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  • Business and Bagels: Intercultural Communication Skills for a Globalized World (January 2019)

    Dates:

    January 17, 2019.  8:00 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In today’s globalized world, it is crucial that one be able to communicate appropriately and effectively across cultures.  The importance of intercultural competencies such as motivation, tolerance for ambiguity, empathy, curiosity, open-mindedness, knowledge and skill cannot be overstated.  In this workshop, we will explore sources of cultural misunderstandings and strategies for overcoming them.

  • Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment Program (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    November 13, 2017 - December 31, 2019.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to communicate within the municipal environment.  Upon registration, you will receive a sixty-page self-study document and notes to tell you which sections to read with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements.

    The self-study program helps those who work in or interact with local government to understand the most efficient and effective way to communicate in their working environment. Many of our participants have indicated the need for a program that helps them communicate with their associates at work, with elected and full time local government representatives and officials and with concerned citizens within their communities.

    The self-study document, compiled by an MSU specialist who has immense experience working in the municipal field, is written in the style of a fictional narrative. This narrative is designed to make the learning experience highly practical, as it considers how an administration can improve communications internally and with citizens. It is based on a city, the mayor, elected officials, full time officers and employees with a focus on utilities supervision.

    The program and therefore the narrative is divided into five sections or lessons, and after completion of each section, you will complete an online multiple-choice examination to test your learning.

  • Leadership Through Communication Excellence And Critical Conversations (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 17 - 18, 2018.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Effective communication is a critical skill all leaders and managers need to develop.  What is your communication style and how can it influence your effectiveness as a leader?  How do you build your credibility and manage difficult conversations through communication?  This highly interactive two-day program will help you discover your leadership communication style and learn how to lead more successfully through communication.  The skills and strategies you will gain from this program will provide the tools to empower you to enhance your leadership presence and communication effectiveness.

  • 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.

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

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