CQI Lunch and Learn with Eric Budd
Feb
27
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch and Learn with Eric Budd

Join us for this month’s fun and educational Lunch and Learn session.

Improvement's Two Prime Directives

1) Learn a key to making your organization better

2) Select measures that enlighten rather than blind

Get your ‘exercise’ with two fun learning activities. 

First, you will experience and apply one of the fundamental principles in making improvement happen. Patterns of work quickly and easily become habits that are challenging to alter. Together we will explore what it takes to innovate and create breakthrough levels of improvement.

Second, you will help to demonstrate why our choices of what we measure can support or hinder improvement. Many of our current management practices misdirect our attention. Those practices shift our focus toward measuring elements of our work and systems that cannot produce the progress we seek. Our session will help us gain a more useful and productive perspective.

Enjoy lunch, meet new people, visit with old friends and share your ideas.

Then, if you wish, apply what you learned in the afternoon, perhaps even lead your own exercise session back at work. When you attend, you will be provided with the materials and slides to be able to conduct your own learning exercises.

Eric Budd is this month’s facilitator. He is the Improvement Coordinator at Peaker Services, Inc. Peaker is a successful, 47-year old company based in Brighton, MI. Their workforce and management team seek to implement approaches to leadership, feedback processes, compensation and improvement based on the work of W. Edwards Deming. Eric was a co-developer of the original version of the CQI Academy and has led and updated the CQI Academy since 2012. He holds a B.S in Information Management and an M.S. in Quality Systems Management. In addition to participating in the Michigan Lean Consortium, Eric serves on the CQI Board of Directors.

$30 includes lunch and learning session

Tickets can be purchased http://bit.ly/2scJ94f

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CQI Spring Academy
Mar
2
8:30 AM08:30

CQI Spring Academy

NOW ENROLLING for Spring 2018 Academy
Class Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Day One – Intro to Quality, Introduction to the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation (Friday, March 2 )
Day Two – Voice of the Customer (Friday, March 16)
Day Three – Appreciation for a System (Friday, March 30)
Day Four – Understanding Variation, Measurement (Friday, April 13)
Day Five – Psychology (Friday, April 27)
Day Six – Transformation and Capstone Project Presentations (Friday, May 11)

Cost
Rates are $2000 for CQI members and $2400 for General Public. 

The cost includes all required workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch buffets and snacks each afternoon throughout each of the six days.

Also included in the price are the course textbook and pre-course assignments. Graduates receive digital access to all course content and become eligible for a scholarship to attend the Annual Deming Institute Conference. 

Tickets can be purchased: http://conta.cc/2CjrN5u

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YP Toastmasters Series
Feb
20
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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RITMO
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

RITMO

Come and celebrate the versatility and ability of our own Mid-Michigan Salsa band! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as you won't be able to stay off your feet for long! 
Salsa Dance Lessons at 8pm and the party starts at 8:30pm!!!

$10 cover

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Tell Yo Mama
Feb
16
8:30 PM20:30

Tell Yo Mama

$5 COVER
Tell Yo Mama is a seven piece Soulful, Funky Rock group from Lansing Michigan. The mission is to make music that moves you! TYM has the groove sauce to keep the party going all night and wear some holes in them shoes. The band has a wide range of stylistically diverse original music. Delving into Soul, Funk, Rock, the Blues and much more. As our world moves through timeless cyclical patterns of reoccurrence and change, one thing remains the same .... PEOPLE LOVE TO DANCE! People love to get down to some great music and forget about their troubles. Even if just for a little while. Tell Yo Mama is here to carry the torch and continue the legacy of creative groove heavy tunes. 
The ones who make this funk machine run include:
- Jacqueline Baldori: vocals, percussion
- Lucas Holliday: vocals, percussion
- Eric Kloeckner: keys, vocoder, percussion, harmonica
- Martin Mclean: saxophone, keys, vocals
- Adrian Bryant: bass guitar
- Michael Loomis: guitar
- Ray Crane: drums, percussion, vocals, manager

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National Association of Career Women Lansing Chapter Luncheon
Feb
14
11:45 AM11:45

National Association of Career Women Lansing Chapter Luncheon

The National Association of Career Women (NACW) is a non-profit organization devoted to the enhancement of woman's personal and professional development.
Meetings/Luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of the month.

