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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.

Nov
13

Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment

November 13, 2017 - 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. 

Nov
13

Maintenance Management in the Water/Wastewater Field

November 13, 2017 - 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.

Nov
13

Supervisory Management in the Water/Wastewater Field

November 13, 2017 - 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).

Mar
05

Business Process Management Certificate Series

March 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 | All Day

Michigan State University’s Business Process Management Certificate is compatible with the Association of Business Process Management Professionals’ (ABPMP) Comprehensive Body of Knowledge. Via three classroom modules, it provides tools and techniques you need to transform operations to reduce costs, slash service and/or cycle times, increase capacity and provide a better customer experience. This certificate series also includes three e-learning modules that deliver traditional process improvement knowledge (Lean, Six Sigma) and cutting edge BPM techniques.

Apr
03

Inspired Innovation and Implementation

April 3, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this one-day program, you will learn about new tools and techniques to search for and encourage innovation in your organization, as well as the skills needed to build a business case and communicate your ideas effectively to ensure implementation.

Apr
10

Finance For the Non-Financial Manager

April 10, 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.

Apr
10

Measuring and Improving Processes

April 10, 2019 - April 11, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

Apr
12

Process Redesign for Financial Services

April 12, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This seminar will arm you with process redesign tools and a roadmap to determine which process and technology changes will have the most impact on customer/member satisfaction, retention and service quality. Act now. Enroll a team of key leaders today.

Apr
18

Strategic Decision Making

April 18, 2019 | 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.

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.

May
05

Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar

May 5, 2019 - May 10, 2019 | 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
08

Strategic Planning: A Process-Based Competition

May 8, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This seminar will help your organization link strategy and process, so your company can convert operational process excellence into distinct strategic advantages that yield a lasting competitive edge. 

May
09

Process Transformation: Improving and Innovating Performance

May 9, 2019 - May 10, 2019 | 9:00 am - 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.

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
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
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
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).