Courses

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After completing a basic mediation training and starting to mediate, are you ready to deepen your understanding of mediation and improve your mediation skills? Do you sometimes struggle with managing multiple parties and advocate/party dynamics, dealing with difficult behavior and high emotions, managing the money bargaining, or helping parties close the deal? This program can help you move to the next level as a mediator. Enrollment is limited.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 14/1.4

Agile
Today's business environment changes quickly and constantly. Organizations need to be flexible to keep up with competitors, new technology and customer demands. Agile approaches offer tangible benefits in productivity and quality by rapidly addressing issues, responding to new opportunities and meeting volatile customer demands, while focusing on continuous improvement through an iterative approach.
This class is an introduction to Agile for individuals interested in exploring agile or applying agile practices, principles and values in their organization. This class is geared towards anyone who is new to Agile, Scrum or Kanban and hasn't received any formal training. It provides participants with a good understanding of Agile approaches and the importance of managing change effectively.

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September 27, 2019 to October 4, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile

This training program focuses on both the areas of "being agile" and "doing agile" of Agile Coaching and Leadership. This highly interactive workshop makes ample use of discussions and exercises to help participants hone essential coaching skills like self-awareness, coaching stance, mentoring, facilitation, active listening, powerful questioning and coaching for action.

The course explores real world scenarios/situations and challenges, and helps participants devise powerful solutions to them. It will help the learner differentiate between and among teaching, mentoring, facilitating, consulting, and coaching, and will help them gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution.

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Friday, October 25, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile

Organizational agility is a differentiator in today's rapidly changing business environment. As businesses seek to become more responsive to customer needs, designing solutions faster than ever before, HR must become a proactive driver of change and cultural transformation.

Agile is a mindset and a way of working - while it has its roots in software development, where you might hear of methodologies like scrum or Kanban, the basic values and principles of agile can be applied to any type of work. Some of these key principles include delivering value in small increments, face to face collaboration, and continuous learning.

This course will help you understand the changing dynamics in today's world and new concepts that can be applied for HR Transformation to harness agility. 



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Thursday, November 14, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile

This interactive class focuses on four elements of an Agile environment: product/project discovery, requirements gathering, communication and prioritization. It is geared towards providing critical information to product owners, product managers, business analysts and those who support the work of fulfilling requirements as development team members. Participants will practice visual modeling and develop skills to maximize stakeholder engagement. They will learn how to differentiate the levels of requirements and how to gather the right level at the right time.



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Friday, November 8, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile

This class builds on the material in the "Product Discovery" class. We will develop roadmaps to support iteration planning and release planning. This session also includes an introduction to User Stories as well as practice developing a definition of done and acceptance criteria.

NOTE: Completion of "Product Discovery" class is required before taking "Agile Requirements and Release Planning".

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile

When you are writing letters, memos, reports, and e-mail messages, does a little voice nag you about not being able to remember many of the writing rules you learned in school? Should you capitalize "board of directors"? Does a comma go inside or outside the quotation marks? What is the difference between "it's" and "its"? Brush up on common areas of confusion in grammar and punctuation.

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Friday, November 1, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile
Effective coaching uses work problems as opportunities to develop strengths, capabilities and confidence in people for the future. Using real-life case studies, participants will learn the difference between coaching and supervision, identify key actions for coaching and how to prepare and engage in a coaching conversation that will enhance performance and improve results. Discover how to utilize "coachable" moments to bring out the best in others and how to continuously build the skills and motivation of employees.

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Friday, November 8, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

Agile
Designing and implementing cost-efficient and effective compensation programs in today's challenging economic conditions is difficult but necessary, requiring careful analysis and planning. Using case studies, discussion groups, exercises, and homework assignments, you will gain an understanding of current compensation issues, knowledge to develop compensation programs, and wage and salary administration.

