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UMPI hosts management courses for the spring semester

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this spring starting on Wednesday, March 24 as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 17.

These spring 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 Communication Skills for Managers is scheduled for Tuesdays from March 30 through May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Center, Alumni Room. In this course, students will utilize techniques for improving their communication skills by increasing reading, writing, speaking and listening proficiency. Kim Jones, Marketing Coordinator for Cary Medical Center, will lead the course.

How to Manage Conflict in the Organization is scheduled for Wednesdays from March 24 through April 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 118. In this course, students will learn to identify potential conflicts and apply five conflict resolution strategies to defuse them. The instructor is Ruth White, Regional Director of the Early College for ME Program.

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. .