Professional Development Programs

Professional Development Courses

Browse Professional Development Courses

 

Courses with links are still available this spring. Our Fall schedule will posted here on June 1.

If you have questions about upcoming courses, email us at usmpdp@maine.edu

 

Agile Leadership and Process Improvement (pdf)

  • Certificate Program in Agile Leadership and Process Improvement

    • Required Courses - Courses may be taken individually or as part of the program

      • Introduction to Agile, Scrum, and Kanban (offered again in the Fall)
      • Advanced Agile Practices

Career Series 

  • Life is a Project: How are you Managing?
  • LinkedIn: Making Connections for Business Success
  • Re-Careering after Mid-Life
  • Taking Charge of Your Career

Grant Writing (pdf)

Human Resource Management 

  • Certificate Program in Human Resource Management (pdf)

    • Required Courses - starting in the Fall, all courses will be offered both in the classroom and online

      • Introduction to Human Resource Management 
      • Compensation Concepts (offered online)
      • Managing Training and Development
      • Performance Management Systems
      • Personnel Law
      • Recruitment and Employment (offered online)
  • Additional HR Workshops
  • Test Prep
      • SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Test Prep (offered online and in a boot camp format)

Leadership and Professional Skills

  • Certificate Program in Managerial Leadership

  • Additional Workshops
    • Applying Positive Psychology to Build High-Performing Workplaces
    • Constructive Conflict Resolution
    • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
    • Flexible Leadership in Every Situation
    • Leading and Facilitating Exceptional Teams
    • Leading Through Influence
    • Mastering Multiple Projects, Priorities, & Demands
    • Mindful Leadership
    • The Art and Science of Leadership: Neuroscience at Work 
    • Negotiation Skills and Strategies
    • Organizational Development - Impacting Organizational Culture and Business Results

Lean Six Sigma

Mediation (pdf)

  • Certificate Program in Mediation

Professional Communication

  • Certificate Program in Professional Communication (pdf)

    • Required Courses - Courses may be taken individually or as part of the program

      • Delivering Powerful Presentations
      • Leading Effective Meetings
      • Professional Writing Workshop: Two-Day Intensive
      • Skillful Conversations
  • Additional Communication workshops
    • Business Writing Basics

Project Management

  • Certificate Program in Project Management(pdf)

    • Required Courses -  Courses should be taken in order.

      • Effective Project Management
      • Implementing Project Management (Prerequisite Effective Project Management)
      • Advanced Project Management (Prerequisite Effective Project Management and Implementing Project Management)
  • Test Prep
      • PMP Test Prep

Supervision (pdf)

  • Certificate Program in Supervision (Individual course option)

    • Required Courses - Courses may be taken individually or as part of the program

      • Stepping Up to Supervisor 
      • Using Feedback Effectively 
      • Coaching to Enhance Performance
      • Dealing with Poor Performance
      • Delegating
  • Certificate Program in Supervision (Comprehensive option - Participants move through the six-day program as a group)


  • Additional Supervision Workshops
      • Applying Positive Psychology to Build High-Performing Workplaces
      • Flexible Leadership in Every Situation
      • Leading and Facilitating Exceptional Teams
      • Workplace Culture and Toxic Employees

Test Prep for Grad School

  • GMAT Test Prep
  • GRE Test Prep

 

If you're interested in a degree program or considering finishing your degree at USM, contact the Office for Prior Learning Assessment to find out whether the learning you've acquired during your professional development program will translate to academic credits

 

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