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September 11-25, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile
While conflicts are inevitable, anger, holding grudges, hurt, and blame are not.  Conflict resolution can be a growth opportunity.  With the right tools and frame of mind, you can resolve conflicts in a way that benefits everyone involved.  Once people understand conflict and how to more effectively manage it, fear and avoidance can disappear, while personal growth and productivity expand.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 14/1.4

Agile

How often do you think about how you think?  Critical thinking helps people take more justified actions, based on rigorous and skillful use of information, experiences, observations, and logic. The combination of critical thinking and problem solving skills allows people to continuously improve their work processes and eliminate stumbling blocks to their performance and satisfaction at work.  Combining critical thinking with decision making helps business leaders develop a pragmatic, self-confident approach to making decisions, even with limited information.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile
At some point every leader has to deal with sub-optimal performance. Why do employees fail to do what's expected of them and what action do you take to correct the situation? During this workshop learn a step-by-step approach to effectively manage poor performance. Discuss and practice strategies to deal with problem performance and behavior.

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Friday, November 22, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile
This course focuses on how team leaders identify tasks to be performed, develop action plans, and effectively direct the work of their team members. Participants will learn a six-step process of delegation. During this interactive course, participants will have an opportunity to practice their delegation skills and get feedback.

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Friday, October 25, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 13/1.3

Agile
Giving presentations are rated as one of the most dreaded tasks assigned in the workplace. When done well, however, presentations can be a stepping stone to new opportunities. With increased confidence you can market or sell your products, services, or ideas, and gain respect and attention from your boss, peers, and customers. This workshop will help you develop your skills and decrease your anxiety in a supportive, safe environment. Many past participants have stated that this course reduced their presentation fears. It includes a pre-assessment to help you and the instructor target your strengths and areas to improve.

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November 4-18, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 21/2.1

Agile
You are responsible for organizing and managing a multifaceted activity involving people from differing specialties to create something brand new. Quality is essential, resources are limited, and time is of the essence-a classic scenario. This course provides the concepts, practices, and skills required to manage such an enterprise. The process starts with examining the situation and organizing the team; moves through identifying tasks and estimating resources; and concludes with setting schedules, managing risk, and completing a plan. Working in teams, you will apply and extend your workplace expertise and integrate project management competencies.

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September 23, 2019 to October 7, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 19.5/1.95

Agile
Whether you call yourself a trainer, learning development specialist, facilitator, or HR generalist, you may be asked to deliver face-to-face programs to increase skills/knowledge at your organization. Effective facilitation can help manage the group process, increase learning, and improve performance. This workshop will offer you a wealth of information, skills, tools, tricks, and practice that you can implement immediately to increase your success.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 12/1.2

Agile
This course will raise the financial awareness of class participants allowing them to make better business decisions and provide enhanced value for their organization's shareholders and stakeholders. The course will be relevant for managers, staff and other professionals in both for profit and non-for-profit organizations. Participants will gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts and terminology, as well as the ability to read, assess and understand key financial statements.

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November 21-22, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile
Using the right style of leadership for the right situation is a concern for everyone in a leadership role. Should I direct, coach, support or allow my employees to be self-reliant and empowered? How do I know that I am matching the appropriate leadership style for the level of employee competence? During this interactive workshop you will utilize a self-assessment to determine your versatility in using the right style based on the needs of the employee - the person being led. Learn how to become a more flexible leader and improve your conversations about performance and development between you, the leader, and the people who work for you so that competence is developed and talented individuals are retained.

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Friday, December 6, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 12/0

Agile

Scoring well on the GMAT is as much about adequate preparation as it is about your innate level of ability. Our four-evening course will help you to review the material being tested, and it will also help prepare you for the test format. Knowing about the question types (and strategies for each of them) you will be better able to demonstrate what you know on test day.

Topics Covered:

  • Essay writing for the Analytical Writing Assessment: Analysis of an Argument
  • Overview of the Integrated Reasoning section
  • Grammar review for the Verbal section
  • Math Review
    •  Arithmetic/Number properties
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
  • Question types and strategies for computer adaptive tests
  • Test format and timing: time management
  • Administrative details
    • Registering
    • What to expect at the test center
    • Score reporting
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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 30/3.0

Agile
The Certificate Program in Grant Writing provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today's competitive grant writing environment. Successful grant writing is critical to the survival of many nonprofits; for some lucky others, it is frosting on the cake. In order to attract the interest of funders, organizations must demonstrate substantive programming, good supporting data and financial viability, and they must package this complex information in a clear and convincing style. Research to find a likely funding source and a proposal that will meet unique guidelines and rise above the competition are also crucial to success.

