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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.

Sep
19

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program

September 19, 2018 - November 7, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Sep
25

Business Process Management Certificate Series

September 25, 2018 - November 30, 2018 | 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.

Oct
15

Process Mapping & Analysis

October 15, 2018 - October 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:30 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.

Oct
18

Evolving Role of the Process Manager

October 18, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Evolving Role of the Process Manager addresses the challenge of enterprise process management from both the organizational and personal perspective.  It delivers skills and techniques needed to make process excellence a sustainable asset. 

Oct
25

Finance For Executives

October 25, 2018 - October 26, 2018 | 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.

Nov
07

Power, Influence and Negotiation

November 7, 2018 - November 8, 2018 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Nov
13

Measuring and Improving Processes

November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

Dec
12

Strategic Planning: A Process-Based Competition

December 12, 2018 | 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. 

Dec
13

Process Transformation: Improving and Innovating Performance

December 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018 | 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.

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
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
25

Strategic Decision Making

April 25, 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.

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.

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).


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