Strong Women, Strong Goals

Donna M. Gardner is strengths focused leadership consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. A passionate strengths champion, Donna applies her strong relationship building talents and engaging personal style to build and maintain an environment of confidence and trust.  She activates her strategic thinking talents and facilitation skills to assist individuals and organizations with goal setting, decision-making and relationship building. Ms. Gardner is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and utilizes Clifton strengths-based coaching with individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations and nonprofit organizations.  Donna connects with her clients with deep commitment and enthusiasm, identifying and building on individual and organizational strengths to enhance performance, increase engagement and improve wellbeing. 

Donna holds a Masters Degree in Communication and is also a certified Visioning facilitator.

RSVP by noon on Friday, February 9. Please pre-pay by PayPal or email your RSVP to nacwlansing@gmail.com.

The Member Information table will be available at the luncheon. Feel free to bring any business cards or promotional items.

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Epiphany Business Series by Kevin Suboski
Feb
13
9:30 AM09:30

Epiphany Business Series by Kevin Suboski

Are you the founder or the CEO of your company? If so, then you hold what we call the “Visionary roles” of the business. As the Visionary for your business you need help that is not generally available. Join other Visionaries as we provide tools and insights to elevate your performance as a visionary.

Feb 13 - Systematic Leadership - Becoming a Legend

Is your company led brilliantly? If you are normal it is not. Most leaders rely on their intuitive sense to make decisions in the moment to steer the ship. Once they walk out the door, the company culture, practices and performance starts to diminish. If you are not leading your company with a system, then your success will be fleeting. Learn about a system to run your business with (Entrepreneurial Operating System – EOS) to ensure that people can behave autonomously in a way that moves you towards your goals even if you aren’t there.

March 13 - Being a Great Visionary

Most people filling this role are feeling their way through it without clear definition or structure. Learn the fundamentals of being a Visionary. Learn about the make-up of a Visionary and what the ideal life of a Visionary can look like. Meet others that are practicing the same art as you are. Create your development plan to become masterful so you can live the Visionary Lifestyle.

April 10 - Compelling, Crisp Vision

Row in the Same Direction Does everyone in your company know what your vision is for your company? For most companies the answer is NO. If you are normal the leaders of your company are not aligned and do not communicate your vision to your people. Learn this simple tool to get clarity on your Leadership Team and get everyone rowing in the same direction.

May 8 - Develop Community  (MessageMakers) 

June 12 - Shaping Company Culture

Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. He was pointing out how impactful the sometimes imperceptible “rules of engagement” in a company has wide ranging impact. If your company’s culture is strong you can accomplish more with less pain and agony and survive challenging environmental realities far more seamlessly than if your culture is “unhealthy”. The challenge becomes turning that notion into action. Learn the fundamentals of culture and practical tools to create the kind of environment in your company that you desire.

July 10 - Systematic Leadership - Becoming a Legend  (Refresher)

Is your company led brilliantly? If you are normal it is not. Most leaders rely on their intuitive sense to make decisions in the moment to steer the ship. Once they walk out the door, the company culture, practices and performance starts to diminish. If you are not leading your company with a system, then your success will be fleeting. Learn about a system to run your business with (Entrepreneurial Operating System – EOS) to ensure that people can behave autonomously in a way that moves you towards your goals even if you aren’t there.

