Professional Development Programs

Fall 2017 Courses

                     Review the schedule below then click here to reserve seats.

We are transitioning to a new database this summer. During this process you can reserve a seat in a course (or courses) and we will notify you when our system is ready for registration and payment.       

 

 Agile Leadership and Process Improvement - Certificate Program

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

    • Introduction to Agile, Scrum, and Kanban - Miljan Bajic
        • 4 Thursday afternoons, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 1:00-4:00, $530
        • 2 Saturdays, 12/2 and 9, 8:30-4:30, $530
    • Advanced Agile Practices - Miljan Bajic
        • Saturday, Thursday, Tuesday, 1/6, 9, and 11, 8:30-4:30, $795

Grant Writing - Certificate Program   

This course is being offered this summer on July 31, August 1, 2, 3, and 4. You can register by clicking here.

  • Monday-Friday, 12/4-8, 9:00-4:00, $1080 - Jack Smith
  • Monday-Friday, 4/30-5/4, 9:00-4:00, $1080 - Jack Smith

Human Resource Management - Certificate Program

  • Required Courses - starting in the Fall, all courses will be offered both in the classroom and online. Participation in online classes is by video/audio at the time listed. For most courses, the same instructors teach both formats.
    • Introduction to Human Resource Management - Sue Knapp
      • Wednesday, 10/4, 1:00-5:00, Classroom, $135
      • Thursday, 11/2, noon-4, Online, $135
      • Thursday, 1/18, Noon-4:00, Online, $135
      • Wednesday, 2/28, 1:00-5:00, Classroom, $135
      • Wednesday, 4/25, 1:00-5:00, Classroom, $135
    • Compensation Concepts - Deb Whitworth
      • 5 Thursdays, 9/21, 10/5, 12, 19, and 26, 5:30-8:30, Online, $495
      • 3 Wednesdays, 3/28, 4/4 and 11, noon-5:00, Classroom, $495
    • Managing Training and Development - Michelle Winn
      • 3 Wednesdays, 10/18, 8:30-4:30, 10/25, and 11/1, 12:30-4:30, Classroom, $495
      • 5 Thursdays, 3/15, 22, 29, 4/5 and 12, 5:30-8:30, Online, $495
    • Performance Management Systems - Sue Knapp
      • 5 Thursdays, 11/9, 16, 30, 12/7 and 14, 5:30-8:30, Online, $495
      • 3 Wednesdays, 3/7, 14 and 21, noon-5:00, Classroom, $495
    • Personnel Law
      • 5 Thursdays, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1 (no class 2/22), 5:30-8:30, Online, $495 - Deb Whitworth and Tawny Alvarez
      • 3 Wednesdays, 5/16, 23 and 30, noon-5:00, Classroom, $495 - Deb Whitworth and Adam Taylor
    • Recruitment and Employment - Deb Whitworth
      • 3 Wednesdays, 11/15, 29, 12/6, noon-5:00, Classroom, $495
      • 5 Thursdays, 4/26, 5/3, 17, 24 and 31 (no class 5/10), 5:30-8:30, Online, $495
  • Additional HR Workshops -  the HR Certificate Program requires 12 hours, e.g. 2 days. of elective courses. Students may choose the following workshops or other PDP offerings:
    • Facilitating Effective Learning Programs - Nancy Ansheles
      • 3 Wednesdays, 1/10, 17 and 24, 8:30-4:00, $635
    • Organizational Development: Impacting Organizational Culture and Business Results - Kay Whitmore
      • 2 Tuesdays, 11/7 and 14, 8:00-3:00 $425

 

  • SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Test Prep - Deb Whitworth
    • 12 Tuesdays, 9/12, 19, 10/3, 10, 17, 24, 11/7, 14, 28, 12/5, 12, and 19 (no class on 9/26 and 11/21), 5:30-8:30, Online, $1275 (includes SHRM materials)
    • 12 Tuesdays, 2/27, 3/6, 13, 20, 27, 4/3, 10, 24, 5/1, 15, 22, 29 (no class on 4/17 and 5/7), 5:30-8:30pm, Online, $1275 (includes SHRM materials)
    • Boot Camp Format, 3 Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 24, 8:00-4:30, Classroom, $1060

 

Leadership and Professional Skills Workshops

    • Applying Positive Psychology to Build High-Performing Workplaces - Janet Edmunson and Katie Maloney
      • Monday, 10/16, 8:30-4:30, $275
    • The Art and Science of Leadership: Neuroscience at Work - Nancy Ansheles and Princy Quadros-Mennella
      • Friday, 10/27, 8:30-3:30, $315
    • Constructive Conflict Resolution - Robert Kenney
      • Monday, 11/13, 8:30-4:30, $275
    • Finance for Non-Financial Managers - John Settelen
      • Thursday and Friday, 10/26 and 27, 9:00-4:00, $425
    • Flexible Leadership in Every Situation - Lynne Richards
      • Friday, 12/8, 9:00-4:00, $245
    • Foundations of Intercultural Communication - Liz Greason and Deb Breitung
      • 2 Fridays, 10/20 and 27, 8:30-4:00, $525
    • Leading Through Influence - Robert Kenney
      • Tuesday, 11/14, 8:30-4:30, $275
    • Mastering Multiple Projects, Priorities, & Demands - Jim Milliken
      • Tuesday, 12/5, 8:30-4:30, $275
    • Mindful Leadership - Mary Doyle
      • 2 Thursdays, 11/2 and 9, 8:30-noon, $275
    • Negotiation Skills and Strategies - Diane Kenty
      • Friday, 11/3, 8:30-4:30, $275
    • Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace - Robert Kenney
      • Thursday, 11/16, 8:30-4:30, $275
    • Organizational Development - Impacting Organizational Culture and Business Results - Kay Whitmore
      • 2 Tuesdays, 11/7 and 14, 8:00-3:00, $425
    • Paradoxes of Leadership - Janet Edmunson
      • Thursday, 11/30, 8:30-4:30, $275

