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Aug 07

Railway Management Certificate Program (Four weeks - one week per month)

Date/Time: August 7, 2017 - November 18, 2017 | 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Program Content

MSU’s Railway Management Certificate Program was established in 2007 and is the only North American program that covers the breadth and depth of the very complex railway industry from both a conceptual and practical viewpoint.

The program is aimed at individuals in the industry with the potential to become senior managers and leaders in their organizations.  We draw participants from railroad operating companies (both freight and passenger), suppliers to the industry, shippers/customers, transit authorities, regulatory and representative bodies, to name a few.

Critical and topical subjects are covered in a classroom setting with interactive discussions and field trips to aid learning. These include railroad facilities, customers, suppliers, associations, and agencies. Group project work applies learning and develops teamwork skills.

The new modular structure comprises four week-long modules, each of which covers a specific area of the railway system and its management.  A certificate in railway management will be awarded for successful completion of all four modules.

Participants are expected to have 3+ years’ experience in the industry, though senior level new entrants can be accommodated.  There is no academic pre-requisite. This will be the program’s 13th session.

The program was developed by MSU Railway Management Program staff, evaluated and improved with Class I and Class II railroad education and training directors, as well as AAR, ASL&RRA, and FRA decision makers, and other railroad industry leaders. Subject matter experts for the program include distinguished railroad and transportation industry leaders and experienced MSU faculty.

Each module starts Monday at 8:30 am and runs through Friday noon. Accommodations are provided Sunday through Thursday nights. The following will be the structure and schedule for the 2017 Certificate Program.

**New this year, we are offering an opportunity to spread the four modules over more than one calendar year to assist with participants’ job requirements, scheduling and employers’ budgeting needs.  Additional flexibility is available – a single module may be completed individually as continuing professional development.  Please contact us for details of how this could work for you.

Dates

Module 1: Railway Business Administration & Leadership (RMCP 201)
August 7–11, 2017 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)

Module 2: Railway Operations (RMCP 202)
September 25-29, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)

Module 3: Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 203)
October 16-20, 2017 – Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTCI)

Module 4: Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 204)
November 13-17, 2017 – Washington, DC Area

Program Details

  • To utilize the best in adult learning practices, class size will be limited to twenty-five students. Places are still available.
  • The price per participant for the 2017 certificate program (four modules) will be $17,500 with a $500 reduction for registration and program fees received by July 12, 2017. On-line registration is available through July 28, 2017.
  • Discounts are also available for multiple participants from the same company.
  • Single one week modules may be offered. Please call for details.
  • All prices include instructional materials, faculty and staff support, sleeping rooms, and daily breakfast and lunch. Transportation to and from the program, and dinner most nights are not included.

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 Contact

Sue Lonier at Loniers@msu.edu, or by phone (517) 353-5667

Nick Little at Littlen@msu.edu, or by phone (517) 353-5663

 

 

Sep 09

Nursing Home Administration- Unit 1 - 2017

Date/Time: September 9, 2017 - October 14, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing Michigan

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Areas of Expertise:

• Management
• Industry specific

Dates:

Unit 1:  Sept. 9-October 14, 2017

Other Units offered:
Unit 2:  Oct. 21- Dec. 2, 2017,
Unit 3:  Jan 6 – Feb. 10 2018
Unit 4:  Feb. 17-Mar. 24, 2018

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 run from 9:00am – 4:00pm each Saturday.
• Unit 1 covers leadership, labor and management contracts, affirmative action, wages, legal issues, HIPPA
• Unit 2 covers aging process, gerontology and geriatric infection control, nutrition, pharmacy.
• Unit 3 covers General and States Rules/Regulations for Dietary Services in Long Term Care Facilities, medicare, fire safety.
• Unit 4 covers accounting and budget, recreational, medicaid, and insurance.

Faculty & speakers

Vickie Burlew
Sandy Place

Who should attend

Anyone interested in nursing home administration and those individuals currently involved in health care administration who wish to review and update their skills in the field.

Cost

Regular: $925.00 per unit
Comment: The above fee, which is payable in advance, includes all materials for Unit 3 and parking. Please make checks payable to Michigan State University.
More information
Brochure (PPT)
Contact: Sally Vescolani
vescolan@msu.edu
800-356-5705
517-353-5661

Sep 23

Executive MBA Preview Day - Troy

Date/Time: September 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location:MSU Management Education Center, Troy MI

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Preview Days combine a short information session with the opportunity to observe a class and share a meal with current students and faculty.

