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  • Exploring and Designing Workplace Teams Workshop

    Description:

    MSU's Union Management Initiatives offers a wide range of open-enrollment workshops and site-specific interventions.  Exploring and Designing Workplace Teams assists labor and management participants in increasing the knowledge and skills they need to build a strong foundation for teams. Unionized organizations have a unique opportunity to improve organizational performance through the joint design, implementation, and oversight of workplace teams. With labor and management participating fully and equally in the process, the organization creates a base for achieving results greater than might be achieved through a unilateral approach.

  • Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 12, 2018.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This one-day program is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in how to use and interpret financial data. Through the use of lectures and exercises the participants will be introduced to and gain an understanding of standard techniques of practical financial management. These techniques are then used in a case setting to identify issues and factors to help improve decision-making.

  • 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
  • Human Resources Executive Education

    Location:

    423 S. Kedzie Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Human Resources Executive Education (HREE) provides continuing education programs for human resources, labor relations, and management professionals. It conducts open enrollment and on-site programs in every state and the District of Columbia. Seminars are led by instructors chosen for their professional knowledge, theoretical expertise and extensive practical experience. Seminars are usually limited to 30 participants to stimulate networking and a more personal learning environment. All programs can be adapted for in-house supervisory training and can be customized to an organization's specific needs. Custom course program topics include:

    • Core supervisory skills (e.g., employment law basics, retention, discipline and discharge, and change management);
    • Leadership skills;
    • Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Workplace Diversity;
    • Creating an Harassment-Free Workplace;
    • Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act;
    • Facilitating Organizational Change;
    • Administering the Labor Contract; and
    • Negotiating the Labor Contract.

    In addition, HREE offers the following workshops:

    • Certified Human Resource Specialist;
    • Certified Labor Relations Professional; and
    • Preparing For and Negotiating the Labor Contract.
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Joint Labor-Management Relationships Workshop

    Description:

    This two-day interactive workshop is designed to assist organizations in improving the functioning of their current labor-management relationship and, where desired, strengthen the foundation on which a range of joint labor-management initiatives might be built. The program engages labor and management in a process in which they assess their readiness and capability to work more effectively together, construct a vision of their future relationship that they can each commit to, and identify the barriers that they must address to improve the effectiveness of their relationship.

  • 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.

  • Job Analysis and Design (March, December 2017)

    Dates:

    March 28, 2017; December 5, 2017

    Location:

    • March 28, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • December 5, 2017: East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    The importance of the job analysis process cannot be overstated – yet many human resources professionals have never had the hands-on, in-depth training needed to conduct accurate job analyses.

    This interactive workshop will prepare you to conduct job analyses that provide needed information to enhance performance and minimize risk. Once you’ve mastered the data collection and analysis process, you’re ready to explore how to enhance work processes through job design and re-design. You will learn about the different approaches to job design, when each is most appropriate, and how to apply them to the jobs in your organization.

    Finally, you will be able to write meaningful job descriptions that inform the recruiting, interviewing and selection of employees; guide employees as they perform their work, and provide managers with the information they need to lead high-performance work teams.

     

     

  • Labor Relations On-Demand Webinars

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    These webinars are available whenever you need them. The on-demand webinars deliver the same materials and audio presented during the live session and also includes the original eGuidebook, a handy resource for you to refer back to again and again.  Webinar topics include:

    • Preventing Retaliation Claims
    • Addressing Employee Absenteeism Under the FMLA and ADA
    • Accommodations for Religious Employees
    • Privacy Interests of Employees
    • Arbitration of Employee Disputes
    • Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
    • The New Family Medical Leave Act Regulations
  • Lean Healthcare: Transforming Processes to Deliver Patient Value (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 5, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Lean methodology is tailor made to address today’s operational challenges.  Lean provides your team with tools that highlight the sources of process inefficiency, data collection techniques to quantify the magnitude of opportunities, and a problem-solving that methodology promotes engagement and data-driven decision making in any healthcare organization, regardless of size or specialty.

