change management. These tools include an approach to the resolution of the ethical dilemmas inherent in leadership, change agentry, and a wide variety of macro social work practices. Skill Level: Intermediate. *Clinical and Macro Practice. Meets Ethics criteria. Recommended for LMSW.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Facilitation Skills and Techniques Workshop

    Description:

    Facilitation Skills and Techniques (Facilitator Institute) focuses on the training of individuals who can effectively facilitate process improvement and problem solving efforts in public or private sector organizations. The five-day program represents an intensive period of training that provides substantive learning, interactive exercises to apply the principles, and the building of a toolkit of techniques useful in working with teams, task forces, and other groups.

  • Master Certificate in Business Leadership and Management (Online)

    Dates:

    Ongoing

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This three-course online certificate program from Michigan State University equips you with an arsenal of valuable new skills and credentials that will help you impact the strategic direction of your organization. You’ll tap into the knowledge and experience of the university’s leading global research faculty, the same instructors who teach master’s level courses on campus. You’ll also explore case studies and networking opportunities, and practice applying real-world, career-enhancing strategies.  You’ll take three required eight-week courses in succession - Strategic Leadership, Strategic Decision Making and Strategic Management - and earn 10.5 Continuing Education Units (3.5 CEUs per course). These courses cover everything from business models to decision making techniques to corporate value creation. Each course builds upon the last, developing a comprehensive skill set that moves business strategies from the “idea stage” to “big picture” implementation.

  • 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.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Conflict Resolution, Problems Solving Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Conflict Resolution, Problems Solving covers: styles and approaches; tools for one-on-one negotiating.  Length of program is 3 to 24 hours.  Basic and advanced options are offered.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Dealing With Difficult People Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Dealing With Difficult People looks at a variety of helpful approaches.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Public Speaking Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your workplace

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace. Public Speaking covers: How to organize a talk and be comfortable speaking to an audience. Program length is up to eight hours.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Union Leadership Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your location

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace. Union Leadership covers: What do leaders do?; Running effective meetings; diversity and inclusion; developing a vision. Length of program is up to 40 hours.  Program may be customized based on local interests.

  • Onsite Training for Labor Unions: Women's Leadership Workshop

    Location:

    Onsite at your location

    Description:

    Michigan State University's Labor Employment & Workplace Education (LEWE), as part of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, brings together University faculty and Union leadership to provide education and training for union leaders and members.  LEWE staff offers workshops on site at your workplace.  Women's Leadership covers: How women develop as leaders and other leadership topics, such as What do leaders do?; Running effective meetings; Diversity and inclusion; and Developing a vision.  Length of program is 12 to 24 hours. 

  • Power, Influence and Negotiation (October 2019)

    Dates:

    October 23 - 24, 2019.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This highly interactive two-day program is designed to improve your understanding and ability to master the skill of negotiation and enhance the competitive position of your organization by drawing on the latest research in negotiation, influence and decision-making. You will gain expertise in diagnosing negotiation situations, knowing what strategies to apply in that given situation, maximizing power position, creating opportunities for joint gains, and developing trade-offs that lead to mutually beneficial agreements. The feedback and discussion sessions following each case will reinforce our newly acquired skills.

  • 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).

  • Rethinking Staff Engagement: What Supervisors Need to Know to Retain their Staff (Child Welfare Leadership) (April, May 2019)

    Location:

    • April 11, 2019. 9:00 am - 12:15 pm: The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911
    • May 10, 2019: 9:00 am - 12:15 pm: WMU Beltline Conference Center 2333 E. Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    • May 30, 2019. 9:00 am - 12:15 pm: VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152

     

    Description:

    Research indicates that staff don’t quit their jobs or even their agencies, they quit their supervisors. Join Cheryl and Rosemary for an interactive experience designed to help you learn how to engage your staff at all three levels of supervision: administrative, clinical, and staff development. Learn how to apply this information to staff at different levels of experience and time on the job. Learn about practical strategies to engage your staff as individuals and as part of a team. Come away with tools that will help you invest in relationship building with your staff while building team cohesion. Take this workshop to learn new ideas about staff engagement including how to apply staff engagement strategies in your supervisory practice.

    Recommended for beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

    Recommended for LMSW beginning and intermediate skill levels.
    Available SW CECHs: 3.0

  • Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership Workshop

    Description:

    Strategic Planning and Training for Labor and Management Leadership is a workshop designed to build a common knowledge base among an organization's key union and management leaders about strategic choices associated with the design and implementation of workplace changes within the context of the collective bargaining agreement. The workshop also assists labor and management to build a common vision and common commitment around next steps associated with the contemplated workplace changes.

  • Teaching and Training Techniques Workshop (Onsite)

    Location:

    Onsite at your location

    Description:

    The training needs of organizations that undergo a significant change process are great. The training can be as extensive as team-based problem solving skills delivered in multiple iterations to the entire workforce or they can be narrowly defined to meet the needs of a particular work group within the organization. This workshop is designed to help individuals within the organization to acquire the knowledge and skills required to serve effectively as internal trainers and facilitators.
    In this workshop, participants will learn to apply the principles of adult learning to all phases of teaching, training and facilitation. They will learn to plan and develop curriculum, to conduct a training session and to evaluate a session's process and outcomes. The workshop will reinforce the understanding that the bulk of the work in conducting an effective training or education program occurs prior to the event taking place.

  • Team-Based Group Process Skills Workshop

    Location:

    This workshop can be conducted at your workplace

    Description:

    Team-Based Group Process Skills is a six-module series that focuses on the skills and understanding necessary to participate effectively in group/team processes. The modules cover the History and Nature of Workplace Change Initiatives, Effective Communications Skills, Group Problem Solving Techniques, Resolving Conflicts in Groups, Decision-Making in Groups, and Team Dynamics: Effective Group Processes.

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