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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events

 

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Contribution—Increasing Your Leadership Value

Thursday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Purpose:   To assist leaders in growth and development by clarifying areas they can control and influence, exploring career stages, and identifying personal strengths/opportunities.

Objectives: The purpose of this training is to increase career progression, business results, and value to the organization by identifying and leveraging contribution value. Participants will complete a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) assessment on seven competencies including leadership, communication, and decision-making prior to class date.

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Generations at Work: Bridging the Generation Gap

Thursday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of this training is to help participants bridge the generation gap and create a respectful workplace to increase productivity, morale, and motivation.

Objectives: This course will provide a better understanding of the generational differences in the workplace.  Participants will learn how to maximize relationships and build on strengths across generations to optimize effectiveness and productivity.

Who should attend: Managers, team leads, supervisors, and individual contributors

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Supervisory Survival Skills

Thursday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Purpose: The purpose of this training is to help participants understand the role of a supervisor and identify skills needed to be successful.

Objectives: This course will define the role and responsibilities of a supervisor.  Participants will practice techniques to develop relationships, deliver feedback, delegate, make decisions and conduct effective meetings.

Who should attendIndividuals who are new to the field of supervision.

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Succession Planning for Leadership Positions

Thursday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Purpose: The purpose of this training is to discuss how to create an organized program for identifying and developing future leaders to fill senior and executive positions within an organization.

Objectives: Participants will learn the important steps and receive tools that can be adapted to their workplace to create a documented approach for creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Who should attend: HR managers

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 


 

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Transform Your Business with Robotic Process Automation

Wednesday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
By now, you have likely heard of robotic process automation (RPA), but do you know what RPA really is and how your organization can benefit from it by growing your digital workforce? From automating financial processes to automating human resource practices, RPA can transform your everyday business activities. Join RSM for a Tech Takeover at Automation Alley to learn more about RPA, how it can transform your organization and the steps you can take to get started.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy

 

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Global Business Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

Thursday, January 17 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
You're invited to Automation Alley for our annual discussion on the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in the U.S. and overseas. Join international business experts as they discuss firsthand insights about the industries and regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. Speakers will also examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short, medium and long terms.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy

 

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Emerging Leaders Information Meeting

Friday, January 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join us for an informational meeting to learn how the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program can help you take your business to the next level. The SBA’s Michigan District Office has offered this opportunity to urban-based small business owners for 11 years, at no cost to you. If you are looking for a structured program that gives you resources and tools to build your business, then join us on January 18. Emerging Leaders classes begin in late April and ends in early November (schedule will be set soon). Throughout the course of the program, you will write a three year strategic plan that is tailored to your business. And you will be introduced to a network of business experts that can help you as you implement your plan. If you meet the criteria listed, you could be one of 20 business owners selected. 
Location: MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

 

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Annual Meeting 2019 - Ford: Advancing Mobility & Amazon Guest Speaker

Friday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join the chamber at our Annual Meeting & Board Induction where guest speaker Bryan Barnhill - Detroit Engagement Manager from Ford, will present on Advancing Smart Mobility. There will also be a special presentation from Amazon.
Location: Mirage Banquets & Catering, 16980 18 Mile Rd., Clinton Township

 

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Starting a Business

Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Fresh Start Ministries, 16330 Twelve Mile Rd., Roseville

 

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Tech Takeover: Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in Future Vehicles

Wednesday, January 23 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The rise of artificial intelligence in the future of connected and autonomous vehicles is complicated, misunderstood and powerful; however, it is important on various fronts to determine a strategy and execution plan regarding these capabilities. Join Aras at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover on the application, as opposed to theory, of AI into the vehicle development process. Topics will include safety, cybersecurity, vehicle software development, integration with existing platforms, standards and tools, verification/validation systems and service management.
This session is intended for engineers, software engineers, software developers, IT managers and cybersecurity experts.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

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Defense Contracting Financing 101

Thursday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to noon
Chemical Bank will instruct on the financial opportunities to assist potential government contractors. This event will discuss accessing capital; financing government contracting operations, and the capital requirements of doing businesses while performing under a government contract. In addition, there will be information on exporting. Additional speakers will be: Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Commerce, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) 
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren

 

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State of Clinton Township Address 2019

Friday, January 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon as he offers his synopsis of the upcoming year for his community.
Location: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township