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May 4-8, 2020, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 12/0

Agile

Scoring well on the GRE is as much about adequate preparation as it is about your innate level of ability. Our four-evening course will help you to review the material being tested, and it will also help prepare you for the test format. In knowing about the question types (and strategies for each of them), you will be better able to demonstrate what you know on test day.

Topics Covered:

  • Essay writing for the Analytical Writing Assessment:
    • Analyze an Issue
    • Analyze an Argument
  • Grammar review for the Verbal section
  • Math Review
    • Arithmetic/Number properties
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
  • Question types and strategies for computer adaptive tests
  • Test format and timing: time management
  • Administrative details
    • Registering
    • What to expect at the test center
    • Score reporting
For additional details and cost(s), select session below.


This course contains no sessions
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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 21/2.1

Agile
This three-day workshop is designed for project managers who have a solid grasp of basic project management, but are interested in the challenges that result as the methodology is being introduced into an organization. The course directly links to the second course in the Certificate Series, Effective Project Management.

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October 21, 2019 to November 5, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile

You’ve probably experienced how easy it is to give orders or instructions, but so much harder to get employees engaged and inspired to do their best work.  Pressures at work also seem to thwart leader’s efforts to create an environment where employees can grow and flourish in new ways.  The goal of this workshop is to learn and practice skills to help employees reach their full potential and view themselves as essential to the business.

Through interactive activities and discussion, you’ll learn to build your employees’ self-worth by demonstrating appropriate authenticity, vulnerability, serving others, giving respect, reducing fear and learning from mistakes.  You’ll also learn current theories in self-motivation and self-determination at work, much based off the research by Ed Deci and popularized by Daniel Pink in his best-selling book Drive.  You’ll explore concrete ways to foster that self-motivation by first deciding when and how to be “hands-off”—giving employees autonomy, and then when and how to be “hands-on”—giving appropriate support. 

Employees will flourish when you as a leader apply these concepts back at work contributing to improved team dynamics as well as creativity and performance.   You will receive a copy of the book Paradoxes of Leadership by Charles Edmunson, Janet’s late husband, as part of the workshop, where these leadership principles are articulated using 14 paradoxes. 


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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile
Chances are you've seen the unfortunate impact of negativity in the workplace.  Negative mindsets and interactions can breed conflict and erode productivity.  However, research in the field of positive psychology shows that positivity can be learned and, when applied, can lead to high performing teams and workplaces.

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This course contains no sessions
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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6.5/0.65

Agile
A leader's ability to bridge effectively across cultural differences--whether age, class, gender, race, sexual orientation, or national origin--is becoming increasingly important in today's workforce. Developing this skill set around cultural competency will enable leaders to attract, support, and retain talent of diverse backgrounds.Join facilitators from Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants as they guide you through a series of practical frameworks and tools to help you create a workplace where people, regardless of their cultures, thrive.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 4/0.4

Agile

Human resource management plays a critical role in an organization through the effective selection and management of the organization's employees. This workshop will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business today. The workshop will focus on practical strategies and best practices occurring in all key human resource functions.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Employment related laws
  • The recruitment and selection process.
  • Total rewards and compensation practices
  • Performance management and coaching
  • Employee retention strategies
  • Employee training and career development

Who should attend?

This workshop is for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the essential elements of human resources.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 14/1.4

Agile
Project Management is the application of skills, methodologies, tools and techniques to achieve goals while navigating the uncertainty, risk, and constraints that inevitably impact project work. This program orients individuals considering the field, functional managers running projects, and assigned project managers to the practice of Project Management.

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September 5-12, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile
Studies have shown that many managers spend 40 to 60 percent of their time in meetings. Meetings can be an effective way to share information, solve problems, generate new ideas, develop new products and services, and build relationships. Yet, how many of us have sat through boring, ineffective meetings? Through presentation, discussion, and practice you will learn skills in this workshop to help your meetings stand out for their effectiveness!

