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West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 - Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Steelcase Learning Center, Grand Rapids MI

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January 19 – December 7, 2017
Module 1: January 19 – may 4th, 2017
Module 2:  August 24 – December 7, 2016


Steelcase University Learning Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan


This program is based on the graduate level supply chain management concentration in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.  The seminar will be offered in two fifteen-week modules.  Module One delves into marketing and supply chain management concepts and Module Two concentrates on supply chain management processes.  Program content will be delivered through lecture, readings, class discussion and interactive simulations conducted by full-time Broad College faculty.  Supply chain management case studies and applications will be liberally used throughout both modules.  A project will tie both modules together.  It will be scoped/developed during the first module; data will be refined and analyzed in between modules; and results will be presented and reviewed at the conclusion of the second module.


  • Provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of world class supply chain management practices and their role in developing and maintaining competitive advantage.
  • Provide experiene in viewing supply chain situations from the perspective of suppliers to and customers of manufacturers and service providers
  • Provide an introduction to the tools and applications used in supply chain process evaluation and reengineering
  • Provide experience and feedback in the use of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Provide a knowledge baseline documenting supply chain management best practices

Special Notes

This program is offered in two parts, but participants must begin with Module One in January.  The price can be paid by module or for the full program.

Faculty & Speakers

Who Should Attend

Executives and managers who must achieve enterprise success through logistics and supply chain management excellence in the highly competitive global environment. Participants will represent the functional areas of procurement, manufacturing, materials management, logistics and customer service and the major industrial segments in western Michigan.


$4,995.00 for both modules – If register by December 1, 2015. $5,495.00 after December 1st. includes instruction, all educational materials (including the text Supply Chain Logistics Management by Donald Bowersox, David Closs and Bixby Cooper), refreshments, web support, and certificate of completion for the series.


David J. Frayer, Ph.D
517/353-8711 x 71001


Business Process Management Certificate Series

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 - Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing Michigan

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With information technology redefining operations in almost every industry, managing the “business process” has become more essential than ever.  BPM is a critical skills set for analysts who redesign the way work is performed and for managers who must assure ongoing performance improvement.

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 program also includes three optional e-learning modules that deliver traditional process improvement knowledge (Lean, Six Sigma) and cutting edge BPM techniques.

 Program Benefits:

 Utilize a “toolkit” of mapping and modeling techniques to document and analyze business processes

  • Locate process flaws that are creating systemic problems
  • Evaluate which activities add value for the customer
  • Use Lean and Six Sigma tools to streamline work
  • Interpret data and graphics to manage process performance
  • Leverage technology to effectively automate and redesign processes
  • Devise innovative process designs based on customer needs
  • Identify sources of business requirements and business rules
  • Identify and prioritize issues that will impact successful process or technology change
  • Achieve buy-in from the people who must utilize new processes and technology
  • Measure the impact of change
  • Assure that new processes are sustainable
  • Deliver more value to current and future customers

 BPM Online Module Outlines -*These programs can be taken individually also*

Essentials of Business Process Management LIVE
Virtual 1, 2, 3: Mar 2, 9, 16

 BPM Classroom Module Outlines: *These programs can be taken individually also*

Process Modeling, Analysis and Redesign

 – Lansing, MI

  1. Systems Thinking
  2. Process Mapping Toolkit

III. Identifying “Should Be” and “Could Be” Designs

Process Transformation: Improving and Innovating Performance

– Lansing, MI

  1. Innovation in Business
  2. Process Improvement Strategies

III. Process Innovation Techniques

  1. Leveraging Process Excellence

Implementing Performance Improvement & IT Upgrades

– Lansing, MI

  1. Define Business Value of the project
  2. Assess Organizational Readiness

III. Create an Implementation Plan changes

  1. Integrating and Sustaining Change


Sally Vescolani


Costs for the ENTIRE Certificate Series:

$3,495 – includes continental breakfast, lunch and course materials

$2,995 – Early Bird Discount (available 3 weeks prior to the seminar date)

Cost for Individual programs:

$495 – for 3 Virtual sessions (2 hours each)




Nursing Home Administration- Unit 4

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 - Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing Michigan

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Management
  • Industry specific


Unit 4:  Feb. 18-Mar. 25, 2017 


  • 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%) and pass a comprehensive final exam for each unit.
  • Classes run from 9:00am – 4:00pm each Saturday.
  • Unit 1 covers leadership, labor and management contracts, affirmative action, wages, legal issues, HIPPA
  • Unit 2 covers aging process, gerontology and geriatric infection control, nutrition, pharmacy.
  • Unit 3 covers General and States Rules/Regulations for Dietary Services in Long Term Care Facilities, medicare, fire safety.
  • Unit 4 covers accounting and budget, recreational, medicaid, and insurance.

Faculty & speakers

Julie Backus
Jack Anderson

Reg Carter

Angie Szumlinski

Who should attend
Anyone interested in nursing home administration and those individuals currently involved in health care administration who wish to review and update their skills in the field.


Regular: $925.00 per unit
Comment: The above fee, which is payable in advance, includes all materials for Unit 3 and parking. Please make checks payable to Michigan State University.