Sep 25

Railway Operations (RMCP 202)

Date/Time: September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location:Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago IL

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Example of Topics Covered

  • Rail Networks and Operations
  • Rolling Stock & Motive Power Maintenance
  • Locomotive & Car Leasing
  • Car Pooling & Fleet Management
  • Operational Models
  • Operation of an Urban Railway System
  • Creating a Resilient Railway

 Program Details

  • To utilize the best in adult learning practices, class size will be limited to twenty-five students. Places are still available.
  • Discounts are also available for multiple participants from the same company.
  • All prices include instructional materials, faculty and staff support, sleeping rooms, and daily breakfast and lunch. Transportation to and from the program, and dinner most nights are not included.

 Pricing

$5000.00

Four modules (RMCP 201, 202, 203, 204)  are offered to complete the Michigan State University Railway Management Certificate Program.

These modules can be taken in any order.

 Contact

Sue Lonier at Loniers@msu.edu, or by phone (517) 353-5667

Nick Little at Littlen@msu.edu, or by phone (517) 353-5663

Sep 27

Finance For the Non-Financial Manager

Date/Time: September 27, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location:The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing Michigan

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Date

September 27, 2017

Program Introduction

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.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand financial reports
  • Interpret data from financial documents
  • Understand sources and uses of capital
  • Appreciate the difference between cash flow and profitability
  • Make better business decisions based on financial planning and analysis
  • See the “big picture” of your organization
  • Grasp why decisions are made by the CFO and CEO

Faculty

Dr. Charles Hadlock

Who Should Attend

Junior to mid-level managers that work with financial information and need to better understand and interpret financial documents. Non-financial managers from any functional area and all industries will find this program highly beneficial to improving their overall ability to read and interpret financial data. No prior knowledge of finance or accounting needed.

Contact

Kristin St. Marie
stmarie@broad.msu.edu
517.353.5664
800.356.5705

Cost

$1195 – full tuition (includes materials, meals and certificate of completion)

$995 – early bird registration (available through September 1, 2017)

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Sep 27

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program

Date/Time: September 27, 2017 - November 15, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location:Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, Midland MI

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Location

The program will be held on Wednesdays at the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, which is located at 715 E. Main Street, Suite 115, Midland, Michigan 48640.

About the Program

The program’s structure is based upon a portion of the graduate level Supply Chain Management concentration in The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. The Broad College’s Supply Chain Management Program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. Program content will be delivered through lectures, readings, class discussion, and interactive simulations conducted by full-time Broad College faculty. Value chain management case studies and applications will be liberally used throughout the sessions.

Program Objectives

•Provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of world-class value chain management practices and their role in developing and maintaining competitive advantage;
• Provide experience in viewing value chain situations from the perspective of suppliers to and customers of manufacturers and service providers;
• Provide an introduction to the tools and applications used in value chain process evaluation and re-engineering;
• Provide experience and feedback in the use of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis; and
• Provide a knowledge baseline documenting value chain management best practices.

Faculty

Dave Closs

Dave Frayer

Stan Griffis

Justin Jagger

Judy Whipple

Fee $2,500.00
The fee, which includes instruction, all educational materials, refreshments, web support, and certificate of completion.

Fees can be paid by check made payable to Michigan State University or by credit card, and are due at least 10 days prior to the start of the program.

Sep 28

Strategic Decision Making

Date/Time: September 28, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location:The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing Michigan

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Program Introduction

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.

At the end of the program, participants will have new insights on the factors that predictably but unnecessarily lead organizations to fail in the strategic actions they undertake and the tips they can employ to avoid predictable surprises.

Key Learning Outcomes

After attending this program, participants will have learned how to:

  • Effectively frame a decision
  • Structure the decision process
  • Better draw in decision stakeholders
  • Foster decision involvement
  • Select from a strong set of alternatives
  • Avoid common decision pitfalls
  • Understand your own decision biases
  • Create the conditions for decision implementation

Faculty

Dr. Gerry McNamara

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for mid-level to senior-level management such as vice presidents, general managers, division or department heads, project team leaders, director and others in key decision making positions for their organization.

Contact

Kristin St. Marie
stmarie@broad.msu.edu
517.353.5664
800.356.5705

Cost

$1195 – full tuition (includes materials, meals and certificate of completion)

$995 – early bird registration (deadline September 1, 2017)

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

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Sep 28

Sylvan T. Warrington Visiting Lectureship in Ethics and Leadership

Date/Time: September 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:BCC N130, East Lansing MI

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Craig Menear (BA,’79, Human Resources), Chairman, CEO and President, The Home Depot, Inc., Atlanta, GA will have a fireside chat with Dean Sanjay Gupta and participate in an audience Q&A.

The Sylvan T. Warrington Lecture in Ethics and Leadership was established with an endowment in the Broad College by MSU alumni Edward R. James (BA Economics ’56) and Jeannie Warrington James (BA Human Ecology ’57) to honor her father, Sylvan T. Warrington. An agricultural and food industry innovator, Warrington was known for his Midwestern values and respect for land-grant education.


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