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Monday, September 30, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile
Learn techniques for improving influence skills, whether influencing an audience of 1 or 100, by structuring influential messages so that others will understand them and be more willing to consider them. Influence is at the heart of most professions. Increasing others' buy-in and commitment to ideas, suggestions, and directives is important to success at work. This workshop is designed to help participants assess how to build relationships and communicate their ideas to others with credibility, confidence, and clarity.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 46/4.6

Agile

This workshop is for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the essential elements of human resources. For additional details and cost(s), select session below. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a proven method for solving problems and making key business processes more efficient and productive. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification course develops advanced skills for leading complex projects and for supporting LSS deployment within an organization. 

The course is based on using methods for aligning LSS initiatives to business strategy and focuses on planning and managing DMAIC projects and Kaizen events. Participants will learn how to effectively manage team dynamics and understand how to work with multiple levels of leadership to remove barriers and achieve project success. A LSS Black Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of LSS methods and will be able to provide leadership for complex, high-visibility projects across multiple organizational functions.

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a prerequisite of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course. Course Pre-requisites (required) Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 35/3.5

Agile
You will learn many of the Lean Six Sigma techniques, problem-solving methods, and statistical tools. Green Belt certification will give you all the skills needed to be an effective project leader. Green Belt certification also fulfills part of the requirements for Black Belt certification.

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September 18, 2019 to November 13, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 36/3.6

Agile

This six-day program focuses on the skills critical to the success of mid-level managers, those individuals whose responsibilities link senior management and operational levels. These individuals use a combination of skills in order to drive excellence in their organizations including understanding and leading during change, articulating mission, vision and values for their teams, understanding and changing the image of their departments. This series will explore these as well as other key concepts which drive success in this key role.



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

Agile
This participatory course provides an overview of the role and contribution of training and development within an organization. The course assists human resource professionals and managers responsible for training and development of staff to utilize their resources better to maximize the impact of training. Participants will learn to apply skills to their own situations through two written assignments.

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September 24, 2019 to October 8, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6.0/0.6

Agile
When we are looking for work, we are hyper-aware of our strengths and value, and practice how to articulate that value to prospective employers.  Once employed, we can lose that awareness and skill over time and become satisfied with merely completing the tasks at hand, however competently.    

When we are out of touch with our unique value and visibility at work, our employers are not benefiting from the best we can offer.  This puts us at risk for being marginalized when new, innovative projects arise.   How can we become proactive managers of our own value in the workplace?

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile
This course is for the "super-busy" person. It is aimed at go-to managers and supervisors who keep absorbing work and attempting to solve problems beyond reason. They often are involved in overlapping responsibilities for multiple projects as well as key continuing functions. This workshop provides them with the practices they need to establish sensible structure in their workdays, set and manage short-term and long-term goals, manage daily time and tasks, and maintain productive work sharing relationships with others.

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Monday, November 18, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/40 - CEUs/4.0 - CLEs/16 - Ethics Credits/3

***Please Note*** The registration fee shown in the Spring 2019 printed brochure is incorrect. The correct price is $1,545.00 as shown here on the website. 

Agile
Mediation introduces you to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the process and skills of mediation. It provides 40 hours of training, which is a state and national standard for entry-level mediators. The course is designed for individuals who are interested in mediating or applying the process of mediation to their profession or in their workplace.

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Contact Hrs/14 - CEUs/1.4 - CLEs/13 - Ethics Credits/1

Agile

This two-day interactive workshop will cover conflict management techniques. You will explore the basic structure of informal mediation for coaching your team through conflict between co-workers, other teams, divisions, or clients. The presenters, Diane Kenty and William Logue, have decades of experience as mediators.

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November 6-7, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile

Mentoring has existed, through out history, as a tool for developing individuals' talents and knowledge. A tool to pass along critical business information from more experienced to less experienced individuals. A well-designed approach to mentoring can produce meaningful results for everyone from intelligent but inexperienced new hires to mature employees who need or want to broaden or redefine their skills,getting the most out of mentoring relationships inside any business.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile
Mindful Leadership is about training the mind to boost attention and concentration, have more clarity and focus, be more innovative and improve your relationships. This two session Mindful Leadership course will introduce you to practical tools and techniques for implementing mindfulness at work. During each class, you will have the opportunity to practice various forms of mindfulness meditation, learn the core competencies of Mindful leadership, and discuss strategies for being more calm, clear-minded, and emotionally aware in the workplace.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

Agile
We constantly negotiate with others in both professional and personal arenas. This course is designed for leaders and managers who negotiate for themselves and their organizations, as well as those who supervise employees and staff members who engage in negotiation. It is intended to provide a framework for analyzing the negotiation process more effectively and to provide tips for reaching agreement.

