Business, Labor, & Industry
Number of Programs: 2
February 9, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marriott Courtyard Grand Rapids, 11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
Humans have been building homes and other structures for literally thousands of year. Yet the construction industry is still filled with risk. Customer changes, regulatory agencies, legal issues and workforce challenges can squeeze the margins on the most promising of jobs.
Project management is the best protection against that risk. Skilled project managers have the tools and abilities to identify and control the variables that are key to bringing your construction project in on time and within budget. This one-day seminar delivers essential skills you need to manage project scope, make reliable cost and time estimates, manage risks, and control execution…even as unforeseen issues arise.
Ongoing - online
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).