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Update: May 1, 2020

As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, organizations have been reevaluating business practices to meet the requirements of social distancing and to protect public health. Executive Development Programs is no different. We have a strong history of unparalleled learning experiences in our facilities across the state, but have made adjustments to keep our faculty, staff and participants safe. We have a world class suite of online learning programs, available now, and are continuing to modify future delivery methods to keep learning available to you.

Each individual and each organization is different and we recognize that now may not seem like the optimal time to invest, but we believe that education remains key to our future and invite you to review our offerings to see how they may contribute to your own recovery as we establish a new normal. If you would like to discuss any of our programs, consider reaching out to us (edp@broad.msu.edu). Please continue to stay safe and healthy.

 

Updates from the University can be found here:
https://msu.edu/coronavirus/

Updates from the State of Michigan can be found here:
https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

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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.

Have questions about registration? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page here.

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.

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).

May
31

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

May 31, 2020 - June 5, 2020 | 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).

Aug
19

Knowledge Retention

August 19, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A 90-Minute briefing on Managing Knowledge as an Asset

Sep
12

Nursing Home Administration (Unit One)

September 12, 2020 - October 17, 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%).

Sep
22

Business and Bagels: Leveraging Social Media to Build Brand Loyalty

September 22, 2020 | 7:30 am - 9:15 am

Tapping into your social media market and communicating with followers is no longer an option – it is a requirement. Aggressively cultivating customers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms is a critical way to create loyal customers and brand followers who continue to purchase your products and services and act as your brand ambassadors.

Sep
22

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program

September 22, 2020 - November 10, 2020 | 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.

Sep
30

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

September 30, 2020 | 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
07

Critical Thinking Skills in Business

October 7, 2020 - October 8, 2020 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Oct
13

Business Process Management Certificate Series

October 13, 2020 - December 9, 2020 | 9:00 am - 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. 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
13

Process Modeling, Analysis, and Redesign

October 13, 2020 - October 14, 2020 | 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
20

Business and Bagels: Strategic Message Development

October 20, 2020 | 7:30 am - 9:15 am

This session provides a model for designing effective marketing communication, along with ideas about topics such as conducting effective stakeholder analysis, setting outcome parameters, designing messages and engaging your audience.

Oct
21

Power, Influence, and Negotiation

October 21, 2020 - October 22, 2020 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

Oct
24

Nursing Home Administration (Unit Two)

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%).

Oct
27

Finance for Executives

October 27, 2020 - October 28, 2020 | 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
10

Measuring and Improving Processes

November 10, 2020 - November 11, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:30 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 | 7:30 am - 9:15 am

Companies that seek to meet only the basic needs of their customers are quickly becoming a thing of the past. They’re being replaced by companies that go above and beyond for their customers.

Dec
08

Process Transformation

December 8, 2020 - December 9, 2020 | 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.

Dec
15

Agile Project Management

December 15, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Introduce new habits into your culture by adopting an Agile mindset

Dec
16

Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers

December 16, 2020 - December 17, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:30 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)

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, 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
20

Nursing Home Administration (Unit Four)

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).