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Friday, December 6, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

Agile
Performance management is a complex system of rewards, interventions, and collaboration among teams, leaders, and the organization. Effective systems are necessary for critical management functions, including operational control, planning, and decisions related to compensation and employment. This program focuses on the human resource role in developing and maintaining performance management systems.

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October 10-24, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

Agile
Learn in the classroom, not in the courtroom! Mistakes in managing personnel can lead to costly litigation. During this course you will learn about the laws involved in the management of employees within any organization, the implications of the laws affecting personnel management, and specific operational approaches to assure compliance. A survey of the laws and regulations affecting personnel policy will help ensure compliance.

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October 16-30, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 12/1.2

Agile
Whether you love it or hate it, good writing is vital to your professional reputation and to getting ahead. You need to be able to express your ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively. In this course, we will start with what you learned about writing in school and discuss how to apply it to professional writing. You will learn how to reduce frustration and wasted time as we solve day-to-day writing problems, while identifying common mistakes. This course is for marketing and communication professionals, project and product managers, administrators, and anyone else who needs to present a professional image in his or her written communication.

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October 4-11, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 18/1.8

Agile
This course is designed for the experienced project manager who is preparing to move to the next level and become a certified PMP. Students will prepare to take and pass the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam by developing a thorough understanding of the ten knowledge areas, five process groups and 49 processes identified within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Sixth Edition. A total of three 6-hour classroom sessions will contribute 18 hours toward the 35-hour education required by PMI for certification. In addition to independent study and test prep, please plan for up to 4 hours of required non-classroom activities between sessions.  Please consult the PMI website for more information about the PMP and exam prep.

***Please contact Professional Development before purchasing books for this class, call 207-780-5900. Thank you***

Students are responsible for purchasing the following books and should complete a first read of the PMBOK Guide in advance of the first class:

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition-ISBN 978-1-62825-184-5. The book can be obtained from PMI.org, Amazon, or other book providers.

Rita Mulchay's PMP Exam Prep 9th Edition - ISBN-13: 978-1943704040, ISBN-10: 194370404X

 For Complete Book Ordering Information 

Before enrolling, please read this important message from instructors Pam Mercier, PMP and Angela Wheaton, PMP:

"Project Management Professional (PMP) candidates must have the prerequisite experience and education before they can take the PMP exam. The Project Management Institute (PMI) requires experiential and educational evidence as part of the PMP exam application process. PMP Test Prep class enrollees should be experienced project managers who have led and directed cross-functional teams to deliver projects. PMP Prep candidates should have approximately five years of project management experience before completing the PMI application to take the PMP exam. In addition to completing a prep course and other project management education activities, PMP candidates should expect to invest a significant number of hours in independent study in order to prepare for the exam."

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October 10-24, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

Agile
This course presents a comprehensive overview of the recruitment and employment process, an often underutilized part of human resource planning and management strategy. You will sharpen your professional skills by exploring key concepts, including state and federal employment laws, the recruitment process, the legal issues of pre-employment inquiries, and post termination considerations.

For additional details and cost(s), select session below.


November 6-20, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

Agile
This course presents a comprehensive overview of the recruitment and employment process, an often underutilized part of human resource planning and management strategy. You will sharpen your professional skills by exploring key concepts, including state and federal employment laws, the recruitment process, the legal issues of pre-employment inquiries, and post termination considerations.

For additional details and cost(s), select session below.


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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile
How to engage employees and create the culture you need to maximize company success.Overview:  This course is for people who want to make their organizations better.  Engaged employees and a culture that supports your strategy play a big role in the success of your company.  Find out how to increase engagement and influence your company's culture for optimum performance.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 24/0

Agile
Our SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Test Prep courses are designed to help individuals prepare for this important milestone in their careers. For more information on these credentials visit the SHRM website. The courses utilize the most current official Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System materials and are taught by experienced HR professionals who have earned the SHRM-SCP designation.