More information

Contact: Sally Vescolani


Essentials for Business Process Management -LIVE

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 - Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Virtual Live Webinars

Essentials of Business
Process Management LIVE ($495)

(3) Virtual 2-hour BPM Sessions

Module 1: Core Concepts

March 2, 2017

l. The Value Engine
II. Managing Business Processes
III. Business Process Maturity

Module 2: Operational Excellence

March 9, 2017

I. Improving Tactical Results
II. The Three M’s of Process Improvement
III. Sustaining Excellence
Module 3: Sustaining and
Leveraging Process Excellence

Module 3: Sustaining and
Leveraging Process Excellence

March 16, 2017

I. Transformation
II. Managing Across Silos
III. Assessing your Organization’s Maturity


Executive MBA Virtual Information Session

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join our Associate Director, Jeremy Davis to get all of your questions answered about MSU’s Broad Executive MBA program. He will give you an A-Z overview of the program and the steps to move forward with the admissions process.


Summer Job & Internship Fair

Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing MI

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This event is open to all MSU students looking for a full or part-time job or internship while in school over the summer semester.  Local businesses, non-profits, government agencies and MSU departments will be present to talk with you about available opportunities.

Log in to Handshake with your MSU NetID and password to see a full list of employers attending, as well as event details (parking, preparation tips, etc.)

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Student Information | Employer Information

For a full list of MSU career fairs, please visit Career Services Network.


Executive MBA Information Session - Detroit

Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: MSU EMBA Detroit | Hutzel Professional Bldg, Detroit MI

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Information session events feature a presentation by Program staff, followed by a Q&A discussion with a current student and/or alumni panel.


Business and Bagels: Crisis Strategy and Management

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing Michigan

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Thursday, March 16, 2017


Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Pediatrician, Hurley Children’s Hospital and MSU


The Flint Water Crisis has been a heavy and ongoing topic in mainstream media. A circumstance of its magnitude makes the Flint Water Crisis a prominent example of strategies created to maintain and assist at-risk, large communities. In this session Dr. Hanna-Attisha will discuss background and timeline of the Flint Water Crisis, examine tools used by the MSU-Hurley Pediatric Public Health Initiative to effectively respond to emergency situations, the current state of crisis and share lessons learned from our work.


7:30-8:00am Registration & Bagels

8:00-9:15am Session



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Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategies for a Changing Landscape (Module 2)

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 20, 2017 - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 | All Day

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing Michigan

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Module 1: February 24-25, 2017 (Traverse City, Grand Traverse Resort)

Module 2: March 20-22, 2017 (MSU Campus, Henry Center for Executive Development)

Program Introduction

This extraordinary program is the result of a unique partnership between Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and two premier healthcare professional associations, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Association, to create a valuable leadership program for existing and emerging healthcare leaders, including physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals.  In addition, the College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Nursing at Michigan State University were instrumental in the development of Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape.  This program focuses on skill mastery related to influence, strategic conversations and building trust, as well as developing knowledge of innovative care delivery and financing models.  In the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, now is the time to learn how to seize strategic opportunities that can make a significant difference to you and your organization.  The academy combines evidence-based practices from healthcare and business.


Comments from past participants

“This program is indispensable to the professional development of all emerging healthcare leaders.  As an administrator in an academic healthcare organization, I found the modules on economics, decision making, and strategic planning to be insightful and exceptionally practical.  I would highly recommend this program to any of my colleagues.”

“The MSU Healthcare Leadership Academy helped me to prepare for a promotion to Chief of Staff.  I had to sacrifice to attend the onsite sessions and complete the homework assignments, but the curriculum helped to really prepare me for my new role.  Without the support of my boss and organization I would not have had the opportunity to attend.  I encourage the leaders of any institution to support their leader-physicians to attend this program.”

“As a young leader aspiring to grow professionally within the medical field, this program provided an excellent opportunity to begin that journey without needing a business degree.”

Key Learning Outcomes

In this program, participants will:

  • Apply leadership strategies and skills including decision-making, managing change, conflict management, teamwork, communication and negotiation
  • Discuss business analysis, strategic management and business tools obtained in class and through projects
  • Identify emerging issues in healthcare management, best practices, and the connections between local issues and the greater healthcare environment

You will learn best practices to sustain your organization in the future and provide you with the knowledge you need to enhance your leadership role at your healthcare organization.


The faculty for Healthcare Leadership Academy are world-class thought leaders in their respective fields of study. Each faculty member was carefully selected based on their expertise and their research/consulting projects within the healthcare industry. This will provide ample opportunity to transcend best business practices and best healthcare practices.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for department heads and emerging leaders with responsibility for managing people, processes and systems within healthcare organizations.

*CME credits available for this program


Kristin St. Marie



$3495 – full tuition (includes materials, meals, assessments and graduation plaque)

Group discount available for 3 or more from the same organization

  • 25% off OR 3 at full price and 4th attendee is free

Dates: February 24-25, 2017 and March 20-22, 2017

The Henry Center for Executive Development


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