Great Lakes Summer Institute 2018 Save the Date July 24-28
  • Signage displaying your organization/agency name and logo in the registration area.
  • Acknowledgement announcement at each breakout session.
  • Organization/agency ad in the institute registration packet, on our website and social media and in our 2018 Summer/Fall Catalog (distributed to over 16,000 social workers).
  • Free registration packet insert.
  • Two complimentary full institute registrations.
Technology Sponsorship: $2000
  • Acknowledgement announcement at each breakout session.
  • Signage displaying your organization/agency name and logo at breakfast station.
  • Organization/agency ad included in the institute registration packet and social media.
  • One free full day registration
Breakfast Sponsor: $1500
  • Acknowledgement announcement at each breakout session.
  • Signage displaying your organization/agency name and logo at breakfast station.
  • Organization/agency ad included in the institute registration packet and social media.
Snack Break Sponsor: $1000
  • Acknowledgement announcement at each breakout session.
  • Signage displaying your organization/agency name and logo at snack stations.
  • Organization/agency ad included in the institute registration packet and social media.
Purchase an Ad: $500
  • Organization/agency ad included in the institute registration packet and social media.

Great Lakes Summer Institute

The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

Course schedule will be released by March 2018. Don’t miss our 10th Anniversary!

The 10th Annual Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) will take place in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan at Great Wolf Lodge Resort on July 24 – 27, 2018.

What People Say

Nice program & casual setting was comfortable & conductive to learning. Thanks! - Mary Corrigan, Foster Care Therapist

This is my 2nd time attending GLSI. It is well organized - conference getting is comfortable and the course material is relevant and well presented. I also love paying only for what I register for. - Mary T Kinizie, Social Worker

I love this training and location... I have increased my tool box, while being able to have fun with my family!- Heathe Ketzler, Clinical Therapist

I am very pleased overall with the conference & will most likely return next year! The location was perfect as my family could enjoy their time while I was learning. - Jennifer Thayer, Clinical Supervisor

Conference & accommodations were fantastic! - Susan Hoffman

Again another great conference- great place, great topic, great time of year :) The perfect trifecta. - Cathy Stinson, School Social Worker

Wonderful overall conference. - Mary Cook

Sponsorship Opportunities

The MSU School of Social Work is excited to announce sponsorship opportunities for the 10th Annual Great Lakes Summer Institute. The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) takes place in the beautiful Traverse City, Michigan at Great Wolf Lodge Resort on July 24 - 27, 2018. Your organization can reach over 250 professionals from across the state that include a variety of social workers, clinical directors, supervisors and caseworkers from across Michigan, as well as, public mental health and child welfare organizations.

We invite you to be a sponsor this event! Please download our sponsorship form for more information or contact Gina Van Horn, Events Specialist at vanhorng@msu.edu

Vendor Opportunities

NEW for the 2018 10th Anniversary of the Great Lakes Summer Institute, we are offering vendor/exhibitor space! More information coming soon.