Course List

Leadership Development

  • This two-day course teaches a step-by-step process for enhancing accountability, improving performance and ensuring execution. A combination of role plays and interactive scenarios allows participants to practice how to talk about violated expectations in a way that solves problems, improves relationships and improves team and organizational effectiveness.  

    Wednesday, July 12 AND Thursday, July 13

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Effective leadership is imperative in times of transition, regardless of the nature or source of the changes you're experiencing. this session will enable you to understand the phases of change, deal with resistance, build support for change, and communicate more effectively to reduce resistance and build change adeptness in staff members.

    Tuesday, July 18

    8:30 a.m. - noon

Personal Development

  • Learn how to define and establish professional development goals and use the self-paced, online learning resource, elevateU, to achieve those goals and boost your career.

    Wednesday, July 12

    1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.

  • E-mail. Interruptions. Project transitions. Office clutter. Social and other media. Text messages. Even family and friends. These seven “distractors” sometimes make it almost impossible to get anything done. It sometimes seems like there is always SOMETHING getting in the way of what you really need to do.

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    8:30 a.m. - noon

  •  Have you ever wondered why some people just don't get you? Or ever thought, "I cannot even begin to know what my boss needs - even when I ask, I am still not sure." Most of us have felt that way at one time or another! The good news is there's a simple tool designed to help you understand yourself AND other people, too. Everything DiSC helps you build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles.

    Wednesday, August 9, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Finance and Accounting

  • This class is designed for employees who have been processing university business travel for less than 9 months. Topics covered: travel contracts, authorizations, reservation processes and services, reimbursements, per-diem calculations, exchange rates, cash advances and more.  Processing documents in EBS will be included.This class was formerly titled "MSU Travel 101" and "Travel Regulations and Reimbursement Processing"

    Thursday, July 13 OR Thursday, August 10

    8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • This session provides key information about making payments to non-U.S. vendors and individuals. Topics will include how to identify non-resident aliens and foreign vendors, visas, payment types, professional services contracts, U.S. taxes on payments, tax treaties and processing disbursement vouchers for payment.

    Tuesday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    Wednesday, August 16, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Are you new to MSU and/or to a financial role? The intent of this session is to answer the question: Where do I start? You have a vast toolbox at your disposal. This session will identify all of the tools and provide a guide to your training resources.


    Tuesday, July 18, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Tuesday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • This class is specifically designed for those who have been processing university business travel for more than one year, or who desire more in depth knowledge regarding foreign travel reimbursements and more complicated travel scenarios.  Topics and exercises will include: Fly America Act procedures, travel regulation policies, foreign per diem calculations, foreign currency conversations, and complicated/unusual travel reimbursement processing.

    Thursday, July 20

    8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

  • Do you want to know how to handle requisitions and what happens when they get to Purchasing?  We’ll cover key processes to ensure your unit’s needs are met. Additional topics: bid requirements, contract review/approval process, international purchasing, subcontracting plan execution and reporting, and more.

    Thursday, July 27, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • As a new employee, this class is designed with you in mind. This presentation will include "getting started" at MSU, navigating the MSU Travel at State website and strategic contracts that provide benefits to you and your travelers.

    Thursday, August 17

    8:30 a.m. - noon

  • This interactive session will provide you the opportunity to learn about key accounting concepts and how to apply them to the finance system, including: accounting basics, funds, sub-funds, object codes, workflow, internal controls, reporting basics and more.Note: This session was formerly titled “MSU Accounting in EBS” and “Accounting 101”. This session will serve as a prerequisite for future MSU Accounting training programs. All Fiscal Officers are strongly encouraged to attend.

    Thursday, August 24

    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. Learn step by step tools for promoting open, honest dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization.

    Wednesday, July 19 AND Thursday, July 20

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


    Tuesday, August 22 AND Wednesday, August 23

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Human Resources

  • This class will give you the tools for accessing and entering data for Merit, College, Promotion and Provost Market increases for non-union faculty as well as Merit and College increases for union faculty. This system will be used for the October raise data. Target Audience: Please contact your MAU fiscal officer prior to enrolling in this program. 

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


  • This session is designed to provide you with support and information to help you get off to a good start in your important role as a supervisor at MSU.

    Wednesday, August 2

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Customer Service

  • We must continually ask how Michigan State University will truly differentiate itself from the competition and thrive into the future. What will make the difference? Simply put, SPARTANS WILL. You will make the difference. This high-energy program is designed by Spartans for Spartans. Its goal is to inspire and build a high performance service mindset in all MSU team members to Deliver Outstanding Spartan Experiences with pride in everything we do and to all we serve.

    Tuesday, August 8

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.