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Work It Up: Implementing The Plan

Implement your business growth plans for positive organizational change.

This is the third and final required course of the Work it UP Business Growth Certificate.

The Work it UP Business Growth Certificate Program provides the new or established business owner with hands-on learning to help them grow their business, their customers, and their profits by

  • Assessing their current business
  • Defining today's changes that ensure tomorrow's successes
  • Choosing the best tools, techniques, or strategies to help ensure success

Course topics include:

Leading Business Change

  • Participants will be able to minimize the impact change has on teams and avoid distractions while implementing positive change.
  • Participants will be able to apply project management techniques to create competitive advantage, establish process, and improve performance.

Aligning Human Resources with Business Strategy

  • Participants will understand the key roles of human resources and assess whether current human resource strategies are producing the desired results.

Business Consulting

  • Participants will be able to determine how business consulting could be used to improve organizational performance.

Business Contract Employment

  • Participants will be able to determine how and why business contract employment can be used to the benefit of the employer and employee.

Business Start-Ups and Growth Strategies

  • Participants will be able to list the steps and strategies needed to start and grow a business.
  • Participants will be able to identify tools and resources for raising capital.
  • Participants will be able to access tools and resources for writing winning business plans.

Robert Laliberte, PMP, Partner, Innovation Partners International, has managed & consulted organizations for more than 30 years in the fields of Project Management and High-Performance Work Systems. Current and past clients include GSA, Tuft¿s Medical Center, Norway Savings Bank, CertainTeed, Lafarge Gypsum, Domtar Gypsum, Rex Roto, Georgia Pacific, Unity Churches, JW Sewall (surveying/engineering), University of Maine, Bruce Power (Nuclear), Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry, SMRT (architecture/engineering), Artel (instruments). He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Northeastern University and a Masters degree in Management Science and Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a co-designer and has taught the Project Management Certificate Program at the University of New England and Western New England College and is adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine. In addition, Bob is past president of the Maine Association of Psychological Type, and a past Board Member and current member of the Maine Project Management Institute.

Bill Taylor is President of Work it UP. He has been an entrepreneur and private equity investor for more than 25 years. From 1999 -2006 Bill was a Principal at FPj Investments, a private equity firm based in New Haven, Connecticut. From 2000-2008 Bill was Chairman of New Leaf Investments, a private small business incubator with operations in five states that specialized in the launch and growth of several successful start-ups. Bill is President of Alpha Project Management Group in Portland, Maine, a for-profit company he has owned since 1991. Alpha specializes in project management solutions for private equity investors. Alpha Projects has been the sustaining resource of Work it UP since 2010 when it established the Alpha Projects Mentorship Program (APMP).

2 Thursdays, May 2 and 09, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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$295 (12 contact hours/ 1.2 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 5/2 & 5/9