Business Solutions Professional (BSP) Training

The Business Solutions Professionals (BSP) certification employs a demand-driven approach and teaches today’s professionals how to play a more significant role in retaining and creating jobs.

The result: more jobs created and more jobs retained as well as better collaboration and understanding.

About this training

This training is designed to develop and certify the ability of participants to perform the functions of the Business Solutions Professional.

Topics and learning activities cover the range of knowledge and skills required of the BSP. At the conclusion of the training, participants demonstrate their competency to perform as a BSP through discussions, activities, and fieldwork.

The BSP training is a blend of classroom, online instruction and field work. Participants are expected to attend and actively participate in all sessions and complete online assignments and fieldwork within specified times.

Dates (Attendees must be present for all dates)

October 23-24, 2013
November 13-14, 2013
December 12-13, 2013


Registration - 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Training - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch served)

Registration Fee

$950 (for six (6) day cohort)


Michigan Works! Service Center
312 E. Genesee
Saginaw, MI 48607

Presented By

Jim Lautenschleger

Jim Lautenschleger, Business Solutions Network Manager, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan

Jim Lautenschleger, Business Solutions Network Manager, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan, has over 20 years experience in coordinating economic and workforce development projects throughout Michigan. Prior to this position, Jim held the position of Business Solutions Officer for South Central Michigan Works!.

Mike Polzin

Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University

Mike Polzin is Associate Professor Emeritus in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. He has been engaged in workforce, economic and organizational development for over thirty years and co-developed the Business Solutions Professional Certification curriculum.