Who can’t use some career empowerment? And a nice breakfast, too?

Mid-Michigan businesspeople can get both all in one stop, courtesy of the “Business and Bagels” series, sponsored by the Eli Broad College of Business. It kicks off its 10th year on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m. with a program titled “Developing a Practical Framework for Resilience: Six Words To Live By.”

bagelsThe 75-minute session is the first of nine presentations that will be offered through June at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road in Lansing.

“We feature MSU staff and faculty to share new and compelling research with the local business community,” said Kristin St. Marie, the assistant director for executive development programs at the Broad College. “The idea behind the series was to create a stronger connection to the local business community, bring awareness to our programs and facilities.”

Bagels for the event are provided by MSU Bakers, St. Marie said.

logo“I invite speakers from all across the campus, not just the business school,” St. Marie said, with attendees coming from among campus staff and the local business community.

The September session will feature Lisa Laughman, a consultant and counselor from MSU’s Health4U program. She will share her theory-based blueprint for helping people increase their resilience and will offer an easy-to-remember six-word model attendees can begin to use immediately in dealing with setbacks, failures, sudden changes, and other unsettling circumstances or events.

Other session dates and topics for the 2018–19 academic year include:

  • Oct. 17: Understanding the Dynamics of Networking
  • Nov. 15: Creating a Workplace Culture of Agility
  • Jan. 17: Intercultural Communication Skills for a Globalized World
  • Feb. 13: Leadership Development – Don’t Leave It To Chance
  • Mar. 12: Building an Inclusive Environment

Session dates and topics for April, May, and June are to be announced.

The cost to attend is $30 per person. Registration can be done online at the Executive Development Programs Web page at exceed.broad.msu.edu, under the “Business and Bagels” section.