 

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B2B Sales Skills Workshop

Thursday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Sales Skills Workshop for Business-to-Business Companies. Topics include: The Sales Profession, Required Knowledge, Sales Legends, Realities & Essentials, Sales Processes, Prospecting Methods, Making Appointments, Sales Tactics, Closing Techniques and Post Sale Duties.
Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Federal Market Research - 201

Thursday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you re interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government, the first thing you should do is research the federal government marketplace to learn more about it. Market research is the continuous process of collecting the data, and analyzing the information so you have a better understanding of the marketplace. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry. This training will be conducted in a computer lab, and provide you with useful Market Research tools for: Researching the Consumer - Identify federal agencies who are buying what you re selling. Researching the Competition - Identify who wants to, or who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. Researching your Industry - Identify what the federal government has purchased in the past, plans on procuring in the future, and Industry trends. To run a successful business, you need to learn about your customers, competition, and industry. Market research will provide you with valuable insight to spot current and upcoming issues in your industry, reduce your business risks, and help you identify opportunities. Who Should Attend? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 123, Warren

 

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Economic Forecast 2019

Thursday, February 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
David Sowerby, CFA, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager at Ancora will deliver the Macomb Economic Forecast. Come hear what to expect for 2019's local economic trends.
Location: Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township

 

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New Ways in OTA

Thursday, February 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
"To stay ahead in a dynamic, ever-changing environment, DoD needs a new approach to acquisition." ~ Report of the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations, January 2018 recognizing this national security concern, Congress in the past three years has dramatically expanded the rapid acquisition authorities available to the Department of Defense. The Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs), have proven an effective tool to streamline acquisition, diversify the defense industrial base, and gain access to state of the art technology within a collaborative Government/Industry environment. New OTA guidance, released in December 2018 expands upon the understanding of these authorities and broadens their potential application. Join us as the nation's leaders in acquisition innovation walk us through this new guidance, providing a real understanding of the authorities, and methods to leverage their success. In addition to hearing about how OTA's work, hear about OTAs in action! Learn about the Army's new Next-Generation Combat Vehicle's (NGCV) modernization arm which serves under the new Army Futures Command. Hear how this Cross Functional Team (CFT) is expanding its scope from prototyping next-generation vehicles and ground robots to also guiding more near-term programs. The CFT will discuss the NGVC-Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) program, as an example of OTA's in use!
Location: Macomb Community College, South Campus, Building K, Rm 301, 14500 E Twelve Mile Rd., Warren

 

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State Contracting

Thursday, February 14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state s Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 950 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. The Department consists of three divisions, plus real estate and construction: Information and technology Commodities and infrastructure services Services Topics to be covered include the following: Contracting with the state of Michigan Opportunities overview Doing business with MDOT WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

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Impact: Marijuana in the Workplace

Friday, February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please join our first IMPACT panel discussion, as our expert panel provide information on the most trended topic to date.. Marijuana in the Workplace.
Our expert panel will include:

  • Rodney Martin- Warner Norcross & Judd- Moderator and providing legality overview & history of recreational use.
  • Steve Palazzolo- Warner Norcross & Judd- speaking on labor related issues.
  • Nina Lucido- Warner Norcross & Judd- speaking on governmental implementation, monitoring & enforcement issues.
  • Melissa Jackson- Henry Ford Health Systems- speaking on HR aspects at Henry Ford.
  • Raymond Waller- Director of Ascension's Brighton Center for Recovery- speaking on the effects of Marijuana on the body.
  • Maria Siliamanos- Omega HR- speaking on the application of Human Resource Policies.

Location: Zuccaro's Banquet & Catering Faclity, 46601 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield

 

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NDIA-Michigan Cybersecurity: Defense Sector Summit

Tuesday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 6 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The NDIA Michigan Cybersecurity: Defense Sector Summit focuses on Cyber-Physical Security(CPS). Attendees can expect to learn about technical and non-technical topics related to industry's role in securing military air, ground, maritime platforms including robotics, drones, ships and air and ground vehicle systems. Additionally, the summit will focus on non-technical topics such as growing talent, developing the existing workforce and information on capturing DoD cybersecurity contracts related to the afore mentioned topics. 
Location: Troy Marriott, 200 West Big Beaver Road, Troy

 

                  

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