Business and Supervisor Training Programs

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Michigan Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program

The only approved Certified Public Manager® Program in the State of Michigan with the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium

A hybrid program that is grounded on three pillars:

  1. Sharpening personal and professional leadership styles to inspire positive change in their workplaces and communities.
  2. Promoting the unstinting adherence to the rule of law.
  3. Developing public managers' ability to use language effectively in political and organizational contexts.

CPM Application (292KB)

 

What?

A 308-hour accredited certification program that provides a comprehensive course of study is built on recognized public management theories, tools and best practices; and trains managers to apply these theories and practices to the challenges they face as individuals and leaders in the service of the public.

 

General Information:

Cohort 13 starts on Friday, February 28th, 2020

Face-to-Face dates and locations are as follows:

When?Where?
Feb. 28, 2020 Saginaw Valley State University
May 15, 2020 Saginaw Valley State University
July 10, 2020 Saginaw Valley State University
Aug. 28, 2020 Saginaw Valley State University
Nov. 13, 2020 Saginaw Valley State University

 

 

 

 

 

The Michigan CPM Program is delivered using a hybrid format as follows:

How?
--5 Face-to-Face Lectures
--16 Online Assignments
--A Selected Reading Assignment
--A Capstone Presentation
--A Comprehensive Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Cost

The total cost for the course is $2,995.00.

Who Should Attend?

The Michigan CPM Program is appropriate for a wide range of persons interested in public service careers including:

  • Persons with some, and even considerable, experience in the public sector who can benefit from the conceptual foundation and analytical framework provided by the program
  • Persons whose interest lie primarily in the nonprofit sector given its public service orientation
  • Elected officials, middle managers, professionals who have program management responsibilities but may not supervise employees directly, and supervisors of professional staff – e.g., firefighters, law enforcement, public works and other personnel from state and local government agencies 
  • Administrative personnel in universities, advocacy, grant-making and civic organizations
 

Benefits

Starting in with academic year (August 2018), anyone who successfully completes the CPM program (and produces proof of completion for Cohort 9 or newer) will be granted 6 credits (two classes) toward the Master of Public Administration Program. The candidate will need to apply for the MPA program and be successfully admitted prior to the granting of the 6 credit hours. For more information on SVSU's MPA program visit http://www.svsu.edu/publicadministration/

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Michigan Certified Public Manager® (MCPM) Program Refund Policy

Students that withdraw from the program up to two weeks prior to the start of classes will receive a refund of the program fees paid less a $300 cancellation charge. Students withdrawing after this, but before the start of the first class may receive a refund of the program fees less $600. Students withdrawing from the programs after the start of the first class but before completing the first online course may transfer to the next scheduled program offering but their program fees will not be refunded.

Students who enroll in a payment plan are obligated to pay the full course fee if they cancel at any time after the two-week deadline or after the start of the course. Students will be given the opportunity to transfer to the next scheduled MCPM® course.

  • All transfers into future courses are accepted with an ~9% transfer fee calculated from the original registration costs. Transfers are also subjected to the availability of spot in the future course.
 

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CPM Application (292KB)

 

Supervisor/Management Leadership Program

Help to improve leadership and management effectiveness in your organization! Successful leaders know their value lies not only in managing teams and running organizations but in inspiring others, setting purposeful goals, executing strategic visions and creating cultures of excellence. This is the ideal program to motivate your team to think like leaders!

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What?

A two-day workshop designed to help your leaders discover how to inspire trust, build credibility, define a clear and compelling purpose, and unleash the talents and energy of a winning team. Immerse yourself in each leadership topic with a variety of learning experiences, including role-plays, simulations, and stimulating round table discussions. 

 

General Information:

Face-to-Face dates and locations are as follows (must attend both days to receive certificate of completion):

DayDateLocation
Tuesday Sept 15, 2020 SVSU
Tuesday Setp 22, 2020 SVSU

 

 

 

Program Cost

The total cost for the course is $325.00.

        Send 3 or more and receive a discount. Email continuing-ed@svsu.edu for more information

 

How?

Attend two 6-hour sessions: actively participate in discussions and activities to receive the SVSU Supervisor Management Leadership Program Certification. 

 

Who Should Attend?

Supervisors, franchise/store managers, and persons in leadership roles in all industries. If you are in a leadership role of any kind you will learn life-long skills from this convenient and easy program. 

 

Benefits

Learn how to become a more effective leader, supervisor, or manager. The course schedule is simple and convenient, allowing even full-time workers a great opportunity to learn.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A refund, less $25 cancelation fee, will be given to those who cancel 14 days prior to the start of a class. Cancellations made less than 14 days from the start of class to 7 days prior to the start of class will receive a refund less 25% not less than a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 7 days or less prior to the start of the class will be eligible for a 50% refund.

No refunds will be honored on or after the first day of class.

 

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Understanding Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Explore the conceptual underpinnings of corporate financial reporting, analyze and interpret corporate financial statements, and examine key financial and qualitative considerations of a range of operations focused on managerial decisions. Take this one-day workshop to improve effective communication with financial managers.

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What?

A one-day workshop (7 contact hours) that will help managers who do not have financial backgrounds understand basic financial and managerial accounting information, to improve their managerial effectiveness, and enhance their ability to effectively communicate with financial managers. They will explore the conceptual underpinnings of corporate financial reporting, analyze and interpret corporate financial statements, and examine key financial and qualitative considerations of a range of operations focused on managerial decisions.

The workshop will be conducted in a highly collaborative, and supportive learning environment. During the sessions, participants will work with instructors and their peers in individual and small groups settings to apply the concepts and techniques presented by facilitators to real-world cases including their organization.

Note: No background in accounting or finance required. However, familiarity with the general language of business will be assumed.

 

General Information:

Face-to-Face dates and locations are as follows: 

DateTimeLocation
Aug 18, 2020 8:30am -- 4:30pm SVSU - Riverfront

 

 

Key Benefits:
--Contribute more meaningfully in financial decision making
--Talk numbers with confidence in meetings with financial managers
--Read and understand financial statements
--Analyze & evaluate financial statements using ration and metrics
--Conduct reasonableness checks on financial information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Cost

The total cost for the course is $395.00.

 

Who Should Attend?

Understanding Accounting for Non-Financial Managers is the perfect learning course for managers looking to develop their understanding of finance and accounting.

  • Managers who are not financial specialists and make or contribute to decisions based on financial information and with significant financial implications
  • Managers with profit-and-loss responsibility in engineering, human resources, information technology, marketing, operations, research and development, sales, and other nonfinancial areas
  • Managers new to financial decision-making or seeking a firmer grounding in, or practical understanding of the discipline
 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • A refund, less $25 cancelation fee, will be given to those who cancel 14 days prior to the start of a class. Cancellations made less than 14 days from the start of class to 7 days prior to the start of class will receive a refund less 25% not less than a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 7 days or less prior to the start of the class will be eligible for a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be honored on or after the first day of class
 

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