Aug 14 - Developing Your Leadership Team

Get Your Company to Run Itself Are you running your company and getting worn out by always having to dive in to fight fires and fix problems? Every founder that has the privilege of growing their business to more that 10-20 people face the reality that they need to develop a leadership team. They find that they can’t lead and manage all of those people by themselves. Unfortunately, the tactics to develop a leadership team are not obvious. Many founders fumble when they try to develop a layer of leadership in their company. Learn the fundamentals and pragmatic tools for developing a leadership time. You can get an autonomous team that allows you to focus on your unique skills.

Sept 11 - Discipline and Accountability

Are you satisfied with how disciplined and accountable your team is? Most leaders are unsatisfied with how well their people take responsibility and deliver on what their commitments. Learn the details of a foundational tool that is essential for you to get your company where you need it to be.

Oct 9 - High Performance Team

Getting the “Right” People Do you have the right people in your company? Are you frustrated with "People Issues" in your company? Jim Collins convinced us that we need the "Right" people on the bus, but he did not really help us figure out how to choose. Using the EOS tool called the "People Analyzer" will help you be able to make clear decisions about the people in your organization. Improve the culture in your company, reduce friction, accomplish your goals more quickly and sleep better. This crazy-simple tool will transform your organization.

Nov 13 - Reading the World

Steer your Company well Where is your industry going? Do you have a clear crystal ball? What do you need to do to be able to anticipate changes in your marketplace, protect yourself and take territory during times of change. Learn about the practices required to fill this critical role as the Visionary.

Dec 11 - Systematic Leadership - Becoming a Legend  (Refresher)

Is your company led brilliantly? If you are normal it is not. Most leaders rely on their intuitive sense to make decisions in the moment to steer the ship. Once they walk out the door, the company culture, practices and performance starts to diminish. If you are not leading your company with a system, then your success will be fleeting. Learn about a system to run your business with (Entrepreneurial Operating System – EOS) to ensure that people can behave autonomously in a way that moves you towards your goals even if you aren’t there.

Jan 15 - Public Identity - How are you “Seen” 

The most fundamental part of a marketing strategy is to define how you should be “seen” in the marketplace. No one knows this better than the Visionary. How do you shape your Public Identity? How do you ensure that your staff is producing the “perturbations” in the marketplace to trigger people to see you as you want to be “seen”? Learn how to govern the creation of your Public Identity.

Feb 13 - Chief Salesperson - No One Sells Better than You

You are the best salesperson for your company. But there is a lot that you shouldn’t do for the sake of the company. How can you design your company to sell most effectively? When should you be involved? Is having a Super Star salesperson the answer? (Hint. NO!!!)

More Info: http://www.ceoepiphany.com/

Tickets for Full Series of 12 workshops is $300: http://bit.ly/2G0ohPP   or $40 for a Single Session: http://bit.ly/2G3rQ8a

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YP Toastmasters Series
Feb
6
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Wine night with special food pairing by Chef Christoph
Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Wine night with special food pairing by Chef Christoph

$30 at the door, stay after for a free show with Happenstance! 

Wine Night Menu

Domaine De Pellehaut White
Caramelized Pineapple Crostini

Brumont White Gros Manseng-Sauvignon
Salted Smoked Salmon Tapa

Brumont Rose Tennat-Syrah-Merlot
Torched Cherry and Goat Cheese Salad

Domaine De Pellehaut Red
Spicy Shrimp and Red Pepper Bouche

Brumont Red Merlot-Tennat
Wine Soaked Pears with Creme Chantilly and Angel Food Cake

All wine that is sampled will be available to purchase by the bottle

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DJ Clarinet Combo
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

DJ Clarinet Combo

"The DJClarinet Combo Celebrates 100 Years of Jazz on Record, Part 4". Join us as we salute the contribution of the clarinet to the years 1960-present. The final installment in our year-long celebration. 
Doors open at 7:30. 
$10 at the door, cash bar. 
Free parking on street and in city lot.

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Absolute Music Chamber Series
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Absolute Music Chamber Series

SOLD OUT - Ralph Votapek

Absolute Music Series offers classical chamber music concerts in a salon-like, inclusive setting in Lansing's Old Town. Each concert is followed by a talk back with musicians and refreshments. Some of the region's leading artists perform works by great masters and contemporary classical composers. Events are ticketed in advance with a limited number of student tickets available at the door. 

