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Open Programs

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.

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Jan
01

Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 | All Day

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. 

Jan
01

Maintenance Management in the Water/Wastewater Field

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 | All Day

This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the management of a maintenance department, program or function within the water/wastewater industry.

Jan
01

Supervisory Management in the Water/Wastewater Field

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 | All Day

This self-paced, online program consists of seven lessons about key management and supervisory principles specifically designed for supervisory management in the water/wastewater field.

Oct
22

Business Process Management Certificate Series | LIVE, ONLINE

October 22, 2020 - December 11, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Michigan State University’s Business Process Management Certificate is compatible with the Association of Business Process Management Professionals’ (ABPMP) Comprehensive Body of Knowledge. We plan to offer this interactive series via via live, online learning.

Oct
22

Process Modeling, Analysis, and Redesign | LIVE, ONLINE

October 22, 2020 - October 30, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. We plan to offer this interactive program via via live, online learning.

Oct
24

Nursing Home Administration (Unit Two) | LIVE, ONLINE

October 24, 2020 - December 5, 2020 | All Day

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%).

Nov
05

De-Politicizing Your Organization in 2020

November 5, 2020 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

“It’s hard not to talk about politics right now, but the U.S. election is igniting passions that are threatening workplace harmony. As a manager, what can you do to make sure conversations don’t go off the rails? And how can you help your team navigate the emotional road ahead?”  October…

Nov
12

Measuring and Improving Processes | LIVE, ONLINE

November 12, 2020 - November 20, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to create better member/customer experiences and build long-term relationships through measuring and improving processes.

Nov
19

Business and Bagels: Diversity and Inclusion

November 19, 2020 | 8:00 am - 9:15 am

In this session of Business and Bagels, we will discuss what diversity and multiculturalism really means and how to discuss these topics with both internal and external stakeholders. We will also discuss legal issues and the changing environment as we consider how to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Dec
02

Finance for Executives | LIVE, ONLINE

December 2, 2020 - December 4, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 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.

Dec
08

Process Transformation | LIVE, ONLINE

December 8, 2020 - December 11, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar will arm you classic process improvement skills (SPC, Lean, Six Sigma) and creative redesign techniques so you are able to deliver both continuous improvement and breakthrough solutions for your organization.

Dec
15

Leadership and Communication Skills for Managers | LIVE, ONLINE

December 15, 2020 - December 18, 2020 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers explores the guidance techniques, communication styles, and motivational methods needed for successful project management and organizational leadership.

Jan
09

Nursing Home Administration (Unit Three) | LIVE, ONLINE

January 9, 2021 - February 13, 2021 | All Day

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%).

Jan
21

West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series

January 21, 2021 - December 9, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This program is designed to provide strategic and operational understanding of the integrated supply chain (includes a participant project designed to generate tangible returns).

Feb
20

Nursing Home Administration (Unit Four) | LIVE, ONLINE

February 20, 2021 - March 27, 2021 | All Day

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%).

May
02

Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar

May 2, 2021 - May 7, 2021 | 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.

Jun
06

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

June 6, 2021 - June 11, 2021 | 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).