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For SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam eligibility criteria, please view the SHRM website and eligibility chart below:

CredentialLess than a Bachelor's Degree*Bachelor's DegreeGraduate Degree
HR-Related ProgramNon-HR ProgramHR-Related DegreeNon-HR DegreeHR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
SHRM-CP**3 years in HR role4 years in HR role1 year in HR 
role
2 years in HR roleCurrently in HR role1 year in HR role
SHRM-SCP6 years in HR role7 years in HR role4 years in HR role5 years in HR role3 years in HR 
role
4 years in HR role

For additional details and cost(s), select session below.


This course contains no sessions
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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 24/0

Agile
Our SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Test Prep courses are designed to help individuals prepare for this important milestone in their careers. For more information on these credentials visit the SHRM website. The courses utilize the most current official Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System materials and are taught by experienced HR professionals who have earned the SHRM-SCP designation.


SHRM_Master_RGB



For SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam eligibility criteria, please view the SHRM website and eligibility chart below:

CredentialLess than a Bachelor's Degree*Bachelor's DegreeGraduate Degree
HR-Related ProgramNon-HR ProgramHR-Related DegreeNon-HR DegreeHR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
SHRM-CP**3 years in HR role4 years in HR role1 year in HR 
role
2 years in HR roleCurrently in HR role1 year in HR role
SHRM-SCP6 years in HR role7 years in HR role4 years in HR role5 years in HR role3 years in HR 
role
4 years in HR role

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August 29, 2019 to November 21, 2019
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 12/1.2

Agile
Whether you are interacting with a colleague, an employee, a boss, or a customer, the one thing you have control over is what you say and how you say it. In this popular and practical workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and apply critical professional communication skills that will help you develop relationships and get the work done. You'll practice how to get your ideas across, how to meet the other person's needs, and what to do if there is a conflict or difference of opinion.

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October 21-28, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile
Making the transition from staff member to supervisor can be challenging. This course is designed to address some of those unique challenges. Through self-assessment and case studies, participants will determine their preferred supervisory style and identify ways to modify it to bring out the best in others.

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Friday, October 4, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 215
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 14/1.4

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Learn how you can develop an effective growth plan for your business or business unit. This friendly and interactive workshop series will introduce you to key business growth concepts, so you can contribute to business growth wherever you sit - be it marketing, sales, research and development, operations, or finance.

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August 28, 2019 to September 4, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 36/3.6

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Typically, it is not the content of the work or tasks that causes problems with supervisors and managers. It is the people interactions; it is shifting one's focus from doing the work to getting the work done through others. Throughout the six classes we will build on your mastery as you practice supervisory competencies that lead to effective supervision.

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October 23, 2019 to December 4, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 215

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

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Workplace success begins with a state of mind.  People typically behave in alignment with their attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, assumptions, expectations and emotions.  Therefore, keeping an eye on what people are thinking or how they are feeling about work can play a significant role in both individual and the collective accomplishments of your team.   Although negativity at first may seem just annoying, it can spread quickly through a team or organization, resulting in higher staff turnover, absenteeism, low morale, distrust, decreased productivity and resistance to new ideas or to change.  An individual's or team's mindset often come from "the top," managers and other influential people inside and outside their team.  Therefore, this workshop will help participants look at their own attitudes, as well as the attitudes of their teams.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 216
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

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We make hundreds of decisions every day in favor of one group or individual and to the detriment of another, without even realizing we are doing it. This is happening to all of us, even when we are consciously committed to inclusion. Being biased is just the way our unconscious brains work.  Unfortunately, this plays out in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, conducting performance discussions, mentoring, making job assignments, offering promotions, deciding organizational policies, ways we treat customers, conducting marketing campaigns, deciding who gets growth opportunities, and even listening to other's ideas.

Research is beginning to show that this unconscious bias is insidious and can negatively impact the organization's culture and financial success without anyone realizing it.  So, for organizations to thrive, it is crucial to understand how and where this bias comes from, how it manifests itself, and how to increase awareness of it in order to mitigate it.

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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

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Giving feedback is a necessary and important part of workplace relationships, whether you are working with a peer, manager, staff member or customer. Learn how to turn a situation that many times ends in defensiveness or anger into a positive conversation that strengthens the working relationship and contributes to increased productivity.

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Friday, October 11, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213