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Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band

$5 cover at the door

Kathleen Walters has been captivating audiences in and around Lansing since the formation of her first band, Blues Xpress, in the late 90s. Later, as featured vocalist for Frog & the Beeftones, Kathleen opened for national bands including Mark Hummel, and Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers. Kathleen has shared the stage with national blues artists Larry McCray, Memphis mainstay The Daddy Mack Blues Band, and San Francisco’s Tommy Castro Band. In 2006, after years of sitting in with other bands and watching her own songs gather dust, Kathleen formed The Blues Junkies. The Blues Junkies quickly became a hometown favorite, playing clubs and festivals throughout the Mid-Michigan area, as well as taking 2nd place in the Capital Area Blues Society Blues Brawl and People’s Choice Award.

She now dazzles audiences with Kathleen and The Bridge Street Band, and they are known for mixing it up, never playing the same show twice. If you love the blues, you’ll love this band! Like a sweet & spicy BBQ, their unique mix of traditional and contemporary blues, sultry ballads, soul, swing and rock will make you put on your dancin’ shoes and keep you coming back for more!

Band Members:
Kathleen Walters, vocals
Jon Gewirtz, sax
Tim Brouhard, bass guitar
Angelo Santelli, slide guitar
Eric Payne, Drums
Steve Dely, lead guitar

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Live in Concert: Elden Kelly and Jake Allen
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Live in Concert: Elden Kelly and Jake Allen

Fans of virtuoso fingerstyle guitar, ethereal vocals, and creative songwriting will not want to miss this show!

Show Schedule

Doors open at 6pm
Elden Kelly starts at 7pm
Intermission at 7:50pm
Jake Allen starts at 8:05pm

Followed by a Meet and Greet!!!

Learn more about Elden Kelly here: http://eldenkelly.com/index.html

Learn more about Jake Allen here: 

Buy Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3207804

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Arts Night Out
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Arts Night Out

Arts Night Out continues in 2018 with an event every other month in Old Town Lansing! Arts Night Out is a free, walkable, art-filled Friday evening that allows everyone to explore the businesses and see the work of various artists hosted in those participating venues.

Take advantage of this heat wave and come out to Old Town for some wonderful artists featuring works of art at businesses staying open just for you!

The Creole is re-opening their doors to the public with a brand new menu THIS Friday! To help kick off the new delicious grub, they are giving away $50 gift cards, good for redemption at Zoobies, The Creole, or Cosmos. All you have to do is listen in to 97.5 WFMK this week for a chance to win! Then you can bring it with you on Friday for Arts Night Out and enjoy dinner and drinks before or after you visit the participating venues.

#myartsnightout

Live music | Art demos | New exhibits | Dance | Street performances | Unique media | Affordable art | So much more!

(Venues added continuously)
-Absolute Gallery *
-Katalyst Gallery *
-Elderly Instruments *
-Arts Council of Greater Lansing *
-Mother & Earth Baby Boutique *
-Great Lakes Arts & Gifts *
-Metro Retro *
-The Creole
-More to come

* - denotes a year-long participant

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Home for Christmas - Downbeat Groove Reunion
Dec
23
8:30 PM20:30

Home for Christmas - Downbeat Groove Reunion

DBG will reunite for a Special evening among family and friends in Lansing. This spectacular night will take place at UrbanBeat Event Center on 12/23. Doors open about 7:30, and the music starts around 8:30. Spread the word and don't miss your chance to purchase your tickets early. For more information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your spot. This will be a one-time event, so make your plans to be there!

• Full Cash Bar
• VIP Seating available
• Christmas Gift Giveaway
• Hors d'oeuvres
• Guest Musicians
• Intermission
• After Glow (Details TBA)

Get Tickets Now
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3149992

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