Managerial Leadership - Certificate Program

  •  TBD

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Certificate Program

  • 7 Tuesdays, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5 and 12/19, noon-7:00, $2035 - Sue Knapp and Wolfgang Bauchinger

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - Certificate Program

This course is being offered this summer on July 27, August 10, 11, 17, and 18. You can register by clicking here.

  • 5 Thursdays, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16 and 11/30, noon-7:00, $1725 - Sue Knapp and Joe Allen
  • 5 Thursdays, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12 and 26, noon-7:00, $1725 - Sue Knapp and Joe Allen

Mediation - Certificate Program

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, 4/26, 27, 28, 30 and May 1, 8:00-5:00, $1445 - Diane Kenty and Bill Logue

Professional Communication - Certificate Progam

  • Required Courses  Courses may be taken individually or as part of the program
    • Delivering Powerful Presentations - Nancy Ansheles
      • 2 Fridays, 12/1 and 8, 8:30-3:30, $425
    • Leading Effective Meetings  - Nancy Ansheles
      • Friday, 11/3, 8:30-3:30, $245
    • Professional Writing Workshop: Two-Day Intensive - Elizabeth Dodge
      • 2 Fridays, 10/6 and 13, 8:30-3:30, $425
    • Skillful Conversations - Nancy Ansheles
      • 2 Thursdays, 9/21 and 28, 8:30-3:30, $425
  • Additional Communication workshops - the Professional Communication Certificate Program requires 6 hours, e.g. 1 day) of elective courses. Students may choose the following workshops or other PDP offerings
    • Business Writing Basics - Elizabeth Dodge
      • Friday, 11/17, 8:30-3:30, $245
    • Foundations of Intercultural Communication - Liz Greason and Deb Breitung
      • 2 Fridays, 10/20 and 27, 8:30-4:00, $525

Project Management - Certificate Program (New program description coming soon)

  • Required Courses -  Courses should be taken in order. Please note that there has been a change in the required courses since last spring. If you began the program before this change, please call 780-5965 for assistance in determining how to complete the program.

    • Introduction to the Practice of Project Management - Margaret VanNote
      • 2 Fridays, 10/6 and 13, 8:30-4:30, $475
    • Effective Project Management - Jim Milliken
      • 3 Wednesdays, 11/1, 8 and 15, 8:30-4:30, $675
    • Implementing Project Management - Jim Milliken
      • 3 Wednesdays, 12/6, 13 and 20, 8:30-4:30, $675
  • Additional PM Workshops -  the PM Certificate Program requires 12 hours (2 days) of elective courses. Students may choose the following workshops or other PDP offerings
    • PMBOK Fundamentals (Students looking for knowledge and resources to help get ready for the CAPM® or PMP® Exam are encouraged to take the class.) - Mikal Curran
      • TBD - offered in the spring
  • PMP Test Prep - for individuals who are prepared to take the PMP Exam. Please check pmi.org for more information.
    • 3 Thursdays, 10/5, 12 and 19, 8:30-4:30, $675 - Mikal Curran

Supervision - Certificate Program

This program is offered in two formats with comparable content:

  • Individual Courses Students register for each course separately. We recommend that students take the courses in order if possible.(Students complete all courses plus one 6-hour elective to earn the certificate)
      • Stepping Up to Supervisor - Lynne Richards
        • Friday, 10/6, 9:00-4:00, $245
      • Using Feedback Effectively  - Lynne Richards
        • Friday, 10/20, 9:00-4:00, $245
      • Delegating - Lynne Richards
        • Friday, 11/17, 9:00-4:00, $245
      • Coaching to Enhance Performance - Lynne Richards
        • Friday, 12/1, 9:00-4:00, $245
      • Dealing with Poor Performance - Lynne Richards
        • Friday, 12/15, 9:00-4:00, $245

 

  • Comprehensive Program  Students register for the 6-day program and move through the days in sequence. Topics each day:

    • Going from Peer to Boss
    • Building Engagement
    • The Art of Feedback
    • Delegation
    • Performance Management
    • Coaching to Transform Performance
      • 6 Wednesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, and 11, 9:00-4:00, $1445 - Janet LaFlamme

 

  • Additional Supervision Workshops
    • Flexible Leadership - Lynne Richards
      • Friday 12/8, 9:00-4:00, $245
    • What's My Style? - Lynne Richards
      • Friday, 11/1, 9:00-4:00, $245

 

Test Prep for Grad School

  • GMAT Test Prep - Christopher Dyer
    • 4 Wednesdays, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 6:00-9:00, $255
  • GRE Test Prep - Christopher Dyer
    • 4 Wednesdays, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 6:00-9:00, $255

 

If you are 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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