The Walsh Institute is the business services division for Walsh College designed to accelerate growth in Michigan businesses. Services include:
- Custom Training
- Certificate Programs
- Entrepreneur Center
- Leadership Center
- Blackstone LaunchPad
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July 24, Webinar
"What is Blackstone Launchpad?"
September 20, Novi
"What's working in small business marketing?"
October 11, Troy
Business Plan Competition
November 8, Troy
Succession Planning Conference
BUSINESS BRIEFING: Health Care Reform Update
Are you prepared for the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage requirements?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Troy Campus
In Partnership with the Troy Chamber of CommercePresenter: Tina Marie Wohlfield,
Benefit Review Services Inc. Walsh College alumnae and adjunct instructor
The Walsh Institute Leadership Center and sponsor Benefit Review Services along with partner Troy Chamber of Commerce and breakfast sponsor Priority Health, present this interactive session for local business owners, HR personnel, CFOs and others responsible for benefit plans within their organizations. The session will focus on the upcoming Summary of Benefits and Coverage(SBC) requirement and the impacts the new communication obligations will have on employers.
Attendees of this session will:
* be able to develop a plan, knowing exactly how and when the new SBC requirements will impact their benefit packages.
* have their calendars marked with compliance deadlines (from both the insurance carrier and employer point of view).
* understand how to incorporate the new summaries into their employee benefit communications.
* have the tools and knowledge to avoid penalties for non-compliance (and know how steep those penalties will be).
Business Briefings are free to attend, however registration is required. Register here: https://www-secure.walshcollege.edu/blifreeregistration/
Entrepreneurs as well as employees need to continuously pursue knowledge. Industry certifications validate your expertise. Walsh will offer five certificate programs this fall. Think about enrolling in one of them.
General business, mini-MBA, perfect for those without formal business education. Email
Exam preparation for project management professional certification. To be notified when registration opens email firstname.lastname@example.org. RTRP
Meet Entrepreneurs at Walsh Affinity Groups
Business owners and leadership team members are invited to join Walsh affinity groups. The groups are education-based, where members learn from one another through experience-sharing. Walsh Affinity Groups provide a confidential forum to share information and discuss solutions to problems with business peers. Groups are led by facilitators who establish norms of behavior such as complete confidentiality; no sales allowed; no lead generation; and networking only as a by-product.
Second Stage CEOs
If your business exceeds $750,000 in annual sales and employs at least 8 people, then this group is for you. Members discuss philosophical topics like corporate culture, along with tactical topics such as employee benefits and hiring. Marketing and operations are always on the table. Meetings are held at the Walsh Troy campus the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. for two hours. You must contact Jan Hubbard to receive an invitation to this meeting. email@example.com.
Owners and Entrepreneurs
This group is mostly made up of consultants and sole proprietors who discuss issues of running a small business. Members are concerned about growth. Meetings are held at the Walsh Novi campus on the second Thursday at 8 a.m. for 90 minutes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the next meeting.
Visit www.thewalshinstitute.com/lcaffinitygroups for a description of all nine groups.