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Our expert faculty and staff teach programs that are open to anyone looking to expand their business horizons. Programs offered range from intensive week-long sessions to morning Business and Bagels sessions.

May
01

Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar

May 1, 2016 - May 6, 2016 | All Day

This is among the oldest and most prestigious logistics and supply chain management seminars in the world designed for experienced executives and functional managers concerned with design and execution of global supply chains.

May
10

Implementing Process Improvement & IT Upgrades: Achieving ROI from Change

May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Setting the Stage for a Successful IT-Based Solution. Implementing process and technology change requires a powerful combination of "soft" skills and "hard" skills: Techniques that will win widespread support for process changes and methodologies to implement the solution effectively.

May
24

Finance For Executives

May 24, 2016 - May 25, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This two-day program is targeted at senior managers who are interested in expanding their knowledge of finance and the role of financial choices and financial metrics in strategic decision-making and value-creation.

May
24

Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success Reunion Program

May 24, 2016 - May 25, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dates: May 24-25, 2016 Program Introduction: The Broad College at MSU is happy to invite past participants of the Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success to this reunion program. This exclusive event will provide an opportunity to reconnect with women that have attended the program as well as…

Jun
05

Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence

June 5, 2016 - June 8, 2016 | All Day

This program is ideal for high-potential business professionals interested to build sustainable skills in the area of leadership and team effectiveness.

Jun
05

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

June 5, 2016 - June 10, 2016 | All Day

This is among the oldest and most prestigious purchasing and supply chain management seminars in the world designed for experienced executives and functional leaders concerned with designing and executing state-of-the-art purchasing strategies (includes both faculty and industry executive speakers).

Jun
07

Enterprise Process Management

June 7, 2016 - June 8, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Creating and Sustaining Cross-Functional Excellence. In this two-day seminar, you will learn how to create the management architecture to manage across silos, identify core processes, coordinate cross-functional efforts, launch strategic process optimization and redesign projects and facilitate cross-functional understanding of process management necessities.

Jun
14

Process-Driven Competition

June 14, 2016 - June 15, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Leveraging Process Excellence for Strategic Differentiation. In this two day seminar, you will learn how to use process improvement to reveal the strategic potential of business processes, four techniques for leveraging process excellence, how use Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard to deploy process-oriented strategies.

Jul
25

Essentials of Business Process Management Bootcamp ­- NEW! A Five Day Seminar

July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date July 25-29, 2016 – Shanty Creek, Bellaire, MI Program Introduction Let’s face it, your processes are complex and the “siloed” organization that was created to manage the complexities of day-to-day operations isn’t necessarily process- or customer-oriented. As a result, conflicting priorities and perceptions impact process flow, generate hidden costs…

Aug
02

Essentials of Project Management Bootcamp ­- NEW! A Four-Day Seminar

August 2, 2016 - August 6, 2016 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This comprehensive, four-day seminar delivers a critical subset of skills from the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK®. It focuses on the day-to-day tools and techniques you need to manage projects that deliver good business results on time and on budget, regardless of project size or nature.

Aug
25

West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series (Module 2)

August 25, 2016 - December 8, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This program, ideally suited for people in West Michigan, is designed to provide strategic and operational understanding of the integrated supply chain (includes a participant project designed to generate tangible returns).

Sep
10

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 1

September 10, 2016 - October 15, 2016 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: • Management • Industry specific Dates: Unit 1:  Sept. 10-October 15, 2016 Other Units offered: Unit 2:  Oct. 22-Nov. 29, 2016, Unit 3:  Jan 7 - Feb. 11 2017 Unit 4:  Feb. 18-Mar. 25, 2017 Objectives • The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction…

Sep
18

Railway Management Certificate Program

September 18, 2016 - December 16, 2016 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A four-week Certificate Course in Railway Management for mid-level and senior managers who show potential for professional growth and leadership development from the railroad industry and its suppliers

Sep
27

Finance For the Non-Financial Manager

September 27, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This program will help you understand the difference between cash flow and income statement and will improve your understanding of basic financial data.

Sep
29

Strategic Decision Making

September 29, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This program will explore the process of strategic decision making and will aim to identify issues that both impede and improve the likelihood of decision success.

Oct
06

Critical Thinking Skills in Business

October 6, 2016 - October 7, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This two-day program will help to develop your critical thinking ability and maximize reasoning effectiveness.

Oct
22

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 2

October 22, 2016 - November 26, 2016 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: Management Industry specific Dates:  Unit 2:  Oct. 22-Nov. 26, 2016,   Unit 3:  Jan 7 - Feb. 11, 2017 Unit 4:  Feb. 18 -Mar. 25, 2017 Objectives The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction in four units, each involving Saturday sessions. To complete the…

Nov
03

Power, Influence and Negotiation

November 3, 2016 - November 4, 2016 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Enhance your negotiation skills, improve your ability to influence and manage conflict.

Jan
07

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 3

January 7, 2017 - February 11, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: Management Industry specific Dates:  Unit 3:  Jan 7 - Feb. 11, 2017 Unit 4:  Feb. 18 - Mar. 25, 2017 Objectives The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction in four units, each involving Saturday sessions. To complete the program, participants must attend 128 clock…

Feb
18

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 4

February 18, 2017 - March 25, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: Management Industry specific Dates:  Unit 4:  Feb. 18-Mar. 25, 2017  Objectives The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction in four units, each involving Saturday sessions. To complete the program, participants must attend 128 clock hours (90%) and pass a comprehensive final exam for each unit. Classes…


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