Custom Programs

Here at Human Resources Executive Education, we truly work closely with you to develop a custom training program that builds on the strengths and talents of your participants and challenges them to overcome the status quo that impairs individual and organizational effectiveness. We will spend the time necessary to understand your capabilities and culture before developing a program that has a mutually agreed-up set of expectations, learning approaches, and performance metrics that will help ensure that your investments of time, talents, and treasure will be well worth it.

Save time and travel costs – Customized programs incorporate your policies, procedures, and specific needs into every program. On-site training programs contribute to a shared understanding of workshop content.

It seems to provide a forum where people are able to speak openly, Tina kept it headed in the right direction.
- Vincent M.

We can help you...

  • Identify your core strengths and challenges through a variety of assessment instruments
  • Develop a customized program that promotes organizational growth, learning, and application
  • Provide accessible training and on-going coaching in such areas as:
    • Employee engagement
    • Leadership development
    • Supervisor training
    • Building trust with key internal and external stakeholders
    • Crafting and delivering effective crisis communications
  • Follow-up with your executives to ensure learning continues after training is complete


Our approach to custom education is unique because we have...

  • Knowledgeable and talented faculty at the top of their fields
  • The ability to spend time learning about your business before we deliver programs
  • Practical hands-on teaching methods emphasizing information you can put to work immediately
  • A variety of in-person and distance learning methods for delivering the material to your employees across the globe
  • Resource materials that employees can take with them for future learning
  • Personal attention to each participant
  • Individual coaching for high potential managers and executives


We provide custom training in such areas as...

  • Leadership
    • Leadership for a Successful and Sustainable Future
    • Leading and Managing Change
    • Building trust with key stakeholders
    • Learning to Lead for those New to Leadership
  • Limiting liability
    • Anti-Discrimination and Harassment
    • Bullying in the Workplace
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Organizational Safety and Health
    • Wellness
    • Workers' Compensation
  • Human Resource Management
    • Certified Human Resources Specialist
    • Employee Engagement
    • Establishing Goals and Setting Expectations
    • Becoming a More Effective HR Business Partner
    • Performance Management, Evaluation, and Appraisal
    • Progressive Corrective Action
  • Management
    • Competitive Advantage through Differences
    • Conflict Management
    • Interpersonal communications
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Managing meetings
    • Presentations with Power
    • Providing Feedback
    • WorkLife Issues
  • Labor Relations
    • Administering the Labor Contract
    • Managing Grievances
    • Labor Law
    • Union/Management Relations



One phone call or email will get you started: Call Dr. Tina Riley at (517) 432-6267 or send an email to

Tina Riley Tina Riley, PhD is Director of Human Resources Executive Education in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University (MSU). She holds a PhD in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education as well as a Master of Arts in Labor Relations and Human Resources from MSU. She has served as director of the School's Human Resources Education and Training Center and as Associate Director for Outreach. Dr. Riley has given presentations nationwide on the topics of strategic recruiting, training and development, supervisory skills, and employment law. She is also a CAPT-qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and has worked with many groups in developing value from differences within the workplace.

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    East Lansing, MI 48824
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