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  • Building Trades Academy Courses (2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the list of 2019 course offerings and dates at the website below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website below.

    Description:

    The mission of the Building Trades Academy is to provide educational programs that offer useful and practical skill building for Building Trades union staff and leadership and capacity building for their unions.

    The learning objectives in the classes offered by the Academy are focused on building the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for participants to effectively fulfill specific staff and leadership roles within their unions. To those ends, the Academy offers classes in organizing, negotiating, teaching techniques and labor law in the construction industry.

    These four- or five-day residential seminars, led by skilled practitioners and educators, are conducted in an atmosphere of solidarity. Nearly all are conducted in conference/educational centers owned and operated by Building Trades affiliated unions and their union employer partners.

  • Evolving Role Of The Process Manager (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 21, 2019.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Evolving Role of the Process Manager addresses the challenge of enterprise process management from both the organizational and personal perspective.  It delivers skills and techniques needed to make process excellence a sustainable asset.  In this seminar, you will learn how to:

    • Create the management architecture to manage across silos
    • Identify core processes and the measures you will use to manage them
    • Coordinate cross-functional efforts to focus on strategic objectives and customer satisfaction
    • Launch strategic process optimization and redesign projects
    • Align technology investments with business process realities
    • Facilitate cross-functional understanding of process management necessities
  • Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 10, 2019.  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.

  • HR Analytics (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 6, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
     

    Description:

    Understanding and using data is the future foundation of making important HR decisions. Attending this workshop will prepare participants to:

    • Take data you already have and turn it into decision-making reports without having to buy new software or use outside consultants
    • Provide essential insights to your company that can only come from data analytics
    • Understand your employees' age and experience allowing you to better predict when they are going to leave or retire
    • Develop a recruitment strategy based upon a thorough knowledge of your current talent and future talent needs
    • Train your current workforce to be ready for opportunities when they develop, creating a path of progression and increased retention
    • Position your HR department as a strategic partner, using hard data to help make important decisions
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Process Modeling, Analysis & Redesign (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 19 - 20, 2019

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Process mapping is a simple yet powerful method of looking beyond functional activities and rediscovering your core processes.  Process maps enable you to peel away the complexity of your organizational structure (and internal politics) and focus on the processes that are truly the heart of your business. 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.

  • 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).

  • Strategic Decision Making (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 18, 2019.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Decision-making is a central element of strategic processes within firms.  A firm’s strategic position, resource sets, and degree of competitive advantage are the outcome of a string of “big-bet” strategic decisions.  Thus, these decisions are central in determining the strategic success or failure of the firm.  However, manager’s experiences, stories in the business press, and academic research all demonstrate that the strategic decisions often fail.  Are these failures an inevitable outcome due to the riskiness of the decisions, or are they predictable surprises?

    In this program, we will explore the process of strategic decision-making and will aim to identify issues that both impede and improve the likelihood of decision success.  In our discussions, we will examine how the characteristics of decision makers, the structure and dynamics of the decision team, and the steps used in the decision process all impact the likelihood of decision success.

  • Strategic Planning: A Process-Based Competition (May 2019)

    Dates:

    May 8, 2019.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    By linking strategy and process, companies can convert operational process excellence into distinct strategic advantages that yield a lasting competitive edge. In this seminar, participants will learn:

    • How to quantify the two-way relationship between strategy and process performance
    • Utilize Process Positioning and Blue Ocean techniques to identify process-driven opportunities
    • Capitalize on process innovation and improvement successes to create a competitive advantage
    • Create a strategic plan that leverages unique process capabilities (or core competencies) to successfully position your company in the market
    • How to align measurement systems to support strategic, cross-functional process performance
    • How to dramatically improve all measures of organizational success
  • Thought Leadership Series: Critical Issues for Managers (February - May 2019)

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The purpose of business is to find and serve a customer.  Therefore, any enterprise that hopes to succeed long-term must infuse knowledge of the customer into its people, processes and strategy.

    THERE ARE FOUR ONE DAY PROGRAMS FOR THE FULL THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SURVEY: *THESE PROGRAMS CAN BE TAKEN INDIVIDUALLY*

    • Retaining and Managing Critical Knowledge  February 26, 2019
    • Evolving Role of the Process Manager March 21, 2019

    • Process Redesign for Financial Services April 12, 2019

    • Strategic Planning: A Process Oriented Approach May 8, 2019
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