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UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

Wednesday, 09 September 2009

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this fall starting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Sept. 15.

These fall courses, part of a multi-course curriculum leading to Certificates in Management and Human Resources Management, are specifically created to meet the unique needs of working professionals who want to be more effective in their current positions and better prepared for future advancement, according to Keith Madore, campus AMA coordinator.

By meeting in a classroom setting with other managers from many different organizations, students are able to see how other companies handle problems similar to their own. Instructors with extensive business experience and excellent teaching skills facilitate the courses.

The course Fair, Square, and Legal: A Manager's Guide to Safe Hiring, Managing and Firing Practices is scheduled for Wednesdays from Sept. 30 through Nov. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Center, Alumni Room. Clare Exner, UMPI's Chair of Professional Programs, will lead the course.

Leadership Skills For Managers is scheduled for Tuesdays from Sept. 22 through Oct. 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Alumni Room. The instructor is Wayne Kennard of Kennard & Associates.

To earn an AMA certificate, each student is required to complete six courses for Management or five for Human Resources Management. Courses may be taken in any order and there is no time limit for completion of the program. Courses also can be offered on-site, Madore said.

Each course meets once a week for six weeks and one or more courses may be taken per term. The cost is $240 per course, and includes instruction, text and materials. Continuing Education Units are available for an additional charge. For more information or to register, contact Keith Madore at 768-9568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..