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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.

Jan
01

Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 | 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, 2019 - December 31, 2019 | 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, 2019 - December 31, 2019 | 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.

Jan
17

West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series

January 17, 2019 - December 5, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 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).

Apr
23

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program

April 23, 2019 - June 11, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This eight-session certificate program, spread over two months on Tuesdays, is designed to provide key insights into the latest value chain management strategies and practices.

Jun
02

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

June 2, 2019 - June 7, 2019 | 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).

Sep
07

Nursing Home Administration (Unit 1)

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019 | 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%).

Sep
12

CXM Professional Development Series

September 12, 2019 - October 17, 2019 | All Day

This program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and tools required to direct the sales function strategically.

Sep
25

Finance For the Non-Financial Manager

September 25, 2019 | 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.

Oct
09

Critical Thinking Skills in Business

October 9, 2019 - October 10, 2019 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Oct
19

Nursing Home Administration (Unit 2)

October 19, 2019 - December 7, 2019 | 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%).

Oct
23

Power, Influence and Negotiation

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Jan
04

Nursing Home Administration (Unit 3)

January 4, 2020 - February 8, 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%).

Jan
16

West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series

January 16, 2020 - December 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 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).

Feb
15

Nursing Home Administration (Unit 4)

February 15, 2020 - March 21, 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%).