    This seminar will utilize a real world health care example (MRI Utilization at a Children’s Hospital) to demonstrate the fundamentals of Lean Healthcare and provide a framework you can adapt in your healthcare organization.

  • Maintenance Management In The Water/Wastewater Field (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    This self-paced course is open online through December 31, 2019

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the management of a maintenance department, program or function within the water/wastewater industry.  Upon registration, you will receive two textbooks specific to maintenance management and a guide to tell you which chapters and sections to read and much additional material to refer to, with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements.

  • Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality (Online)

    Dates:

    Ongoing

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Whether you’re looking to improve your earning potential, rise to a management role or transition to a new company, MSU’s 100% online Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality can help you meet your professional goals. This certificate series provides an overview of the hospitality industry with fundamental concepts and techniques related to staffing, purchasing, strategic planning, marketing, quality service, financial analysis, risk management and more. It is open to anyone interested in enhancing their hospitality business management skills.

  • Management Education Center (Troy, MI)

    Location:

    811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI, 48098.

    Description:

    MSU's Management Education Center is a professional conference, training, and educational facility used primarily for management education and organizational development by business, labor, government, and trade associations. Facilities include a 400-seat auditorium, two 110-seat ampitheaters, four flexible-configuration break-out rooms, three dining rooms, as well as a patio and mezzanine great for receptions and display areas. Roughly 20 percent of its activities involve the Advanced Management Program (Executive MBA) and other executive programs sponsored by The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. The other 80 percent of the Center’s activities involve corporate and business programs outside the University.

  • Managing in a Unionized Organization (March, June, August 2018)

    Dates:

    • March 8-9, 2018: Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh-Downtown, 535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    • June 7-8, 2018: DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown,1646 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    • August 9-10, 2018: East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Through this course, you will learn to administer the labor contract, manage grievances, and prepare for arbitration. To effectively manage in a Unionized Organization, leaders must be dedicated to successful contract administration, effective management of the grievance process, and preparedness for arbitration.

  • 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.

  • 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 Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Procurement (Online)

    Dates:

    Ongoing

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Michigan State’s Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Procurement helps you master the supply function of supply chain management. Critical insight is gained by using real-world case studies, time-tested strategies and the knowledge of leading campus-based master’s level faculty to teach you how to manage the flow of products from sourcing and acquisition through delivery to the customer. Using an analytical hierarchy process, you’ll discover ways to effectively evaluate and select suppliers. You’ll also discover how and when to build trust between participants across the supply chain. Three courses are required for this program:

    • Supply Chain Management I
    • Supply Chain Management II
    • Strategic Sourcing
  • Master of Business Administration, Weekend Program (East Lansing, Troy, Detroit)

    Location:

    Cohorts are available at three locations:

    • James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI, 48910
    • Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lk Rd, Troy, MI, 48098
    • The Hutzel Professional Building, 4707 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201

    Description:

    The Weekend MBA’s rigorous curriculum is designed to sharpen your business expertise and give you a competitive edge in your career. Throughout these dynamic executive MBA courses, you’ll obtain the essential business knowledge, real-world skills and insights you need to excel in the workplace and contribute to your company’s bottom line. 

    The 45-credit-hour Master of Business Administration (MBA) includes nearly 30 executive MBA courses. Most Weekend MBA courses are 1.5 credit hours and consist of four compressed four-hour sessions that leverage technology to get the most out of in-class time. The program begins with a 7-day intensive academic residency in East Lansing in late summer.

     

  • 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.

  • Maximizing Sales Team Performance: Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Sales Team Leader (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 2 - 3, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    A large percentage of sales supervisors and managers are promoted from within the ranks of the sales force.  However, the competencies required for thriving in a managerial capacity and for driving sales team success are different than that required to be an effective individual sales performer. This program is designed to build the skills that sales managers need to maximize organizational performance.

  • 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.

     

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