Register Now! Creating A Food Safety Culture Executive Education 2017

Creating A Food Safety Culture Executive Education will be offered May 24-26, 2017 on the beautiful MSU Campus.

The program includes two days of sessions facilitated by Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety & Health, Walmart, USA and Adjunct Professor in the Online Master of Science in Food Safety Program at MSU.Frank Yiannas Photo The program also includes guest lectures by William "Bill" Marler, Managing Partner, Marler Clark LLP PS; Keith Bezant Niblett, DBA, (Topic: Leadership in Times of Change) and The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture with Guest Lecturer Mike Taylor, Independent Consultant, Senior Fellow at Freedman Consulting, LLC, and former Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The program will be conducted at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University. Evening activities include a welcome reception on Tuesday, May 23; dinner and a tour of the internationally celebrated Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Wednesday, May 24 and a "tailgate" dinner at the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium on Thursday, May 25.

Yiannas is the author of Food Safety Culture, Creating a Behavior-based Food Safety Management System, and Food Safety = Behavior (30 Proven Techniques to Enhance Employee Compliance). He is also Vice–Chair of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and past President of the International Association for Food Protection.

NOTE: Cancellations are subject to a $100.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after May 1, 2017. Send cancellation requests in writing to Heather Ricks at ricksh@msu.edu.

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Registration

I. Executive Education

Cost: $1,950 

The executive education registration includes all meals and overnight accommodations at Candlewood Suites (connected to the James B. Henry Center) from Tuesday evening through Friday morning:

  • Tuesday, May 23 evening: welcome reception with Frank Yiannas
  • Wednesday, May 24: day session and dinner/tour at the internationally renowned Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • Thursday, May 25: day session and “tailgate” dinner in the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium
  • Friday, May 26 morning: guest lecture by Dr. Keith Bezant Niblett and Bill Marler, J.D.

II. Alumni Executive Education

Cost: $1,650

The alumni full session registration is a special rate made available for participants who are alumni of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety. The alumni full session registration includes all meals and overnight accommodations at Candlewood Suites (connected to the James B. Henry Center) from Tuesday evening through Friday morning:

  • Tuesday, May 23 evening: welcome reception with Frank Yiannas
  • Wednesday, May 24: day session and dinner/tour at the internationally renowned Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • Thursday, May 25: day session and “tailgate” dinner in the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium
  • Friday, May 26 morning: guest lecture by Dr. Keith Bezant Niblett and Bill Marler, J.D.

III. Alumni - Connect

Cost: FREE to MSFS Alunmi, $25.00 per guest

The Alumni Connect event registration is for participants who are students, alumni, and friends of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety who only want to attend the Thursday night tailgate dinner and Friday morning lecture. No overnight hotel accommodations are included:

  • Thursday, May 25: “tailgate” dinner at the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium
  • Friday, May 26 morning: guest lecture by Dr. Keith Bezant Niblett and Bill Marler, J.D.

IV. Summer Semester for Credit - VM 826

Summer Semester for Credit Total Cost
Current MSFS Student Summer 2017 tuition ($767.00/hour X3 = $2301.00 plus MSU reg fees) + course fee ($1100.00) = ~$3401.00 plus travel to and from East Lansing
Lifelong Student Living in Michigan
(including MSFS alumni)
Summer 2017 tuition ($698.50/hour X3 = $2095.50 plus MSU reg fees) + course fee ($1100.00) = ~$3195.50 plus travel to and from East Lansing
Lifelong Student Living Outside of Michigan (including MSFS alumni) Summer 2017 tuition ($895.25/hour X3 = $2685.75 plus MSU reg fees) + course fee ($1100.00) = ~$3785.75 plus travel to and from East Lansing

 

The for credit registration is for participants who are current students of the Online Master of Science in Food Safety or Lifelong Learners with MSU (Alumni included) and who wish to enroll in the full summer semester course VM 826 to receive graduate credit. The course tuition and fee includes all meals and overnight accommodations at Candlewood Suites (connected to the James B. Henry Center) from Tuesday evening through Friday morning. Semester-long students will study with Frank Yiannas through the entire summer semester. This course represents a 3-credit elective in the Online MS in Food Safety program. The semester will begin Monday May 15 in Desire2Learn (D2L) and ends Thursday, August 18.  For assistance in enrolling in VM 826, please contact Heather Ricks, ricksh@msu.edu or Bonnye Mason-Williams, masonbon@msu.edu.

  • Tuesday, May 23 evening: welcome reception with Frank Yiannas
  • Wednesday, May 24: day session and dinner/tour at the internationally renowned Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • Thursday, May 25: day session and “tailgate” dinner at the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium
  • Friday, May 26 morning: guest lectures by Dr. Keith Bezant Niblett and Bill Marler, J.D.

Michigan State University’s Online Master of Science in Food Safety program (MSFS) is proud to be the first MS in Food Safety to be offered entirely online. Since 2002, the rapidly growing Online Master of Science in Food Safety program has educated more than 500 students in 46 states and 30 countries to expertly address ever-changing concerns in food safety, food protection, and public health - without requiring them to leave their jobs or relocate.

The distinguished MSFS faculty includes food safety leaders from Michigan State University, other top research universities, government, and the food industry.

FAQ:

Who do I contact with questions about the Executive Education?

Please contact Heather Ricks at ricksh@msu.edu.

I am interested in enrolling in the semester long course with Frank Yiannas.  When can I register?

If you are a continuing student at MSU, summer enrollment will open in mid-March.  If you are not a current MSU student, open enrollment for Lifelong students will begin in late-March (see below for information about Lifelong education).

I am not a MSU student but I would like to take the full semester course for credit. Where do I register?

You must first apply to the MSU Lifelong education program: http://www.reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/EnrReg/LifeLongEducation.aspx.  Once you have been accepted, you will need to contact either Heather Ricks at ricksh@msu.edu or Bonnye Mason-Williams at masonbon@msu.edu with your PID number to request a course override (permission code).

Is this course going to be offered again?

This course, offered in Summer 2017, will hopefully be offered again but it is not guaranteed that future offerings will be under the same format (full semester) or that it will feature Frank Yiannas.  It may be a short course or a full semester and it may have a different featured instructor. So, if VM 826 is of interest to you as it has been created, don't miss the opportunity this summer!

I am attending the Alumni Connect event only. Where should I stay Thursday night?

There are a variety of options in the area. Alumni Connect Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Here is a list of recommended local hotels and inns: http://ctlr.msu.edu/COTravel/Hotels_MSULocal.aspx.

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