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Missouri Training Institute

Alan St. John, director
mti.missouri.edu


MTI conducts a variety of training programs, as shown on the home page of the programs's website.

MTI conducts a variety of training programs, as shown on the home page of the programs's website.

The Missouri Training Institute (MTI) in MU's Trulaske College of Business provides continuing education, custom-designed training programs and business consulting services for business and industry, public and nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. Training programs cover human resource management, supervision, management, leadership, team building, effective decision making, generational differences and business writing. The institute's consulting services cover human resources, strategic planning, board development and board retreats. In 2012, more than 11,903 people from all 114 Missouri counties enrolled in the institute's 537 programs.

Top accomplishments and program highlights of MTI include:

  • Continuing to grow and diversify its customer base and its products and services. Both grant-funded and fee-for-service efforts saw 26 percent increases in customers served.
  • Competing for and receiving a grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide training to administrators and teachers in its adult educational development (AED) and English as a second language (ESL) programs across the state.
  • Expanding its role in the professional development program of the Trulaske College of Business by delivering training for undergraduate students enrolled in the program and by teaching the for-credit course requirement.
  • Continuing long-standing partnerships with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
  • The institute's consulting services cover HR, strategic planning, board development and board retreats. In 2012, more than 11,903 people from all 114 Missouri counties enrolled in the institute's 537 programs.

    MTI served these customers with a variety of training products including a supervisor's certificate program for MU managers and others from outside the university; Society for Human Resource Certification programs; and a new management development certificate series. MTI also offered training on a variety of business topics. Major customers for these products included ABC Labs, Alliance Water Services, Ameren UE, Gates Rubber and Missouri Employers Mutual.

    The institute also provided consulting services to private businesses and not-for-profit organizations. MTI offered strategic planning advice to ACT Inc., the Missouri Ethics Commission, the Missouri attorney general's office and MU's Web communications office. It also offered executive coaching services for the Missouri attorney general's staff, Boone Hospital, ABC Labs, and MU's health professions school.

    MTI continued to offer training services to public agencies and associations, and private nonprofit organizations such as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Missouri court administrators association, the Missouri workforce development association, the public school retirement association and central Missouri's community action agency.