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UMPI hosts management courses for the fall semester

Thursday, 13 September 2012

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be offering two courses this fall beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10, and Tuesday, Oct. 16, respectively, as part of its American Management Association's certificate programs. The course registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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 What Managers Do will be held on Tuesdays from Oct. 16 to Nov. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 118. The course will focus on the major components of a manager's job, from planning and organizing to staffing, directing and controlling. The insights gained will help participants to delegate effectively, motivate successfully, use time efficiently, and increase productivity. Kim Jones, Marketing Coordinator at Cary Medical Center, will lead the course.

How to Manage Conflict in the Organization is scheduled for Wednesdays from Oct. 10 through Nov. 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Alumni Room. The course will equip participants with the strategies, tactics, and insights needed to gain control of tough conflict situations, as well as the skills needed to transform conflict into a positive, productive force by applying the proven techniques of principled negotiation. LaNiece Winslow Sirois, Human Resources Trainer, will lead the course.

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 $250 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 .